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Board: Stroke 11-01-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By jacal5
Re: Newly diagnosed a-fib

I read some patients posts on other web-sites and after they stopped Lipitor their a-fib went away. Before my sister's a-fib I told her to stop taking Lipitor but she never listened to me. I told her...
Board: Stroke 11-01-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By jacal5
Re: Newly diagnosed a-fib

Oh I am sorry, you are correct, I meant to say LDL was mildly elevated, but his total cholesterol was 220. :rolleyes: They put him on Lipitor and baby asprin, which is worrisome because at last BW...
Board: Stroke 10-29-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By jacal5
Re: Newly diagnosed a-fib

Thanks for both replies. The blood pressure meds are being used to slow down her heart rate, her pulse was over 100, the doctor just increased the dose last week. A few months ago she went for a...
Board: Stroke 10-29-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By jacal5
Re: Newly diagnosed a-fib

Thanks for both replies. The blood pressure meds are being used to slow down her heart rate, her pulse was over 100, the doctor just increased the dose last week. A few months ago she went for a...
Board: Stroke 10-23-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,086
Posted By jacal5
Re: husband had a stroke

When my Mom was in acute rehab for stroke her rehab doctor was trying to convince me that she was depressed (who wouldn't be?) and needed Lexapro (anti-depression drug) because she would "do better...
Board: Stroke 10-23-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By jacal5
Re: 28 months

My mom suffered a stroke exactly 30 months ago today. After her stroke she could not move anything, not even her eyes. Today she still has trouble with her left arm, but even the movement in her arm...
Board: Stroke 10-23-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By jacal5
Newly diagnosed a-fib

My sister (63 yrs. old) was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation three months ago, the docs put her on digoxin, blood pressure meds, and low dose aspirin (after giving her xarelto at first, after doing...
Board: Stroke 08-03-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By jacal5
Re: Alternate therapies for stroke

Thanks so much for your reply, I will tell Mom about how the heat and ice helped relieve your pain. I'm glad most of your pain has subsided since your stroke.

Take care.
Board: Stroke 07-29-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,408
Posted By jacal5
Re: Anxiety After Stroke

Hi Jen,

My Mom had a stroke a few months ago, and I'm the one under anxiety, I'm constantly anxious and afraid she might have another one, while Mom seems as calm as could be!

Anyway, I have...
Board: Stroke 07-29-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By jacal5
Alternate therapies for stroke

MY 83 year old Mom who has atrial fibrillation suffered an embolism stroke on the right side of her brain three months ago due to sub-standard monitoring of her Coumadin by her primary doctor. The...
Board: Osteoporosis 02-04-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,904
Posted By jacal5
Re: New Study on Bone Scans

I found one article that went into more detail about the radiation from DXA (apparently they don't call it DEXA any longer, they changed it to DXA), and it's a complex issue. I read that the new...
Board: Osteoporosis 02-02-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,904
Posted By jacal5
Re: New Study on Bone Scans

Yesterday my physiatrist told me that women don't realize that a bone scan gives off an amount of radiation equal to 100 x-rays, yet when I researched this several articles I read stated that the...
Board: Osteoporosis 01-27-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,904
Posted By jacal5
Re: New Study on Bone Scans

Thanks rufous57, that's so sweet of you to welcome me back! As soon as Halloween comes every year, it's non-stop entertaining and shopping for me until Jan 1, with family birthdays and the holidays....
Board: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 01-21-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,486
Posted By jacal5
Re: Just got diagnosed with anal warts/HPV today..so many worries

I can't answer all your questions, but I have read that even if there is no wart present, HPV can live on the skin. You may never get rid of the virus, it may just lay dormant in your system and...
Board: Osteoporosis 01-20-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,904
Posted By jacal5
New Study on Bone Scans

The New England Journal of Medicine is reporting that osteoporosis doesn't develop as fast as originally thought and is recommending that women with normal bone density get a scan every fifteen years...
Board: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 01-10-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,986
Posted By jacal5
Re: Should you tell your partner if you have had HPV?

scaredgurl66:

I must apologize to you regarding that fact that I posted you were completely wrong about not being able sue a partner over herpes transmission. Some states only consider the...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-06-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,239
Posted By jacal5
Re: Lipitor or Avorstatin

After much confusion, I found out that Mom's mail order pharmacy does not have avorstatin available, they changed their minds from last month and decided to offer a 90 day supply of Lipitor for...
Board: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 01-06-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,986
Posted By jacal5
Re: Should you tell your partner if you have had HPV?

