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Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-13-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,851
Posted By bethsheba
Re: atenolol help

Bay, just what symptoms are you attributing to sleep apnea? I ask because I suspect some of your symptoms may be a result of being on atenolol and discontinuing atenolol. Did you experience this...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-10-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,851
Posted By bethsheba
Re: atenolol help

It's most likely you wouldn't remember waking up or gasping for air (although if you sleep with someone they may notice these symptoms in you)...and you don't have to snore to have sleep apnea...they...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-09-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,341
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Symptoms of high blood pressure but readings are normal..

Sounds like your abrupt discontinution of meds may be causing some of your symptoms...but check with one or more pharmacists to be sure.

In my humble opinion, anxiety is a secondary condition,...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-07-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,851
Posted By bethsheba
Re: atenolol help

I think you were smart to recognize that atenolol was not for you. I remember how very quickly it changed my mood...I think you'll find that your weakness and joint pain will completely disappear...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-07-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,851
Posted By bethsheba
Re: atenolol help

[QUOTE=james0173;4923884].... i dont see how atenolol would be the cause of higher blood pressure and pulse, it sounds somewhat like anxiety may somewhat be an issue as well to some extent....QUOTE]...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-07-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,903
Posted By bethsheba
Re: I'm new and exhausted...

Yes, it is very important to make sure the doctor has the right diagnosis...and not everyone has access to increase the odds of him/her doing so. It sounds like the people on this thread have been...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-06-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,903
Posted By bethsheba
Re: I'm new and exhausted...

63 is "young" to be diagnosed with A/D. There are over 200 causes of dementia...why do your docs think a/d? What conditions/causes have been considered ruled out to get the a/d diagnosis?
Board: Anxiety 02-06-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,393
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Anxiety attack or Sleep apnea?

Typical,

Sleep problems can be a side effect of many different drugs....as can anxiety.

In my opinion, anxiety (like stress) is used by an excuse for physicians when they don't take the time...
Board: Grief & Loss 02-06-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,500
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Loss of my sister.

jennifer, although you may not hear your sister's voice again, you can still talk to her. Take some time each day and tell her how you feel, what you think, and what you've done. She'll hear you! ...
Board: Anxiety 02-06-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,393
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Anxiety attack or Sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea can cause anxiety...so IF your anxiety is caused by apnea, meds may not be the anwer.

Did your symptoms get worse after taking your anxiety meds? If so, keep in mind that meds...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-04-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,452
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Sudden onset of hbp in 23 yr old athletic male

One very common cause of hypertension (often overlooked by doctors) is a sleeping disorder...the most common sleep disorder is sleep apnea (about as common as diabetes) which can cause high blood...
Board: Brain & Head Injury 02-04-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,279
Posted By bethsheba
Re: 25 y/o brain damaged sibling with pooping issues

Whenever there is a "recent" change in behavior, I suspect medications. I have no idea if that is the case here because you state that she is "now" on meds. Keep in mind that it sometimes takes...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-04-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,550
Posted By bethsheba
Re: New here-having trouble getting right meds

Charmed,

I tried bp meds from each of the family of bp meds. My side effects were as bad, if not worse than the conditions they were meant to prevent (only the side effects proved not to be...
Board: Sleep Disorders 02-04-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,979
Posted By bethsheba
Re: 3 year old with gasping, rapid breathing, & breathing pauses while asleep

marisue,

You might want to also do some research on sleep apnea in children....there are some "self" tests to do as well. Don't assume your pediatrician/physician know anything about this...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-04-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,851
Posted By bethsheba
Re: atenolol help

Bay,

I would suggest you consult your pharmacist (and not your doctor) regarding your symptoms...and before you do, I would suggest you research the side effects of atenolol. In a brief search I...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-04-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,851
Posted By bethsheba
Re: atenolol help

Bay,
Weakness is a side effect of atenolol.

"i also notice that when i take a nap at night, my heart rate goes up when i breath.

just yesterday my heart rate was fine. but when i went to bed i...
Board: Bell's Palsy 02-03-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,965
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Can this be Bell's Palsy?

