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Board: Bowel Disorders 03-14-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By nana b
Unhappy Linzess side effects

ok, I'm on linzess due to adhesions, very dense, scar tissue in my abdomen. So I am on linzess to hopefully keep my bowels moving.

We've tried Amitza which didn't seem to work. Linzess was...
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-14-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By nana b
Re: complications from small bowel obstruction

WhaT is an ileus????

Are you doing better? I had to go to er last Sunday night per my gs . To have a ct scan to see if I had a bowel obstruction. I didn't but pain was bad and nausea, too.
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-22-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By nana b
Re: How long after adhesions removed did they return?

I also have have to take b-12 injections monthly. I am already on potassium daily for another issue and when I had my bowel obstruction and adhesion surgeries the hospital monitored my potassium...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-22-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By nana b
Unhappy Re: complications from small bowel obstruction

I don't mean to scare you but according to my general surgeon who knows my tummy inside and out very well, the first time he went and did exploratory surgery the only surgery I had before was...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-21-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By nana b
Re: complications from small bowel obstruction

sounds like you do have another obstruction. That's the way my SMO was in August, mine was resolved in 5 days with a NG tube. Did you say adhesions caused your SBO?? That is what is causing mine. ...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-21-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By nana b
Re: How long after adhesions removed did they return?

you and I are on the same page, we don't want anything that doesn't have to be done to us, definitely not taking our colon out, but pain, nausea, and lack of bm's does have it's issues and problems. ...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-19-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By nana b
Re: How long after adhesions removed did they return?

I agree. Right now, I am giving the linzess a try again, also using the enemas, lots of coffee (heard that was a natural laxative), and apple cider vinegar. I figure that I will eventually get...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-15-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By nana b
Re: How long after adhesions removed did they return?

my adhesions return and multiple quickly, in 2013 I had surgery in May and in July. Which I know due to the pain, nausea and tugging that I was experiencing really the general surgeon and I talked...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 02-15-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By nana b
Re: Linzess

I have tried Linzess and Amitza for lack of bm's due to adhesions binding me. Amitza does nothing for me in 8mcq, the 24 mcq gives me a weird feeling. Linzess, we are trying again. I gives me some...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-15-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By nana b
Re: laxatives need help

to me it sounds like you have adhesions, in your abdomen. I have to do an enema to have a bm also due to adhesions and trying to prevent another small bowel obstruction like I had in aug. 2014. I...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-15-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By nana b
Re: 5 months post laparoscopy for adhesion removal

No with laproscopic surgery they do not leave anything inside you. After having about 6 abdominal surgeries for adhesions, it sounds like it is your problem. 3 of my surgeries were laproscopic but...
Board: Bowel Disorders 01-29-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By nana b
Re: Distended Abdomen

Please let me know how your surgery goes when you feel like it. Hope all is well and that your pain can kept under control, because we know that helps in the healing. Hopefully the adhesions are...
Board: Bowel Disorders 01-19-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By nana b
Re: Distended Abdomen

so sorry to hear of all your problems. so, these 2 large polyps are causing them to do a resection. I lost about 4" of my colon due to the density of my adhesions that caused a hole in my colon...
Board: Bowel Disorders 01-19-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By nana b
Re: Distended Abdomen

Thanks for your input nana b. Hope all is well with you.
Finally.. it's been more than 6 months since I first posted my symptoms/concerns on this board. Finally on 1/9/15, had colonoscopy. 4-5...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-26-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By nana b
Re: Constipation W/Back Pain over 3 Weeks

My gs says bm every 3 days or there is a chance of intestinal blockage. Do you have adhesions in your abdomen causing things to not flow like they should?? Have you tried mineral oil once a day? I...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-05-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By nana b
Re: To decide ... colon surgery or not

I have adhesions from gallbladder, appendix and hysterectomy surgery. Adhesions cause a mess, i personally have had about 5 adhesions surgeries. Some of these have had to be open surgeries. My...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-05-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By nana b
Re: intestinal blockage

i have now been put back on amitza 8 mcg 2x a day, the lizness caused abdominal cramping 24/7. i still struggle with what to eat and to keep things moving where i don't get another blockage. I know...
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-29-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By nana b
Re: intestinal blockage and adhesions

so now my dr is starting me on amitza - 2 x a day. anyone taken it?? I know my dr says you are not suppose to take it if you have an intestinal blockage, but we are trying to keep my bowels moving....
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-14-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By nana b
Re: Distended Abdomen

