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Board: Lupus 03-21-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By marymk
Re: Negative tests and prescribed plaquenil

Veej,
Thanks for the reply - I remember you replied to an earlier post when I was still trying to get to a rhuemy.
I know the ESR is very general, but that's all they could find in all by bloodwork...
Board: Lupus 03-20-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By marymk
Negative tests and prescribed plaquenil

OK - I finally got to a Rheumy and here's the deal - I started with a malar rash back in August and have had continiuing skin problems ever since - moslty on my face,neck,and ears.
Went to GP 4...
Board: Lupus 01-16-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By marymk
Re: waiting on referral

Vee,
Thanks for responding - since my posting, I have gotten a referral to the rheumy, but it's not until Feb. In the meantime, I've seen an allergist - at my GP's suggestion. They still seem to...
Board: Lupus 12-19-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By marymk
Re: waiting on referral

Ladybud,

Thanks so much for your reply. I did have a dermatologist look at it when I started, and they thought it might be allergies, but since then I've had many other sypmtoms and my GP doesn't...
Board: Lupus 12-19-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By marymk
waiting on referral

Sorry this is so long, so thanks to anyone for reading through it.

I'm waiting to get a referral from my GP - he's been hesitant to refer me anywhere, since my lab work has been mostly normal,...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 01-13-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,727
Posted By marymk
Re: Constant ringing in ear after infection

Since my ear infection in October I've had pretty bad ringing - although not constant anymore. About 3 weeks after finishing my antibiotics, I went back to the Doc. The ear infection was gone, and my...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-15-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,444
Posted By marymk
Re: Pulsating Tinnitus

I had an episode of the pulsating inner ear that started about 2 months ago - I had recently gotten over an ear infection - but did not start pulsating until a few weeks after it cleared up. I did...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 11-23-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By marymk
Re: Progesterone

Hi,
I had this happen a few years ago - the progesterone is a pill - I took it to stop a very heavy period I had for almost a month straight. I had previous biopsy's also - that were negative. ...
Board: Hysterectomy 05-26-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,603
Posted By marymk
Re: hysterectomy for a thick uterus lining?

Pamala,

I've had a D&C both ways (asleep and awake), and being put to sleep was much better - you don't even know what's happening. I'm also very terrified of general anesthesia - but it was fine....
Board: Hysterectomy 05-25-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,603
Posted By marymk
Re: hysterectomy for a thick uterus lining?

Pamala,

My uterine lining was thick, and I also had atypical cells - confirmed by uterine biopsy. I had a D & C and was put on Provera for 14 days a month. I've been rechecked several times since...
Board: Brain Tumors 01-29-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,747
Posted By marymk
Re: Benign Brain Tumor?

Hi,
6 years ago, my husband had a benign brain tumor - it acutal name was coloid cyst of the third ventricle - this was located towards the back of the head.
He also had symptoms for many years,...
Board: Menopause 01-04-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,368
Posted By marymk
Re: Burning mouth, tongue, syndrome?

I seem to have this also - I'm still in peri - but getting closer to full menopause. For me - it seems to move around to different parts of my mouth and tongue and comes and goes for durations of...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-09-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,342
Posted By marymk
Re: Weird bowel issue

I think your correct about the fiber - when I eat more fiber, the stool is thicker - and I tend to have more gas. When are you due for your next colonoscopy ? My Dr. told me 5 years, since I had the...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-05-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,342
Posted By marymk
Re: Weird bowel issue

I tend to get long thin stools also - and I just had a colonoscopy 2 weeks ago - he found 1 very tiny non-cancerous poylp - still getting thin stools, but less than before the procedure. I doubt my...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 10-08-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 32,333
Posted By marymk
Re: Biopsy for a .8mm thickened uterine lining

Hi,
I've been down this road - started with a slightly thickened lining (don't remember the number). I had numerous biopsy's and ultrasounds - about every 3 - 6 months. It was very frustrating to go...
Board: Cancer: Breast 10-06-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,992
Posted By marymk
Re: Strange mark on Breast

Hi pauline61,

Do you still have the mark today ? I always seem to have unusual marks on my breasts, after getting out of the shower - I think my breasts are very sensitive to the hot water....
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-29-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,271
Posted By marymk
Re: Problems with anus

The above suggestions sound good - my doc suggested a zinc based ointment called Calmoseptine - it's over the counter and works great. My problem was mostly fungal (and hemmroids).

