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Board: Cancer: Lung 08-12-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,501
Posted By shadowcharmed
Help with radiotherapy pain?

My mum's had two straight weeks of radiotherapy on the tumour in her lung and she has started to get severe pains in her chest now, like heartburn. The literature all warns of such pains, along with...
Board: Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 08-10-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: My Son Again, with Pancreatic Cancer, Stage 4

I'm not sure what you're waiting for a reply to. Your last post got several responses and ran to a three-page thread. I can't see anything else that you've posted since then. Perhaps you tried to...
Board: Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 08-09-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Potential cancer spread to brain

Hi Chrry1971

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. Cancer truly sucks, doesn't it?

Your public profile doesn't say where you are but I'm guessing from your spelling of "thru" that you're in...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-30-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Levothyroxine working on all but weight

Feeling cold all the time is one of the potential symptoms. My nutritional therapist had always assumed for years that I actually had hyperthyroidism (or was borderline) because I have always been...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-30-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Levothyroxine working on all but weight

I only have the actual results from my first test 7 weeks ago (and I don't have them with me). I didn't have to visit the doctor for my latest appointment. We just did it over the phone and he simply...
Board: Cancer: Lung 07-29-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,289
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: looking for treatment of lung cancer with mets?

I want to delete this post but it seems I am unable to do so, so I have just edited out everything.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-29-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By shadowcharmed
Levothyroxine working on all but weight

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 7 weeks ago. Reluctantly, I agreed to go on levothyroxine at 50 micrograms a day. For the first 4 weeks, I can't deny that my energy levels shot up, my skin...
Board: Cancer: Lung 07-18-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Copd

I'm sure this isn't news but the first thing he will probably be told is to give up smoking ASAP. My mum has been told she has COPD as well as lung cancer but her consultant basically said it's...
Board: Back Problems 07-15-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Undiagnosed upper and lower back pain

I can totally sympathise with that but I have to say it really is worth putting up with the withdrawal while you come off the Tramadol. Just don't do it all in one go. However many you're taking now,...
Board: Back Problems 07-15-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Undiagnosed upper and lower back pain

I was on Tramadol for 6 months after my first lot of back surgery. No-one told me it was addictive so when my 6-month supply was finished, I spent a terrifying night basically going cold turkey. So...
Board: Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 07-14-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By shadowcharmed
Potential cancer spread to brain

My mum has recently been diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer. Her CT scan, which she had nearly a month ago, was only from her chin to her knees and one single tumour in her right lung was...
Board: Back Problems 07-14-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Undiagnosed upper and lower back pain

If your MRI was last year and the pain is getting worse, then they should really be looking at getting another. I had 3 MRIs in 2 years for my herniated discs (1 completely out and 4 bulging).
...
Board: Cancer: Lung 07-10-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,144
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Dad is in early stages of investigation

I'm not sure what the situation is in Canada, but in the UK, surgery is one of the last options with lung cancer. Chemo and radiotherapy are the first treatments in almost all cases (or so I've...
Board: Cancer: Lung 07-10-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,516
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: The early (or later) signs of Lung Cancer

My mum, who has recently been diagnosed, only sought medical treatment once she was coughing up blood. As a smoker of 50 years, she had given up smoking 5 weeks earlier and thought that the resulting...
Board: General Health 08-25-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 609
Posted By shadowcharmed
PTS - can't work out which thread this should be

Sorry, but I can't find a thread that this seems to fit.

I have just found out that I have Post Thrombotic Syndrome and would like to discuss.

It doesn't reasonably fit into "Foot Problems"...
Board: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 07-15-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,197
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: i have a problem pulling out my eyelashes

Wow, I can't believe I have only now discovered that this has a name and is a recognised condition. I started to pull out my eyelashes when I was about 9. I didn't know I was doing it - it was only...
Board: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 07-15-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,263
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Tired of Reliving the Same Day

I only have third-hand experience of OCD through a former colleague, but one thing struck me as I read your posts.

