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Board: Lyme Disease 07-17-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By Laura B
Cool Re: I need help!

Greetz, is the name of Lyme disease in Germany Borrelia? I came down with Lyme disease in 2005 and never could tell my sister in Germany what I had. She never heard of Lyme. I suffered a lot in 2006...
Board: Osteoporosis 02-13-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,013
Posted By Laura B
Re: T-Score

SF, my T-Score for Back is -3.3 and for Hip is -1.4, My scores did not change within the last 6 years, I have a test every 2 years and my Endo...doctor insist that I take medication, which I refuse...
Board: Bowel Disorders 01-06-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By Laura B
Re: colonoscopy prep

brown liquid is okay, I had it
Board: Eye & Vision 09-22-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Laura B
Re: Glaucoma Numbers

Thank you all for your replies. For a few years I was always borderline, according to the doctor 20/21, but this year he put me on eye drops (Combigan) Now my pressure is always around 16/16, so I...
Board: Eye & Vision 09-16-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Laura B
Glaucoma Numbers

Can someone tell me what the range of glaucoma numbers is (from highest to lowest) With other words, what should the numbers be when you have the eyes checked for glaucoma?
Thank you.
Board: Osteoporosis 08-09-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By Laura B
Re: T-Scores

Thank you Piano, you made me feel good agreeing with me. I have that Endo...... doctor who is like a fanatic about that annual shot they have now for Osteo..... All my life I had on and off very...
Board: Osteoporosis 08-07-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By Laura B
Re: T-Scores

Mabent, I don't really know if there is a history in my family. Most everyone died in their 60th and 70th, my family lives in Germany und I never heard of anyone taking the test.
Taking 15 years of...
Board: Osteoporosis 08-06-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By Laura B
T-Scores

Is anyone familiar with T-Scores? How serious is a T-Score of -3.3 of the spine for a 84 year old woman?
Thank you for your answer.
Board: Osteoporosis 08-03-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By Laura B
Re: Senior citizen - female

Dande, do you know what your T-Score is?
I'm close to your age and my doctor also wants to put me on medication, I refused. I feel at my age my T-Score of -3.0 is not that bad. She wants to give...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 07-28-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By Laura B
Re: Crazy Cortisol Levels-- What????

Just curious, did you have 3 blood test the same day?
Board: Depression 06-05-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By Laura B
Title

What does LCSW stands for after a Therapists Name on a business card?
Thank you for your answer
Board: Digestive Disorders 05-19-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By Laura B
Loss of Appetite

I suffer from severe loss of appetite. Had check-ups, tests with Gastro....doctor, everything okay. There seems to be no drugs on the market for this problem. Doctor put me on Megestrol, it...
Board: Cancer: Breast 11-19-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By Laura B
Re: PET Scan Question

Thank you for your reply. I'm so sorry about your son. Your answer does help, I guess when I child can take that many, the scans are maybe not that harmful.
Board: Depression 10-27-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Laura B
Re: Having trouble with lexapro----I need help

I agree with Kaji, you can't just stop cold turkey. I was on Lexapro for about one year and I was afraid to stop, so I did it gradually. I actually took almost two months to wean myself off. I had...
Board: Cancer: Breast 10-21-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By Laura B
PET Scan Question

I was diagnosed with breast cancer almost 5 years ago and had a lumpectomy (sp?) on my left breast. Every 6 month I go for a mammogram and gratefully, no cancer. My oncologist also sends me for a...
Board: Digestive Disorders 08-21-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By Laura B
Re: Gastroparisis in the elderly

I also would like to warn about the medication Reglan. My hands started to shake so bad I could not write out a check anymore. Gratefully I found out it was from Reglan, as soon as I stopped the...
Board: Urology 07-30-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By Laura B
Re: frequent urination

Maybe you are fighting an urinary tract infection, I would go to the doctor for an urin test. If you get a full blown UTI it will be very uncomfortable.
Board: Eye & Vision 04-13-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By Laura B
Re: dry eyes?

