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Board: Menopause 09-03-2005, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 38,462
Posted By kerry1
Re: Estrace cream for Vulvodynia

Thanks for the info! I got the same response: "Some women get it; I don't know why." They really don't know much about it. I was in severe pain when mine started (age 37) and now 9 years later it's...
Board: Anger Management 09-03-2005, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,865
Posted By kerry1
Re: I am worried about my friend's abusive relationship

Siiiighhhh. This is always such a tough situation. If you try to talk to her, be careful. Women in domestic violence situations (and that includes her) are so difficult to help sometimes. If you call...
Board: Anger Management 09-03-2005, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,063
Posted By kerry1
Re: Angry People of the World, Unite!!

Some people can channel their anger into a mighty force of nature, and make big changes - for the good. Like people who lose a parent to cancer and become cancer researchers. Or work against child...
Board: Anger Management 09-03-2005, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,634
Posted By kerry1
Re: work related anger

It depends on what "pill" you're talking about. Sometimes a vitamin deficiency can make you irritable. Are you eating healthy? What about drinking - a lot or a little? Fish oil supplements and...
Board: Anemia 09-02-2005, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,391
Posted By kerry1
Re: Received news last night....the doctor called me

If your Dad was down to 4.0 he should have been in the hospital getting blood transfusions. Was he?? Eating iron-rich foods is helpful only if you're somewhat anemic - when it gets dangerously low...
Board: Anemia 09-02-2005, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,391
Posted By kerry1
Re: Received news last night....the doctor called me

A sudden dive from 12 to 10 should concern your doctor. 12-13 is normal for a woman; below that is anemic; and 10 is definitely anemic. You are either losing blood or not producing enough. Either...
Board: Relationship Health 09-01-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,812
Posted By kerry1
Re: Should I say something?

I've tried that "friend with benefits" thing. It just doesn't work. At least one person ends up getting hurt, and often two. Sex is complicated, period.

You didn't "set up" anything that would...
Board: Relationship Health 09-01-2005, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By kerry1
Re: Am I in the wrong?

If you don't have any money, gas prices are zooming, and the interstate's packed, then no, you're not in the wrong. Personally, I wouldn't visit that area of the country right now unless I were part...
Board: Depression 08-31-2005, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By kerry1
Re: I dont think meds will help me

I have a feeling there's a doctor out there who CAN help you. There may be something going on besides depression - some underlying illness. It could be your thyroid or another organ.

I've been...
Board: Depression 08-31-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 36,626
Posted By kerry1
Re: I could use some kind words....

It can take me YEARS to get over a guy who dumps me, even if he's "wrong", or a jerk, or didn't deserve someone as nice as me, or whatever. Tell that to my heart.

I'm sick of people telling me:...
Board: Anger Management 08-31-2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,063
Posted By kerry1
Re: Angry People of the World, Unite!!

I am usually raging about something silently all day long. It only bursts out if I stub my toe, then you'd think a wildcat was being attacked. I wasn't allowed to BE angry as a child; funny thing,...
Board: Parenting Issues 08-29-2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,405
Posted By kerry1
Re: HELP!! 4 yr old bitting little brother and sister.

My sister went through this w/ her toddler, and I did some online research. Apparently the best thing is to immediately ISOLATE the child, put him away in a crib, a little room. Don't talk, don't...
Board: Mental Health 08-29-2005, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,397
Posted By kerry1
Re: I don't have any emotions!!!

Ruth 6:11, I don't think you really understand what's going on here.

I'm not saying that I do, but I hear an alarm bell when a teenager says she "feels no emotions". When I was a teenager I went...
Board: Kidney Disorders 08-29-2005, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,101
Posted By kerry1
Re: Anybody on ACE inhibitors?

! Gracias ! BTW, I don't have high blood pressure - for me, the meds are supposed to prevent kidney failure from recurring.
Board: Anger Management 08-29-2005, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,988
Posted By kerry1
Re: why do i not shout back as much?

You ask why you keep quiet when you didn't do anything wrong?? Because you realize that throwing a tantrum would make things worse. You are all in a no-win situation.

Your mother sounds like my...
Board: Anemia 08-29-2005, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,964
Posted By kerry1
Re: re; iron infusions

I don't know if I'll need more infusions or not. I had to have them because my kidneys weren't working and kidneys help you produce red blood cells. The doc gave me prednisone and got my kidneys to...
Board: Kidney Disorders 08-29-2005, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,101
Posted By kerry1
Re: Anybody on ACE inhibitors?

