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Board: Chronic Pain 11-28-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 30,003
Posted By diane777
Re: What meds help for your chronic neck pain??

Wow, thanks so much Jonnstar for the advice. I keep meaning to ask my chiropractor if I can buy a TENS unit for home. I will try the ibuprofen with the percogesic. I will see if maybe that will be...
Board: Chronic Pain 11-26-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 30,003
Posted By diane777
Re: What meds help for your chronic neck pain??

NoChange - I think that 'in the world of pillows' this Core brand air pillow is the best thing on the market for me, and I've tried them all. And the best price is at amazon. Something like $45.
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Board: Chronic Pain 11-21-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 30,003
Posted By diane777
Re: What meds help for your chronic neck pain??

NC - I had the same problem the doctors -- They did not believe my pain was as bad as it is. The wanted to just write me prescriptions and blow me off. They thought it was all in my head. I have...
Board: Chronic Pain 11-19-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 30,003
Posted By diane777
Re: What meds help for your chronic neck pain??

Hi NC -- Thanks for your reply. Gosh, I know what you are saying about the pillow. A regular pillow will just NOT do after an injury like yours.

I'm also actually so glad I stumbled upon this...
Board: Chronic Pain 11-19-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 30,003
Posted By diane777
Re: What meds help for your chronic neck pain??

Thanks, Sammy01. I think the best thing about this core air pillow is that you don't have to worry about foam wearing out. The other pillows would last me only 1 or 2 months and then the foam was...
Board: Chronic Pain 11-18-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 30,003
Posted By diane777
Re: What meds help for your chronic neck pain??

No CHange - I am so sorry for your suffering. I know what you are going thru, as I also suffer from severe neck and SKULL/HEAD pain from a childhood whiplash. I have to say something about...
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-10-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,537
Posted By diane777
Re: Lesion on Left Breast

I'm going tomorrow and will let you know what I think of the experience.
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-10-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,506
Posted By diane777
Re: What would you do? Surgical biopsy or 6 month follow-up???

On the "probability/suspicion for cancer is very low ", I have no confidence. In 1996, I was told the same thing by the surgeon and the doctor that saw my mammogram. And there was no rush...
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-10-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,537
Posted By diane777
Re: Lesion on Left Breast

Good luck! Let us know its going for you in the meantime.
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-08-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,659
Posted By diane777
Re: New here with questions

I'm just a layman, too, but the summarization seems to be a suspicious mass found in the 1:00 position of the left breast. When you go back to the doctor, bring this report with you and highlight...
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-08-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,235
Posted By diane777
Re: why not biopsy?

Wow, Sarasota, it sounds like you have great doctors. My breasts were so dense and still are even though I'm 52 now, but they still keep doing those danged mammos and telling me the results are...
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-08-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,235
Posted By diane777
Re: why not biopsy?

You're right, a mammo would not be the best, given the location of the lump. I don't remember how much ultrasounds cost, but I think surgery would be a lot more. I also don't mind being cut into to...
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-07-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,235
Posted By diane777
Re: why not biopsy?

Hi Vegetarian -- I'm one, too. :)

It seems to be a standard protocol to send a woman for an ultrasound after a mammogram. The first thing she should do is a mammogram, though. If you are 39 and...
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-06-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,537
Posted By diane777
Re: Lesion on Left Breast

I think it is ridiculous, too, that they won't prescribe a mammogram in this case. Some women never develop lumps (I'm one of them)! There is something you can do without a doctor's prescription...
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-06-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,627
Posted By diane777
Re: New Here...don't know what to think right now

Hi Tori,

I understand the feelings you are having and I hope you don't feel alone. It sounds like they caught it early enough, hopefully. I had a 1.8 cm tumor in 1996. The axillary lymph nodes...
Board: Cancer: Breast 04-25-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,713
Posted By diane777
Re: Thermography?

Ok, when I go, I will come back and post about it if anyone is interested.

I am 52, and had a 1.8 cm of invasive ductal carcinoma in my right breast when I was 38. My only symptom was pain. I...
Board: Cancer: Breast 04-24-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,225
Posted By diane777
Re: pain in right breast

It does seem like there is some relation to the shots and getting this symptom even if you still have the pain after 3 months. Breast tissue seems to take a long time to heal, I've noticed after...
Board: Cancer: Breast 04-23-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,713
Posted By diane777
Thermography?

