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Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-05-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By Titchou
Re: Sandal wear after calcaneal injury

I don't see why not. You should be able to wear any shoe you want.
Board: Women's Health 07-05-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By Titchou
Re: Pms 'ing going crazy nervous each month

Have you tried birth control?
Board: Menopause 07-05-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By Titchou
Re: I am scared to death

Yes, please see your gyno. There are ways to mitigate and maybe even completely get rid of the symptoms. I've been on HRT for 12 years and haven't had a single symptom in all that time. It's a...
Board: Heart Disorders 07-05-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Titchou
Re: Follow-up Medical Appointment Today -- Waste of Time?

I'm of a different mind on this. He is your cardiologist, not your general doctor. It seems to me that most of these questions are ones for your annual physical not a follow up with a specialist...
Board: Anxiety 07-05-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Titchou
Re: Fear of side effects of medication

First of all, side effects are not always common. You have to read all the detail. Like with some anti histamines, dry eyes and mouth are common side effects because they are supposed to dry you...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-05-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Titchou
Re: Removal of Hammertoe Implants

I second the rec for a Foot & Ankle board certified ortho. This is not a job for a pod. And I have also never heard of inserts for hammertoes.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-04-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Titchou
Re: Sudden pain in foot after walking

You might want to edit your profile as it says under your name that you are "female."
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-04-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Titchou
Re: Sudden pain in foot after walking

For women, it's usually a Morton's Neuroma. They are a repetitive injury so can be caused by high heels (it's what caused mine). I would see a Foot & Ankle Board certified orthopedic ssurgeon. ...
Board: Trigeminal Neuralgia 07-04-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Titchou
Re: Is this TN? TMJ?

The trigeminal nerve is behind your right ear sort of down towards the earlobe. So if it is TN, there would be an issue at that point, not where and injection went nor in the jaw itself. An MRI...
Board: Trigeminal Neuralgia 07-04-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Titchou
Re: Is this TN? TMJ?

The trigeminal nerve is behind your right ear sort of down towards the earlobe. So if it is TN, there would be an issue at that point, not where and injection went nor in the jaw itself. An MRI...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-04-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Titchou
Re: Metatarsal fusion revision surgery - yes or no?

I'm a little confused. The point of fusion is to cause the joint to not bend. Why did y'all think that would not be the case? Or am I missing something? I just had my big toe fused and I know it...
Board: Asthma 07-03-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Titchou
Re: Alternative Medication

Are you pre medicating with your rescue inhaler before you go outside when the weather is bad for your asthma? Have you checked your asthma action plan for other alternatives or talked with your...
Board: Allergies 07-03-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Titchou
Re: Long time uses Nasal spay"Flixonase"!

You are supposed to use bottled distilled water in the neti pots...not top water.
Board: Allergies 07-03-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Titchou
Re: Long time uses Nasal spay"Flixonase"!

Yes, I would see about using an oral anti histamine such as zyrtec/cetirizine and possibly a saline nasal spray. Ayr and Ocean are two brands here in the States that are popular. They are not...
Board: High Cholesterol 07-03-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Titchou
Re: Cholesterol Vaccine

You can do a search for "cholesterol vaccine" and find many articles about it. The theory is to block a protein involved in the regulation of certain types of cholesterol in the liver.
Board: High Cholesterol 07-02-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Titchou
Re: Cholesterol Vaccine

From what I read, it is not available yet. Human trials are to begin this year for Pfizer's version. I didn't see anything definitive about the other pharm companies though there seems to be a...
Board: Menopause 07-01-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Titchou
Re: Menopause nausea

This is going to sound odd but a friend had the same thing happen and it was her gallbladder. If the ultrasound is normal, ask for a HIDA scan to check for function. That's what she had to do and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-01-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By Titchou
Re: Neuroma in both feet

As long as you use an experienced ortho surgeon who is Foot & Ankle Board certified, you should do well. In fact, if he is a sports med ortho, that's even better as this is often a sports injury. ...
Board: Menopause 07-01-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Titchou
Re: Is this what perimenopause is like?

You could certainly could check with your gyno but it does sound hormonal related. Birth control pills might help even things out.
Board: High Cholesterol 06-30-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Titchou
Re: My results

I'd just keep on doing what you are doing!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-30-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Titchou
Re: Selecting a Surgeon

It's a process to find one! First, if there is an ortho - any specialty of it is fine - that you know and trust, ask them. Or, ask any other MD you may have - PCP, gyno, etc. Check the person out....
Board: Gallbladder 06-30-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Titchou
Re: Gallbladder issues? Trouble being diagnosed. :-(

I think that's a good plan. See how it turns out and go from there. Keep us posted.
Board: Women's Health 06-30-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Titchou
Re: Bleeding for over a month

You should see your gyno.
Board: Gallbladder 06-30-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Titchou
Re: After Decades

An ultrasound would be needed to determine if there are any stones or thickening of the gb. A HIDA scan would be next if the u/s is clear. The HIDA will test for function. Below 35% and above 75%...
Board: Eye & Vision 06-30-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Titchou
Re: Severe Dry Eyes in Teenager..please help

If you are on Restatis, then your eye doctor has concluded this is systemic - in other words, it's an internal physiological cause. However, if it isn't helping, then it may be an external cause -...
Board: Eye & Vision 06-30-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Titchou
Re: Severe Dry Eyes in Teenager..please help

If you are on Restatis, then your eye doctor has concluded this is systemic - in other words, it's an internal physiological cause. However, if it isn't helping, then it may be an external cause -...
Board: Gallbladder 06-29-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Titchou
Re: After Decades

Absolutely! Sounds like a classic case. Very surprised they haven't dxed you before.
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-29-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Titchou
Re: Please help ...

