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Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 03-18-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,966
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: RSD in whole body?

[QUOTE=painman2009;4709277]your symtoms are shared by tons of us..what sucks more is going from blocks of ice to immediate burn..feels like hell froze over and the devil himself decided to retorch it...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 03-16-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,966
Posted By tattoogirl
RSD in whole body?

Ok, with RSD, I have what I call flares because at times it will virtually go away and sometimes it consumes my whole body, like now. It lasts for weeks or months when this happens. Does anyone else...
Board: Tourette Syndrome 03-13-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,201
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: My 7 year old daughter keeps having tics

Sometimes children will say they can control their tics because they feel out of control. Children can suppress their tics at times, kinda like a sneeze but eventually they will come out. At her age...
Board: Parenting Issues 08-29-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,536
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Anyone dealing w/a sociopathic ex (child's father) and parenting issues

I did read this book and it was wonderful!!! Not with him but can never get rid of him fully, like most people advise, given we have a child together.
Board: Parenting Issues 08-25-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,536
Posted By tattoogirl
Anyone dealing w/a sociopathic ex (child's father) and parenting issues

Wondering if anyone else is going through the agony of trying to co-parent with Sociopath?
Board: HIV Prevention 07-18-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,491
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Some advice is appreciated :)

I concur blokecalledkev, think you hit the nail on the head!
Board: HIV Prevention 07-18-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,477
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Help me with my situation: HIV from breast milk as an adult?

Your fine, no need to worry. On a side note, a doctor cannot perform an abortion at 2 weeks from conception or even 4. At 2 weeks after conception, the embryo is just implanting itself to the uterine...
Board: Pain Management 03-24-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,674
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: ? of what's more helpful on PM when denatl surg is done

Yes, I have a pain contract and have ALWAYS followed it. I have never received any medicine from another doctor, narcotic or otherwise without him knowing.

THAT MUST BE WHY MY MOUTH HAS GOTTEN...
Board: Pain Management 03-24-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,674
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: ? of what's more helpful on PM when denatl surg is done

I've had 2 stomach bleeds in the past due to prescription NSAID'S.....not fun, tube through nose, down to stomach....Actually 4days ago took Advil and today is the first day my stomach feels...
Board: Pain Management 03-24-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,674
Posted By tattoogirl
? of what's more helpful on PM when denatl surg is done

Have a question I was wondering about from people who know about the in's an out's of PM :). Do you think it's better or more helpful to use an alternate medication instead of upping regular...
Board: Pain Management 03-20-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,457
Posted By tattoogirl
Board: Pain Management 03-20-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,457
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: when are you flagged for too much narcotic use

Although a few people stated that narcotics aren't good for migraines, I will tell you I am on oxycodone, not for migraines, but as a bonus it has helped them. I have been on tons of different...
Board: Pain Management 03-15-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,637
Posted By tattoogirl
Different manufacturer name for oxycodone ?

Hi all....I take oxycodone and was taking the Malin manufactured one's and I just got home and saw the manufacturer Qualt. I haven't taken it yet but wanted to know what you guys think about this...
Board: Pain Management 03-14-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,849
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Insurance stopped covering Soma, help...

Thanks SO much for the info! So funny because I was on 350mg from my previous PCP and my new PCP changed to the 250mg (on 2nd script) and prescribed as 1, 3x's a day but I still only took at night...
Board: Pain Management 03-13-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,640
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Pain from old injuries

Well pain management is there to treat the symptoms but you will be required to "treat" the underlying cause as well. You would most likely have to start with a PCP who might be willing to prescribe...
Board: Relationship Health 03-12-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Any help would be appreciated

I have the same issue so they have me on continous Birth Control Pills. 24/7/365....never get a period and keeps my hormones and my mind/bodies reaction to the hormones in check. I would get very...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 03-12-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,159
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Sleep confusion

lucid dreaming can actually be a magical thing instead of so scary...I have a feeling this might be relevant in your situation.
Board: Pain Management 03-12-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Suboxone questions....

I agree with the above 2 posters and just wanted to add my 2 cents. Do they have to be aware of what meds you are taking? How did they find out in the first place? I know for me, my mom came because...
Board: Pain Management 03-12-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,849
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Insurance stopped covering Soma, help...

Hey all-Docs office called and said they called in Flexiril....was on in past and stopped because it increased my anxiety. Maybe it might be different this time. What's funny, well, not really funny,...
Board: Pain Management 03-11-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,849
Posted By tattoogirl
Insurance stopped covering Soma, help...

Well, went to get a refill on my Soma but the doctor's office just called and said that my insurance no longer covers it. And since, do to my disability, I receive state insurance, paying out of...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 03-09-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: New member (college student)

Welcome. I have Bipolar and a chronic Pain Disorder, no fun! Welcome:wave:. Oh to be 21 again. It's great you are so young and addressing your issues, it will make all the difference in the long run....
Board: Bipolar Disorder 02-28-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,373
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Need help on relationship... GF probably bipolar

Who prescribed her the antidepressants? These are contraindicated in people with Bipolar (if that is her dx). It can cause someone to go into full blown mania with psychosis. And yes, Bipolar is a...
Board: HIV Prevention 02-24-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,863
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: What is risk of Cunnilingus??? (I am male)

I think if anyone is sexually active, whether it be oral, anal, or vaginal, should be tested. I think you will be fine as it is a "small risk". Get tested, it will relieve you of your fear....not...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-24-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 796
Posted By tattoogirl
Questions about methadone

My significant other was a 10 year heroin addict (dabbled in some crack and xanax as well). He's been sober for going on about 2 years. By his choice he has decided to lower his methadone dose. I...
Board: Pain Management 02-23-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,155
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: ? on upping meds