Bell's Palsey can be a symptom of Lyme's disease. The people on the Lyme boards may have more info for you.
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-03-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,851
Posted By bethsheba
Re: atenolol help

bay,

I doubt that any bp med would help much if you have an untreated sleep disorder. And remember, it will take a matter of weeks for the atenolol to drop your pressures IF it will drop your...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-02-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,851
Posted By bethsheba
Re: atenolol help

bay,

fyi, it takes as long as 4-6 weeks for some of these meds to be effective (although the side effects can sometimes start immediately) so I wouldn't assume your pressures were a result of the...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-02-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,851
Posted By bethsheba
Re: atenolol help

bay,

You're welcome re the reply. Yes, it can be a viscious cycle and a downward one at that...thus it is so very important to get at the root at the problem.

Melatonin doesn't work...at least...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-02-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,851
Posted By bethsheba
Re: atenolol help

Newbie,

I stopped taking it cold turkey when I wanted to drive into a cement embankment on my way home from a friends house...don't ask me how, but somehow I knew that my thoughts were a result of...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-01-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,851
Posted By bethsheba
Re: atenolol help

And I don't think you should be on any bp meds at all, especially if you haven't tried lifestyle changes first.

I was on atenanol an it elevated my pressures...and that was the least of the side...
Board: Lyme Disease 04-28-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By bethsheba
Re: What would you do?

Yes, but in addition to being endemic for Lyme, it is possible that NC is also epidemic for Lyme, and I'm basing that on the number of posts I'm seeing on these boards coming out of NC.

The news...
Board: Lyme Disease 04-28-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By bethsheba
Re: What would you do?

LunarModule,

Good for you for checking multiple sources!! Too many people check one source and say "nope, it doesn't apply to me!".

And I would agree about the $75 price tag...you summed it...
Board: Lyme Disease 04-27-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By bethsheba
Re: What would you do?

LunarModule,

I suggested NC was a high risk state and this is incorrect....it is not a state at high risk for Lyme. Actually, the reported numbers are very, very low but that does not mean they...
Board: Lyme Disease 04-27-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By bethsheba
Re: What would you do?

I would suggest having the tick tested. From what I understand, tick testing for Lyme is conclusive, unlike lyme testing for humans...hopefully, it is also cheaper. And some states do this for...
Board: Mononucleosis 04-27-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,387
Posted By bethsheba
Re: what to do when you in pain from mono

When I had mono, I experienced severe pain when swollowing because my throat was very swollen. I was prescribed a prednisone, which reduced the inflammation (and therefore the pain), but it caused...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-24-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,974
Posted By bethsheba
Re: High Blood Pressure @ age 22.

In addition to the comments of the other posters, you might consider screening yourself for obstructive sleep apnea...this condition is about as common as asthma and diabetes, but can elevate blood...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-24-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,089
Posted By bethsheba
Re: how long until you get lower bp from low sodium

Machon, my mouth waters with your description of foods I will never be able to smell or partake. Perhaps its a good thing I live in the north country, :D...I think whale blubber is good for the...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-24-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,089
Posted By bethsheba
Re: how long until you get lower bp from low sodium

Tell him not to take it personally, as my doctor hasn't kept up with his reading either, :D. As I mentioned before, a friend who is a nurse, made me aware of these studies and the meal plans.
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-24-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,089
Posted By bethsheba
Re: how long until you get lower bp from low sodium

Yes, you are correct. Actually there are two DASH meal plans...one is the regular version, and the other is the low sodium version. Blood pressures dropped on both, but more so on the low sodium...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-24-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,089
Posted By bethsheba
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 04-24-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,272
Posted By bethsheba
Re: I need some help with cerebral atrophy in infants

Nathalie, the first thing that came to my mind was an infection of the brain..but she is so young, if it was an infection, I suspect she may have gotten it from you before birth.

I have read of...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-24-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,138
Posted By bethsheba
Re: does infection cause a poisonous taste in mouth

Welcome to the boards, misty09!

