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Board: Neuropathy 11-19-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By tingles
Re: Neuropathy LIKE symptoms

Both June89 and Ruby8 made some good responses.

As far as sjogren's I have been tested negative also. My dentist recommends biotene for dry mouth, it can be had in mouth wash and direct...
Board: Neuropathy 11-19-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By tingles
Re: NEWBE-Am I taking too much PAIN Medication.

I am no medical professional but that seems a little on the high side. I was diagnosised in 2007 and have been on 2 10mg per day of Oxycodone. Lyrica and cymblata help pick up the slack.

Only...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-12-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,408
Posted By tingles
Re: Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

They probably will not do another spinal tap. More likely a CAT or MRI scan or both.

Be careful talking to your doctor about spacing out when driving. It might have just been you were thinking...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-11-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,408
Posted By tingles
Re: Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

Glad you said that about the OTC medications for headaches. These medications if taken for too long cause what is called a rebound headache. Try to stop taking these if at all possible until you...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-11-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,408
Posted By tingles
Re: Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

Thanks for replying. Sounds like you are dealing with some other tough issues beside headaches. I hope your mood improves and the headaches with them. As far as abortives there are several and...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-08-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By tingles
Re: Needles and pins in my head

It sounds like it is time to see a neurologist. Your symptoms are familiar. Good luck.
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-08-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By tingles
Re: migraine = Topamax!?? Anyone on It/Been On It!????

It is never silly when someone with migraines say they get in the way of normal life. Those who have never experienced a true migraine cannot really understand that it is not just a headache.

As...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-08-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,771
Posted By tingles
Re: Severe headache, dizzy spells an vision problems!

If you are diagnosised with migraines this all may make sense. I suffer instability and dizziness with headaches. I can also go blind or everything turns to black. It is most likely time to see a...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-08-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,408
Posted By tingles
Re: Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

You could wait until you see your psychiatrist and discuss this with them. It might be more than anxiety though and then you would need to see a neurologist. Most migraines do not show up on an MRI...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-08-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By tingles
Re: Newly diagnosed at 34

Hello, the MRI is mostly to rule out other issues causing a headache. I cannot say about headaches just appearing, I know exactly what started my headaches. I do know they can go away and then come...
Board: Pain Management 10-31-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By tingles
Re: Quitting Topamax

What dose were you on? Are you doing ok right now. Quitting cold turkey can be hazardous but if you have been off for five days I think you might be over the danger period. Best to call your...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-30-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,352
Posted By tingles
Re: Daily headache behind eyes and over eyes- please help!

This might sound counter intuitive but OTC medications can actually make your headache worse and more frequent. They are called rebound headaches. I would also suggest getting a migraine diary off...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-30-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By tingles
Re: Opinions, and referrals!

Before taking the time and trouble to see a special hospital I would attempt to find a doctor in your area who specializes in migraines. You might get better help locally and would therefore have...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-30-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By tingles
Re: Help!!!

An MRI would normally just rule out a more serious situation. Migraines are not usually identified on MRI's.

I would suggest you start a headache diary that can be found on the internet. This...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-30-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By tingles
Re: Headaches accompanied with nausea?

I hope that you will follow up and get some help. Depression can be a terrible disease. Anxiety just makes it worse. Good luck finding a doctor or counselor that can help.
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-25-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By tingles
Re: Headaches accompanied with nausea?

I would suggest you ******** a headache diary from the internet and keep track of your headaches, you may be able to identify a few triggers. It will also help the doctor in knowing what headaches...
Board: Disabilities 10-22-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By tingles
Re: How do you survive?

At first the military said my condition was atypical seizures. That disability is now referred to as basilar migraine. Most recently I received a new diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy and PTSD and...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-22-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By tingles
Re: Am I experiencing a migraine?

I cannot really tell you how long it can last. I take seizure medications that help reduce the frequency and severity of the headaches. I also take abortives. For a serious headache that is...
Board: Anxiety 10-21-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By tingles
Re: taking meds

I had fears of taking medications for anxiety but after discussing this with a psychiatrist and my doctor I decided this was the best thing for me. I have been helped greatly by the medications...
Board: Anxiety 10-21-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By tingles
Re: How do you accept Anxiety symptoms?

I am not sure that you can just ignore anxiety symptoms. I was diagnosised with anxiety twenty some years ago. I have been taught to identify and logically deal with each symptom. I also use...
Board: Disabilities 10-21-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By tingles
Re: How do you survive?

I do not know what your disability is but I myself is disabled due to several different conditions. Coping with a disability is difficult to say the least.

I was humbled the first time after I...
Board: Neuropathy 10-21-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,692
Posted By tingles
Re: peripheral neuropathy

I am 51 and have neuropahty in the hands and feet and it affects my bladder. I broke my leg and ankle six years ago because I have no reflexes in the knees or ankles. I now wear braces on both...
Board: Neuropathy 10-21-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By tingles
Re: Why does Small/Large Fiber Neuropathy affect both legs?

Neuropathy is such a difficult disease to identify and diagnosis. Unless you have Diabetes or another common cause you are most likely idopathic. Diabetic, alcohol, or chemotherapy caused...
Board: Neuropathy 10-21-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By tingles
Re: neuropathy affecting hands

Autonomic neuropathy can cause these symptoms and can progress over time. I have neuropathy in my upper and lower extremities and have issues with bladder control. Sensitivity to hot and cold is...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-21-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By tingles
Re: Constant Headache

Hello,

I would suggest that you get a headache diary from the internet and start tracking your headaches and then see a doctor most soonest. You may or may not have migraines but taking pain...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-21-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By tingles
Re: Am I experiencing a migraine?

