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Board: Pregnancy-Teen 12-18-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By captjane
Re: No intercourse, Irregular, brown discharge, negative test

it can be that your current period is so light that you are only noticing the old blood being shed at the same time.
Board: Back Problems 12-18-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By captjane
Re: Weak legs after Lumbar Surgery

If she's been immobile for 2 months she may have lost some muscle mass and that is causing the weakness. I was laid up in hospital for a month and my legs got so weak it was unbelievable. I've been...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 12-18-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By captjane
Re: No intercourse, Irregular, brown discharge, negative test

many women get a brown discharge at times, and as above it's just old blood that didnt get passed. it's more obvious if you have a particularly light period so you may in fact be having a very light...
Board: Cancer: Lung 12-17-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By captjane
Re: Can an 18 year old have pancoast tumor symptoms?

if your only exposure is second hand smoke then I think it's unlikely. It usually takes years (often decades) for smokers to develop lung cancer and honestly, you're probably inhaling far worse...
Board: Diabetes 12-17-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By captjane
Re: Blood sugar related?

honestly, they sound like classic anxiety symptoms, and anxiety is always worse when you're under stress
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 12-17-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,605
Posted By captjane
Re: What cured my Restless Leg Syndrome

ali, Im so glad you posted this. most of us just dont get enough magnesium in our diet and it does cause muscle twitches and spasms and the answer is so simple,you just need to top up the magnesium...
Board: General Health 12-17-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By captjane
Re: There's something wrong with me...

Theres nothing to be afraid of going to the doc. most likely they may send you for some blood tests to see if anything shows up that could be causing this and you go back again for the results. it's...
Board: General Health 12-17-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By captjane
Re: foolish procedure

no one here knows why your doctor is sending you for this, and you may have risk factors that made it seem warranted, and that could be age, weight, drinking history, diet etc but if you dont feel...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 12-17-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By captjane
Re: Pancreatitis and Blood Sugar Drops

Have you been diagnosed as having prediabetes or diabetes from this? I would suggest you ask for an oral ggt to see if you are producing high levels of insulin in response to carbohydrates, this is...
Board: Sexual Health - General 12-16-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By captjane
Re: Confused

slowly but surely the porn and masturbation is becoming his sex life, and you are not getting a loving interested partner out of this. I suspect he is becoming addicted to it and it will get worse,...
Board: Children's Health 12-16-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By captjane
Re: Should I worry about my son?

Is it possible he suffered some type of head trauma during practice? I would take him to the er, it sounds like it's neurological or from a bang to the head
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 12-16-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By captjane
Re: GERD Diets?

not a specific diet but I have become quite aware of foods that trigger it. Mine started when I was put on an antidepressant and my doctor theorised that it was relaxing the muscle at the top of my...
Board: Cancer: Brain 12-15-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,843
Posted By captjane
Re: brain cancer

I think what she means is that there is no cure for cancer, and even if she goes into remission then she will still need to be monitored to make sure the cancer does not come back. I have a relative...
Board: Relationship Health 12-13-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,772
Posted By captjane
Re: I think my wife is cheating on me

Firstly is there any reason you have so much distrust of your wife that you would go to these lengths to check up on her and catch her out? to me it just seems overly suspicious on your part...
Board: Stroke 12-13-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By captjane
Re: Massive Right Hemisphere Stroke

and that frustration is just part of the process, seriously, I got so frustrated at times that it was just bubbling over. but all you can do is reassure him that things will get better if he keeps at...
Board: Stroke 12-13-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By captjane
Re: Massive Right Hemisphere Stroke

He may not make a full recovery, and it's common with strokes to have some weakness or even paralysis on one side, but I think it's important to stay positive and to give these things time. the more...
Board: Stroke 12-13-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By captjane
Re: Massive Right Hemisphere Stroke

ps. please keep me updated on how he is doing. I feel sorry for you that his doctors are being so negative and seem so quick to give up. I had a wonderful team of doctors and nurses who were so...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 12-13-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,817
Posted By captjane
Re: Vitamins and Minerals

[QUOTE=curiousmednerd;5241624]I'm trying to supplement my diet with vitamins and minerals that I know I am in need of./QUOTE]

if you eat a good quality varied diet, and don't have any conditions...
Board: Stroke 12-13-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By captjane
Re: Massive Right Hemisphere Stroke

justmekat, doctors really just go off statistics, I was told I shouldnt have survived either but I am still here too, with therapy my memory is improving and also my strength and balance, it just...
Board: General Health 12-13-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By captjane
Re: Quit smoking April of 2012 but now I have health problems.

"and I can't seem to loose weight even though I don't eat alot of fattening food, nor do I eat much dessert."

This is an age old problem for many ex smokers, because smoking increases your heart...
Board: Cancer: Oral 12-13-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,017
Posted By captjane
Re: black dot on inside cheek

agree with above, it sounds like a blood blister from biting the inside of your cheek. If you pull the skin away with a pin the blood blister will normally come out.
Board: Stroke 12-12-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By captjane
Re: Massive Right Hemisphere Stroke

"According to docs it's a miracle that he is doing these things because medically all the parts of the brain that control these functions are dead. Since he has been alert yesterday and today, we...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-12-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By captjane
Re: Fathers hypertension

Your fathers bp is dangerously high and needs medication, but often what doctors will do (and mine do this) is start on one medication, if necessary increase the dosage, if necessary add additional...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 12-11-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By captjane
Re: Transplant is scheduled.......

good luck with your dh's surgery rett. I have heard that the recovery is harder for the donor than the recipient so hopefully all goes well.
Board: Addiction & Recovery 12-11-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By captjane
Re: Alcohol Addiction?