Do you believe that the way you behave at work is a result of the OCD, or...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-14-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 9,673
Posted By shadowcharmed
Question Swollen foot and ankle

I'm currently on an extended holiday in Spain, but with no access to healthcare!!

In April, in the UK, I had a bout of cellulitis in my RIGHT foot. All cleared up with antibiotics, no further...
Board: Eye & Vision 03-09-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,332
Posted By shadowcharmed
Question Help! Temporary blindness in one eye

Hi there
I'm wondering if anyone can give me any clue as to what on earth happened to me last night.
Yesterday evening, I turned the light out in the bedroom and got into bed. A couple of minutes...
Board: Cancer 03-03-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Kidney tumour

Thanks for that. He has now decided to pay out for private treatment and will be having the kidney removed on 10th March, which I think is a sensible decision. Gives far less time for it potentially...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 02-22-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Am I doing harm to myself by eating like this?

I think the convenience thing is the main problem. One of the most important things you do each and every day is eat. You need to make time for it. Try not to eat on the run. At least in the evening,...
Board: Sinus Problems 02-22-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Sinuses - Need Suggestions!

Dairy is seen as a major contributor to sinus problems, as it causes the body to produce mucus and phlegm.
Try cutting dairy out of your diet for a month - completely!! No milk, cheese, butter,...
Board: Cancer 02-22-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By shadowcharmed
Kidney tumour

My dad just called to say that he has a kidney tumour, almost certainly malignant, and has to have his kidney removed at the end of March.
He sounds pretty laid-back about it, but he never likes a...
Board: Relationship Health 12-05-2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,716
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Could you do it people? Could you do what he wants here?

I have to say that the extra information would just make me all the more sure that it might be worth a try. I can see your concerns entirely, and his original reaction to the idea that you have an...
Board: Relationship Health 11-28-2006, 06:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,716
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Could you do it people? Could you do what he wants here?

Personally, I'm all for people in a relationship each having a place of their own! I'm in a perfectly lovely relationship (at the moment) and for the time being my other half is crashing at my place...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 11-28-2006, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Are my problems dietary?

I don't agree that vegetarian/vegan diets are not healthy lifestyles. I have been vegetarian for nearly 16 years, and at least at home am mostly vegan. Once I realised that I need to ensure my...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 11-04-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,769
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Switched to natural Sea Salt, red/irrirated lips ?

Looks like you've solved the salt/lemon juice problem. Just one point, don't overuse lip balm. It can actually, oddly, dry out your lips. It should really only be used when you've got abnormally dry...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 11-03-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: What is wrong with me?

I think it's perfectly possible that there's nothing wrong with you at all. Not everyone has those strong family bonds that some people seem to have.
I'm an only child so there are no siblings for...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 10-27-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: What Should I Do??

I don't know what your body type is, but 5' 6" and 150 lbs seems like a pretty healthy weight to me. Why are you trying to lose it again?
Board: Diet & Nutrition 10-26-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,309
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: homeopathic extreme?

I'm a bit confused. The original post doesn't seem to involve anything specifically homeopathic. It sounds more like this guy is some kind of nutritional therapist. The probiotics and magnesium etc...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-26-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: The worry is making me ill

If she doesn't have a computer of her own, she may still have had access to one, either at a friend's house or at school maybe. And there are plenty of internet cafes unfortunately. I am assuming...
Board: Relationship Health 10-23-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,789
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Getting married in 4 months and I can't accept his ex-wife that has his son...

I would say there a few issues here:

1) As said before, why is your fiance not prepared/willing to go to court to formalise visitation with his son? He really should be willing to give you a good...
Board: Relationship Health 10-22-2006, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: my ex girlfriend

What she is doing is having her cake and eating it!! She presumably knows that when you go to her house and she makes the first move, you're not going to say no because you clearly still like her....
Board: Relationship Health 10-22-2006, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,015
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: I am angry beyond words!!! What are the chances of me getting sick?

