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Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-30-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Could Dexilant Be My Ticket To No More GERD??

I just looked back at some of your other past posts. As you are trying the Dexilant or other treatments, it is probably good to keep a log of symptoms. In reviewing my history of visits, symptoms,...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-30-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Could Dexilant Be My Ticket To No More GERD??

When I tried a new PPI, my GI doc always wanted me to stay on it for 4-6 weeks to see how I did. They say it takes about that long to help things heal.

Honestly, I usually knew within a couple...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-29-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Difference between heartburn and indigestion vs nausea

Acid reflux can present in various ways. Heartburn is just one of those.

You might try researching Laryngopharyngeal reflux or LPR. Where GERD usually presents with gastro and lower esophageal...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-26-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Could Dexilant Be My Ticket To No More GERD??

I've been on all of the PPI's, and Dexilant twice a day is the best of the bunch for me. Twice a day use of Dexilant is actually considered 'off label' which is why it is so hard to get approval. I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By MountainReader
Re: I hate my air cast boot

It is a simple thing, but it is important to adjust the air in your boot to find a most comfortable spot for your needs.
Board: Asthma 06-19-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Asthma and air quality.

I'm in UT and the particles are worst for me. Ozone is a close second.

We've had moderate ozone air quality for a couple weeks and I've had problems. Needed to step up my action plan. Actually...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-17-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Stitches out today & into the beloved boot. :)

That is a great step. I love being able to wash the skin. It makes me feel so much better. Even if it is just being able to use a baby wipe or something instead of soaking.

Speaking of...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-16-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post-op nerve pain top of foot

I had a follow-up with my foot doc and he wanted to release me from his treatment and PT. I told him they just started working on my proprioception last week and I wanted a few more weeks of PT for...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 06-11-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By MountainReader
Re: TFCC Sprain From Typing?

It probably happens more than people realize. It may not be from typing alone, but from a combination of small movements that cause 'microtears' to develop which get worse over time. Once inflamed,...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-11-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By MountainReader
Re: any tips for walking boot comfort or what to put on the scars?

I wore an ACE bandage the entire time in the boot. Padded things. Also wore a sock over the bandage at times. Mostly because I didn't want a stinky boot. My surgeon said the bandage wouldn't make...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-07-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nexium side effects

Nexium caused me to have chronic diarrhea. I was going up to 20 times a day. That was in 2008. I now have a diagnosis of IBS because it never fully resolved. I had absolutely no problems prior to...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-07-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nexium side effects

If you need to be on PPI's, you should know that while all PPI's work similarly, they are not all the same. I've been on high doses of all PPI's and only had side effects with Nexium. The side...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-04-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post-op nerve pain top of foot

I'm now about 3 months post-op for my ligament repair. Still working on that final ROM, but PT is progressing well and I've been able to move on to some more difficult exercises. I'm still having...
Board: Asthma 06-04-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Advair250/25

Did you have your voice problems before starting the Advair 250?

There are a lot of different things that can cause vocal problems and you haven't given much information for us to help you.
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 06-03-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Need more sleep after surgery

While it starts feeling better much sooner, it takes at least 6 weeks for bone to heal. Kind of like a broken bone, only the bone is healing over vs. healing together. Just a reminder not to push...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 06-03-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Need more sleep after surgery

I had my first impingement surgery at age 38. I'd lost almost all of my ROM and was in extreme pain prior to surgery. Rehab from that one was much harder. I'd been in PT for a couple months prior...
Board: Asthma 06-03-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Advair250/25

Has your breathing improved?

Did they show you how to use the inhaler properly?

Are you having problems with thrush?

How is your voice connected to your asthma?

If you are having...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 06-03-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Need more sleep after surgery

I've had subacromial decompression surgery on both shoulders for shoulder impingement. While it does take time to heal, I understand it is much less painful than the repair surgeries.

Are you...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 05-24-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By MountainReader
Tennis Elbow Treatment Suggestions

Three weeks ago, my elbow started hurting. Now, I have a nice case of tennis elbow on my non-dominate arm. I've been on prescription NSAIDS for another issue. I've also been icing the area. I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-24-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Washing boot liner in washer??

I have no idea. If you try the washer, maybe put it in a case and wash on gentle cycle.

My liner had huge holes worn in it in a couple spots after just a month so I couldn't imagine wearing it...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-21-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By MountainReader
Re: So I'm pretty sure I want a fundoplication...

I'm glad everything went well for you.

In my opinion, it is very early to be eating food. I was on liquids only for the first 2 weeks. Not even allowed strawberries in a smoothie because of the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-17-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Hiatial hernia and gerd

If they are repairing your hernia with a Nissen Fundoplication (wrapping your stomach around the esophagus), you should have a Manometry first. You need to have good esophageal motility otherwise...
Board: Asthma 05-15-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Patterns everywhere ... even when we aren't looking for them

Thanks Capttom! It is good to hear from you.

You are right about my worry about summer wildfires. I figure I'll have to stay on my upped regimen for a while since the flare set in. I'm keeping...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 05-13-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By MountainReader
Re: wrist arthroscopy recovery?

I had one a couple years ago on my dominant hand/wrist. They were looking for a UT split tear, but just found tons of inflammation and debris. The surgeon made 4 small incisions on the top of my...
Board: Asthma 05-12-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By MountainReader
Patterns everywhere ... even when we aren't looking for them

I made it through winter without asthma problems. Amazing accomplishment for me. Winter is my worst time.

