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Board: Chronic Fatigue 07-02-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,035
Posted By vince10
Re: sleeping my life away because of no energy. Can you help?

I had terrible chronic fatigue for ten years. I sat on the couch in a daze all the time. I would put off things that I had to do like filing my income taxes because I could not concentrate enough to...
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 07-02-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By vince10
Re: Leviquin and tendon pain

Oh my lord....that was the worst drug I had ever taken. I took it about 4 years ago. When I walked, I could actually feel my Achilles tendons pulling and hurting as if they had shrunk. I felt...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-18-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By vince10
New Pain Medicine N60?

Has anyone heard or read anything on a new pain medicine called N60? The last time I read about it was in July 2010. Unlike other pain meds, N60 disrupts the electrical impulses from the area of the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-24-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By vince10
Has Anyone Tried Accupuncture & Pressure Treatments For Fibro

Has anyone tried accupuncture or pressure therapy for Fibro. I believe I am getting immuned to Tramadol and other pian meds to relieve the pain of Fibro. I have to take more and more to get relief. A...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-24-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,138
Posted By vince10
Re: Anyone else on Gabapentin for Fibro?

I tried it and hated the drug.
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-06-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By vince10
Re: guaifenesin treatment

I have read where some researcher finally did test this treatment made famous my Dr Amand. The study claimed it did not do much to relieve Fibro.
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 01-06-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By vince10
Does Bromaline Help Relieve Colitis Attacks?

I have read where Bromaline can help reduce the colitis attacks and makes them less severe. Has anyone tried this? I know Bromaline is a natural anti inflammatory. Also, what about Metimucial?
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 01-06-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,684
Posted By vince10
Re: Could I have ibs?!

I had the same rotten egg smell problem with gas and diarrea. I read where there is an ingredient in bismuth subsalicylate (pink liquid)) that neurtralizes the rotten smell. It really works. At...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 12-21-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,999
Posted By vince10
Computer Programs For Parkinson Patients?

Does anyone know of any computer program that Parkinson's suffers can use? My mother has it and her hands shake to much to use a keyboard or mouse. Voice recognition will not work either since her...
Board: Aging Issues 09-19-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,092
Posted By vince10
Re: Terrible Odor

When you shower, use baking soda on the area after you washed it with soap. Let it sit on there while you wash the rest of your body. Rinse the baking soda off last. You'd be surprised on how well it...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-03-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 731
Posted By vince10
New Type Of Pain Meds Called N60 Being Tested.

N60 is a med that actually turns off the pain signals to the brain instead of surpressing pain like traditional pain meds do. This can be a huge benifit for Fibro sufferers.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 08-03-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,422
Posted By vince10
Re: Off Synthroid, Cytomel only......help

I have tried all the thyroid meds over a 15 year period. Synthroid, Armour, Cytomel, Synthroid/Cytomel combination. Synthroid did virtually nothing for me except made my legs hurt. I still felt like...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-07-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,173
Posted By vince10
Provigil 7 Day Free Trial

I have mentioned the some doctors are giving Fibro sufferers Provigil. This is a medicine given to narcoleptics to keep them falling asleep. The military uses it for pilots to make them alert. It...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-07-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,852
Posted By vince10
Re: Personality Changes in Fibro and CFS

Oh boy...I am a perfect example. Some days I will not even answer my phone due the the way Fibro makes me feel. I put off making calls to people I have to talk to also. I just do not want to be...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-07-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,093
Posted By vince10
Re: Scared of Savella

It sounds like trouble waiting to happen. Why would your doctor give you four different anti depressant meds? I tried all of them you have listed. I had a doctor who tried the multiple drugs at the...
Board: Arachnoiditis 06-04-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,467
Posted By vince10
Fibro Masking Other Illnesses?

How would someone with moderate to severe Fibro know if they ever got some other serious disease? We feel like crap most of the time, the symptoms vary from day to day and the pain hits my legs one...
Board: Arachnoiditis 06-04-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,568
Posted By vince10
Re: Fibromyalgia and Costochondritis???? Pregnant and scared...

