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Board: Infertility 12-04-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,976
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Newbie looking for sympathetic ear.

I have had the same problem all of my life (was diagnosed with PCOS) and ended up conceiving our oldest son by using Clomid, oral steriods and injectables. Sometimes my periods were two years apart,...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 12-04-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,164
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: i am 42 and have under eye wrinkles how do i get rid of them

I agree that nothing will actually get rid of them, but I have noticed that Mary Kay Timewise makes my fine lines appear much less obvoious and keeps my face looking brighter. I was sure of this...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-27-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,436
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: What is Colonoscopy REALLY like? Many Questions...

I remember nothing except seeing the light approaching my mouth (they did both when I had it done), then waking up in recovery 20 minutes later. For sedation they used Diprovan, which is supposed be...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 11-14-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Formula Feeding

I honestly cannot remember how much mine took at that age, but the general rule of thumb is if the baby is gaining and growing normally, and seems to be content, he or she is taking in the right...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 11-11-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: How Often Should I Exercise?

Yes, I think your goal is very realistic. You will want to make sure you only do weights every other day, rather than two consecutive days. Your muscles need a rest period and this makes the...
Board: Dental Health 11-11-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,095
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Apicoectomy

If your new dentist suggests another apico, you might want to consider it. I had one that was not painful at all. I did have some bruising on my face for a few days afterwards, but no pain that I...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 11-03-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,822
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Scary feeling!

I agree that it sounds like you need to eat more, period. You probably aren't getting enough nutrients. Your feeling worse after working out though did "jump out at me". Today I was diagnosed with...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-24-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,615
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Baby not sleeping

Suggest to them that they might want to have him sleep upright in his carseat (they can put it right in the crib), in his swing, in his bouncy, on his side, swaddled or on his tummy. Most babies do...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-12-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,296
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Vaccinations

It is a personal decision, but my experiences have been that none of our three children have ever had any serious reactions to any vaccines and before a meningitis vaccine was available, we watched...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-05-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,871
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Sids

The actual rates for SIDS are less than 1 in 1000 for a newborn tummy sleeper and still around 1 in 1500 for a back sleeper. Those already low rates drop even further once the baby passes the age of...
Board: Infertility 10-03-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,305
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: HSG under Sedation in NJ

If they do agree to sedation, see if they will use something called Diprovan. Its very effective for only about 20 minutes, so perfect for a short procedure, and you wake up feeling fine and alert! ...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-03-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,956
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Newborn Questions

Your doctor may suspect reflux, so that would be why he would recommend adding a little cereal. A thicker consistancy actually helps. I think your idea though, to mix a little regular formula or AR...
Board: Cancer: Breast 10-03-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,055
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: What to expect on 2nd call back

They are probably going to repeat the mammogram and may also do an ultrasound. Usually though your own doctor has to order it, so I would assume they must have called him/her. They will not do a...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-20-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 20,867
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Toe feels like it needs to pop, but can't

Does it hurt when you try to bend it at the joint? If so, it could be something called Hallux Ridgidous. I have the condition in both big toes, which is a form of arthritis. You might want to do a...
Board: Dental Health 09-19-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,191
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: sedation dentistry??

I was given the same thing for gum surgery two years ago. It was great. I didn't give a hoot about what they did while I was on that stuff. The neat thing is, after you get home you sleep for...
Board: Cancer: Colon 09-19-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,775
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: first colonoscopy

DH and I both had one this year and both had to take four Ducolax tablets and drink Miralax mixed in 64 oz. of Gatorade. You cannot taste the Miralax at all. I would ask about that. In my mind,...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-16-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,571
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Why won't he nap???

Try napping in the swing, in the bouncyseat, in the carseat placed in the crib, propped on his side or on his tummy if you're comfortable with that.

Nancy
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-12-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,950
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Expecting twins any day...any advice?

Congratulations!

I have never had twins, but have cared for 2 or 3 foster babies at the same time. I agree with the swaddling, or if that doesn't work, try propping them in their carseats right...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-06-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,723
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: scared - upper endoscopy

You might also try to find out what type of sedation they are using. DH and I have both had it done and had something called Diprovan. You are totally unaware of anything and when you wake up,...
Board: Heart Disorders 09-05-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 766
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Has anyone else with HD had this symptom?

Has anyone here who may have been diagnosed with, or suspect heart disease, had a problem with a burning sensation in your chest on exercise? DH has been going to the gym regularly for almost 3...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-05-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,481
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Anyone have chest burning on exercise?

DH was telling me today that sometimes on the eliptical at the gym his chest will start to burn. He says its not heart burn and not pain, tightness, etc., just a burning sensation when he gets...
Board: Dental Health 09-04-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 17,770
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: How can I get pop-corn out of my gum???

Thanks you guys, but its really not something that can be flossed or squirted out. Its literally INSIDE of my gum, like there is skin over it. When I pull up my lip I can see a lump and if you look...
Board: Dental Health 09-03-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 17,770
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
How can I get pop-corn out of my gum???

I have what appears to be a pop-corn kernel stuck inside my gum. I am not talking about between my teeth or in a place where I can try to floss or brush it out, but somehow it got between my teeth...
Board: Children's Health 06-24-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,153
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Screaming 5 Week Old

I would suggest to her that if it continues she call the doctor. It could be colic, but he also might need a formula change. I know a lot of people don't agree, but sometimes babies need the lower...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 06-23-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,789
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: diminishing milk supply, Please help, not ready to stop!

