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Board: Leukemia 07-22-2010, 06:38 PM
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Posted By renie2
Normal remission symptoms?

I am very worried about my 50 year old sister. Before she was dx'd with CML, she had horrible migraine headaches for about 2 years, night sweats, constipation and hip pain. After she went on...
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-22-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,698
Posted By renie2
Re: Has anyone had H1N1 relapse?

Hi, it took about a month for me to get back to 100%. However, I am still being very cautious, eating well, sleeping well, drinking lots of water, taking my vitamins and using lots of hand...
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-13-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,698
Posted By renie2
Re: Has anyone had H1N1 relapse?

Thanks to everyone for responding!
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-08-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,698
Posted By renie2
Has anyone had H1N1 relapse?

I'm on day 20 of still feeling pretty tired despite 8-9 hours of sleep a night. I still haven't resumed my normal vigorous level of exercise. Yesterday, while at the acupuncture doc's, a mom was...
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-05-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 933
Posted By renie2
dizzy or off balanced w/swine?

Has anyone felt dizzy or off balanced during their bout with H1N1 or whatever vicious flu is going around?
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-05-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,239
Posted By renie2
Re: How long have you been sick w/Swine?

Shawn, are you exercising yet? I've been doing a meager 3 miles on the treadmill (not as fast as normal) compared to my usual 8 miles. Now I've added 1/2 hour of yoga. No hard cardio yet and...
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-05-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,934
Posted By renie2
Re: Could i have swine or just plain old flu

I'm with Gigi on this. I can't imagine ever being sicker with a flu than I was this time - 14 days of fever, chills, crushing headaches, body aches, lower back pain (excruciating), ab pain, running...
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-05-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By renie2
Re: Did Swine Flu come on quickly for you?

For me, I had a super workout at the pool (swam 2 hard miles), then did yoga, but started to cough that afternoon. The next morning I felt like I was at death's door, and felt that way for 14 days! ...
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-03-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,239
Posted By renie2
Re: How long have you been sick w/Swine?

Gigi, I couldn't move off the couch without being exhausted, let alone clean! Being sick is always a great time to catch up on reading but I couldn't even concentrate on that. Now, I'm finally on...
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-02-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,239
Posted By renie2
Re: How long have you been sick w/Swine?

Well, you need to NOT clean right now. I am not moving dust around, or using chemicals until I am totally over this! The dust/grime will be there when we are recovered. Wow, you're whole family had...
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-02-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,239
Posted By renie2
Re: How long have you been sick w/Swine?

Hi Shawn,

You made me laugh! Same thing with me - they're used to me working out everyday for a couple of hours, so they probably think I've passed on. I felt like I was at death's door this...
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-01-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,239
Posted By renie2
Re: How long have you been sick w/Swine?

Ah, guilt! such a constant companion to an exercise addict. lol Thanks, Gigi, will try and listen to my body. For 30 years, doctor's have told me to take it easy when sick. My last flu ended up...
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-01-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,239
Posted By renie2
Re: How long have you been sick w/Swine?

Harka, thanks for the words of encouragement. It's a scary flu. I am grateful I'm getting better, it's just taking sooooooo long.
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-01-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,239
Posted By renie2
How long have you been sick w/Swine?

If you've had this awful flu, how long have you felt exhausted and unable to resume normal activity?. I was an extremely healthy individual, working out everyday for at least 1 1/2 hours. The day I...
Board: Sinus Problems 10-21-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,154
Posted By renie2
Prednisone for sinus infection?

I was sick in February, which developed into VN, that made my life miserable until two weeks ago, when I had 2 straight weeks of feeling totally normal. As my luck would have it, I came down with a...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 07-12-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 903
Posted By renie2
SSRI's help Labs neural growth

I found this info from 2005, I'm not sure if this has been further corroborated or not. I would imagine if SSRI's may stimulate new neural growth, we'd all be on them for Labs. I would love some...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 07-07-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,595
Posted By renie2
I finally get to a neuro-otologist - no help

I am frustrated. Doctor was very nice and copied all my test records, however she said Labs doesn't usually occur more than once (this has been my dx for the last 20 years) and since these attacks...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 07-02-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,789
Posted By renie2
Re: when head is tipped back i get light headed

Interestingly, I've had VN or Labs since January and that was a major complaint of mine. My ENT, who was highly recommended, assured me that was not BPPV. He said it part of the whole inner ear...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 06-30-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,961
Posted By renie2
Re: Does anyone know why exercise works?

Hi, thanks for the great response. Yes, I had flown just prior to getting a virus. That virus lasted a month, and according to my ENT, went into the inner ear. My dx is Labrynthitis or Vestibular...
Board: Anxiety 06-30-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,128
Posted By renie2
Re: Need Lexapro users input

Thanks. I guess I better at least move up to 10 mg.:dizzy:
Board: Anxiety 06-29-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,128
Posted By renie2
Re: Need Lexapro users input

Mrs. lee

That's how I felt while on Lex for 6 years. I am beginning to feel better, although still not sleeping like I used to. Maybe that's good, maybe I needed so much sleep and couldn't get...
Board: Anxiety 06-29-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,128
Posted By renie2
Re: Need Lexapro users input

JomBobwe: The dizziness began 2 weeks AFTER I went off the Lexapro and has stayed with me for 6 months. I also did get a virus about a week after going off lex, which lasted a month, and the ENT...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 06-29-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,282
Posted By renie2
Re: Can BPPV last for 6 months?

