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Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-05-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,461
Posted By ksc1968
Re: SCARED!!! upcoming laryngoscopy... numbing question

Good luck, you will be fine. Your anxiety about it is the worst part. Let me know how it went for you!
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-05-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,461
Posted By ksc1968
Re: SCARED!!! upcoming laryngoscopy... numbing question

No, there is NO pain involved AT ALL. Like I said, ask for one nostril to be numbed only, thats what I had, and you can still feel everything on the other side. Please dont worry. I did and it was...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-19-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By ksc1968
Re: My battle coming off PPI and reflux

I just posted my end results for me trying to get off my ppi...its called "back on my ppi's, my feelings"
I weened for 5 months, and in the end I just had to admit that do have LPR and Gerd and...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-19-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By ksc1968
Smile Back on ppi... my feelings.

Hi, I weened myself very slowly off of my ppi for almost 5 months....I did pretty well untill I got down to 1/2 of a pill (from 2). I assumed it was rebound, and continued to ween every 2 weeks...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 10-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,461
Posted By ksc1968
Re: SCARED!!! upcoming laryngoscopy... numbing question

missy joy.....Trust me, I worked myself up over nothing.....It was a piece of cake. If you ask for just one nostril to be sprayed, you can feel everything just fine. You can swallow, you can...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-04-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,455
Posted By ksc1968
Re: For those that have successfully gotten off ppi's and had rebound

scot724...
I eat lower carb things. Too many carbs kills me. I eat plain chicken, turkey burgers, filet, salmon, , green vegetables, sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup brown rice, lots of salads, fruits,...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-03-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,026
Posted By ksc1968
Re: Nexium Acid Rebound

maybe your stomach is sensitive when it is empty to the acid. Maybe its irritating since its relieved by eating? I know that hunger that is relieved by eating can also be a sign of a ulcer, but...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-03-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By ksc1968
Re: PPIs no longer seem to work.

have you tried gaviscon advance liquid? I order it from the UK and pay a fortune for shipping. Its good stuff and its not available in the USA
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-03-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,455
Posted By ksc1968
Re: For those that have successfully gotten off ppi's and had rebound

Hi, ive been successfully weening of my 15 year prevacid habit. I started in Early June by taking away 1/4 of my medicine every 2 weeks, and Im down to my last week. I took 2 pills a day so I was...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-03-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By ksc1968
Re: PPIs no longer seem to work.

Yep, mine actually never worked that great. Im almost completely weened off after 15 years taking it even though I still had heartburn! Sometimes things just dont work the same after a while....
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-03-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,026
Posted By ksc1968
Re: Nexium Acid Rebound

I have been very slowly weening off of Prevacid (2pills). I am currently at my last taper, Im taking 1/4 of a pill. I cut down 12 1/2% every 2 weeks. It has worked well, but at the 1/2 pill mark I...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-29-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By ksc1968
Re: Acid rebound still???

@stretch1...Im getting off because I have become severly deficient in vit d, b12, magnesium and my iron is very low. I also read that the fda issued a new warning that ppi cause low magnesium and...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-28-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By ksc1968
Acid rebound still???

Hi, I have been successfully, very slowly reducing my ppi. My goal is to get off completely. I have taken small amounts away every 2 weeks. I am now down to less than 1/2 a pill once a day (down...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 09-25-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,461
Posted By ksc1968
Re: SCARED!!! upcoming laryngoscopy... numbing question

Thanks Michael949.....You were right. I had the laryngoscopy today and it was a piece of cake. The decongestent was fine, the numbing tasted gross when it dripped into throat, but dr only did one...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 09-21-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,461
Posted By ksc1968
SCARED!!! upcoming laryngoscopy... numbing question

Im getting a fiber optic scope up the nose into the throat on tuesday. Im very anxious about the numbing. I do not do well with numbing in my throat. I once went numb in the throat during a dental...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-29-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,544
Posted By ksc1968
Re: Laryngospasm due to GERD?

YES I HAVE !!! I dont know anyone who has had one beside you!
I am actually in the process of weaning off of my PPI, prevacid....It took a lot of research on my part to figure out what caused the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-29-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By ksc1968
Re: My GERD journey

Sorry to read your posts....I actually have been you three times. I had three unsuccessful attempts at getting off of my PPI...until recently. I am down to 3/4 of a capsule from 2. I went to a...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-29-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By ksc1968
Re: Low acid levels the cause of reflux?