I don't have Crohns, but my abdomen gets very bloated and I have a problem with bowel issues (constipation) due to scar tissue (adhesions). I have to daily take milk of magnesia and mineral. i also...
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-14-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By nana b
intestinal blockage

Well, after many abdominal surgeries(appendix, gallbladder, hysterectomy), and some adhesion surgeries.... 2 weeks ago, I had alot of pain in my stomach and nausea, my GS said go to the ER. Long...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-07-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 832
Posted By nana b
after tkr 2 years old, pain in knee

I had tkr of my right knee, in may of 2012. I keep children so I am up and down, I don't run, etc. Recently over the past 2 months, I am just having some knee pain. I don't know if it is getting...
Board: Bowel Disorders 06-05-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By nana b
Re: abdominal adhesions - help

Thanks for your input. I have had a hysterectomy, surgeries for appendix, surgeries for gallbladder, so all the surgeries, I just according to my GS make this scar tissue. I have had 5 adhesion...
Board: Bowel Disorders 06-04-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By nana b
Unhappy abdominal adhesions - help

ok, I am back. last year surgery in May and in July for abdominal adhesions that were so dense that both surgeries had to be open not laproscopic. Those surgeries were preceded by 3 other adhesions...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-28-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By nana b
Re: abdominal adhesions symptoms back, HELP

Thank you for your insight, yes I am doing Milk of Magnesia and Mineral oil daily per my GS advise. I also do the molasses and milk enema warmed every 2 -3 days.

I just hate when it starts back...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-28-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By nana b
Re: abdominal adhesions symptoms back, HELP

Thank you for your insight, yes I am doing Milk of Magnesia and Mineral oil daily per my GS advise. I also do the molasses and milk enema warmed every 2 -3 days.

I just hate when it starts back...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By nana b
Unhappy abdominal adhesions symptoms back, HELP

In 2013, 2 adhesions surgeries, one in may and then one in July.

For the past 2 weeks, the symptoms are strarting back. The tugging, the waves of nausea, the bloating and constipation. So I am...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By nana b
Question things not to do after tkr

Ok, I had tkr of my right knee in May 2012. It seems over the past few weeks I have having some pain in that knee. Not too bad, but just wondered if anyone else has had this problem.

what am I...
Board: Cancer: Breast 01-27-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By nana b
dense breasts. cancer can hide there

So my breast specialist showed me my mammogram and since I have dense breasts I have white Ares. She said those white areas are where cancer can white hide. So I am suppose to go for breast MRI...
Board: Cancer: Breast 01-26-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By nana b
Unhappy bc risk due to mom having 2nd mascectomy

My mom , 82 years old, just had here 2nd breast mascectomy . I am her daughter, following seeing her surgeon the Dr wants me to have can breast MRI, and swqabbed me for genetic testing.

I have...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-07-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By nana b
abdominal adhesions

I have had gallbladder, appendix, and hysterectomy surgery since 2000.

In 2010, I had 3 adhesion surgeries. One of those being open surgery. This year I have had 2 surgeries, one in may and one...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-07-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By nana b
Unhappy Re: Constipation

My constipation or lack of bm is from abdominal adhesions. I have now had 5 adhesions surgeries. Two of those this year.

Following gallbladder, appendix, hysterectomy, surgeries I seem to be...
Board: Bowel Disorders 07-01-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By nana b
Question abdomen adhesions

I don't know if I am under right board. but I have had 3 scar tissue surgeries in 2010, and just had one in May of this year.

