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Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 08-15-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,386
Posted By suki1724
Re: Side Effects with BP Meds - What Next?

Hi,

I just saw this post! I actually am still struggling with finding something I can tolerate. I've been on cardizem cd for a few months, and I thought this was the ONE, but I wound up with...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 08-15-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,188
Posted By suki1724
Can't tolerate BP meds.

I know the absolute importance of controlling my blood pressure and I'm very much aware of the consequences of not controlling my blood pressure. The problem is that every class of every BP drug...
Board: Allergies 07-17-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 715
Posted By suki1724
LaCrosse Allergy Associates?

Anyone have any experiences with LaCrosse Allergy that they could share?
Board: Allergies 07-06-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By suki1724
Re: Steroid Nasal Inhaler

Ok, so I "googled" around a little, and it looks like "Nasalcort HFA" has been approved by the FDA. I can't tell if it's available yet for a doctor to prescribe. I am going to call my allergist on...
Board: Allergies 07-05-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By suki1724
Re: Steroid Nasal Inhaler

I'm thinking that you mean a propellant-type nasal inhaler rather than the aqueous types that are now available? I agree with you 100% that the propellant type of nasal inhaler works better. I...
Board: Gallbladder 04-18-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By suki1724
do they look at kidneys on a gb ultrsound?

I have been dealing for about two years with URQ pain and some nausea. I have a small hemangioma on my liver that needs to be "kept an eye on" according to my Dr. My HIDA scan was borderline at 33%...
Board: Allergies 12-17-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By suki1724
Buffet???

I ate at a buffet for dinner, and tried to make healthy choices, I had a huge salad, chicken, a baked potato and a little bit of steak; I'm not allergic to any of these things, however, before I was...
Board: Allergies 10-19-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,988
Posted By suki1724
Re: Anyone else had at-home Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) for their allergies?

Immediately after using a drop I've been having some itching in my mouth, and then a little chest tightness a few hours later, which is why the drops are being made weaker. He (may allergist) said...
Board: Allergies 10-18-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,434
Posted By suki1724
Re: Your thoughts and experience with SLIT (Allergy Drops)

Hi,
I am currently working with my allergist to get on the right dose of sublingual immunotherapy. The first two bottles that I tried were too strong, so I'm waiting for my third bottle to be...
Board: Allergies 10-09-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,988
Posted By suki1724
Re: Anyone else had at-home Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) for their allergies?

I will need to go to my allergist's office every three months or so for my new vial of allergy drops. Since the new bottle is stronger, he will have me stay in his office for a half hour or so after...
Board: Allergies 10-05-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,988
Posted By suki1724
Re: Anyone else had at-home Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) for their allergies?

Allergy choices is the pharmacy that makes the drops, and it's the same pharmacy and drops used by Allergy Associates of Lacrosse, in Wisconsin. The way I was told to use the drops is one drop under...
Board: Allergies 10-04-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,988
Posted By suki1724
Re: Anyone else had at-home Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) for their allergies?

Hi,

I sort of started sublingual immontherapy recently, through my allergist who uses the "Lacrosse" method. My drops are from "allergy choices." My first set of drops were too strong, I had a...
Board: Allergies 09-27-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,782
Posted By suki1724
Re: What's wrong with our Planet?

I was having similar thoughts today! I live in the midwest, and we are having crazy high mold counts as a result of the extreme weather, and lots of people that are normally fine at this time of...
Board: Allergies 08-29-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By suki1724
Re: suffering and sooo ready for relief..

I also have a lot of allergies and asthma, and I had allergy shots for about a five year period that didn't help me because they could never really raise the doses due to my asthma. I am starting...
Board: Allergies 08-26-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By suki1724
Re: So frustated about allergy testing

Happily, I reacted to my skin testing today, and will be starting sublingual immunotherapy next week! :)
Board: Allergies 08-25-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By suki1724
So frustated about allergy testing

I've had allergies and asthma all my life. I have been feeling worse, so I decided to get tested and see about starting immunotherapy again. Due to a previous bad asthmatic reaction to intradermal...
Board: Allergies 08-01-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,234
Posted By suki1724
Re: Random Severe Systemic Reaction - no idea what caused it - HELP!