Start the Restasis drops, it will help. Why are you not taking them????
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-09-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,499
Posted By Laura B
Re: Proper Way to take blood pressure

ZuZu, I'm glad you mention to take 3 readings. My first reading is always very high, but my second reading goes down as much as 30 points systolic, within a few minutes. From now on I will take...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-26-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By Laura B
bottom of heel

is there a name for pain at the bottom of your heel. not the back of the heel. the big round area at the bottom. i try to search the computer.

i'm trying to find out for my sister, she will not...
Board: Dental Health 02-15-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,244
Posted By Laura B
Re: strange tooth ache

I would not worry too much right now. Could be some flare up from your gums, I had that more than once. Sometimes your gums recide (sp?) a little and the new exposed tooth hurts on and off for a...
Board: Urology 02-07-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By Laura B
Re: 3 uti's within 6 weeks... Worried about my bf any advice appreciated.

Sorry you got no replies. I don't know what a UTI is like for a man, but I had the same problem a few years ago. Got 3 UCI's within a few month. One problem with flare ups is that some people...
Board: Urology 02-06-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By Laura B
Re: Urgency before going to bed

I really think it is a psychological issue since you have no problems during the day and in the morning. I'm going through the same "condition" a little, often go a few times just before bedtime so...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 01-03-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,600
Posted By Laura B
Re: Fluid Behind Eardrum

I had the same thing a few years ago. My doctor put me for one week on steroid pills, no help, so I had to take them for a second week, bingo. No problems since.
Board: General Health 12-24-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Laura B
Re: Doctors know?

Forgive my "curious" question, but when I was young......a loooong time ago.....there was no such thing as HIV or HIV Tests
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 12-23-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By Laura B
Re: How is everyone managing to cope with the holiday season?

Baffled, I agree with JaneWhite, there comes a time when Grandma is just not up to all that cooking anymore and kids and grandkids have to take over.
Board: General Health 12-23-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Laura B
Re: Struggled with this condition for 3 years. Please please help.

VeryChic's reply says it all. Stop worrying. Everyone enjoys people who blush, something endearing about it.
Board: General Health 12-23-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Laura B
Re: Doctors know?

If you have SOMETHING the doctor would tell you. I'm curious, what test are you talking about?
Board: Cancer: Stomach 11-29-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,497
Posted By Laura B
Re: All the symptom's of stomach cancer but do you think it is?

Would be interesting to hear what that other doctor said. I'm sure you are okay. Everyone gets diarrhea or constipation once in a while. Stomach ache could be gas pain. Or some indigestion. To...
Board: Cancer: Stomach 10-28-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 984
Posted By Laura B
Re: Please help need advice

I don't have any input but I'm curious how you made out on October 17th. The good news is the tumor was non-cancerous. When I had breast cancer they also found cancer in the lymph nodes. I had to...
Board: Depression 10-17-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,251
Posted By Laura B
Re: Depressed or Bored or Lonely

Don't give up on the pills too fast, I speak from experience. It took me almost 6 weeks before I started to feel better, side effects usually subside after a while.
Board: Cancer: Stomach 10-16-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,409
Posted By Laura B
Re: Stomach Cancer: Stomach removed

I just found out that my cousin in Germany had her complete stomach removed a little over a months ago. When I asked her about chemo and radiation she told me doctor said no cancer in the lining,...
Board: Depression 10-12-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,057
Posted By Laura B
Re: Citalopram - Help & Advice Needed

I'm not telling you what to do, but I would not start a new medication, especially an antidepressant, when I go on a trip. Some people have a hard time with side effects when they start on a new...
Board: Depression 10-08-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,689
Posted By Laura B
Re: Do You Take Your Lexapro Morning or Night?