I am so very sorry you're weak and sick, and I suspect frustrated and frightened also. It wasn't so very long ago I was feeling like that, too, although it was due...
Board: Sinus Problems 04-24-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,634
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Ongoing sinus problems for over a year, no resolution!

rodr,

Welcome to the boards...again, all of your symptoms could be explained by lyme. You have some of the country's best resources there in your own back yard. You might want to investigate it...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 04-24-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,885
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Problem > my EYE & 7th cranial nerve disorder

Sometimes a bacterial infection can infect the cranial nerves, causing the problems you describe. If it indeed is an infection, the prednisone will make your health worse---the vision problems may...
Board: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 04-24-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,285
Posted By bethsheba
Re: scared my husbaned could have als

Ariel, I had no idea you were from Australia!!
First off, contrary to what others may tell you Lyme exists in Australia...the government has evidence of its presence there and I have posted this...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-23-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,089
Posted By bethsheba
Re: how long until you get lower bp from low sodium

Low sodium foods are good, but it takes some getting used to.

There really is more to it than that...fresh foods contain sodium, some more than others...and so do meats and fish. One of the worst...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-23-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,089
Posted By bethsheba
Re: how long until you get lower bp from low sodium

Wow, tamuprof, wow!! I've missed a lot since I've been on this board. I'm impressed!!!!

I've been doing ok with my numbers but a friend and I celebrated last week by going out and ordering a...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-23-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,089
Posted By bethsheba
Re: how long until you get lower bp from low sodium

Your doctor is ignorant and hasn't kept up with his reading...check out the government studies.

Bethsheba
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-23-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,089
Posted By bethsheba
Re: how long until you get lower bp from low sodium

Although they suspect there may be a genetic link, none has been proven, per the US government.

I'm not so sure that your doc can make the generalization about sodium intake not being the cause in...
Board: Brain Tumors 04-23-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,042
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Scared I have a brain disease

Doctors make diagnoses based on symptoms and a health history (clinical diagnoses) all the time...We simply do not have the knowledge nor the tests to diagnose every disease/condition that...
Board: Sleep Disorders 04-23-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,133
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Xanax for sleep

I would like to think that doctors would "help" us sort things out...people who place their trust blindly in their doctors care may pay very dearly for that trust.

Bethsheba
Board: Brain Tumors 04-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,042
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Scared I have a brain disease

That's a very insensitive thing to say to someone who knows people who have been crippled and perhaps killed by this disease.
Board: Eye & Vision 04-23-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,720
Posted By bethsheba
Re: who is the best opthamologist in New Jersey or New york

John,

Welcome to the boards!!

To answer your question it would be necessary to inquire as to what kinds of symptoms you're having, and what have you been diagnosed with.

Specialists like to...
Board: Sleep Disorders 04-23-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,158
Posted By bethsheba
Re: hear crashing sounds when falling asleep

You might want to do an extensive search of the side effects of enalapril...some of these bp meds affect our sleep and our dreams.

Keep in mind that the side effects may be very general...so it...
Board: Brain Tumors 04-23-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,042
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Scared I have a brain disease

There are over 300 different strains of this bacteria, there are 3 or more coinfections that may "come along for the ride"(depending on where picked up this infection), and Lyme presents with over...
Board: Sinus Problems 04-23-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,634
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Ongoing sinus problems for over a year, no resolution!

Lyme can infect the cranial nerves and when this happens, changes in sensory experiences may occur.



Anxiety, panic, and depression are also symptoms of this condition.

If the symptoms are...
Board: Sinus Problems 04-23-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,634
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Ongoing sinus problems for over a year, no resolution!

nehalem

sinus problems
extreme dizziness and almost fainting
depersonalization
anxiety
forehead pain
headaches
facial pain
post nasal drip
Board: Brain Tumors 04-22-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,042
Posted By bethsheba
Re: Scared I have a brain disease

Lyme is a multisystem disease which means that once it is in the blood stream it can be circulated throughout the body, and it can cause problems in many different body organs/systems...so there...
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