I take a...
Board: Menopause 09-29-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 34,303
Posted By marymk
Re: Perimenopause and muscle twitches

Hi,
I never knew that allergy meds can cause twitching - I live on zyrtec two seasons of the year. I'm also peri-menopause and hypothyroid. I became hypo at age 38 - didn't have twitching then - but...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 09-29-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 14,829
Posted By marymk
Re: Septated Ovarian Cyst

Hi abbeylaine,

I have had quite a number of ovarian cysts over the past 4 years. They have always gone away on thier own. I did have a septated complex cyst last year, I think it was about the...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 09-23-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,107
Posted By marymk
Re: involuting cyst

Hi lindadejosia,

I have had this in the past - I think that 'involuting ' means that the cyst is resolving. Did they say if it was a simple cyst - and do you have a followup appointment to see if...
Board: Menopause 08-05-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,825
Posted By marymk
Re: Hip pain

Hi Mandarra,

I can relate to your pain - and being 51 - and the health anxiety. Earlier this year I had awful pain in my rib cage, and of course every imaginable disease went through my mind. The...
Board: Menopause 07-30-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,682
Posted By marymk
Re: provera (medroxyp ac 10 mg) question?

I've been on and off provera (10 mg) for a couple of years now (I'm 51 also). It started when my periods where only 2 weeks apart - my gyn had me taking it for 10 days a month -starting on day 5 of...
Board: Menopause 07-16-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,329
Posted By marymk
Re: biopsy

Hi Anne,

I think I have had sde effects - some good and some not so good. As far as making you hungry - that's probably why I have gained weight. Now that my doseage is lower, I think I'll be able...
Board: Menopause 07-14-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,329
Posted By marymk
Re: biopsy

Hi Anna,

Sorry I never answered you post on 6/25. I was out of town for a bit. I was also diagnosed with endometial hyperplasia. I had a D&C and hysteroscopy done in Sept. 08. This was to check...
Board: Menopause 06-24-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,329
Posted By marymk
Re: biopsy

Hi Linda,

I've had about 4 endometrial biopsy's and I was so nervous about having it the first time, that I wouldn't let her do it, and rescheduled for a few weeks later. If I had known is was...
Board: Menopause 05-29-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,543
Posted By marymk
Re: haven't had a period

Postie,
Your pattern sounds alot like mine. About 3 years ago (at 47), I started getting irregular - but still having them most months - sometimes they would only be 2 weeks apart. My Dr said the...
Board: Menopause 05-29-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,543
Posted By marymk
Re: haven't had a period

I'm wondering the same thing. Since Last summer, I don't get a period every month - the longest being about 3 months without one. They seem to be all over the place. I'll be 51 this year, so I'm...
Board: Menopause 05-04-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 18,968
Posted By marymk
Re: Stomach gurgles, diarrhea

Hi Chantal,

I have had this also and I found I was lactose intolerant (which I never was before). I had gurgling - very loud, and diarrhea. It was happening everyday shortly after lunch - and...
Board: Children's Health 05-01-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,413
Posted By marymk
Re: Still wetting the bed! HELP!

Hi,
My son wet the bed well into his high school years - I don't remember now, but it did stop by the time he graduated. We took him to a urologist when he was about 13 - just to make sure there was...
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-01-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,277
Posted By marymk
Re: abnormal screening/asymmetry

Hi,
I don't have personal experience with fibroadenoma's, but I did work with a woman who had one. They were very certain that's what it was, but since she had a family history of many different...
Board: Menopause 04-28-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,743
Posted By marymk
Re: Menopause and Allergies

Hi,

I developed allergies when I was about 45 and this was also when I started peri menopause - at the time I didn't connect the two. I'm 51 now - and still not totally through menopause - but the...
Board: Herpes 04-22-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,930
Posted By marymk
Re: Blood Tests

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions - my GYN thought it might be acne -but I don't get it anywhere else - she is the one who ordered the blood tests. Through all my research I have also come up...
Board: Herpes 04-21-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,930
Posted By marymk
Re: Blood Tests

Sorry this is so long - but I've had years of frustration with this ...


