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Board: ADD / ADHD 03-24-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By Brocallie
Is this too much?

Hello,

I was talking with a friend last night, who has a 13 year old girl with ADHD as well, and she was explaining her new medication profile. This 13 year old girl, who weighs not even 100...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 03-07-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Brocallie
Re: IV gone BAD

Look up "reflex sympathetic dystrophy" or "chronic regional pain syndrome." If you sound like either of those two, get help ASAP as the sooner treatment is done, the better the outcome.

Good luck.
Board: Osteoporosis 06-09-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,498
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Compression fracture and pain relief

Consider getting a kyphoplasty on those fractures. Instant pain relief in many cases. My mom (82) had two repaired in April and is being scheduled to repair 3 more right now. The surgery only...
Board: Back Problems 03-07-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Spinal Cord Stimulator Questions

teteri66,

Thanks for the nice reply. I contacted another doctor yesterday morning, and said I was seeking a second opinion. I gave her a brief overview of the other opinion and the admissions...
Board: Back Problems 03-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Brocallie
Spinal Cord Stimulator Questions

Hello,

My 82 yo mom with mild dementia and a 3 week old compression fracture of L2 visited the neurosurgeon yesterday. He immediately began pushing her to do a trial of a spinal cord stimulator. ...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-20-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Stomach ache and old scar changed color?!

You should see a doctor. It sounds like an abscess may be forming in your abdomen, and that could be serious. It needs to be seen.
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-08-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By Brocallie
Re: unknown scary episode

Yes, you need to see the doctor...the sooner the better. Sorry you feel so badly.
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-09-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Brocallie
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-02-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Tired of being worried

It sounds like your problem isn't worms in your body but obsessive thoughts in your mind. There is a condition called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and it sounds like you may have that going...
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-14-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Canasa reaction?

From the official Canasa website:

"Less common, but possibly serious side effects include a reaction to the medicine (acute intolerance syndrome) that includes cramps, sharp abdominal (stomach...
Board: General Health 09-13-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,474
Posted By Brocallie
re: Odd affect? What does this mean?

An "odd" or "unusual" affect means that your body language, facial expression or verbal responses to questions were not typical of others who are seen for similar problems. For example, if someone...
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-12-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By Brocallie
Re: IBS - lasting days with insane pain.

I am sorry you feel so badly. I would say this is not "just IBS" due to the fever and extreme pain. Has Crohn's or IBD been ruled out?

I absolutely would not go on the trip. That is a recipe...
Board: Bowel Disorders 08-19-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Possible constipation

It doesn't sound as though you are constipated at all. Instead, it seems to me you've become a bit obsessed with trying to pass a stool that isn't there. Straining until you have sore abs and then...
Board: Allergies 07-30-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Brocallie
Re: cure

My daughter is having great results from LDA (Low Dose Allergen) therapy.
Board: Bowel Disorders 07-11-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Diarrohea, nausea and cramps

Sounds like you could have an infection or a blockage trying to form. Either way, a check with your MD wouldn't be a bad idea.
Board: Allergies 06-20-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Severe eczema help for my 10 year old

Find a practitioner who does Low Dose Allergen Therapy. It's a miracle!
Board: Nutritional Disorders 06-19-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Grossly skinny male, what is wrong with me?

It's worth considering that your diet is inadequate, especially since you made no indication of the amount or what kind of food you currently consume. Just as people who are obese underestimate the...
Board: Bowel Disorders 06-06-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By Brocallie
Re: colostomy bag

I agree with BabyGirl. Can you get a second opinion? Did they do nerve studies or is this the doctor's opinion from a physical exam alone?
Board: Heart Disorders 05-17-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Husband, PVC's, V-tach and his "quest"

Thanks Marilyn,

I will look into that book. I am well familiar with the use of supplements and biomedical therapies as my dd has Asperger's and ADHD and there are many things that help a great...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-17-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Husband, PVC's, V-tach and his "quest"

Well, yesterday, after 2 days of PVC's so constant that my dh was even afraid to exercise, he saw the cardiologist. The cardiologist said he can find no cause for the abnormality, and once again, my...
Board: Bowel Disorders 05-16-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By Brocallie
Re: long farts!

Any chance you've begun eating Kashi cereal?
Board: Bowel Disorders 05-15-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Pelvis is numb

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Board: Heart Disorders 05-15-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Husband, PVC's, V-tach and his "quest"

Thank you ssMarilyn and Ladybud.

Well, things have not changed a whole lot since I started this thread. My dh has begun taking Diovan on mornings when his BP is high, which I know is ridiculous,...
Board: Bowel Disorders 05-14-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Pelvis is numb

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Board: Heart Disorders 05-13-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Brocallie
Husband, PVC's, V-tach and his "quest"

Hi everyone,

My husband is 47 and has been in good health, not overweight, etc. He does have a history of hypertension and sleep apnea. A couple of years back he began watching his weight,...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-05-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Strange red object in my stool! (super gross)

Take any meds or supplements in an amber gelgap?
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-23-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Colostomy for Hemorrhoid Problems

You can't just "sew it shut and get a bag" because no matter what, the fistula/abscess will need to be addressed. I suggest you see a colon/rectal surgeon for a thorough exam and discussion of...
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-10-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Constipation, cramps, incontinence.