There are two side to this school of thought and both are right depending on the person.
Im currently weening off PPI because I have problems due to low acid from taking prevacid for 14 years....I...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-29-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,945
Posted By ksc1968
Re: Taking a giant leap of faith going off of PPI's!

Hi Mountain Reader,
I wanted to give you some of my experience stepping off of the ppi Prevacid. I was taking 30 mg twice a day, similar to your dexilant....its actually the same drug without the...
Board: Celiac Disease 06-01-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,900
Posted By ksc1968
Accidentally glutened???? HELP!!!

Hi,
Im so confused with this whole gluten/celiac thing. I have suffered from heartburn, diarrhea, stomach cramps, gas, skin rashes etc for years...It has been getting worse every year, and I...
Board: Endometriosis 11-20-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 31,171
Posted By ksc1968
Re: Horrible gas/intestinal pain on period

roxem,
Please see my new post on the endometriosis board "my endo pain is gone, what has worked for me".... I have been in search of ways to treat this naturally and I have had pain free periods...
Board: Asthma 11-17-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,622
Posted By ksc1968
Re: laryngospasm or bronchial spasm?

I have had 2 laryngospasms...they always start with a deep tickle on the left side of my throat that causes a violent cough, immediatly followed by a inability to talk or take in much air, trying to...
Board: Endometriosis 11-17-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,136
Posted By ksc1968
Talking My endo pain is gone... what worked for me!

Hi Ladies,.
I was on the site for a dental question and saw this board and felt inclined to share what has basically eliminated all of my endo symptoms.
I had surgery in Feb 2010 for a mass on my...
Board: Dental Health 11-17-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,169
Posted By ksc1968
Red face isolated crowned tooth sensitivity + sensitive to soft touch...

Hi everyone,,,
I have a odd thing happening in one of my teeth. On my upper right first small molar I noticed that if I lightly touched the tooth (crowned) on the outside it was sensitive. It...
Board: Dental Health 10-06-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,148
Posted By ksc1968
nightime grinding cause one tooth to be sensitive???

I have been having some mild cold sensitivity to room temperature liquids. Nothing with ice cold or hot. I have no pain in the tooth, only if I push on the side of it I feel a uncomfortable...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 09-08-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,512
Posted By ksc1968
out of tune hearing...distorted sounds

Hi...I went to the ent a few months ago for a strange symptom. Every week, for a few hours, my right ear gets a pressure feeling and within half hour my hearing gets very distorted, it almost sounds...
Board: Hearing Disorders 09-08-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,552
Posted By ksc1968
distorted out of tune hearing (higher pitch only)

Hi...I went to the ent a few months ago for a strange symptom. Every week, for a few hours, my right ear gets a pressure feeling and within half hour my hearing gets very distorted, it almost sounds...
Board: Dental Health 07-13-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,393
Posted By ksc1968
Re: young endodontist..old vs new..Opinions please

Heres my final update....WOW what a morning. Thank the Lord above that I went with my instincts and went with my endodontist and Not the young guy. So I went in and told my Dr where my pain was, he...
Board: Dental Health 07-12-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,393
Posted By ksc1968
Re: young endodontist..old vs new..Opinions please

I agree with those who like the younger dentists, as I myself have a great younger dentist, and he is up on his stuff. He has been in private practice for a few years and I adore him.
But when it...
Board: Dental Health 07-11-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,393
Posted By ksc1968
Re: young endodontist..old vs new..Opinions please

Hi everyone...just an update. I went this afternoon to the young endo. He was very nice but I have decided to just pay the extra money and go with the endo that has treated my twice before. The...
Board: Endometriosis 07-11-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 31,171
Posted By ksc1968
Horrible gas/intestinal pain on period

Hi..I had endo excised in Feb 2010. I had stage III endo with many adhesions and implants. I also had the left ovary and tube removed due to a large endometrioma. SInce the surgery my periods in...
Board: Dental Health 07-10-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,393
Posted By ksc1968
Re: young endodontist..old vs new..Opinions please

Thats what I am doing tomorrow...meeting this young endo. I wonder if its appropriate to ask how many root canals he has done, seeing he is so young. I dont want to offend the guy, but I have to...
Board: Dental Health 07-09-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,393
Posted By ksc1968
Re: young endodontist..old vs new..Opinions please

I have a great endodontist, the problem is he doesnt take my new insurance plan. So if I go to him I pay $1260 vs $550 ...The one my new insurance recommends graduated in 2007...do they usually go...
Board: Dental Health 07-09-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,393
Posted By ksc1968
young endodontist..old vs new..Opinions please

Just seeking opinions on how much experience out of school should a endodontist have before they have enough experience to be "good" enough, in comparison to someone who has over 25 years experience.
Board: Dental Health 07-06-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,966
Posted By ksc1968
Re: would you go back...ungloved unmasked dentist?

