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Board: Bowel Disorders 12-02-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By Alesis
Question Questions about pain and bleeding

Hi.

36 year old female here. For the past month and a half or so, I have felt pain in my lower back/seat area whenever I sit and sometimes when I lie down. The more I sit, the more it hurts. It...
Board: Women's Health 07-04-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By Alesis
Question Cystic lesion on remaining ovary, 1 year post hysterectomy

Hi. 35 year old/soon to be 36 years female here.

Almost a year ago, I had a hysterectomy; everything was removed except my right ovary. In April of this year, a cyst on it ruptured. I was put on...
Board: Digestive Disorders 05-01-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,096
Posted By Alesis
Re: Scared to eat: Pressure, pain & bloating in upper belly!

Hi.

I am eating low fat turkey, bread, potatoes, etc. Not much else. I am purposely avoiding fatty foods.

Even plain water bothers me.

I saw a nutritionist today and she is pretty much...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-28-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,096
Posted By Alesis
Question Scared to eat: Pressure, pain & bloating in upper belly!

Hello:

35 year old female with a history of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), psoriasis, IBS, GERD and fibromyalgia. On 16 April, I had my gallbladder out per recommendation of my...
Board: Gallbladder 04-26-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By Alesis
Re: Digestive issues 4 days post-op

Update: Because of the above issues, and because I felt like did when I was getting anemic after my last surgery, I saw my primary care provider yesterday.

She:

1. Scheduled an appt. with my...
Board: Gallbladder 04-24-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By Alesis
Re: Digestive issues 4 days post-op

I hope you feel better soon. I think we all heal differently. People around me try to trivialize the surgery, saying how quickly people heal from it and act like it's no big deal. The reality is that...
Board: Gallbladder 04-24-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By Alesis
Re: Digestive issues 4 days post-op

Hello all and thank you for your help.

I saw the surgeon yesterday and told him about my issues. He said they _may_ be surgery related and to contact my GI doc if they continue.

Considering...
Board: Gallbladder 04-21-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By Alesis
Re: Digestive issues 4 days post-op

Thank you, Peaches. I hope you feel better soon.

Today I had several BMs, with the aid of a gentle stool softener.

I tried different, healthy things and still no luck feeling better. Two small...
Board: Gallbladder 04-20-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By Alesis
Re: Digestive issues 4 days post-op

Hello and thank you for your reply.

Because I ate so little for months _before_ surgery, I was ravenous _after_ surgery. Therefore, the first few days out, I ate pretty well. I actually tolerated...
Board: Gallbladder 04-20-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By Alesis
Question Digestive issues 4 days post-op

Hello:

Four days ago, I had my gallbladder out (lap) due to biliary dyskinesia (5.5% EF, pain/bloating no matter what I ate/drank including water). Though I have recovered to the point where I no...
Board: Gallbladder 04-13-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By Alesis
Re: Q. About preventing malnutrition post GB op

Thank you! That makes sense.

My surgery is Tuesday. They did blood draws last week and I mentioned the past nutritional issues to the nurse then, as well as with my surgeon when I had the consult....
Board: Gallbladder 04-12-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By Alesis
Question Q. About preventing malnutrition post GB op

Hi. I am 35, female and scheduled to have my gallbladder out on Tuesday. When I had my hysterectomy last year, I was able to go back to work for three weeks post recovery, and then was out for two...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 04-12-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By Alesis
Re: Visual static, migraines, abdominal pain - questions inside

My MRI was normal. The eye dr. said my symptoms were not vision related and referred me back to my neuro, who is unsure of the cause. Because my previous neurologist suspected intracranial...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 04-07-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By Alesis
Question Visual static, migraines, abdominal pain - questions inside

Hello. 35 year old female here with a history of migraine and tension type headaches since January 1 2013, which landed me in the ER. (What a great way to start the new year!)

I have a lot going...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-14-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By Alesis
Re: neuro appt moved up ASAP: bad sign? honest advice please.

It's OK. I never found out why they moved me up, except perhaps that they had a cancellation. All my tests came back OK and the neuro bumped up my medication.

I was diagnosed with a combination of...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-05-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By Alesis
Question neuro appt moved up ASAP: bad sign? honest advice please.