I know there are other ACE inhibitors - maybe they've improved over the years. I'll play it by ear. Thanks for your help!!! :) And good luck. I hope they can do something for you.
Board: Sexual Health - General 08-29-2005, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,573
Posted By kerry1
Re: help! why is my bf so frigid?

I had a frigid boyfriend. He wasn't gay, and I'm not ugly. I think he felt unattractive (he was handsome and well built) and confused about sex. He didn't know much about the female body, either. He...
Board: Abuse Support 08-29-2005, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,340
Posted By kerry1
Re: Was I abused...???

There is a form of therapy called GERD** (?) for post-traumatic stress disorder. I've considered it, but have been feeling better lately.

I know something bad happened when I was a kid (around...
Board: Kidney Disorders 08-28-2005, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,101
Posted By kerry1
Re: Anybody on ACE inhibitors?

When you say they checked your kidneys, do you mean a biopsy? Is this the first time you've seen a kidney specialist - were you seeing a regular internist before that? I appreciate your replies - my...
Board: Depression 08-28-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By kerry1
Re: Has your job led to depression?

There have been a few times in my life when I have "blown up" at my boss for good reason. I couldn't take their treatment anymore. Both times I was prepared to be fired for it, but felt it was far...
Board: Menopause 08-28-2005, 12:40 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 41,705
Posted By kerry1
Re: Anyone Taking Paxil??

OK, I should have read the thread more thoroughly. I've been on several ADs, including several SSRI's, and NONE of them had the withdrawal effects that Paxil did. They were extremely minor in...
Board: Back Problems 08-28-2005, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,029
Posted By kerry1
Re: Done the Chiro route, is it time for a 2nd Opinion???

There are good chiros and bad ones. Maybe you got a bad one. A good one will tell you if he can't help you. I'm lucky - I've gotten plenty of relief from my chiropractors. But my problem is muscle...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-28-2005, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,500
Posted By kerry1
Re: "Dry Drunk" syndrome

Thanks for your support, folks. Canada, you're right. He does it because he CAN. Lostnew, he's 44 and he's acknowledged that he's an alcoholic. What he doesn't acknowledge is that he isn't in...
Board: Skin Problems 08-28-2005, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,752
Posted By kerry1
Re: Mole removal products?

I believe they are effective. I tried something called "Herbal Veil" that worked great, but they discontinued the product. It was made from bloodroot and zinc chloride.

If it works right, it will...
Board: Menopause 08-28-2005, 08:05 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 41,705
Posted By kerry1
Re: Anyone Taking Paxil??

Do you have to take Paxil? There are so many other SSRI's out there that might be better for you. I took Paxil for several years, not knowing that you're only supposed to take it for two years max. I...
Board: Kidney Disorders 08-28-2005, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,101
Posted By kerry1
Re: Anybody on ACE inhibitors?

Was your kidney doctor monitoring you all those years?? Were you getting blood tests, urine tests, etc? I'm sorry it turned out so badly for you.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 08-28-2005, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,315
Posted By kerry1
Re: Why is soybean milk bad for your health?

That's basically what I've heard, too. Soy milk makes me stuffy-headed, just like cows' milk does. I drink almond milk when I drink milk at all. I think it's the processing that makes it harmful, not...
Board: Death & Dying 08-28-2005, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,440
Posted By kerry1
Re: Just lost my son

I don't know why I'm pulled in by the death & dying board - I haven't lost anyone recently. I know a lot of people are scared of death and scared to talk about it - I'm not. I also believe in God and...
Board: Death & Dying 08-28-2005, 07:25 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 380,292
Posted By kerry1
Re: My son is dying.

I'm so sorry your son is sick. I will pray for him too, but God doesn't always answer our prayers the way we expect. I just know one thing - your son will always be alive in the true sense of the...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-28-2005, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,500
Posted By kerry1
"Dry Drunk" syndrome

I think my brother is a dry drunk. He's an alcoholic but functions very well. I think he manages to keep his drinking to a minimum, and he's hardworking and successful. However, he's mean, sadistic...
Board: Depression 08-27-2005, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,250
Posted By kerry1
Depression caused by FOOD?

You'd think I'd have noticed this before, but I hadn't: Ice cream makes me depressed. I usually avoid it because it makes me dizzy and causes sinus problems, but doesn't kill me if I only eat it once...
Board: Depression 08-27-2005, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By kerry1
Re: Has your job led to depression?

