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Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 06-29-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By fusionqueen
Implants ... Should they be replaced or removed?

I have mentor saline implants. Never had a single issue with them. Got them in 1999. I started getting sick in 2004-2005. Positive ANA, ETC. Dr said sjogrens. Advance to 2011 an getting worse. Body...
Board: Depression 05-02-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By fusionqueen
Pristiq info ... ??

Now that Pristiq has been out for several years I have some questions. Has anyone had luck cutting the pills in half. I hear yes you can and no you cant. I was on this for 2 years and it was my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-13-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Implants ... Fibro ... ?

Thanks for the replies. My DR claims there has not been any proof of connection. I am debating as mine were done in 1999. Maybe time for a new set?? I have saline but I know the capsule is silicone....
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-06-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By fusionqueen
Implants ... Fibro ... ?

My saline implants are 16 years old. MY Fibro has gotten really bad the last year. Diagnosed 3-4 years ago.. forget. I am thinking of having them replaced. Just curious if anyone else has them/had...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-16-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By fusionqueen
uncontrolled BP

My husband has high BP. He has been on many meds. He has been getting horrible headaches and it will be 180/100 or higher. He takes a med(a slower acting nyhedipene) to lower it but it usually...
Board: Depression 11-24-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Needing Deplin advice.

It is very expensive! I can not take more than 7.5 or I have major night mares and night sweats. I just didnt want to take the wrong vitamin that would be more folic acid even though its a different...
Board: Depression 11-23-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By fusionqueen
Needing Deplin advice.

I have been on 7.5 of deplin for about 6 months. Not sure if it is working or not as I have had TMS and now boosters off and on. What I have been trying to find out is what MultiVitamin can I take...
Board: Aging Issues 09-10-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,563
Posted By fusionqueen
ULTHERAPY anyone?

Has anyone had Ultherapy? I am looking at it for the loose skin around my smile likes and starting jowls. I read a lot of people saying they say NO results from it and some did. Would love to hear...
Board: Depression 08-05-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,931
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Brintellix...

Glad it is working for you! I had high hopes but I was way to sick to stay on it.!!
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-06-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By fusionqueen
Deplin...Trigger??

Last week My Dr did a test for the MTHFR genetic mutation. I have the c/t so he started me on 15mg of Deplin. I had night mares, massive headaches and by the 3rd day massive anxiety. I stopped it and...
Board: Depression 05-29-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation ... TMS

I am 46! Good luck on your surgery!
Board: Depression 05-29-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation ... TMS

I had a partial hyster at 29 and best thing I ever did!! WOWZA that was so expensive but worth it if it helped!!
Board: Depression 05-29-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation ... TMS

Insurance did not cover yours? Can I ask our out of pocket? For a full set of session I pay 3000.00. YIKE!!! I actually feel better after 2 sessions but they are insisting on doing 10 then boosters....
Board: Depression 05-28-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation ... TMS

HAHAHA!! That is funny!! I was wondering if it was being used for depression now!! I have tried 5HTP and it makes me so dizzy, anxiety and mean. There is something about the things that affect those...
Board: Depression 05-27-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation... TMS

NO Not just a little blues.....it is the same old major depression and irrational thinking etc! I can not take any meds. I just tried Brintellix but it made me SICK!! My insurance approve a whole...
Board: Depression 05-27-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation... TMS

MYOWN CROSS! How are you doing? I have had a full relapse after 6 months. Will be starting another series tomorrow. I am sooooooo depressed and upset That my DR did not do Monthly treatments when I...
Board: Depression 05-27-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Treatment Resistant Depression -- any new info 2014?

I Have done a FULL session of TMS. It took my depression away for 5 months. Then it slowly started creeping back. My Dr said we all have "off days." I am back to Major depression and about to start...
Board: Depression 05-02-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,931
Posted By fusionqueen
Brintellix...

Has anyone tried this new med? DR just gave it to me today while checking into more TMS as I completed that in December and have felts great. Starting to have some more down days each month and I do...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-29-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By fusionqueen
My Labs...

I take .125 of synthroid and was on Cytomel but did not notice a diffence at once a day. To much made me sweat anxiety etc... please interpret my labs...I have been having night sweats off and...
Board: Anxiety 02-02-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Need advice on Switching Benzo's

I am hoping to switch and not have to go UP otherwise I would just up the Klonopin. I took the .1 this a.m. and did so so but tomorrow is day 2 so we shall see. I asked about Valium and Dr says no...
Board: Anxiety 02-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By fusionqueen
Question Need advice on Switching Benzo's

hi! I have been on Clonopin for 18 years. I have take .5 3 times a day for all that time. My Dr and I feel that it is not doing anything BUT I can tell when it is 7 a.m. 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 pm as I...
Board: Depression 12-15-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation... TMS

False alarm. All they symptoms I was having were the start of a double ear infection. I have the worst migraine type head ache and so dizzy I could not move my head. Ended up at the DR and Bingo! SO...
Board: Depression 12-10-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation... TMS

OK Major bump in the road. I have 3 weeks of 3x a week left. Had a Treatment last Friday and had 2 anxiety attacks during the treatment. Had another treatment on Monday no issues. But I NOW am having...
Board: Depression 11-26-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation... TMS

I am in Nebraska. Blue Cross Blue shield is one company that cover it so I had to pay 20%. The Brainsway go deeper than the Neurostar from what I was told and what I googled. That is A LOT! Mine...
Board: Depression 11-26-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation... TMS

I am so sorry to hear about your son!! I have a 19 year old that deals with depression as well. I am hoping she can get TMS done if it lasts for me. I can not take med as they make me more sick! So...
Board: Depression 11-25-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation... TMS

It is called TMS or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It kinda like a MRI machine on your head. The Magnets are thought to stimulation the neurons in the brain. You can google Brainway TMS.
Board: Depression 11-25-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation... TMS

FINALLY!!! Someone who has done it besides me!!! I kept posting on here but not one person replied. How long has it been since your last treatment? I have about 10 to go but feeling GOOD!!! I am so...
Board: Depression 11-25-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation... TMS

I have having EXCELLENT results!! I am half way thru and WOW what a difference. I am using the Brainsway which goes deeper than the other brand(I can't recall the name) So far I am totally Sold on...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 10-27-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By fusionqueen
Question Tms... transcranial magnetic stimulation anyone??