Hi. To keep things short, I was seen in the ER on New Years Day for an exacerbation of my headache symptoms. Left sided head and face numbness, nausea and a worsening of my balance and confusion...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 12-20-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By Alesis
Question MRI: How long before I can assume "no news is good news?"

Hello:

Tuesday at 3PM, I had a brain MRI for the headaches, coordination/balance issues, lack of appetite, confusion, and memory issues I have been experiencing.

My quick question for the...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 12-05-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,483
Posted By Alesis
Re: Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

Update: My prayers have been answered so far; a cancellation opened up and I got into the neurologist today. He seemed to think that based on my headaches coming and going when I change body...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-17-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,483
Posted By Alesis
Re: Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

Update:

Yesterday, after a two day break from the headaches, I woke up with one. It went away after an hour or so, and then I didn't feel any pain except a little here and there when I lied down...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-13-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,483
Posted By Alesis
Re: Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

Thank you for the advice! You have been so helpful.

I probably spaced out and wasn't thinking. I need my license to get back and forth to work, therefore I won't mention it to the neuro.

Best...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-12-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,483
Posted By Alesis
Re: Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

Thank you for the suggestion regarding the rebound headaches. This morning, I saw my primary care and I mentioned it to her.

They got me right in. I told her about all my symptoms. Another...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-11-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,483
Posted By Alesis
Re: Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

Hi again:

One of my regular psych meds is actually an anti-seizure med that doubles as a mood stabilizer.

My moods are pretty stable right now (fingers crossed that they stay that way). I'm a...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-09-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,483
Posted By Alesis
Re: Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

Thank you for the info and suggestion. I looked up that medication and sadly, it is not available here in the US.

In 2009/10, when saw a neurologist, she tried a couple of migraine meds (the...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-09-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,483
Posted By Alesis
Re: Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

Thank you for your help.

I saw my psychiatrist last night and she added another medication to take at night. She said that if my psych symptoms get better and my headaches continue, to see my...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-06-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,483
Posted By Alesis
Re: Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

Yesterday morning, I developed another headache and took OTC pain meds for it. It went away until I lied down last night and had to take another.

About lunch time, I got panicky for no reason. All...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-04-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,483
Posted By Alesis
Question Headaches + depression/anxiety/nausea/clumsiness

I am not sure where to post this; I am hoping this is the right spot.

I've had headaches on off since 2005. They can get pretty intense, occur on the left side and radiate into my neck. This year,...
Board: Anemia 09-18-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,328
Posted By Alesis
Re: Iron deficiency anemia w/folate deficiency & Normal B12?

Hi Michael:

Thank you for your help. I see the hematologist tomorrow and am hoping to get some answers.

A.
Board: Anemia 09-17-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,328
Posted By Alesis
Re: Anemia w/Low Vit D/Folate & Normal B12?

Hello again:

Another symptom I have been having is that food, no matter what it is, makes me sick to my stomach whenever I eat it. I don't have much of an appetite and when I do eat, food bothers...
Board: Anemia 09-10-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Alesis
Re: Alesis, answer to the itching question

Thank you for posting the update and I am glad you are feeling better already. Neither of the doctors I saw today addressed the itching issue with me, although I brought it up with both of them. Mine...
Board: Anemia 09-09-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By Alesis
Re: Itching like crazy any advice welcome

Hello:

I see the hematologist a week from Wednesday and will definitely ask about the itching. Good luck at the doctor's tomorrow and please let us know how things go.

A.
Board: Anemia 09-09-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By Alesis
Re: Itching like crazy any advice welcome

Hi Agenda:

I am writing to let you know you are not alone. I am also suffering from the itching problem. Big hugs to you!

Hopefully someone else will chime in with practical ways for both of us...
Board: Anemia 09-08-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,603
Posted By Alesis
Re: Is 6 a low ferritin

My doctor said in her notes that "goal ferritin is over 50". Reference range in my case is 4.6 - 204; my ferritin level is a 3.4. From what I read online, intravenous and intramuscular (injectable)...
Board: Anemia 09-07-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,328
Posted By Alesis
Question Anemia w/Low Vit D/Folate & Normal B12?

