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Board: Panic Disorders 07-01-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,372
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Struggling with Panic Disorder

If your doctor hasn't already prescribed something, as for something for when you have acute symptoms, such as Valium. That can help a lot. There are also slow acting anti-anxiety meds like Buspar...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-01-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Tonsillitis Puss question

Are your tonsils cratered out or are they smooth? If smooth, then once your illness goes away, the pus should go away. If they are cratered out, you can get "tonsil stones" which are disgusting (I...
Board: Urology 07-01-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: UTI symptoms without the infection

I fought repeated bladder infections for years, and when they were "gone" I still had the burning and the feeling of needing to pee, but I'd get tested and there was no infection present.

Then I...
Board: Anxiety 06-05-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: This doesn't feel like anxiety...

I'm stumped but must say it doesn't sound like anxiety at all to me. My question to you- do YOU think it's anxiety? Anxiety can manifest oddly, for sure, but in your case it seems more like this is...
Board: Anxiety 06-04-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: This doesn't feel like anxiety...

I see. How long have you had these attacks? Do they happen at different times during the day? Do they happen more than once in a day? Do they have a trigger- something you are doing every time they...
Board: Anxiety 06-04-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: How long panic attacks last for me

I manage my anxiety most of the time through natural means. And the means are broad. I avoid caffeine, except for a single cup of coffee in the morning, and will avoid even that if I'm already...
Board: Anxiety 06-04-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: This doesn't feel like anxiety...

Why did you take a Xanax at 8:30am? Were you having an anxiety attack at that time?

I agree the issue with your ear doesn't sound even remotely related to anxiety, other than possibly dizziness...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 06-04-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Lymph node in groin from ingrown? Or bug bite?

A swollen lymph node in your groin would present right where your leg joins your body (in the crease), and would be painful, almost like you got kicked. At least that's how it feels for me. I have...
Board: Herpes 04-23-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,003
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: swollen lips and breaking out

Oral herpes is incredibly common, and you may well be having an outbreak. Have you ever had a cold sore on your lip? If not, this could be an initial outbreak which would explain the severity....
Board: General Health 04-23-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,114
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: skin rash/blister-like after blood drawn at lab

Could you be reacting to the adhesive from the bandaid or the tape they put over it after? If so, I'd rub a little topical benadryl on it.

If you think it's from the needle, you might call them...
Board: General Health 04-15-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: What do I even ask them to test for? Weird symptoms.

Bump-
I've never had such bad luck on this board- is there no one that has a single idea of what's wrong with me?
Board: General Health 04-09-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Board: General Health 04-08-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By EagleRiverDee
What do I even ask them to test for? Weird symptoms.

First- I have seen a doctor. I haven't got any answers.

For the last several months, I haven't felt all that great. But my symptoms are all over the board and don't really point to anything...
Board: Relationship Health 02-08-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: How long should a girl wait for a ring?

It sounds like you have different values. In my opinion, 2 years is long enough for a man to know if he wants to marry the woman he's with. If he's avoiding the topic now, then probably you only have...
Board: Relationship Health 02-06-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: How long should a girl wait for a ring?

That's a very subjective question. I've been with my guy 12 years and we're not married but I still feel very much "settled down". If marriage is a must-have for you, then you need to sit down and...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-06-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Possible Hypothyroid?

Agreed - get a second opinion. It's scary how many doctors don't understand thyroid labs or who are using really old ranges that are totally outdated. My doc would have treated you if you went over...
Board: Relationship Health 01-05-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Feedback needed (long first post-sorry

Your husband sounds as though he may be suffering from depression. Isolating himself and drinking are two signs of depression. He may be struggling with self-worth now that he is retired. Many people...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-05-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,924
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Normal TSH but hypothyroidism symptoms

Normal varies. For me, over 2.0 and I start having hypo symptoms. My doc and I try to keep me under 2.0.

Your doctor should be treating your symptoms, not denying you are sick because a blood...
Board: Dental Health 01-05-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Can a dentist ban a patient from his practice?

If you were polite and simply asked for an explanation for the charge, or didn't believe it was accurate and politely asked for it to be removed, then I would say they probably took it too far....
Board: Relationship Health 01-05-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Does he like me?

I would say it sounds as though he is interested but is taking things slow. Hang out with him, get to know him some more. If he likes you, you'll get more signs.
Board: General Health 01-05-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: shrinking on right side of body

Do you mean also that your musculature is atrophying? I was going to say right side muscle weakness might be a circulatory thing or stroke, but if you're also atrophying that's very concerning. What...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 12-03-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Do I have Acid Reflux?

If it's mono, rest is going to be the most important thing. Seek to sleep 8-10 hours a night - or more. If you really have mono, you might find yourself being "wiped out" on some days and require...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 12-03-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Do I have Acid Reflux?

There's a lot of things you could have, ranging from anxiety to a heart disorder, which is why you should see a doctor. At your age, I'd lean more towards thinking it could be mono or anxiety, but...
Board: Relationship Health 12-03-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: How to stop wanting someone?

This is going to sound over simplified, but it's the strategy that has worked for me my entire life.

You actively make the choice to stop thinking about this person. That includes making an effort...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 12-03-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Do I have Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is generally worse at night than in the daytime. At least in my experience. Heartburn is part of it, but also at night you may experience coughing (from the reflux going up into your...
Board: Relationship Health 11-13-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,214
Posted By EagleRiverDee
re: Resenting and Pushing Away My Boyfriend

I think it's natural to feel envious when someone else is achieving success that you want to achieve for yourself, but if you want this relationship to work you're going to have to keep the envy down...
Board: Sleep Disorders 10-08-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,081
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: How to get doctor to prescribe Ambien?