Thanks, my ENT firmly believes it isn't BPPV, but inner ear inflammation from a virus. I feel "motion sickness" sensations sometimes while swimming, but truthfully, I think for the better part of...
Board: Anxiety 06-28-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,128
Posted By renie2
Re: Need Lexapro users input

Sorry, but does Zoloft not give you dry mouth? That does annoy me. Also, what are withdrawal side effects? Could it be the chronic dizziness that I had for the last 6 months since going off it in...
Board: Anxiety 06-28-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,128
Posted By renie2
Re: Need Lexapro users input

Thanks for the info! I tried paxil and zoloft and remember that I felt like a zombie -- no feeling about anything. Lex worked the best for me and actually, I think it's starting to finally kick in...
Board: Anxiety 06-27-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,128
Posted By renie2
Re: Need Lexapro users input

Hi, can you tell me why you said Lex stinks?
Board: Anxiety 06-26-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,128
Posted By renie2
Need Lexapro users input

I can't understand why I am having all these side effects on just 5 mg Lexapro. I was on 10 mg for 6 years and felt wonderful. Went off in December and my quality of life spiraled downward from...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 06-26-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,282
Posted By renie2
Re: Can BPPV last for 6 months?

Hi Scott

No, never get them. I guess it's viral labs or VN. I don't turn my head one way, get spins, then turn my head the other way, and it stops. It's just constant imbalance. It's better...
Board: Anxiety 06-25-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,255
Posted By renie2
Re: Insomnia on lexapro?

Thanks, this is almost worst than the reason I went on lexapro - to help Vestibular Neuronitis - constant imbalance. Finally, after 6 months, I gave in and started back on lexapro (having taken it...
Board: Anxiety 06-25-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,255
Posted By renie2
Re: Insomnia on lexapro?

I just started taking it today in the afternoon rather than at night, when I was taking it for the last 23 days without a problem. Now, suddenly, I am waking up after just 2 hours of sleep and...
Board: Anxiety 06-25-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By renie2
Re: least sedative med for sleep?

Thanks, I didn't even think of Melatonin. My doc called in a script for Lunesta. Of course, he wants me to increase dose of lexapro from 5 to 10 mg. I'm terrified - If I can't sleep now, what will...
Board: Anxiety 06-25-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,255
Posted By renie2
Insomnia on lexapro?

Can anyone on Lexapro tell me if they've suffered insomnia as a side effect, and if so, did it go away? How long did it last? I am literally up in 2 hours, unable to go back to sleep. I can't...
Board: Anxiety 06-25-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By renie2
least sedative med for sleep?

Hi, does anyone know what the least sedative med is (Valium? xanax? etc.) to help me sleep. I've been taking lexapro for almost a month with hardly any problems, and suddenly now I am waking up...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 06-24-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,282
Posted By renie2
Re: Can BPPV last for 6 months?

Hi Number, thanks for replying. Since I posted, I saw my ENT who firmly believes it is still VN. Hmmmm, well, at any rate, despite the Prednisone, antibiotics and antivert, and rehab exercises, I...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 06-21-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,961
Posted By renie2
Does anyone know why exercise works?

Hi, I could feel so off balanced and lightheaded, yet when I walk briskly, or do cardio on the gym machines (eliptical, or bike) I get my HR up to almost max, and have NO dizziness and feel almost...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 06-20-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By renie2
Re: Help - can someone please answer my post? Newbie here.

THanks again for the post. Take care.
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 06-20-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By renie2
Re: Help - can someone please answer my post? Newbie here.

Allison, thanks for the reply! I'm very grateful. Today we are having a Noreaster, and maybe that's why, but I feel really off balanced. It's very unsettling. I've been on Lexapro now for almost...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 06-19-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,282
Posted By renie2
Can BPPV last for 6 months?

Hi, I've been unbalanced, esp. when trying to swim, play basketball, etc. which just set off a 12 hour vertigo spell. Although I had a virus in January that lasted a month, and the ENT dx'd me...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 06-19-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By renie2
Help - can someone please answer my post? Newbie here.

Sorry for the desperation, but I just posted a question as to whether or not starting Lexapro could increase existing dizziness and imbalance. I started the low dose of 5 mg on May 31. I would so...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 06-18-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,604
Posted By renie2
Can Lexapro make you dizzier when starting?

Hi, I was on Lexapro for 6 years. Although I had two vertigo attacks that had me on my back for 24 hours unable to move, the rest of those years I felt great and dizzy free. Well, actually, as long...
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