Hello:

A week ago, I was diagnosed with Anemia secondary to Iron Deficiency. My symptoms of headaches, extreme fatigue and difficulty concentrating came out of nowhere, hence my trip to the...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-24-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,835
Posted By Alesis
Re: Can anyone tell me what this could be?

Do a web search for "intracranial hypertension". You sound like you're exhibiting the classic symptoms.

A neurologist would make this diagnosis. Although it's most common in overweight women, it...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-24-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,354
Posted By Alesis
Re: Help Me Out

Hello Molly:

I am going through some of the same things as you, except for the carotid artery issue and the pain near the nose. I get the feelings of water on my head, along with one-sided...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-24-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,488
Posted By Alesis
Re: Treximet questions

Update #2: I gave in and took another pill. I am getting weird side effects, like feelings of pressure, sleepiness and weak limbs. While they are detracting from the pain, I can still feel it.
...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-24-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,488
Posted By Alesis
Re: Treximet questions

Update: I had to take a third pill Friday night. Pain stayed away most of yesterday, however it's rearing its ugly head again. Again, the pain tends to wax and wane on its own, so it's hard to say if...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-21-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,488
Posted By Alesis
Question Treximet questions

Hello all:

My neurologist prescribed Treximet for my headaches. She thinks they may be migraines.

I took one today when I got a headache. The pain went away for about an hour (after taking a...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-06-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,705
Posted By Alesis
Re: Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain (Left-sided)

Update:

I still have not gotten the referral in the mail yet.

Today, I had to go home early from work due to the pain and fatigue. :( It was so bad I could not concentrate. Not only do I feel...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-04-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,705
Posted By Alesis
Re: Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain (Left-sided)

Another update:

I got some sleep last night! Yay! :)

Today I tried different things to see if the pain would come/go away.

I noticed that: Drinking cold drinks brought on the pain a little...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-03-2009, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,705
Posted By Alesis
Re: Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain (Left-sided)

Add another symptom to my list: sleep paralysis. I kept waking up scared and paralyzed last night. Also: I would start to fall asleep, and as soon as I would, I would feel scared. The slightest noise...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-02-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,705
Posted By Alesis
Re: Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain (Left-sided)

Thank you again, Jane for your insight.

I saw my PCP today and told her what happened. I then asked her about seeing a different neuro, as well as the possibility of myofascial pain.

She...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-01-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,705
Posted By Alesis
Re: Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain (Left-sided)

Thank you for your help. I am seeing my PCP tomorrow in the morning to ask for a referral to another specialist.

I came across the chronic myofascial pain thing online, and it sounds a lot like...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 02-26-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,705
Posted By Alesis
Angry Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain (Left-sided)

I am a 31 year old white female from the northeastern US. I do not drink or smoke. I work in an office-type setting and I am in too much pain to exercise regularly.

Since I fell on the ice four...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-28-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,598
Posted By Alesis
Question Possible parotid growth - anyone else get pain, nausea, fatigue?

Hello everyone!

I first noticed the "bump" in the area of my parotid gland 8 months ago. I had a tooth that needed a root canal and assumed that the swelling and pain was from that.

Tooth was...
Board: Women's Health 06-24-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,193
Posted By Alesis
Question Vaginal bleeding, pain and cyst(?)

I am a few days away from starting my period.

For the past few days, I've had a burning sensation deep in the skin-folds of my vagina, on the right-hand side. In fact, it burned when I wiped, and...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 02-08-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,477
Posted By Alesis
Re: Is this typical of IBS?

Thank you for your responses!

I am still having symptoms....they come and go just as quickly as the came for the most part...although I have been feeling pretty yucky most of the day. Since I...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-03-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By Alesis
Re: Bowel problems

Have you had a colonoscopy?

Blood in the stools or on the TP is generally not associated with IBS, although it can come from other things like hemroids.

I had the occasional blood in my...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-02-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By Alesis
Re: Colonoscopy sedation question

I had sedation and it was wonderful. I was out like a light...next thing I knew the procedure was over and I was awake in the recovery room.

I had no nausea nor vomiting.

A.
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-02-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,573
Posted By Alesis
Question Sudden onset diarrhea :(

I have IBS, which has been under control ever since I started taking Caltrate back in September.

About a week and a half ago, I started getting a sudden onset of severe diarrhea. It lasted for...
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