You are completely wrong about not being legally libel for passing on HPV in the United States. There has been a legal settlement in an HPV case of 1.5 million dollars awarded to a plaintiff who got...
Board: Osteoporosis 01-05-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,288
Posted By jacal5
Re: Almond milk...

Thanks to the posters here for all the tips on making almond milks and other items from the nut pulps, I forgot to mention about straining the pulp in my post on making almond milk, I just use a...
Board: Osteoporosis 01-03-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,288
Posted By jacal5
Re: Almond milk...

I haven't posted here in a long time, but when I read this thread about almond milk I wanted to add some info. I used to drink almond milk regularly, but the brand I was buying added soy lecithin to...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-03-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,239
Posted By jacal5
Lipitor or Avorstatin

My Mom (she's on a Medicare HMO) ran out of Lipitor, but now she is undecided about whether to switch to the generic avorstatin, available Jan. 1 or stay on Lipitor. I am having trouble finding the...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-03-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,087
Posted By jacal5
Re: Worried Sick about Lipitor Side Effects

There are other cholesterol lowering agents you can try before Lipitor. Did your doctor suggest trying over the counter niacin or prescription Niaspan? You could also try red yeast rice, a natural...
Board: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 11-06-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,586
Posted By jacal5
Re: boyfriend doesn't believe me! frustrated

What he is telling you may be true, you may get rid of HPV (or it might go dormant) sooner if you are not regularly exposed to HPV by having contact with each other. Additionally, if it's true a...
Board: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 10-27-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Hpv
Views: 1,017
Posted By jacal5
Re: Hpv

HPV can lay dormant, so when you tested negative HPV could have been in the dormant stage but still present in your body, the same thing could happen to your partner, she could be testing negative,...
Board: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 10-27-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,986
Posted By jacal5
Re: Should you tell your partner if you have had HPV?

You are legally obligated to tell your partner if you have been exposed to HPV, or you can be held libel in a U.S. court if you pass this STD on to your partners if they decide to sue you.
Board: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 10-08-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By jacal5
Re: concerned mom needs info

There are several strains of HPV, some strains can cause genital warts, and some strains can cause cervical, anal, oral and other cancers. If your daughter is sexually active you might consider the...
Board: Osteoporosis 07-03-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,250
Posted By jacal5
Re: Cell Phones and Bone Density

Wow, a 20 point increase in HDL, that's great!

You might want to read the book the "PH Miracle" by Dr. Young, it's about changing your body from acidic to alkaline, this book was a real eye...
Board: Osteoporosis 06-28-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,250
Posted By jacal5
Re: Cell Phones and Bone Density

rufous57: Thanks so much for your congrats and good wishes, my post was really meant to help and encourage others in case they wanted to try juicing/exercise if they can tolerate it, and not to brag...
Board: Osteoporosis 06-22-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,250
Posted By jacal5
Re: Cell Phones and Bone Density

You're welcome to both of you, I'm glad I passed on useful information. I just came back from my water aerobics class and I am wiped out, the instructor gives us a great workout, and I told her I...
Board: Osteoporosis 06-11-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,250
Posted By jacal5
Re: Cell Phones and Bone Density

The research that has been published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, said that the electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones can harm bone density. The researchers were from Suleyman...
Board: Hearing Disorders 06-10-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 776
Posted By jacal5
Mom's Hearing Problem

