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Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-06-2007, 02:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,767
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Youngest age for knee replacements

I am 49 and am having knee replacement surgery in June. I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis when I was 24. It's gotten so bad that the top part of my lower leg bone is damaged as well. I have no...
Board: Arthritis 06-10-2006, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: what to expect at initial rheum visit

My first visit to a rheumatologist consisted of a full exam in a paper gown. They' ll probably take blood for tests and possibly x-rays. So there's nothing to be scared of.
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 05-18-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Temporary Straightener for curly hair

I've had curly, frizzy hair almost all my life. Have fought and fought with it wanting it to be straight. I've tried numerous products to no avail. But for some reason my hair stylist is able to...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 05-18-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,057
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: any1 know a good lotion?

Try Pretty Feet and Hands Lotion. You will literally be rubbing the dry skin right off. In the winter I have extremely dry and calloused heels and this lotion is working wonders.
Board: Arthritis 05-18-2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: OMG The Pain ...

I certainly understand pain. My rheumy has tried to wean me off the prednisone (I've been on it for years and years) and everytime I've stopped taking it my feet swell up and are very painful so I...
Board: Arthritis 05-18-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,545
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: psoriatic arthritis

Eden, sounds like you need to change rheumatologists. And I would do it sooner than later. I would not want a doctor who is only going to "observe". You're paying him to do something. Please, get...
Board: Arthritis 05-08-2006, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,545
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: psoriatic arthritis

Oh my, where do I start. I was diagnosed with PA in 1983 when I was only 23. So you can imagine what I've been going through all these years and all the different drugs I've taken. Right now, I'm on...
Board: Arthritis 08-18-2005, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,028
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: At what age were you diagnosed with arthritis & what type?

I was diagnosed and have been in treatment for psoriatic arthritis since 1983. I was 22 yrs. old.
Board: Arthritis 08-18-2005, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Imuran

I've been on Imuran for 3-4 years and I wish I could tell you whether it works for me or not. Because I'm on Enbrel injections, 2 diff. pain meds and prednisone I have no idea which is actually...
Board: Sexual Health - Women 06-24-2005, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,373
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Embarassing Question

Yes, it's normal. They're called vaginal farts and it happens when air is pushed inside your vagina from the penis thrusting. So don't worry about it. It might be embarrassing so just laugh it off....
Board: Sexual Dysfunction Treatment 06-24-2005, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,627
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Medication and it's effect on orgasm?????

First of all, please don't feel like a fool. I'm sure there's many, many women out there who are having sexual problems because of medications. I take pain medication for my arthritis which affects...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 06-24-2005, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,779
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Insurance company unwilling to pay

You mentioned you had an attorney for this case. Why not just let him handle the correspondence. I know you said that the insurance company wouldn't respond to him but surely there's a way to get...
Board: General Health 06-24-2005, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,981
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Is eating shrimp tail shells safe?

If they're still alive I would say it's a not a problem. But why they would want to eat the tail shell is beyond me. Go figure!
Board: General Health 06-21-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: what the heck is going on?

It's possible it could just be a case of bad breath. Have someone smell your breath. If you do, try treating that and see if it helps. Including scraping your tongue where bacteria lodges onto the...
Board: Arthritis 04-27-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: First Rheumatologist appt. September!

Why don't you have your primary care physician make the appt with the rheumatologist for you? A lot of times they can get you in quicker if it's a referral. Also, a lot of specialists won't take new...
Board: Disabilities 04-27-2005, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Receiving Disability But Have Moved Out-of-State

Thank you! I phoned them and got it changed. I feel so relieved now.
Board: Disabilities 04-25-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By Dawnrise
Receiving Disability But Have Moved Out-of-State

I was approved and have started receiving payments when I lived in Ohio but now I have recently moved to Michigan. Does anyone know what I need to do now? Do I have to get it transferred to Michigan,...
Board: Arthritis 10-06-2004, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,798
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Does sexual activity has any effect on joint pain?

Well, if you don't find an answer here why don't you make an appt. with a doctor and discuss with him/her. We are not doctors and can only guess what the problem might be. Good luck.
Board: Arthritis 09-29-2004, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,798
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Does sexual activity has any effect on joint pain?

Search on the internet. It's pretty much common knowledge that having an orgasm releases endorphins. Now whether they actually help an individual entirely, is another thing. Maybe I should've made...
Board: Arthritis 09-29-2004, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 31,393
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Question re Methotextrate side-effects

Once you start using Rogaine you'll have to continue to use. If you stop, the problem starts again. I was going to do that, even bought a box. But then decided I didn't want to spend all that money...
Board: Arthritis 09-28-2004, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 31,393
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Question re Methotextrate side-effects

The reason I quit taking metho was because I was starting to lose my hair and thought that this was reason. But months after I stopped taking it I was still losing my hair so I believe it's a...
Board: Disabilities 09-28-2004, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: If you live in OH and are disabled

Wow! Had no idea. I'm in SE Ohio myself. I'm in the appeal stages of my disability but when I finally do get approved I'll have to check on that. Thanks!
Board: Disabilities 09-28-2004, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,324
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: now what?

I just received my first denial for disability. Which I expected. I think it's standard practice. Anyway, I've appealed and I've also written to my state represenative (Ohio) asking for his help....
Board: Disabilities 09-28-2004, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,635
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: update please read.(.Go figure)

Totally understand. I am dealing with SSI for disability myself. I've already been turned down once. I think it's standard practice for them to turn you down the first time. So I've appealed and I've...
Board: Arthritis 09-28-2004, 04:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 31,393
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Question re Methotextrate side-effects

I used to take methotrexate but am now on Enbrel injections. But, wanted you to know, when I took metho I had no side affects whatsoever. None. And at the time, meth did me a world of good. I was at...
Board: Arthritis 09-28-2004, 04:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,319
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Worthwhile alternatives for Psoriatic Arthritus or RA

I've had PA since 1983. I've gone through different medications, including methotrexate. At that time, metho helped me tremendously. I had no side affects whatsoever. You have to have regular blood...
Board: Arthritis 09-28-2004, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,798
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Does sexual activity has any effect on joint pain?

