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Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-14-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Help after TT

I had the same problem. My TT was in 2009 and I bounce around. Don't get discouraged you just need a medication adjustment probably. Did your doctor suggest that? Hang in there, it will get...
Board: Gallbladder 12-16-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: how long after a HIDA scan were you in surgery to remove your gallbladder?

Please let me know how your Hida Scan goes. I go to the surgeon tomorrow and know the Hida Scan is coming. ER trip revealed no stones after US gallbaldder and ct scan and suspect sludge or low...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-29-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By RUFUS100
Smile Re: High tsh

Tsh retested and has returned to normal range 0.7, waiting on doctor to decide what dosage of meds to leave me on. Thanks to those that replied.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-26-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Why Do Doctors Think We're Just Being Silly?

Hang in there Summer and get those other tests done. I am awaiting my results also. Things will get better!!
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-26-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: High tsh

Hi ellen,
so good to get 2 replys on this problem. I had my levels tested monday morning but doctor out till next week. Will let you know what i find out. Since my dosage was elevated i am not as...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-20-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By RUFUS100
High tsh

Past history of tt in 2009 and thyroid levels have bounced around since then. Recent tsh was 13.6335, and previous 4 months ago was 5.7. I have experienced extreme fatigue. My doctor upped my...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-26-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Best time to take thyroid meds when working 12 hr midnights

Thanks Midwest, Sounds good. I come straight home and take meds and go to bed. Your input is very appreciated.
Rufus
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-26-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By RUFUS100
Wink Best time to take thyroid meds when working 12 hr midnights

Yesterday levothyroxine increased to 100 mcg from 88mcg due to elevated tsh and low free t4 levels. Forgot to ask the doctor best time to take thyroid meds. I work 12 hr midnights 7p to 7am and for...
Board: Mononucleosis 06-14-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: When does the fatigue go away?

Hi Shelly,
I was diagnoised 1 1/2 years ago and still have fatigue from time to time. Remain positive and hang in there. It will get better. Keep rested as much as you can.
RUFUS
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-14-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Total Thyroidectomy for Christmas

Reece is correct have a good surgeon. I did great after surgery also. I had swallowing issues and a multinodular goiter. My calcium level dropped once but came right back up on its own. I know...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-01-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,536
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Hyperthyroid symptoms but blood test within normal

Total thyroidectomy due to compression on my esophagous. I do fine except now and then it goes usually hyper on me. Just takes medication adjustments to correct. Hyper symptoms are not fun though....
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-01-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,536
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Hyperthyroid symptoms but blood test within normal

Hang in there. I had a tt in 2009 and ocasionally require medication adjustments. 2 weeks ago i had hyper symptoms and free t3 and free t4 were on low side but normal and tsh was 1.2. When my tsh...
Board: Mononucleosis 06-02-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Hi soe, good to hear from you. You make it though the week. Yeah!! Just rest when you can that is the key. I have been pureeing apples, peaches and pears in the blender and putting in my...
Board: Mononucleosis 05-31-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Hi soe,
sorry i did not see your message till now. I .know it is frustrating but you have to hang in there. If you have to miss a day or 2 more at first going back to work i say it is ok. It is...
Board: Mononucleosis 05-29-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Hi soe, yes, i was off the holiday but went back last night. 2 more 12 hour shifts to go. Yes i am right about 1 step back and 2 forward. Just keep resting when you can. That is what your body...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-28-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By RUFUS100
re: im having thyroid surgery

Hi carol,
although everyone is different with surgery. I had a total thyroidectomy in 2009 and i am fine. Just medication adjustment issues but that all works out. Good luck. Many out there did...
Board: Mononucleosis 05-25-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Hi soe, no but you are probably correct about the sugar thing. I am off and just resting. Hot here in ohio next 3 days. Just rest this holiday weekend if you can. Rest is the best medicine right...
Board: Mononucleosis 05-24-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Hi SOE, How are you doing?? Happy thoughts coming your way and hope all is well. Keep your chin up and rest all you can. Let me know how you are doing when you can. Have a good weekend.
Rufus
Board: Mononucleosis 05-19-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Hi SOE,
So good to hear from you. I am so glad you made it through your first week. Your headed in the right direction. Just rest when you can and know you may have a bad day but remember the...
Board: Mononucleosis 05-16-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Hi soe,
just got up and headed out for 1 of 2 12 hour midnights. Oh boy, but we have to hang in there. Just rest as much as you can!! Eat good and take those vitamins and that virus will get...
Board: Mononucleosis 05-16-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Soe, how are you doing? Remember to keep your chin up, in time things will get better. We will be ready for the new york marathon soon!! Let me know how you are.
Rufus
Board: Mononucleosis 05-12-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Hi soe, yes, i have had my ups and downs from overdoing but i work 12 hour midnights as an aide in a very busy hospital. I rest a lot and you need to do that. Just remember 1 step backwards and 2...
Board: Mononucleosis 05-10-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Hi soe, good to hear from you. Sorry about the lysine. Just do what you feel better with. I know today i am having a bad day, tired, just not feeling well. I still get leg weakness from time to...
Board: Mononucleosis 04-26-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Hi soe,
let me know how it works!!! We need to keep our immunine systems up!! Have a good day.
Rufus
Board: Mononucleosis 04-24-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Hi soe,
i took 1 week off but should have taken 2-3 weeks off. Rest all you can that is the key. I still struggle at times with these 12 hour midnight shifts and all i do is stay home and rest...
Board: Mononucleosis 04-24-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,308
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Recurring Mono

Hello, I have been struggling since Aug of 2011 with mono and reoccurences. I have found that it takes lots of rest and patience. My doc recommended Ester C and Vitamin D3 to build my immunine...
Board: Mononucleosis 03-17-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,265
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Anyone with Mono? Please tell me how you got through it.

