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Board: Multiple Sclerosis 09-01-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By MSNik
Re: Less Common Symptoms of MS?

First of all, you need to take these results of your MRI to a MS Specialist- do not see a regular Neurologist. They are not the same. Most neurologists specialize in migranes, strokes, Parkinson's...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 09-01-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By MSNik
Re: Help please!

Dixze,
You wrote "So you are saying that one can have a normal brain and c-spine MRI but the lumbar puncture can be abnormal that would indicate MS or another autoimmune disease?"

That is not...
Board: Acne 08-31-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By MSNik
Re: Acne scars worsen with whey protein ? TRUE OR NO?

Benzoil peroxide shower wash and pads are fine to use. They help to keep the bacteria on your skin down and prevent new breakouts.

As for stopping the keflax- I am not a doctor and will not give...
Board: Eye & Vision 08-31-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By MSNik
Re: Is it necessary to use glasses for newbie?

Everyone's vision changes over the years. As we get older, we tend to get more far sighted- which means if you are near sighted to begin with, you will have an area in your life where you will think...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 08-31-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By MSNik
Re: Help please!

It is impossible to get a MS dx with a normal brain and spine MRI....20% of MSers have normal Spinal Taps (Lumbar Punctures)-

A spinal tap is not considered definitive for MS- it is only used to...
Board: Weight Loss 08-31-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By MSNik
Re: One meal a day diet advice

Agreed. Eating one meal a day is so unhealthy...and your body will start to break down. Diabetes is a possibility, so is liver damage. You have to put energy into your body regularly.

Eating...
Board: Eye & Vision 08-31-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By MSNik
Re: Contact lens issue after years of wearing

It could absolutely be allergies causing this...especially if it didnt happen at the eye doctors, but only at home.
You might want to see an Opthamologist as well as the optomotrist- ...
Board: Menopause 08-31-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By MSNik
Re: Scary experience today

I wouldnt bother with the ER if you are okay now. Menopause can do crazy things to you, but you also may have been seriously constipated, and you could have also been dehydrated...both, can cause...
Board: Eye & Vision 08-31-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By MSNik
Re: Is it necessary to use glasses for newbie?

If your eye exam suggests that you need glasses now, and you dont wear them, youre eyes will get worse. You are straining them, without even knowing it. There is no way to correct your vision...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 08-31-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By MSNik
Re: what to expect

Ed,
I am replying to this from a female point of view. Not that Jayhawk might not be right- he could be, but from a female point of view, my answer is different.

Your gf doesnt want to appear...
Board: Birth Control 08-29-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By MSNik
Re: URGENT! NEED ADVICE!- Period late 4 days - Took Alesse 28 nearly perfectly

Taking a pregnancy test would be a good idea. You are never fully protected if you miss a pill or take it 12 hours late. You cant assume that- ever.

More than likely, this is stress and nerves...
Board: Teen Health 08-28-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By MSNik
Re: Help...please! I'm confused !

First of all, no one should be making fun of you. Its really scary when we know something is wrong and we dont know why.
You should have your mom take you to see whoever prescribed the birth control...
Board: General Health 08-28-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By MSNik
Re: Effects of fumes

You would need to see your physician to answer that. There is a risk, but how much, would depend on alot of things. Your doctor can run tests to find out if you have levels of the toxins in your...
Board: Relationship Health 08-28-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By MSNik
Re: I am 62 - husband is 68 verbally abusive & told me he could care less about me

Good for you! I am not sure where you got this sudden strength from, but please dont lose it! A tiny house for you and your dog! How exciting is that?!!

You will be fine. You WILL BE FINE! Keep...
Board: Skin Problems 08-27-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By MSNik
Re: Big brown rash

This could be anything. The fact that it is brown, is concerning. You absolutely should get this checked out by a Dermatologist- rashes which are big, and a different color- can mean anything from...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 08-27-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By MSNik
Re: Breast Pain after implants

More than likely its capsular contracture. The breast tissue hardens after the implants drop- and this causes extreme pain. This is sometimes the result of a doctor who didnt place them correctly....
Board: Women's Health 08-26-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By MSNik
Re: Painful Ingrown Hair.. "Down There"

