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Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-29-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,642
Posted By sugzey$
Re: ALDH2 Enzyme

Thanks for your reply. I am caucasian and I read that the problem is mostly in asian people. I have never been a heavy drinker but the few times I have had a drink of any kind of alcohol my face...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 05-25-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Calcium Supplements

One more question concerning this calcium post......Would the calcium in Soy Milk that has calcium in it be the same as taking calcium supplements? Would it be better to drink milk instead? Thanks!
Board: Diet & Nutrition 05-14-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,642
Posted By sugzey$
ALDH2 Enzyme

Anyone familiar with the ALDH2 Enzyme which has something to do with the metabolism of acetaldehyde to acetate? Has anyone been told that they are deficient in this enzyme? Would an endocrinologist...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 05-13-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By sugzey$
Calcium Supplements

I am a soon to be 75 year old tall slim lady. I have been taking calcium supplements for years and I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis once several years ago but now I am kind of on the...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 10-24-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By sugzey$
Ectropion Problem both lower eyelids

Both of my lower eye lids are beginning to turn out and my eyes get real dry. I am 74 yrs. old and know that I am getting muscle loss all over my body but I am wondering if my use of Tretinoin or...
Board: Eye & Vision 10-24-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By sugzey$
Ectropion (Bottom Eyelids turn out) both eyes

Both of my lower eye lids are beginning to turn out and my eyes get real dry. I am 74 yrs. old and know that I am getting muscle loss all over my body but I am wondering if my use of Tretinoin or...
Board: Eye & Vision 10-24-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Fourth nerve palsy

I had it and it has almost completely disappeared since I had cataract surgery on both eyes. Just once in awhile I can tell that there is still a little tiny bit of the double vision left.
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 09-27-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By sugzey$
Calcium Supplement and Vitamin D Supplement

Has anyone's doctor told them to quit taking their calcium? I am 74 years old and my doctor told me to quit taking my calcium and take 1,000 IU's of Vitamin D daily. I am a bit concerned about...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-25-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,427
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Sour smelling scalp

Thanks! I will try this if my problem returns.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-10-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,427
Posted By sugzey$
Smile Re: Sour smelling scalp

My problem I think has been solved...knock on wood! I quit using a lot of soy milk and I used three or four times some shampoo made in Germany that is supposed to balance the ph on your scalp. I...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-26-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Stevia

Well, guess I better check into this. Stevia is what I am using. I wonder what is the safest sugar free sweetener to use.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-26-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,427
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Sour smelling scalp

Thanks Treefer. I'll be back in touch if and when I find out what is wrong with my scalp.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-24-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,427
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Sour smelling scalp

Thanks Treefer for your response. I do try to eat lots of fruits and salads and maybe not as many vegetables as I should. I usually fix a spinach salad and put a lot of different things on it that...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-02-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,427
Posted By sugzey$
Sour smelling scalp

I have a sour smelling scalp. My forehead gets pretty oily so I assume my scalp is oily also. If I don't use the dandruff shampoo(Nizoral), my scalp also itches. I am 73 yrs. old and my hair is...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 09-18-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,693
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Mac/mai

Your eye doctor needs to learn more about this disease. I will be going back to my lung doctor in Oct. and I think he is going to want me to take some sputum samples to the hospital to see what kind...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 08-27-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,693
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Mac/mai

According to the NTM website, more and more people are getting it everyday and the last I read they think it is coming from taking a shower and getting in hot tubs.
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 08-27-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,693
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Mac/mai

Took the 24 hour test for silent acid reflux and don't have that. Will ask my lung doctor if the bacteria in the mucous that comes up out of my lungs at night be causing the erosion of my enamel on...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-18-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,113
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

Good news! I don't have silent acid reflux. Glad I haven't been taking Prilosec thinking I had it. I would never have the test for checking the muscle action in the esophagus anymore. The...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-09-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,113
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

I will be having an esophageal manometry to test my esophageal muscle function which entails inserting a probe into the stomach through the nose on the 26th of July. After that is completed which...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-05-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,113
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

That is exactly what I think caused mine and I think I will stop using it. However, I asked my gastro dr. the other day about it and he said he didn't think that is what caused it. He said it was...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,113
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

Do you have a hiatal hernia and if so, have you thought about surgery to correct the hiatal hernia? Glad you have the reflux under control.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,113
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

I had that same test about 10 years ago. I don't know how I had the nerve to do it. Guess I'm getting braver as I get older...73 in August....wish they had suggested surgery 10 years ago. Wouldn't...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,113
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

Just thought I would let you all know that I am waiting for the nurse to call me about an appointment to have the tube run through my nose down into my stomach to see how much acid is being produced...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-25-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,113
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

Good luck! I hope they can find out what is causing your problems. I just hate for them to say that I need to take a medicine for life. I didn't use to have a problem with acid reflux. I started...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-25-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,113
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

I have a small hiatal hernia also and I use to have a terrible hard hurt right in the center of my chest. It would last for 15 or 20 minutes and then it would go away. No doctor has ever told me...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-25-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,113
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

The best I can remember I had to drink some chalky liquid stuff and they watch as it goes down into your stomach. I also had an endoscopy to find out what the acid was doing to make my stomach ache...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-24-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,113
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