I take mine the first thing in the morning. I'm a very poor sleeper and one of the side effects is insomnina.
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-30-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By Laura B
Re: Rectal procidentia

Your post shows again how important it is to see a doctor when you have something unusual! You are lucky you found a doctor to help you, that is not always the case. But I can't help you with your...
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-28-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By Laura B
Re: Medical Tests Required

Never heard of all these tests. Forget about the pain, your problem is very serious, in my opinion, and you should take care of it. If pain is extreme, doctor will give you medication for it. Some...
Board: Kidney Disorders 09-18-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,384
Posted By Laura B
Re: GFR Numbers

Cora, Thank you for your informative reply. I guess my doctor never requests that GFR test.
What got me to this kidney board is my very high Potassium right now. My labs numbers range is from 3.5...
Board: Kidney Disorders 09-18-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,384
Posted By Laura B
GFR Numbers

I read a lot about GFR on this board. This procedure is never listed on my annual lab report. Can someone tell me what it stands for and what the reference range is?
The reason I wonder, my...
Board: Eye & Vision 09-16-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,484
Posted By Laura B
Re: Double Vision

Hallo Volleyball, it is actually almost one year now since I posted about my double vision, I never had it again. I was lucky, it was only a one time thing.
Board: Bowel Disorders 07-11-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 86,124
Posted By Laura B
Re: Are there any foods i can eat to firm up my stools?

I have the same problem and take Fiber ervery day. The fiber I take comes in chewable tablets, it's called FIBER CHOICE. The bottle does not mention if it is insoluble or soluble fiber. Would you...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-04-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,624
Posted By Laura B
Re: Side effects of metoprolol exist after stopping the medication

Maybe the doctor put you on that beta blocker because he detected PVC.
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-04-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,910
Posted By Laura B
Re: Low BP

I agree with flutterbye..... when my systolic is low it never goes below 90 and if 187 is your resting pulse, not good.
Years ago I also had problems with high resting pulse, around 90 - 100. So...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-30-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,910
Posted By Laura B
Re: Low BP

Thank you for your replies. It stayed very low for a few more days, but now I'm up again around 110 x 70. Maybe low BP is now my normal reading. It takes get used to the low reading for someone...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-28-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,910
Posted By Laura B
Low BP

I'm on blood pressure pills for about 20 years. My BP jumps all over the place, sometimes within minutes the systolic can jump from 160 to 140. Doctor told me not to worry, I have "labile" BP. I'm...
Board: Osteoporosis 06-28-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,998
Posted By Laura B
Re: Need suggestions for osteoporosis treatment - suffering with bone(back, thighs p

ARGGG, I got osteoporosis (T-spine -3.0, T-hip -1.9) and do not take any medications for osteoporosis. I eat lots of cheese and yoghurt and take calcium pills with Vitamin D. I never drink milk,...
Board: Osteoporosis 06-28-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,427
Posted By Laura B
Re: Osteoporosis Numbers

Yesterday I had my 2 year follow up bone density test. The numbers are exactly the same as they were in 2009, when I was 80. T-Spine -3.0, T-Hip -1.9. Sorry doctor, I will not take any pills or...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 06-12-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,627
Posted By Laura B
Re: is this really ibs

It is important you get a colonoscopy. I know you worry because colon cancer runs in your family. When my sister discovered she had colon cancer I got a colonoscopy immediatly, turned out fine. My...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 06-12-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,209
Posted By Laura B
Re: Are mornings the Worst?

To collect loose stool: Hold a plastic/ paper bowl or plate under your behind while sitting on the toilet.
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 06-12-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 41,721
Posted By Laura B
Re: Is taking immodium daily safe?

Sunny, when you write some people take 20 - 30 pills a day, that is hard to believe. For about year I have a problem with very loose stool, I often worry about leaving home. Then I finally...
Board: Digestive Disorders 06-01-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 655
Posted By Laura B
Beano vs. X-Gas

These two medications are suppose to control gas. Beano has to be taken before a meal and X-Gas after a meal.
Can someone tell me, from experience, which one works better, or if they actually...
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