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Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-03-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,415
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Losartan side effects.

Hi,

I am back on my Avapro. I have to receive it through the mail. So far, I am feeling much better. I didn't know that my brother was also on the Losartan. Had he told me this, I would have...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-03-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,415
Posted By Hoopa7p
Losartan side effects.

In March, my blood pressure medication was changed from Avapro to Losartan Potassium due to the fact that my HMO was no longer going to be covering my Avapro in their formulary.

I started taking...
Board: Lymphedema 09-21-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,609
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: lymphedema concerns

I have it also. If you are diagnosed with lymphedema, you should ask your doctor to send you to a lymphedema massage therapist. This is usually a physical therapist that is trained in lymphedema...
Board: Lymphedema 09-21-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,341
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Lymphedema

You need to see a lymphatic massage therapist. This is usually a physical therapist that is qualified in lymphatic massage. They will do massage techniques and teach you how to do them on yourself....
Board: Lymphedema 09-21-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,341
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Lymphedema

I had swelling in my legs and ankles for quite some time; however, it has gotten worse since I had Tarsal Tunnel Surgery one of my ankles last year. No one really knows what is causing my swelling. ...
Board: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) 07-11-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,506
Posted By Hoopa7p
Epstein Barr Syndrome

Has anyone on this board been diagnosed with Epstein Barr Syndrome.
Board: Lymphedema 07-11-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,341
Posted By Hoopa7p
Lymphedema

There is very little known about this disorder even though many people are being diagnosed with it. Anyone out there been diagnosed with Lymphedema?
Board: Heart Disorders 06-21-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,696
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Has Anyone Ever Heard of This?

You are right. It is a beta blocker. However, it is specifically liscenced to control high blood pressure, as well as angina. My mother was receiving her regularly scheduled dose of Atenelol in...
Board: Stroke 06-21-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,216
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Rehab help after Pons Stroke

Your doctor, local hospital, local college or university should be able to refer you to a physical therapist and occupational therapist. Both types of therapist will help you with the weakness in...
Board: Heart Disorders 06-21-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,696
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Has Anyone Ever Heard of This?

The medication was Atenelol. This is a blood pressure medication that my mother has taken for quite a number of years and has worked well in keeping her blood pressure under control.

My mother...
Board: Heart Disorders 06-21-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,696
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Has Anyone Ever Heard of This?

What started to happen was that my mother's blood pressure fell dangerously low on three separate occasions that I know about. One time it fell to 65/40. Another time it fell to 60/45 and finally...
Board: Heart Disorders 06-20-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,696
Posted By Hoopa7p
Has Anyone Ever Heard of This?

My mother had a stroke on February 9th. We had her in the hospital until March 12th at which time we transfered her to a Rehab center. The first week that my mother was in the rehab center, I had a...
Board: Stroke 06-19-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,135
Posted By Hoopa7p
Stroke Rehabilitation.

Does anyone know anything about this important topic? For example: How often should a stroke patient be turned? I hear that it is every two hours. The turning of the patient is a very important...
Board: Stroke 06-19-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,188
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: finding good helpers

I went to my local church after I found out that they had an Outreach Program. Their Outreach Program consisted of elderly people who were retired and wanted to earn a little extra money off the...
Board: Stroke 06-19-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 24,773
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Stroke/sleeping alot

My mother had a stroke in February and that is one of the things that I noticed about her also. The doctors explained it to me by saying that not all the side effects of a stroke appear at the time...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 03-03-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,676
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: epstein-barr showed up in my blood work

I also have tested positive for Epstein Barr. I broke out in a severe case of hives in the summer and went to an allergist. The Allergist was also a specialist in Immune Disorders. He told me that...
Board: Stroke 02-22-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,958
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: My mom had a stroke 5 years ago

Ask the doctor to check her medications. She may have developed a reaction to one of them. Tell your mother's doctor about her symptoms. She may have had another stroke.
Board: Stroke 02-17-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,737
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Stroke and Fever.

They determined that my mother had pneumonia. She was coughing for about two weeks prior to the stroke. My brother and I were telling her to go to the doctor to get an antibiotic for the cough but...
Board: Stroke 02-13-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,737
Posted By Hoopa7p
Stroke and Fever.

My mom just had a stroke on Saturday night. We were able to get her to the hospital within 15 minutes after the onset of symptoms. The doctors determined that the stroke was caused by a clot so...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-07-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,346
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: New to Levothryoxine - Side effect?

Yes, I have heard of other instances in which people thought the antibiotics were counteracting their thyroid medication. Levothyroxine is a generic form of Synthroid. I had Levothyroxine the first...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 02-07-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,528
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: lossing eyebrow hair

I thought that I had lost the outer edges of my eyebrows a while back. About two years ago, I was diagnosed as being hypothryroid (that seems to go along with Epstein Barr Syndrome). The doctor put...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 02-01-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,744
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: How do my symotoms compare to yours??

I have the constant sleepiness and heaviness in the legs and arms--especially in the morning. I wouldn't exactly say that I have twitches but on some very rare occasions (tonight being one of them)...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 01-28-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,237
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Iam a mess please help

Ask your doctor to do a Monospot test. That is a blood test that tests for the Epstein Barr Virus. Epstein Barr Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome seem to be interrelated. Also it would be a...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 01-13-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,049
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Where to go from here?

Also, have you been to an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor? I studied Audiology in school and the rocking, swaying and dizziness can be a symptom of a problem with your Vestibular (Inner Ear) system.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 01-13-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,049
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Where to go from here?