I think you are playing with fire right now. This is what I think of as the "honeymoon phase" of alcohol addiction, most heavy drinkers start out where you are, the relationship with alcohol is...
Board: High Cholesterol 12-05-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By captjane
Re: In a state of fear, Doctor told me not to take statins is a death wish

I think we need to start accepting more responsibility for our own health, because doctors are so used to us doing what we are told without question so perhaps they feel the responsibility is all on...
Board: High Cholesterol 12-04-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By captjane
Re: In a state of fear, Doctor told me not to take statins is a death wish

the thing to remember is this is your body and your health and if you don't feel comfortable with this, then that is your decision. Your doctor sounds a bit egotistical in that he wants you to do...
Board: Arthritis 12-04-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By captjane
Re: Permanent Solution for Gout

I don't take supplements for it, but drinking water has cured me for 15 years, IMO that's not just keeping it under control but has eliminated it for me. drinking water every day has become a habit...
Board: Relationship Health 12-03-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By captjane
Re: Husband and children issues

if he lost both his parents young, then he may feel as though he did it tough, so by comparison your kids might seem to have it easy, so there could be a bit of jealousy there. I think you need to...
Board: Kidney Disorders 12-03-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By captjane
Re: kidneys functioning at 50%...

It sounds like he is doing all the right things. does he have a blood pressure monitor at home? blood pressure is one of those things that can get away from you when you don't check it often and you...
Board: Stroke 12-03-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By captjane
Re: Massive Stroke and in disbelief

not a stroke per se, but I recently had a ruptured brain aneurysm and I know the fear you speak of. I was also told I should have not survived this, or I should be brain damaged as a result. but here...
Board: Kidney Disorders 12-03-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By captjane
Re: kidneys functioning at 50%...

as above, how old is he? and what is thought to be the cause of his kidney disfunction? obviously you want to make sure he is controlling his blood pressure etc so as not to speed up any further...
Board: Hair Problems 11-26-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,427
Posted By captjane
Re: What causes gray hair at 26 years old?

The grey hair is often genetic, this runs in my family and males and females both start getting grey hairs in their 20s so look around at relatives, especially younger ones and see if there is a...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 11-25-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By captjane
Re: Alcohol withdrawl

joy most people can come off alcohol without experiencing severe and dangerous withdrawal. The heavier you drink and the longer you have been doing so daily is a big factor in how your nervous system...
Board: Arthritis 11-25-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By captjane
Re: Permanent Solution for Gout

I had two severe episodes of gout before I took it seriously enough, by serious I mean it came on suddenly and within 24 hrs affected all the joints in one side of my body and I was bedridden because...
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-25-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By captjane
Re: Is this possible ???

probiotics only have a minimal effect until you finish antibiotics, so if you take them while taking an antibiotic course they will reduce the symptoms but the real effects don't start until the...
Board: Dental Health 11-25-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,825
Posted By captjane
Re: whole in my gum, so scared

As above, the hole is from the wisdom tooth breaking through, but if it's impacted (and often they are), then it will just get stuck and will not come through the gum properly so the best thing is to...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-25-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By captjane
Re: Intense head pressure - scared

head pressure is not normal and I would suggest you see your primary doc asap for some scans. I've had a burst brain aneurism and the "headache" was definitely like a pressure in my skull. It's more...
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-24-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By captjane
Re: Is this possible ???

it sounds like antibiotic side effects because of the timing'. as above eat natural yoghurt and finish antibiotics course with regular food
Board: Relationship Health 11-24-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By captjane
Re: Are my instincts right or am I being insecure? Or both?

that would be enough to drive anyone insane about their relationship so I hope this was a joke. and not how you spend time. my advice is if you can,t trust her because a) she can,t be trusted; or...
Board: Sleep Disorders 11-02-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,526
Posted By captjane
Re: unusual terrifying sensation when falling asleep

yep, I definitely think it is to do with something being out of sync for sleep to happen, whether that is stress hormones (which makes a lot of sense) or too much brain activity. I remember reading a...
Board: Sleep Disorders 11-02-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,526
Posted By captjane
Re: unusual terrifying sensation when falling asleep

"The less sleep I get the more it happens. "

I've had this same thing at times and it was always when I wasn't getting enough sleep. I would be very tired and when I fell asleep it felt like a...
Board: Relationship Health 11-02-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By captjane
Re: I have PCOS and im looking out for some advice... pls help

There are some great men out there if you weed out the bad ones, it's looks like you found yourself a genuine loving guy. congrats!
Board: Women's Health 11-02-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By captjane
Re: Strange lump?

There is a gland in that area and you may have a cyst
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 11-01-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By captjane
Re: Dramatic change in husband

Abuse takes many forms, it's not necessarily physical, and if you are afraid to leave because of what he might do, and if you don't feel like you can walk out the door without worrying about that,...
Board: Dental Health 11-01-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By captjane
Re: bleeding teeth

As above it can be a number of things, but it's often due to gum disease. A trip to the dentist will be able to confirm that.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-01-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By captjane
Re: Tired of speculating. Help wanted.

I agree, you need to get your thyroid checked because many of your symtoms would fit with that.
Board: Dental Health 11-01-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By captjane
Re: 15 year old's dental health

I will try to answer as many of your questions as I can.

"What exactly IS root canal therapy?

basically a root canal is where they drill into the tooth, pull the guts out, and fill it up. This...
Board: Relationship Health 11-01-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,938
Posted By captjane
Re: How to deal with mother/judgemental family

" i'm almost wondering if I should have a relationship with my mom at all if she's still digging her own grave at that point. "

I think what you are doing is putting conditions on the...
Board: High Cholesterol 10-30-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By captjane
Re: Should I be on a statin?

this is something that specialists are much more aware of than the average doctor, so he is right in his approach. If you have a family history, you can't do anything about that, so you have to...
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