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Board: Nail Problems 05-26-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Pattyanne
Gel nail polish

Any recommendations for gel nail polish to use at home?
Board: Hair Problems 03-31-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By Pattyanne
Keeping ash blond hair

I color my hair with excellence light ash blond and it turns out a very pretty beige color, but it doesn't last long. I used a neutral filler per instructions and my color still faded in 2 weeks. I...
Board: Pain Management 01-14-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: Pain centers

Thanks, Dave
Board: Pain Management 01-14-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: Pain centers

I wanted to make the point that this pain center was not very professional. It is not a free clinic and I have excellent health insurance. I will now go through my primary care doctor and get xrays...
Board: Pain Management 01-13-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Pattyanne
Pain centers

I went to an appointment at a pain center in my neighberhood. I wanted to be treated for and get xrays for some on going back pains. I filled out the intake papers at home and waited with my husband...
Board: Pain Management 12-10-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Pattyanne
Pain centers

I just wondered if anyone has gone to "pain relief centers" like you see on TV. Are they legitiment.
Board: Skin Problems 11-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Pattyanne
rash

I have gotten a rash on my bikini line. But for us heavier girls it's called "under the apron of belly". I've had it for 7 days and have tried an antibiotic cream and a steroid cream but can't get...
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 05-21-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 490
Posted By Pattyanne
High liver enzemes

I have UC and have been remission for 5 years. Suddenly my liver enzemes are to high. My doctor lowered my Imuran from 150 mg. to 100 mg and told me to retest in 2 months. So I have to admit I'm a...
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 04-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Mio
Views: 539
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: Mio

I drink tea and water. I just thought a shot of Mio every now and then would be fun.
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 04-20-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Mio
Views: 539
Posted By Pattyanne
Mio

Has anyone had a problem with MIO Water Enhancer? I use it to drink more water but it seems to give me diarrhea. I have UC.
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 01-05-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: nausea in the morning

I get nausea about an hour after I eat and take my pills. I have everything checked with a blood test every 4 months. This doesn't happen every day but is so annoying when it happens and I'm trying...
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 12-31-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By Pattyanne
nausea in the morning

I have UC and have been in remission for 4 years. I take Imuran and Asacol and other meds for my other conditions. My problem is morning nausea. I have to eat to take my pills but feel really bad...
Board: Hair Problems 08-26-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: Shampoo for bleached hair

Yes I've tried several but none of them work.
Board: Hair Problems 08-26-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Pattyanne
Shampoo for bleached hair

I need a suggestion for shampoo for my hair that is lightened 2 shades. I use
light ash blond color and can't keep the ash tone. It fades in 2 or 3 shampoos.
Board: Relationship Health 04-10-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: Dating a paraplegic

Thanks for your input. We are trying to cope and I pray for this situation all the time.
Board: Relationship Health 03-06-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: Dating a paraplegic

I don't know if she loves him. I think she likes the idea that he needs her.
Board: Relationship Health 03-06-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By Pattyanne
Dating a paraplegic

My daughter (28) is dating a paraplegic. She is a beautiful, caring and intelligent person who is also a special ed teacher. She started this relatonship a while ago but we thought it would die out....
Board: Shingles 02-15-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: A Cautionary Tale

Hello all. Please it's important to read the entire post.
Wanted to share my experience in hopes it will help someone. I got shingles as a result of the shingles vaccine. Now, this is rare, but...
Board: Shingles 10-10-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,629
Posted By Pattyanne
I think I have shingles

I got a rash on my breast and a couple of spots along my bra line. I put some steroid cream on it and took some benadryl. Two days later when it didn't go away I went to my PCP and was told it could...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-18-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By Pattyanne
dental visits with TKR

I've had both knees replaced and my surgeon told me to take 4 amoxicillin pills before any invasive procedure for the rest of my life. I have done this for 7 years at the dentist, etc. I have...
Board: Skin Problems 04-25-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,105
Posted By Pattyanne
Kenalog Spray

I have been using Kenalog Spray (triamcinolone acetonide topical aerosol) for a couple of weeks for sores on my scalp. My dermatologist really thought this would help, but I am experiencing extreme...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 01-10-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: Stopping Sweet n Low

I don't want to use sugar for weight reasons. After going to Weight Watchers, Diet Workshop,hypnoses.etc.,I knew I could always have tea with Sweet n Low as a free item.Thats about all I drink plus...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 01-09-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By Pattyanne
Stopping Sweet n Low

I have been using Sweet n Low for 30 years to keep away from sugar. I also have had small sores in varius places for the last ten years. The doctors told me I was allergic to SULFA. They changed all...
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 12-28-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,780
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: fiber pills

At the first sign of a flare I can usually just take imodium. If there's a problem after a couple of days I call the Dr.
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 12-27-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,780
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: fiber pills

My ulcerative colitis was all the way up. I am now in "medical remission". I take imuran and asacol hd. I only have problems occasionally but always have to be careful.
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 12-27-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,780
Posted By Pattyanne
fiber pills

I was just wondering if anyone has taken fiber pills with ulcerative colitis. I feel that I could use them.
Board: Arthritis 12-15-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 605
Posted By Pattyanne
Helped me