I have no idea how likely it is that you will get sick, though I would have thought it would be a good idea to dose yourself up with loads of Vit C, zinc, echinacea etc, just in case.
As far as the...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 10-07-2006, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,519
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Night binges?

Although I have no experience of an eating disorder, I hope you will excuse me for saying that if you are eating 650 to 900 calories a day, you don't strike me as remotely recovered.
A woman needs...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 09-30-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Please Help =[

Depending on how long ago you "did" drugs, there might not be any trace in your blood. Without knowing what drug you have taken it's impossible to say how long it would stay in your system. And if...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 09-29-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,197
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Lung function 3 years after blood clots

I had my heart checked (just with the little sticky pads) the day I was sent to casualty but it was all fine and nothing has ever been mentioned again.
As far as any follow ups are concerned, once I...
Board: Women's Health 09-14-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,198
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: ive found a lump inside my vagina when pressure is applied water comes out

I'm here in the UK too - but I've always found that to get an appointment with any specialist, you have to go to your GP first! Maybe I've just been unlucky. And I've never needed a gynaecologist so...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 09-14-2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Worried...HELP!!

You really need to talk to someone about this. Fair enough if you don't want to tell your mum the details, but you must talk.
Whatever you think, if you are going whole days without eating and say...
Board: Women's Health 09-14-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,198
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: ive found a lump inside my vagina when pressure is applied water comes out

I notice you're in the UK, not the USA so you wouldn't be able to just get an appointment with a gynaecologist.
But the sentiment is the same - you need to get yourself to the doctor. Don't be...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 09-13-2006, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,197
Posted By shadowcharmed
Lung function 3 years after blood clots

In summer 2003 I was taken into hospital with what turned out to be multiple blood clots in both lungs, after several weeks of shortness of breath and nearly passing out.
I was on blood thinners for...
Board: Death & Dying 09-13-2006, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,198
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Im so angry with him but i miss him, why didnt he listen to me.

You absolutely are not to blame for this.
Only one person could have done anything about your uncle's behaviour - your uncle! Some people can be told and told by everyone in their life, but if they...
Board: General Health 09-13-2006, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Is this abnormal?

I have a spinal curve in one direction which makes one hip look as if it sticks out further, or as you put it, that your sides curves in more!
If you go to an osteopath or chiropractor they will...
Board: Women's Health 09-10-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,218
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: SEVERE period pain

Whilst your pain does sound more severe, my best friend had very bad pains, sore breasts and really bad PMT. She is a nutritional therapist and she pretty much cured herself by cutting out sodium...
Board: Death & Dying 09-03-2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 29,359
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: How do you explain death to a three year old?

I can see how the "falling asleep" idea can backfire with kids, I don't know if the child at my school was told it was a special kind of falling asleep, but it worked for her.
I can also see how the...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 09-03-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Lots of water

I'd be inclined to be far more careful than the 1 to 1.5 gallons (!) suggested above. That equates to 6.85 litres!! That is a massive amount of water and I imagine you'll spend all day in the...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 09-02-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,960
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: HELP - Small Cell Lung Cancer

My aunt had small cell carcinoma, in the lymph system, but which almost certainly started in the lung. Her initial prognosis was 5 weeks, but she actually survived just under 2 years. However, it has...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 09-02-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Vitamin A and E

Good Sources of Vitamin A
Food Serving Size RAE %RDA men % RDA women
Sweet Potato 1/2 C 1400 155 200
Carrot 1 medium 1015 ...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 09-02-2006, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: Vitamin A and E

Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin, plays essential roles in vision, growth, and development; the development and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes; immune functions; and...
Board: Death & Dying 09-02-2006, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 29,359
Posted By shadowcharmed
Re: How do you explain death to a three year old?

I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. If it can be described as such, I would say there is one good thing about this. The child is only 3 and will no doubt deal with this much better...
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