Ironically, about 10 days ago, I was exposed to someone painting a room down the hall...
Board: Asthma 05-11-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By MountainReader
Re: You Guys Saved My Life

I'm glad to hear you are doing so well. Asthma can be confusing.

Thank you so much for your posting. It is much appreciated. It is nice to know we can learn from each other. :)
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-09-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By MountainReader
Re: My son had a Nissen Fundopluication and his health has gone downhill for the past

Try researching Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. It is a connective tissue disorder that causes issues with the collagen. Basically, the entire body is made of connective tissues. While EDS presents as a...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-09-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By MountainReader
Re: My son had a Nissen Fundopluication and his health has gone downhill for the past

Welcome to Health Boards.

Sorry to hear your son has been going through so much. I had a NF 7 years ago. It can help with the acid refluxing. I still have to deal with other digestive issues...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-07-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By MountainReader
Re: anger and Gerd

I'm curious, do you have asthma? Grouchiness, being short tempered, restlessness, and heartburn can all be early warning signs of an asthma flare. (There is a sticky at the top of the asthma board...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-06-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By MountainReader
Re: running out of help

Has your IBS been acting up? My GI doc and I have found that when mine does my acid reflux gets worse, even when I'm on treatment that is working. I find that mornings are my worst and frequently...
Board: Allergies 05-05-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Am I Alone?

Have you researched Mast Cell Activation Disorder? Your combination of Zantac and Zyrtec are common in helping with the MCAD symptoms. Zyrtec is an H1 receptor inverse agonist and Zantac is a...
Board: General Health 05-04-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Just Not Feeling 100%

Are you on Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI's) for reflux? It may be worth checking for anemia.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-30-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Right ankle now gone after years of problems with the left fixed!

Just some other things to think about.

Ask the anesthesiologist about getting an anti nausea patch. It lasts about three days and does help.

Try researching Benign Joint Hypermobility or...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-30-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nissen fundoplicature 2 months ago, still sore

What a difference a few weeks make. I'm glad to hear you are doing better. Thanks for sharing your good progress.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-30-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post-op nerve pain top of foot

Hi all,

I'm about 7 weeks out now. I have a scar a couple inches long curving with the bone on my outer ankle. I continue to get the 'zings' from a nerve at the top of the scar. That one made...
Board: Anemia 04-28-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Iron deficiency 41 year old male?

I developed iron deficiency anemia last August. Working with my GI doc, it was determined I had developed absorption issues. (A bit more complicated than that.) I ended up having a couple iron...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-27-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Tendon release surgery for de Quervain's

I've had 6 joint surgeries in the last 6 years. I found the ganglion cyst removal/de Quervain's release on my left wrist to be the easiest of all of the surgeries. I happened to have surgery right...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 04-21-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Not been here a while update

Glad to hear you are doing so well. I've had the same surgery on both of my shoulders. My right was pretty bad with major pain and loss of most ROM. I was close to 100% after the shoulder healed...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-20-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Sprain? Torn Ligament? Fracture?!

It is hard to tell at times. I 'tweaked' my ankle a bit in November. I didn't notice the pain for a couple days. Like you, I only felt pain when I made certain movements. I did the ice and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-18-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post-op nerve pain top of foot

Thanks Jen. I'll try the gel pads. I've been wearing an ace bandage under my boot and brace to provide some cushion. I think it helps some, but obviously not enough. I do a bit better in the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-18-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nissen fundoplicature 2 months ago, still sore

If you are having allergy issues, it may be worth seeing about upping your treatment. I used Flonase and Astelin with my Allegra for years. Nasal sprays are a good complementary therapy.

Are you...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-17-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post-op nerve pain top of foot

I'm not 5 weeks post ankle ligament surgery. I still have nerve issues on the top of my foot/toes where the fluids pooled. Swelling has gone down, but it is still there. I've also found I have...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-17-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nissen fundoplicature 2 months ago, still sore

You didn't provide much information about yourself. There are a lot of factors involved.

What testing did you have before your Nissen Fundoplication? Manometry? 24 hr pH testing? A Bravo test?...
Board: Anemia 04-08-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Iron via IV

My bloodwork has come back 'normal' for the last 3 months since my 2 infusions. They just checked the hemoglobin and hematocrit last week and not the Ferritin though. Honestly, as bad as it was...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-08-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By MountainReader
Re: eosinophilic esophagitis

How severe are your symptoms? More severe symptoms not controlled with the current medications should warrant that second opinion.

What dose of Omeprazole are you on? Have you tried other PPI's....
Board: Women's Health 04-07-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By MountainReader
Re: mammogram

I'm of the philosophy that if there is something wrong I'd rather find it sooner than later so it can be treated earlier.

That said, I've learned there are a variety of reasons they may need you...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-06-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By MountainReader
Re: eosinophilic esophagitis

What other testing have you had?

You mention having trouble getting stuff down. Have you had an Esophagram and Barium Swallow or a Manometry yet?

With my modified Esophagram and barium...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 04-04-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Pain in neck

My last shoulder surgery I requested for the doctor to do a referral for the PT to work on my neck as well. To me, it would seem to be a common occurrence. The shoulder and neck muscles are...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-28-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post-op nerve pain top of foot

Armstead and Nicki,

Thanks for your replies. :)

I saw my surgeon and had my first session of PT yesterday.

I mentioned the nerve pain to both of them. The nerve pain has been much worse...
Board: Asthma 03-26-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Question about managing asthma flares

Glad you are starting to feel better.

Wear a mask when you do the cleaning so you don't trigger any more problems.

Also, be careful of strong chemicals. I know for me, cleaning chemicals can...
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