Unless you're on your knees while masturbating I don't see how it could cause pain. Besides, having orgasms is supposed to release endorphins (a natural pain medication) so no reason to give up...
Board: Arthritis 09-28-2004, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Possible to have arthritis in non-joint location?

Psoriatic arthritis (which I have) can also involve the surrounding tissues of a joint. (i.e. tendons, ligaments, muscles) But it doesn't sound like you have arthritis to me. But again, I'm not a...
Board: Arthritis 09-20-2004, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,001
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: How much is Enbrel?

It costs me $1,147.00 but with insurance I only have to pay $25.00. So, yes, it's very expensive.
Board: Sexual Health - General 07-31-2004, 03:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,424
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: wana please bf, but can't stand the taste!...

Have you tried using flavored condoms?
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 07-01-2004, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,164
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: paxil cr and alochol

I've drank while on Paxil. Nothing awful ever happened to me. But that's me and everybody is different. If you're gonna drink while on Paxil, why don't you go at it at a slow pace. Try one and then...
Board: Skin Problems 07-01-2004, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: circles under eyes

I used to work with a girl who had dark circles under her eyes that are hereditary and other than trying to cover them up there isn't any cream that is going to help. I also have dark circles and I...
Board: Skin Problems 07-01-2004, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Anyone else think that dermatologists are obnoxious?

I've been quite lucky. Although I haven't had to see my dermo for quite some time (knock on wood) he's always been nice and willing to answer any questions for as long as it takes. I wish everyone...
Board: Skin Problems 07-01-2004, 12:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By Dawnrise
Calluses

Could someone give me a good way of removing calluses from the palm of the hand?

My husband has a couple that are so thick I have no idea of how to get rid of them except for soaking, using a...
Board: Weight Loss 06-28-2004, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,361
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Relacore

I've been taking Relacore for few days now but not on a regular basis. So I can't say whether it works or not. I'm hoping it does because I have a serious issue with belly fat. Would like to hear...
Board: Women's Health 06-21-2004, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: I accidently took two

You're fine. You can't overdose on b/c pills. I was having problems with my period a long while ago and my doctor instructed me to take 3 a day, which was tapered down to 1 a day over the next few...
Board: Women's Health 06-21-2004, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,677
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Adenomyosis, Uterine Fibroids

In December of 2001 I started my period two weeks early and then for the next 1-1/2 yrs. I bled almost non-stop. Sometimes severely. Had an ultrasound done and they found polyps. Doctor changed my...
Board: Sexual Health - Women 06-21-2004, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,796
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Wife Extreme Orgasm..is it normal?

Sounds like she could be having a "g-spot" orgasm. Is any fluid expelled when this happens?
Board: Sexual Health - Women 06-21-2004, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: brown discharge?

The brown discharge you're speaking of is old blood. You may happen to have a brown discharge right after periods. It's just your vagina's way of cleaning itself out. But if it still concerns you...
Board: Depression 06-19-2004, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: paxil cr

Thanks for your reply Sandalla. I think if the spasms continue to get worse I'll call the doctor's office. I also worry that it may be something else.
Board: Weight Loss 06-19-2004, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,266
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Relacore vs. Cortislim

I bought my first bottle of Relacore a few days ago. I've only been taking them for 2 days so, of course, I haven't seen any results yet. I'm getting desperate in getting rid of my belly fat and my...
Board: Depression 06-19-2004, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: paxil cr

I've been on Paxil for 6 weeks now and have been very tired. My doctor said it should lessen or even go away after awhile. I hope so because I can't get anything done.

But I have a question for...
Board: Women's Health 03-13-2004, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: kinda Embarrassing

Do these lumps look like warts? Because that's what genital herpes look like. If you're sexually active I would definately go see a doctor about them.
Board: Sexual Health - Women 03-13-2004, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,818
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: OMG Orgasm!

Wow! I envy you. I've never had a "G" spot orgasm. He must be doing something right.
Board: Sexual Health - Women 03-13-2004, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,612
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Headache & Orgasm....

If they're really, really bad maybe you should ask a doctor about them. Otherwise, headaches from orgasms can be a normal thing for some. What happens is the blood that's normally in your head (and...
Board: Relationship Health 03-13-2004, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,256
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: question for married only

Yes, absolutely I would marry. My first marriage ended in divorce and after I got over the hurt, anger etc I loved being on my own and would tell my friends & family I would never get married again....
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-13-2004, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,994
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Healthcare - Different States!

Here we are one of the richest countries in the world and government can't even take care of their own citizens. But yet they can send billions of dollars helping other countries. something just...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-13-2004, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,179
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: cancer- no insurance

If you've filed for disability and it's been denied, appeal it. I've heard that some people have had to appeal 3-4 times before being approved. And a lot of people have to get attorneys. But if you...
Board: General Health 03-13-2004, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: breast enlargement pills

Please don't waste your money on these breast enlargement pills, herbs or whatever. They don't work. It really irritates me that these companies take advantage of desperate women wanting bigger...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 03-13-2004, 12:43 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 89,962
Posted By Dawnrise
Re: Breast Enlargement

Why do you women waste your money on this crap? They don't work. I hate to see these companies take advantage of women who are so desperate to have bigger boobs. I think we need to boycott these...
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