The chest thing sounds like possible gallbladder issues or severe chest gas
Board: Menopause 06-29-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Titchou
Re: Perimenopausal and Losing It!

Well, the suggestions are pretty standard. Birth control or HRT if you want to go that route. Antidepressants if you'd rather that (though it won't take care of vagina dryness, skin issues, etc). ...
Board: Gallbladder 06-29-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Titchou
Re: Starting to second guess my upcoming GB removal surgery

Your gb is obviously very diseased. Keep in mind that it can rupture - just like an appendix - and that would mean emergency surgery to try and save your life. I don't think you want to go down...
Board: Gallbladder 06-29-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Titchou
Re: Starting to second guess my upcoming GB removal surgery

Your gb is obviously very diseased. Keep in mind that it can rupture - just like an appendix - and that would mean emergency surgery to try and save your life. I don't think you want to go down...
Board: Menopause 06-28-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Titchou
Re: Need feedback

Well, the first thing would be to see you gyno for a check up if you don't normally go annually. Next, a decision on whether to use, birth control, HRT (bio identical or synthetic) or go the...
Board: Asthma 06-28-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Titchou
Re: Shortness of breath - only symptom

A week of inhaled steroids is nowhere long enough to get this under control. It can take a couple of months. Definitely sounds like asthma though. If they gave you a rescue inhaler (ventolin or...
Board: Hysterectomy 06-27-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Titchou
Re: hypoglycemic after hysterectomy

Well, there are several HRTs on the market so getting the right one can be trial an error. This may sound like an off the wall question but do you use synthetic sweeteners - like aspartame, etc? ...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 06-27-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Titchou
Re: 7 Month Old - No Asthma Diagnosis, but Treating as Asthma

My nephew had bronchiolitis and this is the treatment he had. He recovered fully after several months of treatment. They had 2 dogs and a cat at the time and that didn't seem to impact it any. ...
Board: Hysterectomy 06-27-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Titchou
Re: hypoglycemic after hysterectomy

Can you clarify as I don't understand. You were on estrogen but yet the endocrinologist put you on estrogen? Are you saying they changed the dosage? That's not clear to me.

And hypoglycemia is...
Board: Hysterectomy 06-27-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Titchou
Re: hypoglycemic after hysterectomy

Can you clarify as I don't understand. You were on estrogen but yet the endocrinologist put you on estrogen? Are you saying they changed the dosage? That's not clear to me.

And hypoglycemia is...
Board: Asthma 06-27-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Titchou
Re: Asthma, air quality in south carolina?

Not everyone responds well to Singulair. Perhaps she needs a different anti histamine?You can have the radon level in your house tested and I would do that if you are that concerned about it.
...
Board: Asthma 06-27-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Titchou
Re: Asthma, air quality in south carolina?

Not everyone responds well to Singulair. Perhaps she needs a different anti histamine?You can have the radon level in your house tested and I would do that if you are that concerned about it.
...
Board: Women's Health 06-26-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Titchou
Re: Long period after continuous birth control?

It's normal to have a heavier bleed. I would not be the least bit concerned. Now, how long it will last is anyone's guess. And yes, something is "messed up" but it's simply your cycle because you...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-26-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Titchou
Re: Is this Pain from Tailors Bunion?

I'm a firm believer in doctors being certified by the governing board of their specialty. It's an added layer that I think brings some added security to the patient - how sincere is the doctor about...
Board: Asthma 06-26-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Titchou
Re: Asthma, air quality in south carolina?

If she truly has asthma, she's always going to be on medication and have to watch out for triggers. Fact of life. Of course, as young as she is, she will most likely outgrow it.

But allergy...
Board: Asthma 06-26-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Titchou
Re: Asthma, air quality in south carolina?

If she truly has asthma, she's always going to be on medication and have to watch out for triggers. Fact of life. Of course, as young as she is, she will most likely outgrow it.

But allergy...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-26-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Titchou
Re: Is this Pain from Tailors Bunion?

The first piece of advice that I will give you is to find an orthopedic surgeon who is Foot & Ankle Board certified and NOT use the podiatrist. And my second piece of advice it to take the first...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-26-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Titchou
Re: Is this Pain from Tailors Bunion?

The first piece of advice that I will give you is to find an orthopedic surgeon with is Foot & Ankle Board certified and NOT use the podiatrist. And my second piece of advice it to take the first...
Board: Women's Health 06-25-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Titchou
Re: Negative pregnancy test but period still won't come?

That replaced your regular cycle so you have to start all over with the timing of your period.
Board: Gallbladder 06-25-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Titchou
Re: Gallbladder issues? Trouble being diagnosed. :-(

Does your insurance require a referral? If so, I guess that's the next step. I've never had an HMO so I 'm not accustomed to that requirement. But the CT scan really isn't a valid test for this. ...
Board: Gallbladder 06-25-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Titchou
Re: Gallbladder issues? Trouble being diagnosed. :-(

Sounds like you really should have a HIDA Scan. Try to press that with the doctor - to at least totally rule out the gb
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-25-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Titchou
Re: BIG TOE FUSION - two times, what now?

You definitely should see an ortho who is Foot & Ankle Board certified. I'm not sure where you mean by "Chesapeake" exactly but if you are near Baltimore, Dr Mark Myerson is one of the top ones in...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-25-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Titchou
Re: BIG TOE FUSION - two times, what now?

You definitely should see an ortho who is Foot & Ankle Board certified. I'm not sure where you mean by "Chesapeake" exactly but if you are near Baltimore, Dr Mark Myerson is one of the top ones in...
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