Has anyone here ever had thermography to scan their breasts?

My mammo's are "unreadable" according to my last doctor because of thick fibrous tissue. So I thought I would go to get a thermography...
Board: Cancer: Breast 04-23-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,906
Posted By diane777
Re: Death from stage III cancer

Hi Sophie,

I've learned that if your doctor is that negative and making you feel this way, that you should get another doctor. It can make all the difference.

Like people are saying,...
Board: Cancer: Breast 04-23-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,206
Posted By diane777
Re: Someone help please ..chemo side effects

Hi Sophie,

I'm sorry about your diagnosis. I had my chemo 13 years ago and I remember the metallic taste in my mouth, too. I also could not bear the smell of plastic and almost developed a...
Board: Cancer: Breast 04-23-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,737
Posted By diane777
Re: fibrocystic breast desease

I don't know, they say to stay away from caffeine, and green tea has caffeine. But green tea is also very healthy in other ways so it's a toss-up.
Board: Cancer: Breast 04-16-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,710
Posted By diane777
Re: pain in left breast

Do you have very fibrous breasts? Alot of young women do, and those can cause those lightening pains sometimes. I experienced them alot. It could be something like that since you are so young, but...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-16-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,760
Posted By diane777
Re: Pain in neck, thyroid problem??

I'm so glad you got hired, and I hope these 90 days go quickly! This is why we need single-payer in this country which are taxes are already paying for -- but we are not getting. It kills me to see...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-29-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By diane777
Re: Magnesium Citrate?

I don't know for sure. I know that if you are taking Calcium and Magnesium, you really need to add Vitamin D. So you might want to get a little bottle of that just in case.
Board: Back Problems 01-15-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By diane777
Re: Chiropractor

I agree there are some really bad chiropractors out there -- as well as some really GREAT ones. I've had ones that increased my pain or put me in pain when I came in with none. BUT....the great...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 01-04-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,520
Posted By diane777
Re: Update on uterine cancer

I'm also worried about Carolyn. We had been in touch until the middle of December and then nothing. It's been over 2 weeks. Of course, people's computers sometimes take a dive, and maybe that's...
Board: Back Problems 01-01-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,310
Posted By diane777
Re: Any sleeping advice for old whiplash injuries?

Wow, thank you so much for your advice. It figures that something like this that works so well gets discontinued from manufacturing. I will definitely look and see where I can find this pillow. It...
Board: Back Problems 12-31-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,310
Posted By diane777
Any sleeping advice for old whiplash injuries?

Is there anyone who has a whiplash that is decades old, like maybe a childhood whiplash that wasn't diagnosed until you were older? I'm 52 and evidentally suffered a bad whiplash at 8 years old. ...
Board: Back Problems 12-31-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By diane777
Re: Neck & back pain

I have an old whiplash, and I know the pain you are experiencing in your neck while sitting at the PC. I always wear a cervical collar when I am at the PC, or doing anything that requires my head to...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-21-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By diane777
Re: Need help with possible thyroid removal decision

Thank you so much for your reply. I appreciate it. Yes, I have just one nodule. The lobe without the nodule is actually even bigger than the lobe with the nodule. I've had a couple ultrasounds...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-06-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By diane777
Need help with possible thyroid removal decision

Hi Everyone,

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's back in '98. My thyroid levels are still ok. My first endocrinologist who I liked so much had to leave her practice. One of the last things she...
Board: Urology 02-22-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 92,616
Posted By diane777
Re: Constant feeling of having to urinate

I don't know if this will apply to anybody, but I had symptoms of a UTI for many months. Hot urine, having to urinate all the time, etc. Yet the urine tested negative for a UTI and actually looked...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-17-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By diane777
Re: Anyone have repeat FNA's?

Thank you so much for your replies, Oleander and Reece. I will definitely push for another FNA, then. I didn't realize the things you mentioned in your posts so THANK YOU!
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-16-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By diane777
Anyone have repeat FNA's?

Hello, Everyone. I have Hashimoto's -- diagnosed 8 years ago. My endocrinologist, at the time, did very thorough FNA's on both the right lobe (which has a nodule) and the left lobe (which doesn't)....
Board: Alternative Medicine 02-16-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,490
Posted By diane777
Re: Anything useful for a schizophrenic?