Your job is at least 9 hours of your life every single day and of course it can make you depressed. It can make you angry, diminish your self-esteem, and literally make you ill. I had my last job for...
Board: Anemia 08-27-2005, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,070
Posted By kerry1
Re: ? @ anemia and serious disease

Have you had a CBC (complete blood count)? I had one that showed both anemia and kidney failure - the kidney failure caused the anemia. Make sure they rule out all potential causes of anemia. BTW,...
Board: Anemia 08-27-2005, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,964
Posted By kerry1
Re: re; iron infusions

I can only tell you my own personal reaction to Venifer - it made me feel great, and returned my iron levels to above normal after 5 of them (once a week). I also got rosy pink cheeks after every...
Board: Kidney Disorders 08-27-2005, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,101
Posted By kerry1
Re: Anybody on ACE inhibitors?

Yes, I DO want to know. What do you mean by edemas? You mean water retention?
Board: Menopause 08-27-2005, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,812
Posted By kerry1
Re: Is your give-a-darn busted??

Absolutely. Anger can be directed in a positive way. Why are women bi***es when they're angry and men are allowed to rage? Men are twice our size and ten times scarier when they're angry!!!...
Board: Kidney Disorders 08-27-2005, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,101
Posted By kerry1
Anybody on ACE inhibitors?

I had recent kidney failure. The doc got my kidneys working again, but they're not 100% and never will be. He wants to put me on ACE inhibitors, which are primarily for hypertension, but can also...
Board: Mental Health 08-27-2005, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,397
Posted By kerry1
Re: I don't have any emotions!!!

Try therapy?

You sound frustrated, not transcendent of your emotions. I know what you mean when you miss your anger. Anger is a powerful emotion and a driving force that can cause positive...
Board: Menopause 08-27-2005, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,812
Posted By kerry1
Re: Is your give-a-darn busted??

Since you started talking to your brother again, is he nicer? Or is he the same old SOB??

BTW, I'm not being mean to anyone - been there, done that. I just don't TAKE it from anyone anymore. And...
Board: Menopause 08-26-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,812
Posted By kerry1
Is your give-a-darn busted??

Mine is....!!!

I think I'm starting menopause - no periods, hair thinning, hot flashes, etc. etc. I had kidney failure this year, too - getting better now. All this stress has changed my...
Board: Sinus Problems 08-21-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By kerry1
Re: Allergies, Sinusitus, and Fatigue?!?!?!?!?

My understanding is that when you have an allergic reaction, your body senses it as an illness (which it is) and kind of "shuts down". It's telling you you're sick and need to rest. Yes, brain fog is...
Board: Allergies 08-21-2005, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,441
Posted By kerry1
Re: Can dizziness be caused by allergies?

AB-SO-LUTELY. I used to get dizziness and full-headedness - for several months I'd get a fullness in one ear, and lots of ear infections that would NOT go away. Long story short: I'm allergic to...
Board: Allergies 08-21-2005, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,122
Posted By kerry1
Re: Wheat=Headaches?

A lot of people are allergic to wheat - one theory is that since most wheat is hybrid, your body doesn't recognize it as a food and can't digest it properly!! Headaches certainly can be caused by...
Board: Aging Issues 08-21-2005, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,900
Posted By kerry1
Re: Is it Alzheimers? No Way.

I agree, Zeez. Another key to getting well is having a good support group of people looking out for your best interests, and pressuring the doctors if they need to!!! (Zeez is a cute name - it's my...
Board: Grief & Loss 08-20-2005, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,750
Posted By kerry1
Re: I'm Not Dealing With My Son's Death Very Good

I'm very, very sorry about the loss of your son.

You say you're not dealing with it very well. I don't think anyone should expect you to!! It was only a few months ago, and he was your son, your...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 08-20-2005, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,189
Posted By kerry1
Re: VERY unhealthy - need help - Vegetarian

Do you have health insurance? Can you see a doctor? There may be an underlying problem that nutrition won't address.

You might read Dr. Andrew Weil's "8 weeks to ultimate health". It is not a...
Board: Kidney Disorders 08-11-2005, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By kerry1
Re: Kidney Failure

What is the cause of dementia? Is it Alzheimer's, or the kidney disease, or depression??

I have kidney disease, and I'm 46. No dementia, no heart disease, diabetes or hypertension. Just my kidneys...
Board: Death & Dying 08-08-2005, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,625
Posted By kerry1
Re: Visions before they passed???

People who have been pronounced "clinically dead" and then come back to life sometimes describe out-of-body experiences, a tunnel, a light, seeing loved ones, etc. etc. Some shrug this off as "the...
Board: Anemia 08-08-2005, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 35,814
Posted By kerry1
Re: Iron Infusions

Have you had a recent CBC (complete blood count)?? You are anemic and need to find the cause. Even being one point too low can make you feel like @#$@, I know, believe me.

A recent CBC showed that...
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