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Board: Back Problems 04-08-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Hello

Thanks for the reply. The pain gone a level since I got up this morning and started walking around. I am going to call my surgeon this morning too. Maybe he can prescribe something for it. I...
Board: Back Problems 04-08-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By NJLinda
Hello

Hello to my friends on healthboards. It's been a while since I've posted but went in for a second fusion last Monday. Fisrt one was done in 2010 360 L4-5. I did quite well and was up and around...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 02-23-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Hair Loss

Both of you ladies are great! So nice and knowledgable. Thank you both :)
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 02-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Hair Loss

Thanks for the feedback ladies. I do have an appointment coming up with my rheumy so I'll see what he says. Hope all is well with you both. I'll let you know what he says. :)
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 02-20-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By NJLinda
Hair Loss

Hi all. I've been on this board before and hope some of you can remember me. I was diagnosed with MTCD 2 years ago. My case is lupus and they don't know what else. My case is mild. I really...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 01-28-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,853
Posted By NJLinda
Re: A 'Dent' In My Arm

Hi...It is probably from where you rest your arm. There is some thing that your muscle is leaning on and I don't know why it happens. It happened to me on my calf and after I figured out what it...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 01-02-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Swallon Glands for 2 months!

Have your thyroid tested. Look up thyroid symptoms and see if you any of them. I believe your problem may be a symptom of thyroid.
Board: Eye & Vision 11-29-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Weird and scary Vision Problems

I would definetly get another opinion. I recently was having problems with my left eye and after seeing a retina specialist, he told me I had a detached retina but it healed itself. He said it's...
Board: Eye & Vision 09-19-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By NJLinda
Wink Retina Detachment

Hi all. My eye doctor saw something strange about my retina so she sent to a retinal specialist. After a 3 hour thorough exam he stated to me that sometime ago I had a detached retina and since I...
Board: Eye & Vision 09-15-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By NJLinda
Plaquneil

I have been taking plaquenil for only 1 year but after an extensive eye exam, the eye doctor told me my retina does not look normal and is sending me to a retinal specialist. Did anyone have vision...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 08-31-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Overwhelming Chest Pains

I was just at my doctor's for the same thing. I made him do an ekg to make sure it was not my heart and also got an x-ray done. All were good, thank goodness. He told me I might have...
Board: Digestive Disorders 08-12-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Very WEIRD case please READ

Try a probiotic for your stomach. Sometimes it's just nervousness that comes out of nowhere. Probiotics should calm your stomach down. They are sold over the counter and there are several brands. ...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-12-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Ear problems from gerd?

It's anxiety!! See a therepist...they can help. My whole family suffers from anxiety and they do have gerd symptoms, including ears, throat, constant nasal drip, tight chest. Good luck
Board: Digestive Disorders 07-24-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Bloating

Hi...I've been on a probotic for over a year and I noticed that it helps a lot. For me it breaks up all the gas and my bloating is not so bad. I have upper abdomen bloating and it is always...
Board: Heart Disorders 07-23-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By NJLinda
Re: heart attack/stroke/cad

Hi. Just some thoughts for you. If it were your heart, I think you would have known by now, especially after all those heart tests. Could it be anxiety, panic attacks? People have anxiety...
Board: Arthritis 07-22-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By NJLinda
Re: is anyone taking cymbalta for their arthritis?

Hi. I am taking cymbalta for lupus. I'm also on several others meds but I have found to have no side effects on this drug. I am taking 30 mg. twice a day. I feel good on it but I'm also taking...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 07-03-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By NJLinda
Intestinal Fistulas

Does anyone have any information regarding fistulas? My friend had PC and had the whipple procedure done in Dec. 2012. She is doing well except for this darn fistula that is always abcessing. She...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 07-03-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,523
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Scared of Cat Scan

Leah and everyone else....I had the same problem several years ago and was almost convinced it was something very bad. I was diagnosed with IBS and GERD. I am on Protonix for gerd and I did take...
Board: Back Problems 06-21-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,219
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Has anyone taken prednisone for a herniated disc?

Prednisone helps with inflammation so I'm sure that's why it was prescribed.
But sadly it never helped me. Good luck
Board: Endocrine Disorders 06-18-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Confused about Parathyroidism

ladybud..I see your postings all the time and you seem to know a lot of interesting things. I am currently being treated with MCTD and just came up with elevated calcium. My vitamin D is always low...
Board: Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 06-17-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By NJLinda
Re: After a Whipple for pancreatic cancer

Sorry for your sister! PC, in my opinion, has to be the worst cancers. She was lucky to be able to have surgery...most patients don't. A close friend of mine was diagnosed last August. She had 3...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-04-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By NJLinda
Costochrondritis

Does anyone with fibro or autoimmune, lupus, MCTD experience this condition. It is new to me and trying to figure out if this can be what I'm experiencing.
It is not too painful, just annoying. ...
Board: Costochondritis 06-04-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By NJLinda
Questions - Costochondritis

Hi. I am not new to the message boards but am new to this condition.
I believe I have costochrondritis and so does my doctor. I've had pain, sometimes stabbing pain, for a few years now. I...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-03-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,545
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Help! What could positive ANA, dsDNA & scledoderma antibody tests mean? :-(

Hi Vee. Yes it happened right after being in the sun. Mine don't itch or hurt. They are just there. I did slather myself with lotion after my shower and that did help. Most of them were gone the...
Board: Back Problems 06-02-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Work comp DENIED

I went through the same exact thing 3 years ago. Got hurt at work in 2008, workmans comp. denied me, got a lawyer and although it took 2 years, I finally had the same surgery you were to have. I...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-31-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,545
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Help! What could positive ANA, dsDNA & scledoderma antibody tests mean? :-(

Hi all...hope you don't mind my butting in but I am also looking toward a sclerdoma type rash..if there is any such thing. I was diagnosed with MCTD last year, lupus and something else that hasn't...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 05-23-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Abdominal and rectal pain

Hi...I've had so much gas in my stomach that I went to the ER ...thought it might be my heart. I kinda know the feeling now and I usually take Gas-X. It works well for me. Another good med for...
Board: Digestive Disorders 05-22-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Questions .