Thanks everyone, I got a new dentist, highly recommended through friends, and I had my first treatment yesterday....It was so nice to have the gloves, masks, glasses, clean equipment, modern office,...
Board: Dental Health 07-06-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By ksc1968
failed rc +post removal???

I have a failed rc and was told by my dentist to go to a endo for a redo of the root canal. My question is....I have a post in that tooth (next to front tooth), so how do they get the post out? ...
Board: Dental Health 07-01-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,370
Posted By ksc1968
Re: inflamed ligament vs abcess???

So turns out it was a very large abcess that is covering 3 teeth roots . I have a failed Root canal and need it to be redone after a week on Clindamyacin.
Board: Dental Health 06-30-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,966
Posted By ksc1968
would you go back...ungloved unmasked dentist?

Hi,
Just curious if I am over reacting...I went to a new dentist because my new insurance wasnt accepted at my dentist of the last 20 years...
I went for a cleaning/consult....The office was old,...
Board: Dental Health 06-29-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,370
Posted By ksc1968
inflamed ligament vs abcess???

Hi, Over the weekend I started to develop tooth pain in a few teeth...eventually a hot bowl of oatmeal led me to the exact tooth. By Monday morning the tooth was so painful that my tongue grazing it...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 05-15-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,207
Posted By ksc1968
Re: Complex cyst 4.8 cm

Hi mamaskoby,
I was the original poster of this post, and I ended up having surgery in Feb 2010 for my ovarian cyst. Surgeon ended up removing the left ovary and fallopian tube. The cyst was...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 11-16-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,883
Posted By ksc1968
Re: Does your reflux occur immediately after eating?

Mine is always around 3 hours after eating..
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 11-16-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,606
Posted By ksc1968
Re: Worried - Possibly GERD, couldn't breathe

go to see a gastroenterologist..inhaling stomach acid can be dangerous.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 11-16-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,531
Posted By ksc1968
couldnt breathe in....anyone else?

I have Gerd, diagnosed by EGD. On PPI for 10 years. last weekend I had the weirdest, scariest thing happen. I was on vacation and went into a shop and all of a sudden had a sever tickle on the left...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 11-14-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,108
Posted By ksc1968
suddenly couldnt breath in...help!

Hi,
I was on vacation yesterday, on a pier, and all of a sudden I got this very severe tickle feeling on the left side of my throat...I drank water, then started coughing, so hard that I kept...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-24-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,879
Posted By ksc1968
Re: New here - Acid Reflux or.....??

Its probably nothing, but ulcers cause hunger like pain like you are describing. Follow up with your Dr if it doesnt get better.
Wishing you well
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-20-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,597
Posted By ksc1968
Re: My GERD History..Please Help ,(

Steveharper...Onions are on the no no list for Gerd.....If I eat one even accidently, cooked or raw, I get bad Gerd...Maybe cut them out for a while to test it out.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-20-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,597
Posted By ksc1968
Re: My GERD History..Please Help ,(

If your acidic it can take a couple of weeks to feel better. It is a huge lifestyle change. Red meat, pork are huge no no's....lean turkey and chicken are better choices. Give up any white rice,...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-20-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,482
Posted By ksc1968
swtiching time of day I take ppi

Hi,
I was wondering if anyone has had luck with switching the time of day they take their ppi. I used to take prevacid for years, before dinner, and it really helped. In 09 I read to take it...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-27-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By ksc1968
Ebooks for heartburn

Just wondering if anyone has bought those $39 ebooks that guarantee heartburn no more . I think their scams but a friend wants to buy it. I believe iff someone suffered gerd and found a cure they...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-07-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,531
Posted By ksc1968
Re: You and PPI's

Hi Don,
1)When I am steadily on my prevacid I do Not have any daily heartburn. I have esophageal spasms that are triggered by acid reflux, but NO daily burning.
2) If needed I take rolaids, or...
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