Wow, seems like a significant drop. Was there a reason for the switch? Executor is very good at breaking down dosages and much more...so she'll be of much better assistance than I. I couldn't imagine...
Board: General Health 02-22-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,496
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: i have high CRP, C3 levels and high sed rate

CRP raises when there is inflammation in the body. Any recent illness, tissue injury, infection, or other general inflammation will raise the amount of CRP and give a falsely elevated estimate of...
Board: Pain Management 02-22-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: A few questions about elective procedure

Hey Bullymom...Things are getting much better! My face may still scare small children:D -lol - but it's definitely an improvement. I'm so glad the sloughing has started, closer and closer to the end...
Board: Pain Management 02-21-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: A few questions about elective procedure

Hey Bullymom...thanks for checking on me!!!! I'm kinda freaking out because they never showed me pictures that look like the stage my face is is. I'm kinda kicking myself. I just PRAY :angel: it...
Board: Pain Management 02-18-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: A few questions about elective procedure

Thanks for the prayers!!! The downtime in 5-7 days. I guess the worst of the peeling happens on day 3-4. They said it "can" take up to a few months for the redness to completely go away (hope not)...
Board: Pain Management 02-18-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By tattoogirl
A few questions about elective procedure

I am getting an elective procedure tomorrow called "pearl laser treatment" on my face. Has anyone heard of this/had it done? I started to wonder if it will spark my small fiber neuropathy to flare...
Board: HIV Prevention 02-15-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,009
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Please, please, please help me!!!

JK200....just wanted to clarify, when I said borderline and had the word positive after it with parenthesis I didn't mean that borderline meant positive, it was more, it can occur with borderline OR...
Board: HIV Prevention 02-15-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,009
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Please, please, please help me!!!

To resolve indeterminate results obtained with conventional Western blotting (WB) something called radio immune Western blotting (RIWB) can be done. This method is capable of detecting antibodies to...
Board: HIV Prevention 02-14-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,476
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: I am not sure what it is help me please

EMG's cannot diagnose small fiber Neuropathy, many doctor's let this diagnosis of "Neuropathy" slip through the cracks when they see a negative EMG test (which occurs in small fiber...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 02-13-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,467
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: weight gain

You know what....I don't think feeling good about men looking at us is shallow. I think it's human nature to feel good about one's self when people find them attractive. Shallow exists when a person...
Board: Pain Management 02-12-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,542
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Have You Ever Ran Out of Meds?

I sure hope you are hanging in there Vic. By the time I got into pain management I literally thought I would die from the pain. They saved me! It took many months and time to build trust but I have...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 02-12-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,467
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: weight gain

I totally hear ya! I was in stellar shape throughout my 20's and now it's so hard to accept this might be the best I can be. I had put on weight during a very dark period. I work out everyday and eat...
Board: HIV Prevention 02-11-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,476
Posted By tattoogirl
Board: HIV Prevention 02-11-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Really nervous ... any thoughts?

Zero risk exposure for HIV and other STD's given your scenario. No need to worry.
Board: HIV Prevention 02-10-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,476
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: I am not sure what it is help me please

Body twitching can be low vitamin D (get bld test and PRESCRIPTION supplements if deemed necessary).

Burning and tingling can be Neuropathic pain from Diabetes/Small Fiber Neuropathy and a host of...
Board: Relationship Health 02-10-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,864
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Help, my wife has Bi-Polar and OCD..

You need to look at why you have gotten into and stay in such a relationship if what you said is the reality of it. She "hasn't worn her wedding ring in months" and you've only been married 4months....
Board: Bipolar Disorder 02-09-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: I think I may be bipolar

You've taken the first step by recognizing you have an issue. You are facing a lot and I feel for you. The Bipolar path is not an easy road to travel and unfortunately none of us have the choice of...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-07-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By tattoogirl
Significant other and Methadone

Decided to remove :)
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 02-06-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,586
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Worried if My Partner has Bipolar and what do i do about it

"Signs my BP doc looks for is elongation of the face and dragging of one foot" (esolc)? Just checking because that might confuse someone;)
Board: Bipolar Disorder 02-06-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: bipolar and driving ?

You know, I don't even remember there being a section for this? It's been a long time though since I got my liscense:D-lol. I wonder why they ask? Is this for when you first get your liscense or when...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 02-02-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: bipolar and driving ?

NO NO NO, and THANK GOD:angel:, that would be discrimination! As if we don't experience that enough already-lol. Unless a doctor steps in and deems you a safety hazard and contacts the DMV you will...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 02-01-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: Bipolar II Newbie

Welcome, it's great to have others "understand" without having to explain what's going on all the time!
Board: Bipolar Disorder 02-01-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: stop the gossip

Shirls, I'm sorry you found this board to be this way. Honestly, to me, this forum is the kindest and most understanding. I think the "good apples" far outweigh the "bad";). We are all on quite a...
Board: Parenting Issues 01-31-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,266
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: narcisstic farther

I wanted to recommend a book someone recommended to me on here, "Emotional Vampires". I REALLY needed to read it and it gave me insight about what I have been dealing with. Over and over, putting...
Board: Rosacea 01-30-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,706
Posted By tattoogirl
Re: red face and bad sweating, help ;(

Have you heard of rosacea, look it up and let us know if this sounds possible. And yes, multivitamins do have niacin in them. Usually the dose isn't too high to cause this but you may be sensitive to...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 01-30-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By tattoogirl
The Pearl Procedure

I am getting the Pearl Procedure in February and wonder if anyone here has done it and how it went? I would love to hear your stories, HOPEFULLY successful ones! I know there is a pretty significant...
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