My son had the same thing happen to him two years ago, he wasn't exercising, just sitting at work, and getting itchier and itchier, he drove home (through a snowstorm!) and when he walked into the...
Board: Allergies 08-01-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,952
Posted By suki1724
Re: Terrible allergies in the Midwest???

Thanks for checking in! I'm doing OK, but not great. I'm going to be seeing a new allergist, and he follows the Lacrosse Wisconsin sublingual immunotherapy method, so I'm excited that I might be...
Board: Allergies 07-18-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,952
Posted By suki1724
Re: Terrible allergies in the Midwest???

Thanks! It is about 96 degrees here, and definitely hard to breathe today. I've made an appointment with an allergist who follows the Lacrosse sublingual immunotherapy method, because I need to try...
Board: Allergies 07-17-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,952
Posted By suki1724
Re: Terrible allergies in the Midwest???

yes, my son and I are allergic to both of those things. His allergist told me that the ragweed is in bloom as well!
Board: Allergies 07-17-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,952
Posted By suki1724
Angry Terrible allergies in the Midwest???

My son and I normally look forward to July every year, because we normally feel great in the summer until the ragweed starts to bloom. We have both been feeling absolutely miserable! Anyone else in...
Board: Gallbladder 07-14-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By suki1724
surgery?

I saw the surgeon today at the urging of my primary care doctor. The surgeon said that if I have my gallbladder removed, there is an 85% chance that I'll feel much better, and a 15% chance that I'll...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 06-30-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By suki1724
Re: liver mass

Thanks. My dr. said it's very small and hasn't changed in years, from looking at oldl ultrasounds, so all I'm supposed to do is follow up in a year with an ultrasound. He still feels that my pain...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 06-28-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By suki1724
liver mass

I have been having what my Dr. thinks is "atypical" gallbladder pain. I have pain under my right ribs that is dull and more of a pressure type feeling that sometimes feels somewhat better if I press...
Board: Gallbladder 06-21-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,122
Posted By suki1724
gastroscopy??

I saw the GI doc today who says he thinks my pain is due to my gallbladder, but that it's important to check for other problems, since there are so many organs in that area and other things can mimic...
Board: Gallbladder 06-08-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By suki1724
Re: tomorrow the HIDA scan

I had a HIDA scan on Monday, and it's not the same "dye" used for CT scans. It's a radioactive tracer, and a very small amount is injected. I am allergic to EVERYTHING and I was perfectly fine! ...
Board: Gallbladder 06-06-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,122
Posted By suki1724
Re: HIDA ejection fraction of 33%?

Thanks very much for the response.

I don't have any stones and nothing was said about any thickening or inflammation, I will be sure and ask the GI dr. when I see him. It seems to me that with...
Board: Gallbladder 06-06-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,122
Posted By suki1724
HIDA ejection fraction of 33%?

I had the HIDA scan this morning and my results were a 33% ejection fraction. They had me drink a cup of cream and I only had very minor discomfort after drinking it. My doctor said anything under...
Board: Gallbladder 06-05-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,051
Posted By suki1724
Hida scan tomorrow, question

So, tomorrow is my HIDA scan. I am not looking forward to it, but I'm sick of my stomach hurting. My biggest worry is that I would have an allergic reaction to the radioactive stuff they give you,...
Board: Gallbladder 05-31-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By suki1724
Re: Scared

I've also had bloodwork drawn when I've been having the pain, and it's been normal.
Board: Gallbladder 05-31-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By suki1724
Scared

I'm 45 and have what my Dr. thinks has been recurring gallbladder pain for about two years. All that's ever shown on ultrasound is a small simple cyst on my liver. I usually have pain under my...
Board: Allergies 02-27-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,284
Posted By suki1724
Re: South Florida/tree pollen?

Thanks, I'm actually just getting over a bad upper respiratory thing, so I'm on everything anyway, LOL. On the positive side, if I find that I can actually breathe there, I'm not coming back to...
Board: Allergies 02-27-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,284
Posted By suki1724
Cool South Florida/tree pollen?

Hi,

We're traveling to the Southeast coast of Florida next week. We normally go in June, but decided to head down there for an early spring break getaway. I was looking at the weather for West...
Board: Allergies 02-16-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By suki1724
Car air purifier?