Are you absolutely sure this is an ingrown hair? It sounds more like something else. You should get yourself to your gyn to get checked out. But, in the meantime, try hot compresses in the area- it...
Board: Menopause 08-26-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By MSNik
Re: Not sure if this is perimenopause

Absolutely sounds like perimenopause. And, remember, you can be in peri for up to ten years before you hit menopause! Your mom might have started in her late 30s or early 40s.
I too, have never...
Board: Dental Health 08-26-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By MSNik
Re: front tooth composite chipped

Hi, composites are cosmetic and not covered by insurance. You will need to have the chip filled in if you choose to, but again, its cosmetic (how it looks) it doesnt affect the tooth itself (so its...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 08-26-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By MSNik
Re: Need second opinion

kjb-
There is very specific criteria for being dx with MS. Its called the revised Mcdonald criteria if you want to read about it.

More importantly, you do NOT want the label of having MS until...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 08-26-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By MSNik
Re: I don't know what to believe

Dixze,
You wrote "I would sure like to know the MRI report and what it says, since he never rec'd it or compared my old MRI to the newest one."

Dont bother. Most radiologists cannot tell a MS...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 08-26-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By MSNik
Re: Second opinion??

I agree with Jayhawk on this one. Most people dont realize that not all neurologists are NOT created equal. If you went to see a Neurologist who specializes in migranes or strokes, he will not be...
Board: Relationship Health 08-25-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By MSNik
Re: I am 62-husband is 68 verbally abusive & told me he could care less about me

HI there. Its not boring, but it is very sad. You went wrong, 20 some years ago when you allowed this behavior in your life and you didnt fight back or leave then.
Now, you feel stuck.
Truthfully,...
Board: Acne 08-25-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By MSNik
Re: Sharing and asking for help

Hi there. I just wanted to mention to you that I have had laser resurfacing treatments on my skin to get rid of my scarring. A series of 5, one month apart, and my skin is completely glowing. I was...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 08-24-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By MSNik
Re: Need an indoor, low ceiling fitness routine

Wow. Your story is really sad. You do sound like you are doing so many things right- have you seen a doctor? You mentioned that when you walk, your feet go numb and turn white. I have this too- and...
Board: Skin Problems 08-24-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By MSNik
Re: Purple marks randomly appear on skin

You should probably have a good physicial, including blood work. ITs quite possible that you are anemic and dont know it. Anemia would increase bruising, and usually a bruise that small wouldnt hurt....
Board: Costochondritis 08-24-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By MSNik
Re: It's back!! Should I seek medical help?

You absolutely need to consult your physician. Its possible you cracked a rib with the contortions you are putting your body through while on Crutches- its also possible that its nothing more than a...
Board: Skin Problems 08-24-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By MSNik
Re: spot on stomach that won't go away

Actually, you need to go to a dermatologist. A pathologist isnt going to take a sample or dx you- they are the ones who recieve the sample once you have visitied the Dermatologist who will probably...
Board: Acne 08-24-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By MSNik
Re: Accutane breakout

First of all, every time you pop one of those whiteheads, you are spreading bacteria in your skin, causing yourself more breakouts. Hands off your face and stop picking/ popping things!
Secondly,...
Board: Skin Problems 08-24-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By MSNik
Re: Melanoma under toenail

You need to get your husband to a dermatologist. It could be a melanoma- but it could also be a birthmark or age spot. One is life threatening, the other two are no big deal. Only a Derm will be able...
Board: Acne 08-24-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By MSNik
Re: Acne scars worsen with whey protein ? TRUE OR NO?

First of all, you have been on the antibiotic Keflex for 1.5 years? Thats not helping you, but is hurting you. Keflex is a short term antibiotic- which is not used for skin conditions- and will stop...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 08-24-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By MSNik
Re: What exactly is a relapse?

I agree with Snoopy on this. My doctor has always defined a relapse by any onset of symptoms lasting more than 24 hours, which have not been present for at least 30 days. For instance, every few...
Board: Skin Problems 08-23-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By MSNik
Re: Someone PLEASE help me.

Hi. This is really not as big a deal as you are making it out to be. This sounds like keratosis, or possibly Milia. Either way, you need to see a dermatologist, who will prescribe something to make...
Board: Sexually Transmitted Diseases 08-23-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By MSNik
Re: I think I might have chlamydia?