Are you sure the "elastic" wasn't a worm?
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-10-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Bowel and bladder problems

You need to see a doctor. Sounds like it could possibly be a back problem or even MS, neither of which do well with self-treatment.
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-10-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Brocallie
Re: black poop

It's from the Pepto. You are fine!
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 01-30-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By Brocallie
Re: PTSD getting the better of me

Find a therapist who uses EMDR. It can really help and doesn't involve huge amounts of talking...and talking...and talking....

Also, know that you aren't alone. I hope you find answers to your...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-07-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,921
Posted By Brocallie
Re: 4 years chronic constipation post hysterectomy

You might consider a few things: 1. Enterocele (internal bowel prolapse) now that some of the pelvic support is gone since the hysterectomy. 2. Scar tissue entrapping the bowel. 3. Complications...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-04-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Do I have a bowel obstruction?

If you are going every day, you are not obstructed. I would suggest you stop gazing in the toilet so much and assume your Thanksgiving meal has completed it's digestive process...because it HAS.
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-25-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,469
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Teen bloody stool . Advice

It sounds like you could have endometriosis. In any case, a visit to the doctor would be a good idea because blood in stool is not normal.
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 10-28-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,742
Posted By Brocallie
Re: PTSD and irrational thoughts

I recently began EMDR for some old traumas of mine after finding myself in a similar state. It is an immense help. I hope you find the same relief, as it's really been a miracle.

As for now,...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-25-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Rectal Prolapse?

I am so sorry you had to suffer through an assault, and its lasting physical effects. I am also sorry you encountered such a jerk for a doctor!

There is nothing that can really be done naturally...
Board: Asperger's Syndrome 10-09-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,382
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Possible Aspergers or ADD?

Hi,

Your son appears to be a little higher level than my dd was at his age. I knew by about age 2 that something "wasn't right" and we began some speech and OT as well as biomedical (supplements,...
Board: Asperger's Syndrome 10-08-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,382
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Possible Aspergers or ADD?

Hello,

I'm sorry you are concerned about your son. Trust your instincts! Moms know when things are amiss!

Now, about your son--he sounds very much like my daughter, who is now 15. She has...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 09-28-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Brocallie
Re: husband possible ptsd since he was 15?

Next calling,

Thanks so much for your reply. Yes, you sound a lot like me concerning the emotions, the distrust, perhaps even the "shame" of it all. I really appreciate you sharing.

I met...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 09-18-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Brocallie
Re: husband possible ptsd since he was 15?

Next Calling,

I am so happy to read your post. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD and anxiety and have located a local EMDR therapist. I am in group therapy but I am unable to really let go and...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 08-11-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,017
Posted By Brocallie
Re: How Do I Increase Vitamin D level

The sun is not that useful if you are one who bathes daily. The benefits of the sun are dependent on the skin oils being undisturbed.

Be sure you are using Vitamin D3. I would recommend a much...
Board: Children's Health 08-11-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Very Sexually Agressive 5 Year old Girl

It is very possible that no abuse has ever occured. The girl was displaying "hypersexual behavior" and this can occur as early as 2 years old in children with early onset bipolar disorders or other...
Board: Autism Spectrum 08-11-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Puberty and PDD

Hi,

I have a 15 yo girl with Asperger's and we struggle as well. I literally have to prompt and occasionally physically do the the things that need to be done like use acne cleaning pads on her,...
Board: Bowel Disorders 08-09-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Intestinal worms?? please help! :(

It is far more likely to just be an intestinal upset of some kind. Give it a few days, perhaps take some probiotics.

Hope you feel better soon.
Board: Bowel Disorders 07-01-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Don't understand

You said the mag citrate helped "some." I would recommend you resolve the current backlog (no pun intended) before you begin packing yourself with fiber. If you still have the mag citrate, finish...
Board: Grief & Loss 06-24-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Lost baby at time of delivery

I'm so sorry for the loss of your baby boy.
Board: Asperger's Syndrome 06-22-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,891
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Could my daughter have aspergers?

Hi,

Yes, for us, I suppose the diagnosis is a good thing. I only recently told my daughter about it, and she's still processing things, so I'll have to get back to you in a few to tell you for...
Board: Asperger's Syndrome 06-21-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,891
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Could my daughter have aspergers?

Hi,

She sounds a whole lot like my daughter with Asperger's who is now 15. If you pursue and get a diagnosis, I doubt much would be done because, like my daughter, yours gets good grades, isn't a...
Board: Bowel Disorders 06-13-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Maybe someone can help me...

Sounds like giardia to me. In any case, seeing a doctor would probably be a good idea.
Board: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 05-31-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,664
Posted By Brocallie
Re: Als/mysathia gravis testing

I'm very sorry to read about the ALS. You will be in my thoughts.
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