Mom is 82 years old and can't hear her cell phone ringing when it is right next to her when the tv is on. If her cell phone is ringing in the next room when the house is quiet she can't hear it...
Board: Osteoporosis 06-10-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,250
Posted By jacal5
Cell Phones and Bone Density

Research has shown that men who carry cell phones for 15 hours daily on their belts have decreased bone density in the pelvic area. According to this study, it would be beneficial for bone health...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-29-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

Hi Ruth,

I've been so busy with Easter that I haven't been on-line much. Those acid reducers like Protonics deplete calcium, but my friend has suffered with GERD for years and takes Nexium (she...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-23-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Smile Re: Tomatos and other questions

If you get the VAP test for your husband and find out the particle size of his HDL/LDL, the test may prove he does not need Zocor, but the test could have the opposite result. There is a separate...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-18-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

rufous: I realized your original question starting this thread regarding tomatos being good for bone health was never answered when I read this list of top 10 foods for bone health, see below:

...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-17-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

I read an interesting article stating that a study indicated vegetarians who ate a raw, uncooked food diet had low bone density but factors usually found in osteoporosis (such as inflammation)...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-17-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

I drink skim or 1% regular milk with no rBGH, but not too much of it, I only put it in coffee and cereal, I eat a cup of yogurt on a regular basis (yogurt is better for bones than milk is anyway), I...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-13-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

i made a mistake about posting that So Delicious Coconut Milk does not have carrageenan. I developed the burning stomach again last night, and rechecked the coconut milk for ingredients, and sure...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-12-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

I finally came across a good article about nutrition for healthy bones on a natural foods web-site, and for juicing it lists: oranges, lemons, pineapple, papayas, green leafy veggies, red beets and...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-12-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

Thanks for your comments, I eat very little pork, just a little Italian sausage and no nitrate ham occasionally. Isn't it terrible, it seems everything we ingest is bad for us! We are even getting...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-07-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

The organic farmers are suing Monsanto, I can't remember all the details of the lawsuit to go into it here, but it's an interesting read if you want to Google It.

You might want to consider giving...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-07-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

You are welcome!

Yes, the bone soup is good for your bones because the calcium will be drawn out of them by the vinegar. I read that the meat on the bones can be left on or off, so I buy the...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-06-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

"Also, I'm not so sure that the statins are the cause of gallstones. Most people think a high fat diet is the cause."

If you do research, taking statin drugs is on the list of risk factors for...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-05-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

You are welcome! Wow, your cholesterol numbers are great! My HDL is 80 like yours, but my LDL is 168, all large particle (Type A) that doesn't stick, so my total is around 280, adding in the...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 04-05-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,601
Posted By jacal5
Re: Boy doesn't get enough protein

Thanks so much for your response. That pizza idea is good, but he seems to be adamantly against eating meat, he says he's an "herbivore", and he doesn't want to eat killed animals. I told him humans...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-05-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

Everyone I know who had their gall bladders removed are on cholesterol lowering medication, so I was wondering if you are on statin drugs, like Lipitor.

Statin drugs move the cholesterol out of...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-04-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
Posted By jacal5
Re: Tomatos and other questions

Your bone density numbers are pretty good! You can find a whole list of foods on-line that are high in calcium and other nutrients that are good for your bones.

Ingesting soy can be harmful to...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-04-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,035
Posted By jacal5
carrageenan and health risks

I bought a rotissorie chicken from the supermarket a few weeks ago, and my stomach started to burn so badly about an hour after I ate it, so I searched it up and apparently some of those pre-cooked...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-04-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,056
Posted By jacal5
Re: Good estrogen/bad estrogen

I just read an old post from osteoblast about this dilemma between high estrogen levels causing breast cancer, but not being good for bone density, so the posters here probably know all about it. I...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 04-04-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,601
Posted By jacal5
Boy doesn't get enough protein

My 10 year old nephew doesn't eat any meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, nuts (he is allergic to peanuts) or any vegetables (except tomato sauce), he mostly eats starch; bread, pizza, white rice,...
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