You need to go see a Urologist. Your doctor should be worried about your symptoms and no, they are not normal.
Im sorry to hear you had a TBI- thats terrible, but its not affecting this. You are...
Board: Women's Health 08-23-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By MSNik
Re: Yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

It sounds like yeast, which can also have the fishy odor. If you cant get to the doctor, get to a pharmacy, buy a 7 day or 3 day (not the one day) Monistat treatment and use it nightly...see if that...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 08-23-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By MSNik
Re: Anxiety, MS, Meineres?? HELP!!!!

As a person who has MS, I can promise you what you describe isnt MS related.
You need to stop looking things up. You are using the symptom checker backwards. In order to use it, you need to have a...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 08-23-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By MSNik
Re: Optic Neuritis

Sara, I remember clearly the first year of having MS. I thought if I was tired from staying up too late the night before, It had to be MS. I thought if I was a nervous wreck over work, or a school...
Board: Sexual Health - General 08-22-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 573
Posted By MSNik
Re: Need soo much help!

Hi there. You started your post with "I had sex with my husband for the first time and I didn't bleed" Now you say he isnt your husband?

This situation doesnt make logical sense. There is no way...
Board: Relationship Health 08-22-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By MSNik
Re: Upset with dad and don't know where to go from here

"But I guess the main thing now is, how am I supposed to see dad and have fun, go out, etc while pretending everything is OK"

If you truly believe that this is between your parents, and you are...
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 08-22-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By MSNik
Re: question about my medicine and alcohol?

First of all, you CANT skip your meds. Forget that idea. Secondly, even if you did skip your meds- they would still be in your blood stream and you would still be in trouble if you drank.
Do the...
Board: General Health 08-22-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By MSNik
Re: Severe pain in lower abdomen

Agreed. We cannot dx you; but it sounds like you are really constipated- hopefully that is all it was, especially if you are feeling better today...however, you should definately go to the doctor/...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 08-22-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By MSNik
Re: Optic Neuritis

What you are describing doesnt sound like Optic Neuritis although it does warrant a call to your eye doctor. You may have scratched your cornea or torn something. Definately get in to have them check...
Board: Sexual Health - General 08-21-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 573
Posted By MSNik
Re: Need soo much help!

Alot of womem have their hymen broken from being athletic, horseback riding or just strenuous activity. There is no way to prove that he broke it while you were having sex. The fact that you had that...
Board: Women's Health 08-21-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By MSNik
Re: need some help please!

If you had just done the round of medications when you had the second test, it could have been a false negative. The medication in your blood stream could have masked the actual test.
BV smells like...
Board: Relationship Health 08-21-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By MSNik
Re: Gay or Straight...Am I a cover up?

I have to agree. Something is fishy here. You shouldnt have to wonder about your man...the fact that he is looking for other men's attention- the fact that he asked you if he shouldnt be looking for...
Board: Birth Control 08-21-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By MSNik
Re: Questions about contraception

Anytime you take birth control pills or implants, you still get the sypmtoms of having your period. I have my tubes tied and I still get symptoms each month. Just because you dont actually ovulate-...
Board: Bowel Disorders 08-21-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By MSNik
Re: anal aching ?? advice appreciated.

Hi, someone else got back to you before I was able to- but they gave you good advice with the mineral oil- however BIG warning. If you take too much mineral oil, it can really give you diarrhea.
...
Board: Anxiety 08-21-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By MSNik
Re: anxiety and nutrition

Unfortunately, there isnt much you can eat for anxiety. You can drink chamomile tea, which can help calm you down...but the best natural remedies for anxiety are exercise- lots of it! And, things...
Board: Relationship Health 08-21-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By MSNik
Re: Upset with dad and don't know where to go from here

Your dad is right. It is between him and your mom and you are better off staying out of it. However, I am not suggesting you shouldnt have a relationship with your parents.
Realistically, if your...
Board: Birth Control 08-21-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By MSNik
Re: When will I get spotting after taking birth control though.Can anyone tell me.Tha

Hi you sound alittle nervous. Try not to be, okay? Taking b/c you will still get your period during the week that you dont take your pills. And you will still get cramps when your period is due....
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