I know that the allergist I went to was also an immunologist. He did a lot of blood work on me and found out that I was EBV positive. I had the antibodies to Epstein Barr Virus in my blood. He...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 01-13-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,949
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Diagnosed with CFS - not convinced

I am Epstein Barr Positive. When I went to have my blood tested, my antibodies were found to be very high. The doctor told me that my exposure to Mono was very recent. I recently found out that my...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 01-09-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,745
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: heavy low back feeling tingling in buttocks down leg

I would go to the doctor who takes care of your degenerative low back and neck discs problem. This sounds like you may have irritated your sciatic nerve--but check with your doctor first.
Board: Colds & Flu 01-01-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 18,391
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: When I Blow My Nose Why Is Blood In The Mucus

The blood could be a sign of a sinus infection. It could also mean that you blew too hard.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 01-01-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,669
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Alcohol intolerance?

I have Epstein Barr antibodies in my blood. The one thing the doctor told me is that if you have had any allergies, the antibodies will make you a lot more sensitive to things that you have any...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-29-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,653
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Mom is at peace now.

You have my condolences on the loss of your mother. My aunt had Alzheimer's and I know it is very hard on the family members. You have earned your wings. Your mom is happy now and is smiling down...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 12-20-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,890
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: i always have to take a nap.. anyway to stop this.......

I don't know how to control it but I do know that you are not alone. It happens to me also. I happen to work in a school, so at 3 the kids are gone and I have some time to catch up on paperwork. ...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-10-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: normal tests, but have all the symptoms

I would think that would be considered to be unethical for a doctor to do that. Ask your doctor to do your blood work again and ask for a copy of the results. Find out what your TSH, T3 and T4...
Board: Allergies 12-10-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 30,659
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Sudden hives, dizziness, acid reflux, shortness of breath, swollen face/lip

You need to see an allergist asap. An allergist will do a complete blood work up to eliminate any possible causes of hives. Epstein Barr is one of them that needs to be eliminated. Thyroid...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 12-09-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,049
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Where to go from here?

Find a primary care physician. Ask him to refer you to an immunologist. You need to be tested for thyroid problems and for Epstein Barr. You need to find a doctor that is not going to dismiss...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 12-08-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,974
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: dealing with chronic fatigue naturally

A friend of mine who suffers from bouts of chronic fatigue syndrome said her doctor used to give her B12 shots. It seemed to help her a lot.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 12-04-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,699
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Unanswered Questions~ I'm Not Me Anymore

It would be a good idea to have your thyroid tested. Also, find out the levels of your T3 and T4. It sounds like you might be hypothyroid.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-28-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,666
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: muscle tremors, twitches, limbs going numb....could it be CFS??

If you are hypothyroid you have many of the same symptoms of EBV. Chronic fatigue, malaise etc. The symptoms are very similar. Check out any of the websites on both disorders and you will see that...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-26-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 902
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Hi all

I am fighting hives. However I do get the red marks and many times large welts on my body. These hives range from itching when not being touched to having a lot of heat come out of them. I am get...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-25-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Question about thyriod and adrenal ...what is the connection

Your TSH level is 68.94? You should be having significant problems functioning on a daily basis if your levels are that high. If that is the correct number you are definitely hypothyroid. Anything...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-25-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,666
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: muscle tremors, twitches, limbs going numb....could it be CFS??

How about your thyroid? Has that been checked? Thyroid and EBV seem to be so interrelated.
Board: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) 11-21-2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,728
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: EBV Antibodies.

You would think that the doctors would know how to diagnose and treat Epstein Barr and CFS, especially since 90% of the population of the United States have the antibodies for EBV when they reach...
Board: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) 11-21-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,728
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: EBV Antibodies.

A lot on my forearms and my back. Some appear on my stomach and my thighs. They are very large welts. They are itchy at first but they tend to get sore with a lot of heat coming off them. They...
Board: Colds & Flu 11-18-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: blood comes out when blowing

Your sinuses are probably infected. Have you been to a doctor?
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-18-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: I Am So Tired

Maybe you need an adjustment in your medication. Also, is there any way you can be tested to see if you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It sometimes goes hand in hand with Hypothyroid cases.
Board: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) 11-07-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,728
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: EBV Antibodies.

Thanks, JoJo. I am going to look for a new allergist. The one I have now has not even suggested antiviral medication. When I get an outbreak of the hives I take the antihistamine that the doctor...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-06-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,152
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: I need some opinions please! Any help is much appreciated!

The best thing to do is to go to a doctor and get your blood tested. Ask the doctor to test your thyroid along with your T3 and T4 levels. These will not only tell if your thyroid is functioning...
Board: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) 11-04-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,728
Posted By Hoopa7p
Smile Re: EBV Antibodies.

Thanks Kyra. It is very frustrating and scarey. Last Tuesday I got an attack of hives so bad that I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital. Luckily, I had the antihistamines that the...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 10-31-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 31,380
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Sleeping 17-20 hours a day. Is this Chronic Fatigue

It sounds like you might need a Neurological evaluation. Ask you primary care physician to refer you to a good Neurologist.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 10-28-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 31,380
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Sleeping 17-20 hours a day. Is this Chronic Fatigue

You would want to know if you have the antibodies to EBV. I believe the name of the test is Monospot for Epstein Barr.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 10-28-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 31,380
Posted By Hoopa7p
Re: Sleeping 17-20 hours a day. Is this Chronic Fatigue

Do Epstein Barr and Chronic Fatigue always go together? Is it possible that you have the antibodies to Epstein Barr also?
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