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Board: Celiac Disease 07-30-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By SOE
Re: Could I have Celiac?

Welcome to the boards. So sorry you feel this poorly!

It could be Celiac. I got mono a few years ago which triggered Celiac Disease -- which viruses can do if you carry the gene. And I lost the...
Board: Mononucleosis 07-25-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By SOE
Re: Need some advice

How are you feeling?
Board: Mononucleosis 07-07-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By SOE
Re: Persistent weakness after mono?

Welcome to the boards!

I'm so sorry you are going through this. Unfortunately, I have had the same problems and I had mono nearly 4 years ago. It's exhausting. I have not found any answers yet,...
Board: Shingles 06-30-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles Question

:wave:

Sorry I did not see this post earlier. I believe that it is normal. I'm pretty sure it happened with me.

How are you feeling?
Board: Mononucleosis 06-30-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By SOE
Re: Need some advice

Sorry to hear that you have mono. There is not much to do for mono except to get lots and lots of rest. If you do not rest properly, it will take longer to get well.

Rest. Avoid all alcohol. ...
Board: Shingles 06-27-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By SOE
Re: Atypical Shingles

Hi DannyJane :wave:

I'm so sorry you are suffering! I just passed my 5 month mark. My pain started in my right kidney and back. The rash showed up 5 days later on my stomach and went around to...
Board: Shingles 06-24-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By SOE
Re: First time shingles - what to expect?

I don't know why you didn't take the antiviral. I didn't get to the doctor in time. I took the antiviral -- but not within 72 hours and now I have post herpetic nerve pain. I've been in major pain...
Board: Shingles 06-22-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By SOE
Re: First time shingles - what to expect?

Hi :wave:

I can't answer all of your questions, but I can tell you what my experience was in this past January. The emergency room doctor told me that they were seeing all ages come through with...
Board: Shingles 06-11-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By SOE
Re: Advice from Anyone Who Had Shingles

Since you are taking the antiviral, you have a great shot at this going away quickly. My sister had shingles on her head and the worst was over in 2 weeks. I didn't get to the doctor fast enough,...
Board: Shingles 06-11-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles ... maybe

Welcome to the boards. I was told in the ER that they are seeing people of all ages now with Shingles, even children. So don't let your age throw you. You need to go straight to the doctor. If it...
Board: Shingles 06-11-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By SOE
Re: New "Sufferer" - Is My Prescription Correct?

It sounds right. Shingles can take awhile. My rash took a couple of months to completely go away and 4-1/2 months later I am still having nerve pain because I did not get to the doctor in time. Be...
Board: Shingles 06-11-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By SOE
Re: New "Sufferer" - Is My Prescription Correct?

It sounds right. Shingles can take awhile. My rash took a couple of months to completely go away and 4-1/2 months later I am still having nerve pain because I did not get to the doctor in time. Be...
Board: Shingles 05-18-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By SOE
Re: shingles shot

You are so fortunate that you had a mild case. I am on day 114 of nerve pain, with no end in sight. I think I am going to get the vaccine when I am well enough to do so. I have heard that it will...
Board: Shingles 05-05-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By SOE
Re: looking for sympathetic dr for pain meds las vegas

Welcome to the boards. I don't have a doctor referral, but I know what you are going through.

I have been seeing a regular internist for my shingles pain. I am on Gabapentin and Norco. Also, I...
Board: Mononucleosis 05-01-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By SOE
Re: Mono from oral sex ?

Take care and let us know how you are feeling. :)
Board: Mononucleosis 04-30-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By SOE
Re: Mono from oral sex ?

Can you go back to the doctor before June 1st?

I'm sorry, I really don't know. Perhaps someone else will have more suggestions for you?
Board: Mononucleosis 04-29-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By SOE
Re: Mono from oral sex ?

The mono shows in your blood test. It can show as an old virus, or current. When I had mono, my doctor said I had already had it before and I was having a current attack. I never knew when I had...
Board: Mononucleosis 04-29-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By SOE
Re: Mono from oral sex ?

I wonder if the acne might actually be shingles? Did your doctor consider that?
Board: Mononucleosis 04-29-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By SOE
Re: Mono from oral sex ?

I don't think it could hurt for your doctor to run a mono test. Why wouldn't just cover all his bases? I don't know what else it could be. Maybe you need to try another doctor with fresh eyes?
Board: Mononucleosis 04-28-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By SOE
Re: Mono from oral sex ?

Hello, welcome to the boards. :wave:

I didn't have most of those symptoms when I had mono. When the doctor checked you for the other stuff, did he/she run the mono test? There is a blood test...
Board: Shingles 04-26-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles on the forehead?

Hi Jersey Mom,

It sounds like shingles, but it's best to be looked at. It's not good to let shingles go for so long, which I learned the hard way. Go see another doctor -- or Urgent Care ASAP.
...
Board: Shingles 04-24-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By SOE
Re: From Bug Bite to Poison Ivy to Head Lice to SHINGLES!

Hi Caitlex! :wave:

Welcome to the boards -- although I wish you found them under better circumstances! I am so sorry for all you are going through. I'm glad you at least know what you have now...
Board: Shingles 04-22-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles question

The ER doctor told me they are seeing people of all ages now -- even kids.

