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Board: Neurology 08-16-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By Mel52
Re: Muscle weakness/cramping , headaches ,docs unable to diagnosis

I can sure relate. THe muscle cramping is horrific. I see a neurologist and a rheumotologist. I do have fibromyalgia but that really hasn't been a problem. I also have night sweats.
I am still...
Board: General Health 08-06-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,279
Posted By Mel52
Re: Horrible heat intolerance, night sweats, Raynaud's... help... please...

You might want to go to target and get their brand of pedialyte(cheaper) and drink it. Gatoraid will work too and the G2 series comes in low cal. see if you feel better. I have been dehydrated and...
Board: Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 08-04-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,394
Posted By Mel52
Re: What to expect! Advice please.

How did the surgery go? So frustrating that this disease is diagnosed so late. I understand if the cancer is just in the tail it can be removed but if it spreads to the liver, not good.
My best...
Board: General Health 08-04-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,279
Posted By Mel52
Re: Horrible heat intolerance, night sweats, Raynaud's... help... please...

Your blood work may not give you the answers. Sometimes your ANA can be negative even if you have the lupus or sjogren's.
Remember though to replace the fluid you are losing through sweating. I am...
Board: General Health 08-01-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,279
Posted By Mel52
Board: Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 06-09-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By Mel52
Re: New here/New to Cancer

No it isn't fair. I am sorry you are going through this. Spend the time with your mom and leave nothing unsaid. The hearing is the last to go, so if she seems unconscious, she still hears you.
My...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 05-28-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 996
Posted By Mel52
Re: DIEP FLAP for breast augmentation

I have never heard of that for augmentation. I have a friend who had fat injected to rebuild her breasts after a masectomy. She did have to have it done twice as the fat was absorbed but it has...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-19-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,304
Posted By Mel52
Re: Living with PVC's

Have you had your potassium, calcium and magnesium tested? i have them a lot less when I drink pedialyte or gatoraide even though my blood work is ok, though the doctors now think I have a calcium...
Board: Eye & Vision 03-04-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,401
Posted By Mel52
Re: Blurred vision after using PC

It is common to get dry eyes while using the computer because we don't blink as often. Dry eyes can cause blurriness. Try something like refresh. I sometimes use a few vials at one time and it...
Board: Sjögren's Syndrome 02-28-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By Mel52
Re: Any Good Books?

Contact the sjogren's society. They will send you literature and what books they recommend. I have the latest book and I am looking for it in my book case and for some reason am not seeing it. If...
Board: Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 01-17-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,132
Posted By Mel52
Re: Pancreatic Cancer

Rod, Im on the other side of the country so I can't answer that question
Board: Back Problems 11-03-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By Mel52
Re: Is there help for the pain?

hi siactic pain will cause that the pain down the leg. I can't have a MRI either but a ct scan showed my herniated discs. Can you have one of those? I use the lidocaine patches on my back when I...
Board: Back Problems 10-31-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By Mel52
Re: No fusion for me now, bad news...:(

thank you so much for your responses. I am glad I have a cautious surgeon and grateful to not have the surgery which would have been more than likely a bad turnout. I am being referred to an...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-14-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mel52
Re: Anterior Hip Replacement with "Mini Hip"

My daughter-in-law's dad had it done in June. He was so thrilled. He did use a walker afterwards for a few weeks, but he was so happy to be pain-free. Tiny incision. My husband had recommended the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-02-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,544
Posted By Mel52
Re: I FEEL LIKE... Well, unfortunately you probably know..

I think you have a doctor that I would like to have. Call absolutely.
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 08-31-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,234
Posted By Mel52
Re: Doctors can't figure it out...maybe you can.

I know the feeling that the doctors are missing something. Look up sjogren's syndrome. It can be very difficult to diagnose. Usually a rheumotolgist is the one but they even seem to be limited in...
Board: Death & Dying 08-11-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,554
Posted By Mel52
Re: end of life...what will it be like

Hi I am sorry you are going through this with your mom. I lost my best friend to this cancer. A few months before her passing, we had a conversation. She said she was really tired. I told her she...
Board: Back Problems 08-04-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By Mel52
Re: Spinal Fusion

Can you have the doctor put you off work again? I would think you would be a high liability working if you are having such difficulties. I never went back to work after my injury and surgery. If I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-16-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,087
Posted By Mel52
Re: Decided to try for disability

When I got sick I had to give up my business and went to work part-time in a school. I could go home and rest afterwards and I knew how to pace myself. I was then injured by the negliance of...
Board: Gallbladder 06-15-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mel52
Re: ultra sound on gall bladder scared

My daughter-in-law did. She suffered because her first dr didn't recognize the symptoms. Months later, her mom told her to go see a GI. He ordered the ultrasound and a week later she had the...
Board: Anemia 06-05-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,952
Posted By Mel52
Re: trying to understand all this

Hi, I don't know that much about it, but I was often anemic growing up, but I had heavy periods. However, after menopause, my iron was also 19. Dr didn't seem concerned. Told me to take iron. I...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 05-02-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,494
Posted By Mel52
Re: Considering Breast Augmentation - Need Advice

I had them. My husband didn't want me to get them but I felt inadequate because I couldn't wear half the clothes styles out there and I was insecure in feeling like a woman. That was my mentality...
Board: Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 04-21-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,282
Posted By Mel52
Re: Final Stages Questions ----You all are the best!!