We are driving to Florida in 2 weeks and I'm wondering if anyone on here uses a car air purifier or cleaner? We'll be driving through Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia, and I'd like to keep the air in...
Board: Allergies 11-07-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,352
Posted By suki1724
Re: "individualized" allergy shots???

Thanks. I'm thinking the same thing. I just know that there are A LOT of people coming and going picking up antigens and it took me 6 months to even get an appointment with his office, so I think...
Board: Allergies 11-06-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,352
Posted By suki1724
Re: "individualized" allergy shots???

The testing is intradermal. They explained that they will keep injecting me until I DON'T react, and that is my starting dose.

I asked what they do in case of a bad reaction to the testing, and...
Board: Allergies 11-06-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,352
Posted By suki1724
"individualized" allergy shots???

I've been seeing an allergist who is also a naturopath. He first had me stop eating wheat and dairy, which did actually seem to help my allergies and asthma a little. I'm allergic to pollens, mold,...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 08-10-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,386
Posted By suki1724
Re: Side Effects with BP Meds - What Next?

I very much feel your pain. I have tried I think almost every BP drug that there is and can't tolerate any of them. I felt the best on Toprol, but after two weeks had bronchospasms and was told by...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-06-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,324
Posted By suki1724
Re: Any BP meds that don't cause nasal congestion?

Wow, no one on here has allergies or sinus issues with high BP???
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-29-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,324
Posted By suki1724
Any BP meds that don't cause nasal congestion?

I have terrible allergies and chronic nasal congestion. Are any of the BP meds better than others as far as not making the congestion worse? I've taken Tekturna for 2 days, it's already starting to...
Board: Sinus Problems 03-03-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,263
Posted By suki1724
Re: Anyone been to Mayo for sinus/allergy issues?

I also take 40 milligrams of pepcid every night for "atypical"reflux, which was feeling like asthma to me, but higher, I was having chest tightness and shortness of breath. I did about a year of...
Board: Sinus Problems 03-03-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,263
Posted By suki1724
Re: Anyone been to Mayo for sinus/allergy issues?

I'm definitely an aggressive irrigator, LOL. Usually twice a day with the neil-med system. I've tried pulmicort respules and they seemed to work briefly, but the darn congestion always comes back....
Board: Sinus Problems 03-02-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,263
Posted By suki1724
Re: Anyone been to Mayo for sinus/allergy issues?

I'm in the Chicago area and have been seen by ENT's at Northwestern University and University of Chicago, and both of them are not sure what else to do with me. I've heard that Mayo has developed an...
Board: Sinus Problems 02-28-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,263
Posted By suki1724
Anyone been to Mayo for sinus/allergy issues?

I've had two turbinate reduction procedures in the last three months, and STILL can only breathe if I'm on steriods, which are totally screwing up my body. I've seen three ENT's in my area and they...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-13-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,260
Posted By suki1724
Re: urgent turbinate reduction question

I'm almost three weeks post turbinate reduction. The procedure itself was not bad at all, the worst part was getting numb, the actual turbinate reduction only took a few minutes, and I felt no pain....
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 11-23-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,260
Posted By suki1724
Re: urgent turbinate reduction question

Thanks so much. I can't wait to get it over with. I'm hoping there might be a little bit of improvement in my allergies as well. I'm taking the maximum amount of allergy meds and still can't...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 11-22-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,260
Posted By suki1724
Re: urgent turbinate reduction question

The reason I posted the question is that I don't know if my nose will be totally blocked initially from this procedure or not. Some people may in fact get nervous about the thought of not being able...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 11-20-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,260
Posted By suki1724
Re: urgent turbinate reduction question

No one has had their turbinates reduced?????
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 11-18-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,260
Posted By suki1724
urgent turbinate reduction question

:confused:I'm having this procedure done on Tuesday. It's going to be in the Dr's office under local anesthesia using radiofrequency. The Dr. said that I'll be very congested for a few days until...
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 11-01-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,959
Posted By suki1724
Re: How detrimental is the swine flu on someone with asthma?

I have a mild egg allergy, and my allergist gave me the vaccine. Maybe you should call your Dr. or allergist and see what they say. Mine said that since my allergy was mild and I have asthma, that...
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