I just wanted to say how much I like those mops on a stick that you put on a wet cloth from the container. They have really helped me with my white kitchen floor that needs cleaning almost every day....
Board: Back Problems 11-06-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Pattyanne
neck surgery

My husband needs "cervical anterial fusion surgery" for his neck pain. Does anyone have info about this? I was wandering about the success of this operation and the recovery time.
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-02-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 722
Posted By Pattyanne
To whom it may concern

I just wanted to say that I have had both knees replaced 6 years ago. I did the therapy and that was that. I still have osteoarthris in my entire body. About 10 weeks ago my husband wanted to join a...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 08-29-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By Pattyanne
yelow nails

I use Sally Hansen's clear polish called flawless. It makes my nails strong and long but the tips turn yellow. It really looks bad in the sun. Is there something else I can use that will be as...
Board: Osteoporosis 07-10-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,876
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: Summer walking...

I walk at to the mall. It's close to our house and is air conditioned. There are a lot of seniors and it's better walking for me because I have 2 knee replacements.
Board: Arthritis 06-29-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,214
Posted By Pattyanne
cymbalta and nose bleeds

I having been taking 60 mg. of cymbalta for OA for 7 months now and have been very happy with the results. The last couple of weeks I have been getting nose bleeds which are listed as one of the side...
Board: Hernia 05-05-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,470
Posted By Pattyanne
Hiatal hernia

I have had a hiatal hernia for a year. Patient First found it after a chest ex-ray for bronthitis. My gastro Dr. ignored it when I told him then got made when he saw it during the endoscopy and said...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-22-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: white cell count

He said we'll watch it--another blood test in 4 months.
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-22-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: white cell count

Did the Dr. sound like he was concerned? Maybe there is something else he/she can give you. I would ask him/her if this will cause problems down the road if you keep taking it.

Take...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-22-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Pattyanne
white cell count

My gastro Dr. said my blood test showed a low white blood count because I'm taking Imuram for Ulcerative Collitis. This surpresses my immune system. Should I be concerned?
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-22-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Pattyanne
nausea

Just wondering if anyone has used ginger gum for nausea? I just saw it advertised and wondered if it could help.
Board: Caregivers 03-10-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,460
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: Mother can't hear television

Look on line just put the name in a search engine. Also available at CVS--but maybe cheaper on line.
Board: Caregivers 03-09-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,460
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: Mother can't hear television

Wireless "T.V. Ears" should solve the problem.
Board: Arthritis 02-02-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,860
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: cymbalta for OA

The cymbalta really lowers my appetite and I am satisfied with alot less food.
Board: Arthritis 02-02-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,860
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: cymbalta for OA

I just wanted to say the cymbalta is still working great. My OA is about 80% better. I don't need to take my over active bladder medicine and it is helping with my colitis because one of it's side...
Board: Arthritis 01-16-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,860
Posted By Pattyanne
cymbalta for OA

I was prescribed cymbalta for my osteoarthrtis because I was not pleased with the results of the many NSAIDS I had taken. This seems to be giving me better results. Has anyone else tried this med for...
Board: Weight Loss 10-22-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: Should I be losing weight?

I am eating less. Sometimes I cook and just look at the meal and know I can't eat it. Then I eat somthing later--like toast and tea. Sometimes I just eat what ever I can get down.
Board: Weight Loss 10-22-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Pattyanne
Re: Should I be losing weight?

I don't know anything about hernias, but I can try to answer the weight part.

Does your nausea cause you to eat less, or are you eating the same?
Nausea and decreased stomach size mean nothing...
Board: Weight Loss 10-19-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Pattyanne
Should I be losing weight?

I was diagnosed with a large hiatal hernia. A part of my stomach has gone up into my chest. Since my stomach is a little smaller now and I have nausea alot I thought I would lose some weight. It...
Board: Hernia 09-09-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 893
Posted By Pattyanne
hiatal hernia

I was told I have a hiatal hernia that is twisted. One of my doctors seems to be really concerned "major surgery maybe" and the other one wants to "watch it". I'm just confused. Any suggestions.
Board: Bowel Disorders 05-09-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By Pattyanne
When will I feel better?

I'm finally off the prednisone I was taking for my ulcerative colitis for several months. I weaned down twice and this should be the last time if all goes well. Now I'm feeling pain everywhere. The...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-15-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,132
Posted By Pattyanne
Weaning down from Predisone

I was taking 40mg of predisone than going down 5mg a week till I'm weaned off for my ulcerative colitis. I'm at 10mg now and I seem to be gaining weight as I go down. This seems to be the opposite of...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-18-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 726
Posted By Pattyanne
What's next ?

Sveral weeks ago I had diahrea for 10 days. After going to the ER I was admitted for 4 day of testing and atibiotics. I was released with antibiotics and told to eat a regular diet. 4 days later I...
Board: Urology 09-02-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By Pattyanne
Over Active Bladder

I've suffered with OAB for several years. I was taking Detral L.A. for a long time then it stopped working and my doctor gave me enablex. A year later I told him it wasn't working and he prescribed...
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