I have both conditions. Costochondritis can be very painful. Burning throbbing pain. My doc gave me Relafin, a strong anti inflammatory. A few years ago I had a flare up so bad, six pain pills did...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-21-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,722
Posted By vince10
Re: Provigil A For Fibro Fatigue

Nuvigil has a 30 day free trial coupon on the web. I never tried Adderall. Does it do the same as Nuvigil or Provigil?
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-16-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,338
Posted By vince10
Magnetic Blanket For Pain

Like many Fibro suffers, I am getting desperate for something to help me get pain relief. Has anyone tried a magnetic blanket that you sleep on? I saw a doctor treat chronic back pain on one of the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-16-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,722
Posted By vince10
Provigil A For Fibro Fatigue

Provigil is a drug used to treat narcolepsy (sleeping sickness}. Some doctors have been giving it to Fibro patients and it worked great for me for my Fibro tirednes and Fibro lack of concentration....
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-10-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,178
Posted By vince10
Re: I don't think I can take cytomel

Cytomel must be started in low doses and then increased over time. I started at 5 and now am up to 25 over a four month period. My problem is the opposite.
I was getting leg weakness and aches from...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-21-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,516
Posted By vince10
Self Medicating? Cytomel & Synthroid

After 15 years on Synthroid, a few months on Armour and 6 months on Cytomel, non of which made me feel a lot better. Cytomel was the most effective of the three meds. I decided most of these Endo's...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-31-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,060
Posted By vince10
Re: Stopped Cytomel......appointment tomorrow....thoughts??

Cytomel is suppose to stay in body for 7 hours. I called the makers of Cytomel and asked them about this. I was told that even though the drug has a short life in the body, the metabolic effect...
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-10-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By vince10
Re: feeling like i'm in a blur...

Provigil knocks the Fibro fog right out of you. See if your doctor will give you some samples. I try not to take it everyday as not to get immuned to it. But some days I don't know what I'd do...
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-10-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By vince10
Re: Fibro and Exersise?

I have been doing mild work. When I say painting, I mean some touch up with the brush and maybe a wall or two. I have two nephews doing most of the work. Saturday I had to take 6 Tramadol between 8...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-26-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By vince10
Fibro and Exersise?

I have always read that mild exersise is a must for Fibro patients. This is suppose to be part of a therapy that will help your symptoms. Well I have been doing mild exersise for two months now and...
Board: Hair Problems 07-21-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,341
Posted By vince10
Has Any Had Hair Laser Treatment To Regrow Hair?

I saw this on the Doctors TV show. It was an new alternative to hair replacement surgery. it was a laser light put on the head and it regrew hair after a number of treatment. I was wondering if...
Board: Weight Loss 06-18-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,793
Posted By vince10
Re: Phentermine for weight loss ?

I didn't get gittery at all. Actually the first day I took it I fell asleep two hours later. I have been at a standstill the last 4 days. I am eating just as little and nothing is coming off. One...
Board: Weight Loss 06-18-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,793
Posted By vince10
Re: Phentermine for weight loss ?

I am on it and it totally kills your appetite. I lost 9 pounds in two week so far without exersising.
Board: Weight Loss 06-09-2009, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,124
Posted By vince10
Re: age 47 and going to try a diet pill

Doctor gave my sister Phentermine 30mg. It worked great for her. She lost 20 pounds in a short time and it killed her appitite all day. She had little side effects.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-22-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,629
Posted By vince10
Re: Anybody take Cytomel ONLY????

I was on Cytomel for about six months. I had no problems. I started out with just a half dose and worked my way up to 25. This is equivalent to 100 Synthroid. I also was on Synthroid for years that...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-21-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,314
Posted By vince10
My T3 and T4 Are In The Normal Range. Why Is My TSH Not?

My TSH is 7.68. Normal range is .040-6.50. My T3 Uptake test is 35.0. Normal Range is 32.0-48.0. My Free T4 is .970 Normal Range is .700-1.700. I don't get this. So why is my TSH so far off? Do I...
Board: Hormone Problems 05-06-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,292
Posted By vince10
Re: Has Anyone Ever Gone to A Hormone Clinic?