My doctor recommended vit d3 and ester c. Good luck and hang in there.
Rufus
Board: Mononucleosis 01-22-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,365
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Length of Time Before a Relapse?

hello,
i also contracted mono the same time as you and i had a milder form but would get better than the sore throat and fatigue would come back again and again. i work 12 hour midnight shifts and...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 01-19-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,097
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Understanding Emphysema

You are doing all the right things. Tender loving care from family is the best. I do not have a story but i work in a hospital as an aide. You are correct no one knows but god when it is time but...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 01-08-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,947
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Preference in Vitamin C?

My doctor said take ester-c, absorbed differently and does not bother the stomach. Take care.
Rufus
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-04-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Levo has cellulose filler!

Midwest is correct, everyone is different. My doctor switched me to another brand and it did not agree with me. I was fine when I changed back to my original perscription. It is a fine line...
Board: Mononucleosis 11-22-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,590
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Chronic Mono-newly diagnosed (long)

I was diagnoised with mono aug 2nd and still have off and on sore throats. I recently took 2 rounds of antibotics for sinus infection bronchitis and today bam sore throat back and low grade temp...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-02-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: my thyroidectemy

Glad you are doing good.
Rufus
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-25-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: total thyrodectemy

I also had hashi's and all that inflammation with the choking sensation. The best thing i ever did was having my entire thyroid removed. Reece is correct just finding that correct dosage after...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-22-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Brand new to Hypothyroidism

Hang in there. Thyroid trouble teaches us patience. Things will get better.
Have a good day.
Rufus
Board: Mononucleosis 08-22-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Diagnosed with Mono at age 74!

Hope you are feeling better. I am doing much better but still have leg weakness at times. Let us know how you are doing. Sounds like you have been through a lot. Take care.
Rufus
Board: Mononucleosis 08-20-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Diagnosed with Mono at age 74!

Hello,
i don't know how long it will last, i posted on this board a few days before you and no one replied. I was diasnoised at age 56 and shocked. Flu symptoms and tested positive for mono. I...
Board: Mononucleosis 08-15-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,211
Posted By RUFUS100
Leg weakness and mono

Hello, this is week 3 and doing much better from mono. Only symptom left is leg weakness. Has anyone ever had leg weakness last for awhile??? I would appreciate any response from the mono board....
Board: Infectious Diseases 08-15-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,338
Posted By RUFUS100
Leg weakness with mono

How long does leg weakness last with mono? I just started week 3 and this is the last major symptom. Just wondered if anyone experienced this problem. Any response would be appreciated. Thanks,...
Board: Infectious Diseases 08-06-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,296
Posted By RUFUS100
Newly diagnoised with mono at 56

Was diagnoised with mono at age 56 this week. Throat culture done, positive mono, negative for strep. Scratchy throat, headache, temp x 5 days and leg weakness are my symptoms. Was told to stay...
Board: Mononucleosis 08-06-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,506
Posted By RUFUS100
Newly diagnoised with mono at age 56

I was diagnoised this week with mono, had a throat swab, mono positive and strep negative. Family doc said cbc not that bad, no swelling in liver or spleen. Told to rest and be off work for 1 week....
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-31-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Trouble Adjusting on Synthroid

I also had a tt but not due to cancer. I can tell you it takes awhile to get the levels correct but they do get there. Please have patience. I experienced all the things you are going through. ...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-21-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: hashimotos

You are not alone. I had hashimotos but also a multi nodular goiter and ended up having a total thyroidectomy due to difficulty swallowing. I feel much better but remember the battle before when...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-20-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,984
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Thyroidectomy

Hi,
i had a tt in 2009 but not due to cancer. Mine was hashimotos and difficulty swallowing. I did just fine and only had problems with medication adjustment and that works itself out in time. I...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-19-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Thhroidectomy

Hello,
i had a tt in 2009 and got myself all worked up. Yes it is scary to think about but everything was just fine. My only normal issue was medication adjustment but it gets to the correct...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-22-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,261
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Chest feels tight after upping Synthroid - ??

Hello,
same thing happened to me with the chest tightness, scary when it happens . Had my levels checked again and i was hyperthyroid. After med adjustment everything was ok. It does take awhile...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-14-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: Levothyroxine help please

Hello,
i am 2 yrs post tt and still have trouble with levels. Currently i feel much
better. It does take time with med dosage changes. Please hang in there and if you start feeling bad call your...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-25-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: knee pain

Same here, bouncing back and forth getting the correct levothyroxine level brings the joint stiffness and discomfort.
Hang in there folks.
Rufus
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-23-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,568
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: One year after RAI and still wondering ?

Hang in there shelley!! I don't know the answers to all your questions but have the faith. I am going through hypo and another increase in meds. I know my surgeon told me to stay with the same...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-14-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,788
Posted By RUFUS100
Re: 9 days without synthroid/total thyroidectomy

Sandy,
could you contact your surgeon maybe? I would think you might need meds before long. Just a suggestion to contact the surgeon. There is always an er or quick care facility but that can be...
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