I would look into Chinese Medicine. I studied it for about 2 years before I ran out of money and had to discontinue. They consider mental illness a stagnation of the shen (the spirit) so they use...
Board: Alternative Medicine 02-16-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,340
Posted By diane777
Re: Natural remedies for post nasal drip

I found a homeopath that works GREAT for me, and I use it daily. It's called "Mucuous Membranes" (I know - yuck) and the bottle reads: Futureplex B-8 by Antitiox. Most homeopathic stores should...
Board: Menopause 02-15-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,191
Posted By diane777
Re: Anger Issues

I'm addicted to chocolate, too, and didn't know that about the rage. This is very interesting. When I have fasted on just liquids or vanilla rice milk, I've had no rage. I didn't know it could be...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-07-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By diane777
Re: Hashimoto Thyroiditis

I'm sorry you are struggling with such symptoms. Something is definitely not right with your dosage or something. If you are having these symptoms now, two months is a long time to wait. Can they...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 02-07-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 40,078
Posted By diane777
Re: Uterine cancer stage 3c after the surgery radiation

I think that's a great idea to visit your sister in AZ and look into that center, Santee! If you do go, please tell me about it. I would be very interested. If I get the diagnosis again, I want to...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 02-03-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 40,078
Posted By diane777
Re: Uterine cancer stage 3c after the surgery radiation

LOL! You are right, Santee, that it feels like someone beat me with a stick! Why is that when you wake up from surgery, you hurt all over? My nose has a lumpy sore and then I realized the...
Board: Women's Health 02-02-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,920
Posted By diane777
Re: Painful incision...not draining, just hurting

Yes, pretty much. I think it's because she told me she was going to remove my right ovary through that hole as well so maybe that's shy.

I see you are experiencing some discomfort, too, on your...
Board: Menopause 02-02-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,513
Posted By diane777
Re: Anyone experience NEW ovarian cysts and NEW fibroids after menopause?

What's that's alot of good information, Estria. That's so interesting that you've noticed some things, too, about taking the progesterone. I really appreciate you putting down that quote from...
Board: Women's Health 02-01-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,920
Posted By diane777
Re: Painful incision...not draining, just hurting

Good day Trying2StayCalm!

Kismet! I had the same surgery earlier this week and have the same issue! Since it's the same as you describe, I think we are ok.

I concur! The incision is right at...
Board: Hysterectomy 02-01-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,026
Posted By diane777
Re: 11 yrs post-hysterectomy--still having menopause symptoms??

Oh no. I'm in my 6th year of that stuff and hoping it would end soon, but I don't think it will since you women are on 12 years. In the book I'm reading -- can we mention books here? -- Christianne...
Board: Menopause 02-01-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,513
Posted By diane777
Re: Anyone experience NEW ovarian cysts and NEW fibroids after menopause?

Hi Estria,

Thank you so much for sharing that information! I wasn't put on synthetic hormones because I had breast cancer previously when I was 38. BUT.....after 5 years of suffering hot flashes...
Board: Menopause 02-01-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,513
Posted By diane777
Re: Anyone experience NEW ovarian cysts and NEW fibroids after menopause?

Thank you --- I see that I am not alone with a post-menopausal fibroid! I've read that you don't have to have them removed if they aren't causing symptoms that are too unpleasant so you should be ok...
Board: Menopause 02-01-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,513
Posted By diane777
Anyone experience NEW ovarian cysts and NEW fibroids after menopause?

Hi Everyone, I'm 51 and entered an early chemo-induced menopause at 45. My breast cancer was when I was 38, but the chemo made my periods sputter here and there until they stopped cold in 2003. ...
Board: Menopause 02-01-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,894
Posted By diane777
Re: Nausea before hotflash?

I think I'm new to this particular board so - Hi Everybody!

YES! I know what you are talking about with the percursor to the hotflash. It also took me a little while to put it together, too. I...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 01-31-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 40,078
Posted By diane777
Re: Uterine cancer stage 3c after the surgery radiation

Hi Santee,

Well I survived the out-patient surgery on Thursday. And without getting the intestines or bladder injured. Whew. I was a bit groggy, but I remember the doctor telling me she removed...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 01-24-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 40,078
Posted By diane777
Re: Uterine cancer stage 3c after the surgery radiation

Hi Santee!

Wow, that is the most bizarre thing I've ever heard a doctor tell a patient -- to have sex with your husband to make things open up easier to get a better sample. ??? OH BROTHER. ...
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