So you took HGH? Also what was your Testosterone levels before and after your treatments.?
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 05-05-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 33,978
Posted By vince10
Re: Does Cipro Make Anyone Else Sick?

Do not run or exersise on Cipro. Not that you feel like it. It has blow out the achillies heel on some people. When I took it, I could actually feel my achillies tendon pulling when I walked. I had...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-04-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,566
Posted By vince10
Re: Thank God!! Provigil is awesome!!

I have been on Provigil for about six months. It also made me lose ten pounds because it killed my appetite. The same company is coming out with a new version of the drug. Maybe because the patent is...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-04-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,149
Posted By vince10
Re: Mattresses - What's The Best For Fibro?

I tried an 8" memory foam matress and it is to hard. I've also had several matresses. The best thing I found for my Fibro was the 4" memory foam mattress topper I bought at Wal Mart. It was about...
Board: Bowel Disorders 05-03-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,141
Posted By vince10
Laser Hemorrhoid Removal/Rubber Band Removal

Has anyone had laser hemorrhoid removal done? I had the rubber bands done 15 years ago and my hems return in full force. Is laser removal better? Also, I have three hemorrhoids now. Can more than one...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-28-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By vince10
I Stopped Taking My Thyroid Meds & I Feel A Lot Better

After years of taking Synthroid, Armour and Cytomel...and not feeling any better...I decided to stop taking my meds altogether. My TSH test show I need thyroid meds but I feel much better without...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-12-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,145
Posted By vince10
Re: Help provigil

Provigil should be available in a generic in late 2010 or early 2011. This drug is terrific. And I don't see where it is addictive at all. Ican take it a few days a week when I need it and then go...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 04-08-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,049
Posted By vince10
Re: PROVIGIL Worked Wonders For Chronic Fatigue

Provigil was originally for Narcolepsly. But doctors have started giving it to patients with Fibro and CFS. Are you sure you don't have Fibro?
Board: Dysphagia 04-05-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,883
Posted By vince10
Re: still trying to get a diagnosis

Ask your doctor about Corticobasal Degeneration. It is a rare Parkinson like cousin.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 04-05-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,049
Posted By vince10
PROVIGIL Worked Wonders For Chronic Fatigue

I have Fibro/Chronic Fatigue. I got so bad that sometimes I would sleep for two or three days, getting up just a few hours and getting so tired again, I fell asleep. Some days I would feel fine and...
Board: Hormone Problems 03-18-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,292
Posted By vince10
Has Anyone Ever Gone to A Hormone Clinic?

I was considering going to a hormone clinic. I have an under active thyroid and none of the thyroid meds seem to work for me. I also would like my DHEA, testosterone and HGH levels tested since I'm...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-16-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,585
Posted By vince10
Re: Leg pain

I get leg pains from my knees down. It feels like a toothache type pain.
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-14-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,348
Posted By vince10
HGH Treatment For Fibromyalgia

I have decided to try the injectable form of HGH. There are several hormonal clinics in my area that are legitimate. I have tried the HGH releasers but after doing some research, the releaser do work...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-28-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,408
Posted By vince10
Taking Provigil For Fibro With Good Results

I have been taking Provigil for three months now for my extreme fatigue caused by my Fibro. So far it has worked great. Although I am starting to have to increase the dose..I no longer fall asleep in...
Board: Weight Loss 02-28-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,375
Posted By vince10
Re: Provigil

I lost 10 pounds on Provigil. It kills my appetite
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-28-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,798
Posted By vince10
Re: Savella drug due out in March 2009-we'll see.

Savella has been out for 10 years under the name of Ixil and Milnacipran in Europe. A friend in France was taking it for depression so I'm not sure how it will work for Fibro.
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 01-26-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By vince10
Liposuction Question

I am consider liposuction on my stomach. I am 20 pounds overweight and I can't lose it unless I starve myself. This may be due to an underactive thyroid. I was wondering if anyone had lipo and the...
Board: Depression 01-26-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 577
Posted By vince10
Has nyone Tried Serenity?

Serenity is suppose to be a natural form of Lithium that does not act like the lithium taken for Bi Poloar disorders. This is a natural supplement that is suppose to work wonders for moods. Has...
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