I have also had recurring sores on my butt cheeks for almost 10 years now. Actually it started as one spot on my very...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 03-27-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 22,706
Posted By marymk
Re: stressed and worried waiting for uterine biopsy results

Hi mamabluvs3,

I wouldn't get too worried yet. I've had similar sypmtoms and here's the way it went for me:
At age 47, I had an enlarged uterus - 3 fibroids and thickened uterine lining. I had a...
Board: Women's Health 03-12-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,270
Posted By marymk
Re: Pregnancy After Spinal Fusion Surgery

Hi megss,

Now that you mention it - she could not have an epidural either. Fortunatley, she was able to go natural - maybe a few meds - I'm not sure. She was also told if she needed a C-Section...
Board: Women's Health 03-11-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,270
Posted By marymk
Re: Pregnancy After Spinal Fusion Surgery

Hi Megss,

My sister had a spinal fusion when she was about 21. She did not have a fracture - I don't remember all the details, as it was about 20 years ago. I do know that is was more of a...
Board: Herpes 02-09-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,520
Posted By marymk
Re: herpes outbreak

It's hard to say what may happen - I have my outbreaks in the exact same area - and when it's bad on the buttock also. I didn't even know I had herpes for almost 10 years - the sores just came and...
Board: Menopause 02-05-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,625
Posted By marymk
Re: Feel Like I am going insane

Hi Ladies,

I'd like to offer something for the digestive issues - I had this really bad for alomst a year - I found two thing that helped. I didn't know that I was lactose intolerant but when I...
Board: Menopause 02-05-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,035
Posted By marymk
Re: Feeling Old

Hi,
I know the feeling all to well. Just yesterday in a casual meeting at work, age came up and when I said that I was 50 - they (all women), just didn't believe me - they all thought I was much...
Board: Menopause 01-30-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,564
Posted By marymk
Re: Thick uterine lining

Hi lovecanada,

I've had a thick uterine lining on and off for about three years - along with the ultrasounds, I also had three uterine biopsy's. They all came back normal, except the last one in...
Board: Cancer: Breast 01-16-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By marymk
Re: Biopsy..

Hi engineer1961,

I don't have personal experience with a breast biopsy, but I work with a young woman who had a lumpectomy and lymph node biopsy on a Monday, and she was back in her office on...
Board: Menopause 01-15-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,396
Posted By marymk
Re: New to board with menopause questions

Hi Ladies,

I can relate to all of this. I didn't have a period since mid Sept (after having D&C for thick uterine lining). About mid December started getting terrible PMS symptoms - really sore...
Board: Menopause 01-08-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,448
Posted By marymk
Re: Can all of this be perimenopause symptoms?

Hi,
A couple of years ago, my stomache was also gurggling/growling almost every day - usually in the afternoon - but also at other times. It almost was like that empty stomach noise, but I did not...
Board: Cancer: Breast 01-08-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,240
Posted By marymk
Re: why di i have pains in my left breast

Hi Ladies,

Could the pains be like a PMS type pain - I've been having pain/achiness over the last few months - mostly in the left, but sometimes in the right. I am on the hormome provera right now...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-26-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 70,868
Posted By marymk
Re: Itchy anus: Did anyone find a cure here?

I have had this problem on and off for at least 10 years. I finally saw a colorectal doctor about 2 years ago. I did have a couple of hemmroids, but the major issue was yeast (candida).
I flare up...
Board: Menopause 12-26-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,160
Posted By marymk
Re: Kidney, ovary, or pre-menopause?

Klava,

My periods got much shorter in cycle for a few years - from about age 44 - 48. Sometimes only 15-17 days apart. I was under the care of my GYN at the time for ovarian cysts - so she was...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 11-07-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,129
Posted By marymk
Re: anyone have luck with prometrium for hyperplasia?

Hi shonks5,

If you've been on Prometrium for 3 months without a break, you may bleed but you may not either (if your in complete menopause). My lining was 1.5 and I'm also hyperthyroid - it didn't...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 11-06-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,129
Posted By marymk
Re: anyone have luck with prometrium for hyperplasia?

Hi,
I have simple hyperplasia - had a D & C in September and am now on 10 mg. of Provera for 24 days a month. I haven't had a period yet - but I did have an ultrasound this week and she said the...
Board: Menopause 10-27-2008, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,161
Posted By marymk
Re: mouth sores

Hi,

I have some of these mouth sore issues. Last year I mentioned it to the dental hygenist at my cleaning and she said that the hormonal changes of peri can be a factor. I was getting them more...
Board: Cancer: Breast 10-24-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,386
Posted By marymk
Re: Fibroglandular Disease

Hi Ladies,

I have this also and the pain/soreness seems to come and go. For a while I took alot of ibuprofen (for me that works better than tylenol). They say to cut back on caffine, but I'm a...
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