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Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 10-27-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 420
Posted By jeffries9
help with affordable Spiriva (tiovar) ASAP

Need affordabe Spiriva (Tiova)
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 10-01-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,628
Posted By jeffries9
Spiriva from All Day Chemist??

Hi, I haven't posted for a while. I have lost all my research from this site regarding Spiriva from ADC. I am now ready to order. Do I want Tiova 90 rotocaps with the Rotohaler. I need a 3 mo...
Board: Anxiety 02-28-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By jeffries9
Lexapro and driving?

Perscribed Lexapro for anxiety, but have more anxiety about driviing while on it. Any advice appreciated (don't need a DUI) LOL!
Board: Anxiety 01-09-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By jeffries9
ASAP - Does anyone drive while on Lexapro 10mg?

Does anyone have a problem while driving on 5mg or 10mg Lexapro for anxiety?
Board: Anxiety 01-08-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Lexapro Experiences?

Please tell me how it affected your driving, I'm perscribed 10 mg Lexapro and am afraid to drive. I've been only taking 5 mg for 5 daysand still have not tried driving. What has been your...
Board: Anxiety 01-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By jeffries9
Re: palpitations

Xmas eve I had palpitations, very fast heart rate all day/night. Nurseline said call 911. 911 checked me out, heart, sugar, pulse, etc. Said it was anxiety, recommended 5 mg Valium, which I took...
Board: Anxiety 01-08-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By jeffries9
Anxiety driving on Lexapro

5 days ago I was given 10mg Lexapro for axiety attack (racing heart). I have only taken 5 mg but am afraid to take the 10mg. I am extremely anxious about driving on the 5 mg. Does anyone have info...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-27-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Scared about Endoscopic procedure

I have a report that says Exophagus - Normal
Stomach - Normal
Duodenum - Normal
I didn't see the DR. after,they just gave me the colored pictures of the procedure. I was on Prilosec 8 months...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-27-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Scared about Endoscopic procedure

Both tests are over and everything came out okay. They removed a benign looking polyp and will send me results in two weeks. I was terrified but glad I had both at same time. I guess I just have...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-27-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Scared about Endoscopic procedure

i just has my first colonoscopy last thursday, i am 46 and live in canada and they put me to sleep with propofol - the prep was absolutely the worst part - however the thought of being put out scared...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-14-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Scared about Endoscopic procedure

Also, he mentioned he wants to see if I have Barrettes, and I'm also scared about that.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-14-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Scared about Endoscopic procedure

Thank you so much to everyone who answered. I'm most concerned about the bile coming up while I'm "out" and choking on it (which brought me to this procedure in the first place). Also I have COPD...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-13-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By jeffries9
Scared about Endoscopic procedure

I have to have an endoscopic procedure to find out about my consistent heartburn and I'm scared. I have been on Prilosec for about 8 months and everything was fine (no heartburn), but two weeks ago...
Board: Arthritis 06-27-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By jeffries9
has anyone had polymyalgia rheumatica?

The ER suggested that my husband has polymalgia rheumatica and we're wondering if anybody knows anything about this form of arthritis as we've never heard of it but he has all the symptoms. Going to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-19-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By jeffries9
Re: weaning off Cymbalta - help

What would be the procedure, he has a free 30 day supply of 60 mg?
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-18-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By jeffries9
weaning off Cymbalta - help

Husband took 30 mg for 7 days, then 60 mg for 7 days for arthirits pain, now has to go off of it because of insomnia. Can he just go off or does he have to do it gradually??
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 06-18-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By jeffries9
Question Getting off Cymbalta- cold turkey??