Panther,

Basilar Artery Migraines restrict the blood flow to the brain. They are also made worse when you work out heavily. I would suggest that you get a headache diary from the internet and...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-19-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By tingles
Re: Headaches

It sounds like your migraines might be changing, I was without migraines for years before mine came back worse than before. I have basilar migraines and I can have problems speaking, moving and...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-19-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By tingles
Re: Headaches and Spasms

I would start a headache diary, that can be found on the internet. This may allow you to find some of your triggers and also if kept well enough may help the doctor in addressing your headaches. It...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-19-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By tingles
Re: Chronic Headache for 7 years

I would think that this might sound like a cluster headache, men are more suceptable to this type of migraine. Verapimal is a medication that works well for these types of headaches. Maybe he can...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-19-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By tingles
Re: Saw the neurosurgeon about my 25yr migraine

The best advice I can give you is to look up headache diaries on the internet and start keeping one. It can help you identify triggers and may help your doctor with a better diagnosis.
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-19-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By tingles
Re: Am I experiencing a migraine?

It sounds like you may be experiencing a migraine. Mine (basilar migraine) has autonomic symptoms. It can cause me to be spacey and to have problems speaking, not saying the right things and can...
Board: Neuropathy 10-13-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By tingles
Re: New to neuropathy, and some questions

Pigeon,

I am not sure that Lyrica adds weight. I just know that I am having problems losing weight. My weight is staying where it was when I started.
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-03-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By tingles
Re: headaches for four months?

I would assume that you are seeing a doctor if you say sinuses have been ruled out. You could ask for referral to a neurologist but I would doubt it is migraines from what you are describing. A...
Board: Shingles 10-02-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,476
Posted By tingles
Re: Post-shingles pain?

Depending on the severity of shingles and nerve damage the pain can be lifelong. I have been fortunate when I have had the shingles to have no permanent pain but my friend's dad had nerve damage and...
Board: Neuropathy 10-02-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By tingles
Re: Red scrotum Tingling legs

I would have to say that this does not sound like any neuropathy that I am familiar with. I would check on the mens health board.
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-02-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
Posted By tingles
Re: Is it normal to all of a sudden have a visual aura before a migraine...

It sounds like a new presentation of your migraine. Mine can make me blind, I also have auras sometimes. I also identify with the stuttering. I would discuss this with your doctor but I would not...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-02-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By tingles
Re: Daily Headaches

No, I personally have not had these types of headaches, especially ones that abate after I am up a while. They become worse without an abortive and sleep.

Personally I would have a talk with my...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-02-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By tingles
Re: 60 to 80+ visual auras. Other problems...

Yes tinnitus can be associated with your migraines. I also have the weakness that you are describing when I have a migraine in the morning. Afternoon migraines are associated with being tired and...
Board: Shingles 10-01-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,573
Posted By tingles
Re: Is it possible to get Shingles twice ?

I belong to a prayer circle and several of the ladies in the circle have had the shot with no ill side effects. The fact that I have had shingles several times makes me want to talk to my doctor...
Board: Shingles 09-28-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,573
Posted By tingles
Re: Is it possible to get Shingles twice ?

Do not know about shingles without pain but you can get them more than once. Been there.
Board: Neuropathy 09-28-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By tingles
Re: Prediabetes & Neuropathy

Marie,

I have idopathic neuropahty and Lyrica works very well for me. Can't say if it will have the same side effects as the others as Lyrica is the only one I have taken. Cymbalta also works,...
Board: Neuropathy 09-27-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By tingles
Re: Lip Biopsy to test for Sjorgen's Disease

June,

The test is not really painful in my opinion. I had it done several years ago and everything was done in a few minutes and I was fine afterward.
Board: Headaches & Migraines 09-27-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By tingles
Re: Beta Blocker for prevention = depression?

Yes beta blockers can cause anxiety and depression in some people. There are several other medications out there besides topamax that can be used to help alleviate migraines or maybe you just need...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 09-27-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By tingles
Re: Chronic Pain in Head

Migraines will not usually show up on an MRI. They are normally used to rule out other causes. Look up migraine diaries on the internet and start keeping one to try to identify triggers and to take...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 09-27-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By tingles
Re: Migraine??

Look up migraine diaries on the internet and start keeping one for your doctor. Also use this to attempt to identify any triggers for your migraine. After keeping this diary see your doctor with it...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 09-24-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By tingles
Re: migrains

See a doctor about a referral to a neurologist.

Also start a migraine diary that can be found on the web and keep track of your headaches. This will not only help the doctor but may help you find...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 09-24-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By tingles
Re: 12 year old - hemiplegic migraines

Yes,

I too can suffer blindness and slurred speech during a migraine. For years it was thought to be seizures. I was free of migraines for about five or six years. I went blind at work one day...
Board: Anxiety 09-23-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By tingles
Re: Not sure if this is Anxiety

Sounds like anxiety to me. To treat this without medication you can try counseling since you know what is causing the anxiety. Hang in there and realize that you are definitely not alone.
Board: Disabilities 09-23-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,200
Posted By tingles
Re: Funniest or Strangest Job They Said You Can Do

I guess I got lucky. I was told I could be a parking attendant, there are no attended parking lots in town. Then he said that I would lose that job too due to history of lost time from work.
Board: Neuropathy 09-23-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By tingles
Re: Nerve damage in left leg, help!

I do not know if a brace would work if your entire leg collapses but I wear AFO's for foot drop and to prevent me from re-injuring my legs. It goes under the foot and then up to the calf and...
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