I had the same problem about two months after returning to work after our first child. I am a teacher (had first grade then) and it was nearly impossible to pump until my 40 minute planning period...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 06-19-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,998
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: endometrial biopsy vs an hsg

I had the biopsy, but never had the other procedures so I cannot compare them. Based on my experience though I would go ahead and take the valium and also 600 to 800 milligrams of Motrin or Advil. ...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 06-14-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: ear infections.....

It is impossible to predict the amount of or severity of ear infections based on the age they first appear, but I would guess that if it took her this long to get one, she will probably have less of...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 06-14-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Need some serious sleep advice...

Try unswaddling her and placing her to sleep on her tummy. We found after having two in the tummy sleeping era and one after back to sleep that most babies just do not sleep very well or for very...
Board: Bowel Disorders 06-12-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,530
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Colonoscopy prep, Coke OK?

Thanks guys! I drank a big one last night, and boy did it taste good after 64 oz. of Gatorade, and everything was fine today!

Nancy
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 06-11-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,312
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: extra fussy, dont know what to do

It could still be his ears. As a matter of fact, that is exactly what it sounds like to me. Our DD is the queen of ear infections (36 and no, that is not a typo, by her third birthday) and she...
Board: Bowel Disorders 06-11-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,530
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Colonoscopy prep, Coke OK?

I am prepping today for a colonoscopy and upper scope for tomorrow. On my instruction sheet under examples of clear liquids it says I can have Coffee as long as it doesn't have milk in it, and tea. ...
Board: General Health 06-11-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Was this the flu?

Usually the flu starts with fever, chills, etc. and the cold symptoms develop two or three days later. I have always been told my both my doctor and our pediatrician that when a person starts with a...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 06-09-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: reading to baby

Absolutely! It will do the same things as reading, plus promote a love for music, teach rhythm, etc. I am a kindergarten teacher and have to say that if all parents started out this way with their...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 06-07-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,285
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Ear infections

Our DD is the queen of ear infections (three sets of tubes, tonsils and adenoids, etc.). She seldom ran fevers with hers (though our oldest DS usually did), but we could always tell because she...
Board: Children's Health 05-23-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 26,674
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Very sick child - fever, lethargy, round rash, swollen lymph nodes, red eyes

Have they checked him for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?

I hope he is better SOON! My prayers are with you.

Nancy
Board: Nail Problems 05-17-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 40,559
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Itching after having nails done? Anyone?

Thank you so much. I had no idea that if I wasn't allergic before, I could suddenly be allergic now. I was going to call tomorrow to ask her if she was using a new product. I really appreciate...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-16-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: endoscopy IV sedation bloodstream

It probably depends upon what they use, but DH had one done in January and I am having one done in June. He received something called Diprivan (I think I spelled that correctly) and I will have the...
Board: Nail Problems 05-16-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 40,559
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Itching after having nails done? Anyone?

I have been getting gel nails for almost four years and always at the same place, by the same person, the owner of the salon. This place has always appeared to be very clean, so I don't think its an...
Board: Learning Disorders 05-14-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,813
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Looking for insight

I also wanted to add that it is indeed possible to be of average intelligence, or even gifted, and still have a learning disability. I am not saying your child has one nor I am saying your husband...
Board: Learning Disorders 05-14-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,813
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Looking for insight

First, as a public school teacher myself, I don't understand something. One of your comments was, "those who can do, those who can't teach public school." However your child is in a private school...
Board: Learning Disorders 05-09-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,148
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: my four year old son always read book upside down

He probably just doesn't yet understand that you are supposed to read books the other way. Be sure to read to him, or to continue reading to him and if you can, take him to places like the public...
Board: Learning Disorders 05-09-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,723
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: whats the difference between ADHD and LD?

ADHD is Attention Deficit Disorder, which is the term used to describe hyperactivity. It generally is related to behavior problems, but can effect learning as well because it effects concentration. ...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-04-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,515
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: when i lay down my head hurts

That usually happens to me too when I lie on my stomach. I think its the position that causes the headache, like the way your neck is positioned and your head is bent, etc. I always sleep on my...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-04-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: whats wrong with me?

It could also be an anxiety attack. You can have those even if you cannot identify a specific stress in your life. Its there, just not identifiable to you at the time. I used to get them and they...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-04-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,938
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Amatriptyline and migrains

I have been on four different presciptions for my migraines and this is the only combination that always works for me. However I have to take it all during the time I am having the visual...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-04-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 55,794
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Headaches after napping?

All of those symptoms could also indicate peri (pre) menopause, but you didn't say how old you are. Those symptoms can begin ten or more years prior to menopause though. Like you said, they could...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 05-01-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: my son refuses to eat

I would take him to the doctor. Lumps behind his ears and on his neck is a very strong indicator of strep throat. That could also explain why he doesn't want to eat. It hurts. Good luck and let...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 04-28-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 24,210
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: newborn fights sleep

OK, I can almost 100% guarantee this will work, if you are comfortable with it. Put your babies on your tummies to sleep. I know it sounds scary and is not currently recommended, but here are some...
Board: Cancer: Breast 04-26-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,329
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: Should I have an MRI?

If its lumpy in general that is a good sign. One lump would be more of a concern I would think. I would ask if I could have the mammo and ultrasound repeated in three months if waiting six makes...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-26-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By BioAdoptMom3
Re: colonoscopy question

DH says he slept through the whole thing. His doctor explained to him that not only do you not remember with this stuff, but you are in a deep sleep in which you are basically not even aware of...
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