Husband took 30 mg Cymbalta for 7 days,then 7 days of 60 mg. Now he needs to get off because of side effects, does he need to wean off or can he just stop after 13 days without a problem?
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 06-18-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By jeffries9
Question Getting off Cymbalta

Husband took 30 mg Cymbalta for 7 days,then 7 days of 60 mg. Now needs to get off because of side effects, does he need to wean off or can he stop after 13 days?
Board: Arthritis 06-18-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 466
Posted By jeffries9
Question weaning off Cymbalta for pain

Husband took 7 days of 30 mg Cymbalta, 6 days of 60 mg of Cymbalta for pain. Now wants to go off due to insomnia side-effects. Can he just quit it today or does he have to wean off of this?
Board: Arthritis 06-08-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Husband w/dibilitating arthritis-need advice

Thank you for the replies. The ER doctor just listened to symptoms and diagnosed arthritis. The MRI just showed muscle strain. We are going to a doctor spializing in arthritis/pain management. ...
Board: Arthritis 06-07-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By jeffries9
Unhappy Husband w/dibilitating arthritis-need advice

This began two months ago: Husband reached back for light switch and felt a snap in right upper arm/shoulder. Didn't think much about it but pain began to spread across upper back and other...
Board: Sleep Disorders 10-15-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By jeffries9
snoring without apnea? Is it possible?

Slept 2 hours during sleep study. Tech said no apnea. Is that enough time to diagnose? I also snore most of the time and have woke up gasping a couple times. Any advice>
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-04-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By jeffries9
Re: BP meds and dental conscious sedation-help

I did check with two pharmacists yesterday and they both said "no problem". I told them all my meds and they just kinda brushed it off as being not an issue. I also checked with my pulmonary Dr...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-03-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,448
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Very worried 24 Year Old Male with 176/105

I've had 4 of the "best" machines the pharmacy had and they were all screwy. One read 200/125 and I got hysterical and went to the ER. By the time I got there I was "in the stroke area". Do not...
Board: Asthma 10-03-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By jeffries9
Anybody on Advair & Spiriva had nitrous oxide?

Has anybody with asthma had nitrous oxide for dental work while on Advair and Spriva? I read I shouldn't have it.
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-03-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By jeffries9
BP meds and dental conscious sedation-help

My dentist wants me to have conscious sedation (triazopine) where I will be awake but not care and may go to sleep. I'm reluctant because of Torpol XL and Lisinopril meds I'm taking, along with COPD...
Board: Sleep Disorders 09-05-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Sleep study question??? Paranoid about it.

about 5 or 6 is usually normal for me. I have on occasion net slept the whole night when thinking about things over and over but usually about 5.
Board: Sleep Disorders 09-04-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By jeffries9
Question Sleep study question??? Paranoid about it.

I had a sleep study but only slept 2 hours. The tech said I did not have sleep apnea as he could tell from his "computer". I don't think that is enough time to say yes or no about apnea. My...
Board: Asthma 07-09-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By jeffries9
Anybody? Weight gain on Advair?

Does Advair cause weight gain? Been on it 8 mo. gained 30 lbs. Also quit smoking 8 mo ago, don't know which is causing weight gain, no cigs. or Advair? Maybe both, don't know which way to turn. ...
Board: Asthma 03-22-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 813
Posted By jeffries9
Advice re Advair from India and Mexico

I bought Adviar diskus from Mexico. Before I inhale the little holes are full and after I inhale they are clear.

On the Advair from a different source the holes are empty before I inhale and...
Board: Sleep Disorders 03-15-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 943
Posted By jeffries9
Confused - I had the sleep test for apnea-question

I had the sleep test and only slept 2 hours. The tech said everything was okay. I saw my doctor and he said no apnea. I never had the c-PAP. However, two times in the last couple years I woke up...
Board: Asthma 02-10-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,219
Posted By jeffries9
Re: how precise in taking Advair inhaler??

I do inhale Advair at night however I try to get all meds done by 7 or 8-ish to relax and watch TV. Sometimes I fall asleep and that's when I miss the dose and wake up a couple hours later in a...
Board: Asthma 02-09-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,219
Posted By jeffries9
how precise in taking Advair inhaler??

How precise do I have to be? Can I deviate an hour or more. Sometimes its not possible to be exact on the dose every 12 hours. If I'm more than an hour late or two hours, should I just skip that...
Board: Asthma 01-27-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Now, I'm not sure what I have!!!

Thank you for the reply. Yes, I did pay less.