I have 2 things going on with me and I am trying to determine if the acid is coming up from my stomach or my lungs. I have an adjustable bed so I didn't think it would come up into my mouth from my...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-22-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,113
Posted By sugzey$
Silent Acid Reflux

Does anyone on this board have "silent" acid reflux and if so, has their dentist told them that he thinks it is acid that is eroding the enamel on their teeth?
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 06-12-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,693
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Mac/mai

I took Biaxin and Ethambutol for 18 mos. several yrs. ago. It got rid of most of the bacteria except the pseudomonas which I still have. Asked lung dr. yesterday if I still have MAC and he said he...
Board: Eye & Vision 04-18-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,436
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement

I guess the laser surgery he is talking about doing is the reshaping of the eyeball to correct the astigmatism. I sure hope it works for you. My sister is having problems with her surgery also. ...
Board: Eye & Vision 04-18-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,436
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement

I am so sorry your surgery was not successful and hope that they will be able to correct the problem. I finally decided to get the mono focal lens, AcrySof IQ IOL UV with blue light filter. I...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 11-16-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,058
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Heartbeat or pulse in head at night

Have you read about Semicircular canal dehiscence on the Internet?
Board: Eye & Vision 11-11-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,436
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement

Did you just get the lens for long distance and not for both long distance and close up? Hope they are doing well for you.
Board: Eye & Vision 11-11-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,436
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement

Guess I didn't make myself clear on the surgery times. He will be doing one eye, then the other one 3 or 4 weeks later. Thanks for your reply.
Board: Eye & Vision 11-11-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,436
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement

I don't have an answer for your question (sorry) but I have had cataract surgery myself just last summer and am wondering why you are having both eyes done at the same time.
Seems a bit risky to me,...
Board: Eye & Vision 11-11-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,436
Posted By sugzey$
Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement

I'm having cataract surgery on both eyes after Thanksgiving. I have requested ReStor Lens to replace lens removed. Is anyone familiar with these lens and any possible problems they might cause? ...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 10-23-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,058
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Heartbeat or pulse in head at night

Type in SCDS or SSCD in the search field and you will see what was causing the pounding heartbeat in my left ear.
Board: Trigeminal Neuralgia 02-18-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,007
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Trigeminal Neuralgia Swelling and Ear Pain

I hope you have found the answer to your problem by now. If not, I was wondering if you have heard about SSCD (superior semicircular canal dehiscence) ?
Board: Eye & Vision 01-11-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,432
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Vertical Diplopia- Surgery or other options?

Thanks for your concern. I am in NC and go to Duke Eye Clinic which is a part of Duke University Medical Center in Durham,NC. The young woman doctor that I see is supposed to be very good. She is...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-11-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,432
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Vertical Diplopia- Surgery or other options?

Hi, I am 71 yrs. old and have been having the same problem. It is the Superior Oblique Muscle in my right eye and the 4th cranial nerve goes to that muscle. I have had no trauma. I have been going...
Board: Nail Problems 09-29-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,542
Posted By sugzey$
Re: yellow and multiple layers

Try soaking your feet in 1/4th cup of white vinegar and 2 qts. of water and see if you see an improvement. Vinegar should get rid of a fungus. Could add some salt to the water also.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 08-18-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,639
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Bio-identical hormones....thoughts?

Do they use wild yams or soy or both? Do they put pellets under your skin on your behind for the estrogen and testosterone? Do you put the progesterone under your tongue at night? Just went to a...
Board: Eye & Vision 02-25-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,747
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Surgery for Double Vision

Talked to my eye doctor yesterday. Surgery is going to be scheduled for May if my problem does not go away before then. They will actually do the surgery on the eye that does not have the muscle...
Board: Eye & Vision 02-12-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,747
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Surgery for Double Vision

I had double vision 19 yrs. ago in the same eye. It was not as severe as it is this time and it went away after three or four months. My eye doctor diagnosed it then by my symptoms. The problem is in...
Board: Eye & Vision 02-11-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,747
Posted By sugzey$
Surgery for Double Vision

I have double vision in my right eye due to something happening to the 4th cranial nerve that goes to a muscle in my right eye. I have had this for three and one half months. Just had this week my...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-18-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,742
Posted By sugzey$
Re: thumping/swishing in ears,muffled voices, and vertigo

I was just diagnosed with SSCD and I could hear my heart beating in my left ear real good. It also sounds like a watch ticking in my ear and I am now hearing a roaring in my whole head when I move...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-18-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,742
Posted By sugzey$
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 11-10-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,584
Posted By sugzey$
Excess Acid due to taking Whey Protein

Has anyone who has acid reflux thought that it might have been caused by taking whey protein? When I started taking whey protein, it seems like that is when my stomach problems started which turned...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 11-07-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,058
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Heartbeat or pulse in head at night

Have you all been checked to see if you do have vertigo? If those crystals in the ears get out of place, they can make you have funny feelings in your head. I just went to a Balance Center and had...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 11-11-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By sugzey$
Re: broncheactisis help????

People who have MAC (bacteria in the lungs) usually do have bronchiectasis. My MAC started out with a dry cough and when I did get something up it was green. After they found the MAC they...
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