I am trying to hear from others who have done TMS. Is there ANYONE who has tried it? What was your experience/ success?? I am to start tomorrow and would like to hear from others!

Thanks!
Board: Bipolar Disorder 10-21-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By fusionqueen
Abilify anyone?

My Dr gave me this for depression. I started on 1 mg for a week. It gave me such horrible anxiety and insomnia I had to stop it! It has been 1 weeks tomorrow and still my anxiety is high and my head...
Board: Depression 10-12-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By fusionqueen
transcranial magnetic stimulation ... TMS

Has ANYONE done this? I am going for a consult next week. I have done a lot of research on it and seems 50/50 on it working or not. Very very expensive but if it works it would be worth it! I would...
Board: Depression 10-12-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Discontinuing Pristiq

Why would you come off if it helping so much? I LOVED PRistiq! I felt "happy and calm" on it. But after 2.5 years it just pooped out. I was able to stop and take prozac for 2 days and have NO...
Board: Sjögren's Syndrome 09-16-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By fusionqueen
Methotrexate anyone?

I am to start MXT with folic acid for my sjogrens. Has anyone taken this orally? I am so scared to take it!! I can not take Plaquenil as the 2 times I tried it I heard voices and hallucinated. My Dr...
Board: Women's Health 08-28-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: testerone cream..?

I am stopping it! I do not feel well at all! The cream is the only "link" and timing fits. I did find that it can cause all my problems and a lot more on the web.
Board: Women's Health 08-28-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By fusionqueen
testerone cream..?

I was on Testerone cream last year and started on a very low dose. I never did anything so I quit. I went back to my Dr 3 weeks ago and she doubled the amount I was last on to .1 (I think is dosage)....
Board: Sexual Health - Women 08-19-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Testopel..testosterone pellet anyone?

I had a partial hysterectomy 15 years ago. Yes still using cream but don't notice anything!!
Board: Sexual Health - Women 08-18-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By fusionqueen
Testopel..testosterone pellet anyone?

I am 46 FEMALE! No sex drive, gaining weight yada yada yada! Had my testosterone tested and it is .8. My Dr wants me to try Testopel. Has any females tried this and if so what did you experience...
Board: Lupus 07-27-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Stopping Cellcept...

No she had not been put on anything new! No Prednisone just diovan and plaquenil for the last 5 years. Wondering if Cellcept could have increased her metabolism?
Board: Lupus 07-19-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By fusionqueen
Stopping Cellcept...

My daughter stopped cellcept. She had been on it 5 years and is doing amazing with Lupus Nephritis. My question...Since stopping it she has gained almost 15 pounds in 7 months. Does Cellcept affect...
Board: Depression 06-18-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By fusionqueen
savella/milnacipran anyone??

My Dr wants me to try this for depression. Has anyone tired it? I read such mixed reviews on it. I would appreciate any responses.
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-21-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Week three...

I don't know if this is whats helping but I started D-ribose 3 days ago.Just one scoop in my yogurt each morning seems to be helping!!
Board: Arachnoiditis 05-20-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,205
Posted By fusionqueen
Lyrica...

I just had labs done and waiting for results. If all are norm Lyrica is my next step. Please share your experiences/side effect with Lyrica and your dosages. I did horrible on Neurontin.

Thank...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-20-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Gabapentin Neurontin anyone??

Any side effects from Lyrica? Weight gain?? What dosage are you on? Looks like my next med
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-20-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Week three...

I just got back from the DR. Ran some labs and will get them wed. I want to make sure not missing anything else like auto immune. She wants me to try Lyrica But I am paranoid of even MORE weight...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-19-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Week three...

Debra, I have been on Cymbalta and it actually worked great for pain/fatigue but the anxiety, racing heart and mood swings were nasty. I have not tried Lyrica but did try Neurontin and was soooo...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-19-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By fusionqueen
Week three...

I am on week 3 of the worst flare I have ever had. Fatigue head aches, pressure points(especially on my neck) are painful, my feet just ache and I feel like i have a fever( I usually run 97 and its...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 05-15-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: gabapentin anyone??

I could not handle the brain fog and fatigue. I stopped it. Not sure where to go from here
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-07-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Gabapentin Neurontin anyone??

What was your reaction to Lyrica? I stopped the Gabapentin after 3 days. I never felt better than I did after the fusion. I was off work for 6 months though due to standing and bending all day. it...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-07-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Gabapentin Neurontin anyone??

What is Xyrem?? I had a fusion of l5/s1. No accident, I was a runner and a hairstylist. It just wore out. I could not even sneeze without bracing myself. Fusion was a success and no pain for 4...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-05-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By fusionqueen
Re: Med question

Bluelakelady...what dose and how long were you on Neurotin/gabapentin?? I just started 100mg last night. Feeling "out of it" this a.m. I dont think we know if a med will help or not without trying. I...
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