Since I may not get a chance to get back to Mexico for a while, I ordered some from another cource for less money, it comes from India but I...
Board: Asthma 01-27-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,040
Posted By jeffries9
Advair, Spiriva, Prilosec OTC clarification

Do any of these cause heartburn and constipation? I've been on Advair and Spiriva 2 months now. Prolosec 1 month = no heartburn. How do these affect blood pressure (mine seems to run lower now...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-26-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,472
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Anyone on Prilosec for a long time? Feedback appreciated.

Thank you so much, it relieves my mind because it has worked very well for the last 30 days or so. I will continue taking it.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-24-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,472
Posted By jeffries9
Anyone on Prilosec for a long time? Feedback appreciated.

I have read all the side-effects of Prilosec and am now scared to continue on it after 28 days, when it helped. I took 2 days off and got heartburn, so today I am back on it. I'm very nervous about...
Board: Asthma 01-22-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,858
Posted By jeffries9
Question Spriva, Advair, Albuterol and constipation

Siince being on Spriva in a.m., Advair (2 times a day), Albuterol nebulizer occasionally, I've had constipation. I've read somewhere that these meds can cause constipation and wonder if anybody can...
Board: Asthma 01-10-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,133
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Is this normal? Dry, scratchy throat?

I guess it's a common reaction according to what I've learned from the forums. Thanks to all that answered, at least we don't have to worry about that aspect of these meds. It's a common thing with...
Board: Asthma 01-09-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,133
Posted By jeffries9
Is this normal? Dry, scratchy throat?

I have scratchy, dry, hoarse throat after inhaling Spiriva and Advair. Sometimes it hurts to talk. Is this a common side effect of these inhalers? What should I do? I'm chewing sugerless gum now.
Board: Asthma 12-27-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By jeffries9
Now, I'm not sure what I have!!!

Went to ER 11/18 with "can't get any air, nose closed up, throat closed up". Spent 2 days in ICU. Diagnosed with broncial Obstruction, exacerbated and mild COPD. Given Spriva, Advair 50/250 and...
Board: Asthma 12-14-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,684
Posted By jeffries9
Has anyone taken QVAR?

Since Advair is too expensive, they substituted QVAR. The pharmacist says it is very similar. I did get a free 1-month supply of Advair as this is what they gave me in hospital along with Spiriva...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 12-10-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Am I taking too much Advair?

Thank you so much for replying, I don't know why I didn't think of this before but I found a demonstration on You Tube. The hospital and pharmacy were both wrong.
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 12-09-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By jeffries9
Am I taking too much Advair?

In the hospital when they brought me the Advair Diskus inhaler, they pushed the tab all the way down for each dose, but today I noticed the notches on the disk. The little numbers in on the inhaler...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 12-09-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,104
Posted By jeffries9
Re: Terrified, Just diagnosed with emphysema

Breathing machine is a nebulizer (albuterol vials for about 5 minutes). Sleep apnea test is 12/15, and no, I'm not overweight but I do snore a lot and test was discussed with heart doctor a year ago...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 12-08-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,104
Posted By jeffries9
Unhappy Terrified, Just diagnosed with emphysema

68 yr. old female. Just diagnosed w/emphysema 2 weeks ago. Could'nt breath, ended up at ER. Had "bronchial obstruction, exacerbated". Had another "not breathing" attack that night in ICU. They...
Board: Kidney Disorders 07-30-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,955
Posted By jeffries9
Re: They couldn't unblock my tube

He said for now don't do anything as my right kidney is functioning perfect. Also I have lower back pain in my lower back (both sides) about where my hips are. However, last week I moved a very...
Board: Kidney Disorders 07-30-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,955
Posted By jeffries9
Re: They couldn't unblock my tube

Went to Dr with slight pain urinating, I thought it was bladder infection. No infection but since there was "trace" blood in urine (which I've had for years off and on), new doctor checked it out. ...
Board: Kidney Disorders 07-29-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,955
Posted By jeffries9
Re: They couldn't unblock my tube

I had the test and it went well, they didn't give me the med to make me urinate. They did give me the shot with the med that shows if the kidney is working. My left kidney is not working at all,...
Board: Kidney Disorders 07-07-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 980
Posted By jeffries9
Results of kidney scan

Results of my kidney scan were the left kidney is totally not working due to the blockage in my tube. My doctor said the blockage was caused during one of my three marjor surgeries (Histo/overary...
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