:(
Board: Mononucleosis 04-19-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By SOE
Re: Please help

Just checking in. How are you?
Board: Mononucleosis 04-19-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By SOE
Re: mono from your child

How are you and your son doing?
Board: Mononucleosis 04-19-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By SOE
Re: Can someone answer

How did your test come out?
Board: Celiac Disease 04-17-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By SOE
Re: Should I be tested

That's great. Let us know how the test turns out. I hope your sinuses clear up. :):):)
Board: Shingles 04-17-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By SOE
Re: How Long Does Shingles Last?

Did you see my message on your other post? His doctor should probably be giving him gabapentin which is for nerve damage. There's no reason for him to be in that much pain.
Board: Shingles 04-16-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By SOE
Re: Long term shingles

I'm so sorry to hear that he's still struggling. I'm going on day 83 and I know how awful it is. I am currently on Gabapentin 200mg in the AM, and at lunch, and 600mg at bedtime. And I have...
Board: Shingles 04-16-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By SOE
Re: Long term shingles

I'm so sorry to hear that he's still struggling. I'm going on day 83 and I know how awful it is. I am currently on Gabapentin 200mg in the AM, and at lunch, and 600mg at bedtime. And I have...
Board: Shingles 04-16-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By SOE
Re: How Long Does Shingles Last?

Hi Caroleen! :wave:

Welcome to the boards. I hope your husband is over it by now. That's so awful! Tomorrow will be day 83 for me. Ugh.
Board: Celiac Disease 04-16-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By SOE
Re: Should I be tested

Hi Frankie, welcome to the boards! :wave:

You do have a lot of similar symptoms. Although there are many different symptoms for Celiac, and not everyone has the same ones.

I don't think it...
Board: Shingles 04-16-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles - How soon hair color

I'm glad to hear you are doing better. How much neurontin are you taking?
Board: Shingles 04-15-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles - How soon hair color

Monotobe, how are you doing?
Board: Shingles 04-15-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles question

Hey Pirate, how are you doing?
Board: Shingles 04-15-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By SOE
Re: Mild outbreak/no pain

:wave: Hi Robinren, welcome to the Boards.

I have not had that experience, but perhaps someone else has and they will respond. Give it a little time.

I hope you heal quickly! Let me know...
Board: Shingles 04-14-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By SOE
Re: Help!

Hi Cole,

I'm sorry you are struggling so much. You should ask your doctor why it is still spreading. Also ask him for pain medication. There is no reason to suffer so much!!

When I went to...
Board: Shingles 04-04-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles question

Muddy, are you taking Gabapentin? Can I ask how much? I am taking 200mg in the AM, 200mg at lunch, and 600mg at night. As a treat at night, I also get to take a Norco.
Board: Shingles 04-04-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles question

Hi Mike,

Welcome to the boards! I'm sorry I didn't see this post right away. You need to go to a doctor and get the antiviral medication ASAP.

The shingles virus follows a nerve line. It...
Board: Shingles 04-04-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles - How soon hair color

Are the shingles on your scalp? I would wait until the sores have completely healed (dried up -- scabs gone) before coloring.

Welcome to the boards! Let us know if you have any more questions...
Board: Celiac Disease 04-04-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By SOE
Re: Confusing Test Results

I had to work the whole time so when I had to continue eating gluten until my testing, I only ate it at dinner so that I could sleep through a lot of the bad effects. It helped.
Board: Celiac Disease 04-01-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By SOE
Re: Confusing Test Results

I was told that 3 years ago that you need to go back on a gluten diet for at least 4 to 6 weeks before you are tested. 3 days is definitely not enough.

I don't know enough about reading the lab...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-31-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By SOE
Re: waiting on biopsies

Let us know how the test comes out. Take care.
Board: Celiac Disease 03-30-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By SOE
Re: waiting on biopsies

Even if the biopsy doesn't show anything, it doesn't mean anything (unfortunately). The intestines are very long and the biopsy depends on the doctor collecting a sample that shows damage. It is...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-24-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By SOE
Re: Bloated, nauseated and confused.

Hi,

I am hoping someone chimes in with more information, but I wanted to point out that Celiac Disease has hundreds of possible symptoms, so you can't base any kind of diagnosis with only...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-24-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By SOE
Re: Celiac? Biopsy and Transglutaminase IGG positive but no IGA

You should probably see a specialist then. And don't forget that if you are not eating gluten, you cannot be tested for Celiac (blood tests). You need to be eating it in order for the tests to be...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-24-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By SOE
Re: Celiac? Biopsy and Transglutaminase IGG positive but no IGA

Welcome to the boards.

I think your doctor is wrong. Blood tests do not always show it -- just like biopsies don't always catch the damaged villi. One or the other should be good enough for...
Board: Mononucleosis 03-24-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By SOE
Re: Can someone answer

It's not rare. I got it after 50 and I know several other people in their 40s and 50s that have gotten it. Some more than once. It's so important to just rest and let your body heal. Don't try to...
Board: Mononucleosis 03-10-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By SOE
Re: mono from your child

You could have gotten mono from your son. It is transferred through saliva. So sharing drinks or food or utensils is a big no-no. Everybody is different. I have a weak immune system. It took me...
Board: Mononucleosis 03-06-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By SOE
Re: Please help

The best thing to do is to go have all the bloodwork and ask your doctor to explain the results to you. Tell your doctor what your worries are and ask him/her to help you figure it out so you can...
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