I agree- just ask for it by name. Say that you're not getting good sleep on your current Rx, and you've tried Ambien previously and did sleep well. It's not a narcotic, I don't see why a doc would...
Board: Sexual Health - General 10-08-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,435
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: question about wifes comments on "size"

This is a tough situation. Not sure what to suggest. I definitely would NOT agree to bring in other men. No way. That's not marriage. If she wanted to continue dating and sleeping around then she...
Board: Weight Loss 06-20-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Help ME????

Well, I can tell you the most profound (but simple) advice anyone ever gave me was: You lose weight with diet, you get fit with exercise. And it's 100% true.

I had a medical obstacle that was ...
Board: Weight Loss 05-30-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: exercise newbie.. where to start?

If running is specifically the type of exercise you want to do, you might look into the Couch to 5K (C25K) program. It is designed to take an essentially sedentary person and turn them into a runner...
Board: Weight Loss 05-30-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,918
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: does px90 works?

Yes, and I can not emphasize YES enough. I did P90X and lost weight and gained muscle and it made a huge difference in my functional strength as well as my appearance. There are videos all over that...
Board: General Health 05-18-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Stomach Issues - HELP!

Anxiety can definitely make you nauseous and disrupt your digestion. It also tends to be self-perpetuation- if you are afraid your body will react a certain way, it can cause your body to react that...
Board: General Health 05-18-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,041
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Red hot spot on left arm & left cheek bone reacurring

Have you researched Lupus yet to see if you have other symptoms that match Lupus? Lupus is known to cause hot red/purple rashes and is especially sensitive to sunlight.
Board: Weight Loss 05-17-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,781
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Exercise without gym or equipment?

I like videos. Jillian Michael's "Ripped in 30" is a nice half hour program that incorporates resistance training, cardio and abdominal work and is nicely balanced. Beachbody's "Insanity" program is...
Board: General Health 05-17-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,041
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Red hot spot on left arm & left cheek bone reacurring

How long has it been going on? Did the spot on your arm and cheek start at the same time? Did you have a medical procedure or start taking any new meds prior to the issue? And you said happens 6 days...
Board: General Health 05-16-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Stomach Issues - HELP!

I don't think you're going to like my answer, but you've basically identified it yourself. Fast food triggered your nausea and other issues. You only have those issues when you eat fast food. So-...
Board: Women's Health 05-16-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: What is wrong with me??

Did you happen to recently start taking birth control pills, say within the past 3 months? Birth control pills can cause breast tenderness and other symptoms that mimic pregnancy because the reason...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-15-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Workout Plan for 20 Year old

You don't state your goals. Are you looking to gain muscle? I'd assume that, as @ 100# and 5'8" you appear to be under a healthy weight.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-15-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 27,871
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Going off synthroid and healing thyroid naturally

I've been seeing a Naturopathic Doctor for two years who initially told me that there was a possibility we could reverse my Hashimotos Thyroiditis through dietary changes. We first nailed down that I...
Board: Alternative Medicine 05-15-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Bromelein

Bromelain and fish oil are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. I take both with mixed results for joint pain. Magnesium acts as a muscle relaxant, I take it too. Never tried the papaya...
Board: Sexual Health - General 05-15-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Trouble with orgasming

One thing that helps me (and this is weird, I admit) is flexing my abdominal muscles much like I'm doing a crunch sit up- I don't know why but if I do that while having sex or masturbating it makes...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-15-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,387
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Chronic Chest Pain, at my wits end

It sounds like it might be anxiety, to me. Especially since exercise makes it better.
Board: Back Problems 05-15-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Does this sound like Sciatica?

Sciatica can present that way, yes. I have lower back problems and hip problems and both of them can send pain shooting down my leg. Typically to the knee joint, but not below, for me. Other people...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 05-10-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,669
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Giving Up?

I understand that you've sought care before. My concern is that if you aren't eating, and you are unable to take care of yourself, then regardless of what is causing this you still need medical...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-10-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: natural treatment??

Thyroid medicine is best taken on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. I take mine upon waking- immediately. Alarm goes off, I take my medicine. Maybe something like that will work for your...
Board: Relationship Health 05-10-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Tension with older female coworker

Did something happen immediately before she stopped speaking to you for 3 weeks? That's an extreme reaction, so my guess is the real culprit is something that occurred immediately before that. Did...
Board: Relationship Health 05-10-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,768
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Husband being disrespectful, am I overreacting?

I see it also. I like that you said something to him via email. I like that he apologized and said it wouldn't happen again. I think it's important now to see if it does happen again, because now...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-10-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Do people with Hashimoto's have higher TSH than non-autoimmune hypothyroids?

Not necessarily. Hashi's presents with antibodies, and because autoimmune conditions often have "flares" and "remissions" they can have variances in their TSH from normal, to high, to really high.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 05-10-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,669
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Giving Up?

IMO- you need to call an ambulance and be admitted to a hospital. Regardless of the cause, if you are so weak you can barely type and have difficulty caring for yourself and have no family support...
Board: Relationship Health 05-10-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Re: Tension with older female coworker

My guess would be that your co-worker feels you are taking advantage of the leniency of the boss and she feels she is picking up the slack. Particularly when you say that your schedule changes can...
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