Hi I am sorry you are all going through the wringer. If I understand correctly, the cancer is everywhere. It doesn't sound good. If it weren't for the sores would she be eating? When the body is...
Board: Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 04-06-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,237
Posted By Mel52
Re: problems after whipple's surgery

Hi, I can only comment on the lack of sensation. The nerves take time to regenerate. It took me a year to get my feeling back in my abdominal area after I had a large dermoid removed. Now and then...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 03-29-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,602
Posted By Mel52
Re: Who biopsies mouth/lip ulcers?

I have heard ENTs and dentists do it. Ha, my dentist didn't even know what sjogren's is. Scary. I want to have the biopsy done but my rheumotologist siad within my HMO practice no one is qualified...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-03-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,991
Posted By Mel52
Re: sleep how important is it?

sleep is very important because it is in stage 3 and 4 of sleep that muscles restore themselves. Lack of sleep intensifies pain. A sleep study I had indicated I was not getting into deep sleep and...
Board: Hysterectomy 01-23-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 19,447
Posted By Mel52
Re: How long to recover from a hysterectomy

I had a total hysterectomy in July. I was told it takes a year to fully recover. That shocked me as it was done lapiscopic and vaginally. The surgeon said at 3 months I was 80% healed but it is a...
Board: Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 01-18-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,016
Posted By Mel52
Re: 77 Year Old with Pancreatic Cancer

Joe, I am sorry about your mom. Thank you for sharing your story, especially when this just happened. How wonderful that your sisters were able to make it and be able to say goodbye.
Pay...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 12-20-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,097
Posted By Mel52
Re: Mom's Hallucinating Help

have her checked for a bladder infection. I had never heard of this until my girlfriend told me her mom was seeing little green men and it was a bladder infection. So, I asked a nurse friend if that...
Board: Eye & Vision 12-12-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 33,953
Posted By Mel52
Re: Severe eye problems after Cataract and replacement lens surgery

Hi I can relate to the dryness part of your posts as I had dry eyes to begin with and now they are extremely dry after narrow angle glaucoma prevention surgery. I was already using Restasis and...
Board: Blood and Blood Vessel 11-22-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,933
Posted By Mel52
Re: Warm antibody

Hi, hubby is doing well. He had his spleen removed in 2007. He wasn't faring well with the predisone and wanted off of it so he opted to have the spleen removed. It put him into remission. They...
Board: Blood and Blood Vessel 11-19-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,687
Posted By Mel52
Re: mcv and mch elevated referred to a hemotologist

My husband had the high mcv and mch also. He was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia. He finally had his spleen removed and has been doing well for several years. Hopefully you will get in to see the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-17-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,710
Posted By Mel52
Re: Do you dream? Question on deep sleep...

You do dream, but you may not remember them. This is what I was told. When you go to bed at night, the first dreams are wishful thinking, dreams toward the morning are venting dreams. You have...
Board: Eye & Vision 11-07-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,505
Posted By Mel52
Re: Recently Diagnosed With Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Hi, I am going through it also. I had surgery to prevent narrow angle glaucoma and two days later had a partial detachment. Lots of flashes and spots. It is now 5 weeks since it happened. I am...
Board: Women's Health 05-15-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,996
Posted By Mel52
Re: Desperate Please Help !! Dermoid Ovarian Cyst...

Gracie, I had a dermoid many years ago. I had alot of pain and lost weight. THe dr told me it was just a cyst and it would go away after my next period. It didn't. I had an ultrasound and it...
Board: Grief & Loss 06-24-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,089
Posted By Mel52
Re: Grieving Multiple Losses

I am so sorry for your pain. I lost my sister 5 years ago in a drowning accident. My dad shortly after had a heart attack and strokes, (underwent heaert surgery) my mom had several strokes and now...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 06-04-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 19,742
Posted By Mel52
Re: Redoing or removing breast implants

"My question is this: should I pay to have them redone with those percentages or just have them removed completely?

I was told that once you have implants, you can never go back."

I am one of...
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