Hi. It is good that you had bloodwork and mri's done and nothing showed up. If there were a mass, I would think it would show up. Any diaherra? Naususa?
When I was diagnosed with pancreatitis,...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 05-22-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Abdominal and rectal pain

Glad you went to see a doctor and also nothing is wrong. Yes gas is awful and can hurt anywhere in the body. Sometimes it is just something we ate and goes away like yours. Stay well
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-21-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By NJLinda
MTCD = Dry Skin

Hi all... My problem is very dry feet. I get pedicures every 2 weeks to scrape off the dead skin, which is a lot, but after a pedicure my feet hurt like crazy. But they look better :) Is there...
Board: Lupus 05-14-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Lupus and Anxiety

Hi all and thank you for the posts. My anxiety is much better then last week. I switched one anxiety pill fro night and now take it in the morning. I also made an appointment with an...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 05-09-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Abdominal and rectal pain

You need to see a doctor right away. Your stomach area has so many things that can go wrong with life threatening diseases. I know many people who dismissed their stomach aches and within the next...
Board: Lupus 05-08-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By NJLinda
Cool Re: Lupus and Anxiety

My doctor and I just had this conversation on Friday for my blood work. I have been on prozak and tranxene for over 30 years. Yes I know that is a very long time but I never had any problem until...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 05-08-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Freaking out.

If your vitamin D is that low, mine was 9, then you ask for a prescription for it. I was given 50,000 units twice a week for 2 months. After blood work this week, it is still low, in the 20's, and...
Board: Lupus 05-07-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Lupus and Anxiety

Thank you for answering my posts. Between yourself and vee...your posts have helped me a lot. Stay well Linda
Board: Lupus 05-07-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Lupus and Anxiety

Ladybug...I am feeling better than yesterday..that's for sure. Still waiting for results for thyroid. Anxiety is still hanging around but I can tolerate it. Is it possible to have only 2 or 3 days...
Board: Lupus 05-07-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Lupus? Stomach pain?

Thank you ladybug. Every 3 months I have blood work for my pancrease. Liver enzymes, amulase etc. along with an endo every year. :)
Board: Lupus 05-07-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Lupus? Stomach pain?

Yes I am. I Have been for years. I was told I have IBS but after a colonoscopy, my internist said my bowels and colon look good. I feel the pain in my upper chest area and right near where you...
Board: Lupus 05-07-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By NJLinda
Lupus and Anxiety

Hi all. Well I've been having anxiety attacks and just read that it sometimes due to lupus. I've had them since I was 30, now am 58, and I know what they feel like. They have been under control...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-05-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By NJLinda
Re: What The Heck!

Lucy...your post is me exactly! I had aches and pains since I was in my 30's but they never stayed longer than 1 day or 2. I raised 3 kids and did all the normal activity that an active mom would...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 05-05-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By NJLinda
Wink Re: Could this be infected?

Glad to hear it is better. They have some antibotic creams at the pharmacy and they would help heal faster. The wounds should be scabbing by now and maybe itching. That is a good sign. I'm sure...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 05-04-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Could this be infected?

Hi...2 weeks is really not that long since surgery and I looked at your pictures and it looks good. But keep a close eye on it and look for oozing or swelling and if the would becomes hot and red...
Board: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 04-29-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,420
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Symptoms of Al's?

Have you thought it can be severe anxiety or a back problem?
Board: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 04-29-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,420
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Symptoms of Al's?

Terlin...Hi. I've seen some postings from you to try and figure why you are feeling bad. I don't know much about ALS, except that it causes severe muscle weakness that will only get worse and I...
Board: Aneurysm 04-25-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,522
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Recently diagnosed :(

Your diagosis would scare me. Although I don't have a problem like this, your doctors suggest to do something and I would. But I don't know what has to be done. Did they explain what kind of...
Board: Myositis 04-24-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,544
Posted By NJLinda
Re: High Cholestrol Medication

Thanks rudiraven, I thought that might happen again. But I was on Lipator for over ten years and through those years I do remember certain aches and muscle pain but nothing to complain about. I...
Board: General Health 04-22-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By NJLinda
Re: chest pain. sometimes twingey arms feel uncomfortable.

Hi. As you stated about chest pain, you should get an EKG or make an appointment just to make sure your heart is ok. GERD, hiatel hernia, etc. can make your chest feel funny also. So you might...
Board: Myositis 04-18-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,544
Posted By NJLinda
Re: High Cholestrol Medication

The same thing happened to me while taking lipator for my cholestrol. I was on it for about 12 years with no problems and worked really well to lower it but last March my muscle pains were so bad, I...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 04-17-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Muscle cramping cpk tests mention ms ??

Your symptoms also sound like fibromyalgia. I have it very mildly but when it acts up...I know it. With fibro your blood work will show up fine. That's what happened to me with fibro and after...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 04-16-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By NJLinda
Re: Muscle cramping cpk tests mention ms ??

Your muscle problem sounds just like mine. I started in March of last year. Muscles were cramping really bad and very painful. Doctor ordered blood work and came back very low vitamin D and also...
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