2 of this, including this May were open due to the severity of...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-01-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By nana b
Unhappy help 1 year after tkr

Ok, had tkr last May 2012,

this may had open abdomen surgery for adhesions. In the hospital for 2 weeks, given antiobotics while there no infections...

home still recovering cause had to...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-30-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By nana b
Unhappy knee problems following another surgery

I had tkr last May, this month had to have scar tissue abdomen surgery. Of course in the hospital 2 weeks, now 2 weeks at home.

at the blue, knee seems stiff, achy at times. I was on...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-29-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By nana b
constipation with adbomen prone to adhesions

ok, yes I am constipated. History I have had 4 adhesions surgeries, which all but one were done laproscoptic , one had to be open surgery due to no bm for about 2 weeks and the adhesions had made a...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-29-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By nana b
knee pain, 1 year after tkr

Have any of you had any knee pain after tkr, 1 year later?? just some nagging aching, have taken half of oxycodone at times for it.

Don't know if I have twisted it, or kneeled on it? since I...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-22-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By nana b
after tkr - pain upon kneeling

so i am 1 year out from tkr last may 2012. recently I have been having some knee pain, the only thing that I can think of I have been doing is climbing more steps than usual due to staying with my...
Board: Gallbladder 03-10-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,981
Posted By nana b
Unhappy Re: Scar tissue from gallbladder removal?

I have had scar tissue removal from gall bladder surgery and appendix surgery. I just seem to make the stuff. It gives me pain and it gives me a tugging feeling if I am laying on my side to sleep on...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 03-10-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By nana b
Unhappy abdominal scar tissue

Have any of you had scar tissue?? I have my gallbladder and appendix removed., but it seems like every 2-3 years I develop scar tissue in my abdomen than I have get it surgerical removed when it...
Board: Psoriasis 02-14-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,774
Posted By nana b
Re: Scalp Psoriasis?

Where can I buy that spray?
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-12-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By nana b
Re: fibromyalgia? legs and arms hurt

yes, hydrocortisol or something like that, but since I just had high dose of steroid per IV for pneumonia and a med pac steroid. We waited. Please tell me if you have it, how is it treated??
We...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-12-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By nana b
Re: fibromyalgia? legs and arms hurt

how does adrenal fatigue make you feel? My dr didn't treat me because I was given a shot of steroid medicine by IV at the ER, and given a steroid med pak. The steroids play havoc with my blood...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-11-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By nana b
fibromyalgia? legs and arms hurt

I hurt, not my joints but my arms and legs hurt so bad. I wake up hurting and I go to bed hurting. Tylenol does nothing for me. My dr did some blood work to check, who knows what, and all I hear...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-11-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By nana b
Re: help, is this fibromyalgia

I have been to the dr, but not so impressed. They did flu test on me and put me on a steroid med pk. The pain is the worse in the am and at night. Tylenol does nothing for it. Percocet or demerol...
Board: Psoriasis 02-05-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 712
Posted By nana b
25 yr old, with psoriasis, on face, hair and back

help me my son, 25 yr old, has psoriasis on his face,hair and back. It is scally and crusted, itching him but dermalogist have done anything but give cream after cream which doesn't help.
any...
Board: Psoriasis 02-05-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,774
Posted By nana b
Re: Scalp Psoriasis?

My son is 25 yrs old and struggles daily with psoriasis. His hair, face, and ears are scally and flaky. I need some help for him.

He has been to so many dermatologists with cream after cream,...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 02-05-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 989
Posted By nana b
Question how long does it take to get over pneumonia?

diagnosed 2 weeks ago, following carbon monoxide poisoning.

How long does it take to get over it? not coughing much. Finally went to the ER and got a breathing treatment and doing better, also...
Board: Children's Health 02-05-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By nana b
Angry flu in 7 mths old

ok, the parents didn't decide to give the flu shot to their baby, so he got the flu on Friday. ended up in the hospital with 104 fever FRiday, but wanted to bring the baby back to child care on...
Board: Children's Health 02-05-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By nana b
croup in baby

how long is croup in a 7 month old contagious? I am a child care provider and have a parent that insists on bringing her child after he was in the hospital with 104 fever and croup and flu for 2...
Board: Colds & Flu 02-05-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By nana b
Unhappy child with flu - help??

ok, my question is that I keep children/babies. I have taken the flu shot, but one of my parents decided not to give their 8 month old the shot, and he has the flu and the croup,.

Well, he...
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