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Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 02-06-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By MSNik
Re: my dentist won't help me and i'm scared

I might suggest that you consider seeing an Oral Sugeon who is better equipped to talk to you about TMJ. Oral surgeons fix cases of TMJ all day long and know alittle more than general dentists about...
Board: Menopause 02-06-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By MSNik
Re: Endometrial Ablation - your experiences?

3sillykidsnadog,

What you are describing sounds like NovaSure....no balloon, only laser.
This is what I had.

Ultimately this is up to you...its your body...but you asked about experiences and...
Board: Relationship Health 02-06-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By MSNik
Re: No support from wife with how i feel about her mother.

I would add that you dont have to listen to your MIL. But, you did marry your wife and family is part of the package. If you try to fight with your MIL, you are fighting with your wife and eventually...
Board: Menopause 02-04-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By MSNik
Re: Endometrial Ablation - your experiences?

I had cramps for about 3 days...and some bleeding- enough to need a pad, and then it all stopped. For the next few years when I was ovulating, I would get tender breasts and some mood swings- but no...
Board: Teen Health 02-04-2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By MSNik
Re: EDS. (Excessive Daytime Sleepiness)

HI there. What did your doctor suggest? I cant honestly say I know much about Pineal cysts- but if other people have complained about not sleeping well, this should be well documented.

As for the...
Board: Menopause 02-04-2016, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By MSNik
Re: Endometrial Ablation - your experiences?

I had it done at age 42. Best thing I ever did! I had Novasure done...
It was done under twighlight sedation, I dont remember a thing...I also had some cramps and some bleeding afterwards for about...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 02-04-2016, 03:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By MSNik
Re: Neuroradiologist

Indie,
Just remember "Following this Mri lumbar puncture was done, and as you know it was important to definitely exclude MS by my then neurologist, as he had a low end suspicion for MS." A lumbar...
Board: Menopause 02-02-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By MSNik
Re: 44 years old, dealing with peri-menopause. Wake up everynight dizzy, hot sweats

HRT was not for me...I started taking Black Cohosh, at the advice of my doctor...it has helped me immensely!
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 02-02-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By MSNik
Re: Anyone recommend cortisone injections?

I had a great experience with Cortisone shots. Yes, they hurt, but for me only for a minute...once the cortisone is injected the pain stopped from the shot..

The relief I found lasted about 5...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 02-01-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By MSNik
Re: Nutrition plan where I eat only before sleeping?

Eating before bed also slows down your metabolism and will cause you to gain weight. If this is what you are trying to do- it will work! But if you arent trying to gain weight, you might want to...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-30-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By MSNik
Re: Tired in the afternoon

JKL915,

You might want to look into LDN. Low Dose Naltrexone. I take it and have taken it for almost 5 years now. Its not considered a first line of defense in the US, but its highly used in...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-30-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By MSNik
Re: MS Specialist

Indierock
I would agree that this is probably sleep related. You might have been pinching a nerve and not knowing it. Ive woken up with incredible neck and shoulder pain and I know its how I am...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-30-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By MSNik
Re: Jaw Clenching

Hi there. I have not had any clenching or jaw issues with my many bouts of ON, but it does sound like it might be Trigeminal Neuralgia which can accompany MS..

It might also be completely...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-29-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By MSNik
Re: Scared ...

Hi Hank 16,

No one can tell you definatively that you dont have MS, since MS presents so many different ways; but I will tell you that most of the symptoms you mentioned, are not MS symptoms. And,...
Board: Relationship Health 01-28-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By MSNik
Re: Insecure with small boobs as bf lovessss big ones.

As a woman, I would advise you against EVER doing anything surgical unless it was truly what you wanted to do. Implants are not a one and done....there are issues with future mamograms, and problems...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 01-27-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By MSNik
Re: Spasms on the brain

Have you seen a neurologist for this? Has it been diagnosed as migranes? There are so many different kinds of "headaches" and some of them are caused by other things...if you havent seen a...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-26-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By MSNik
Re: Losing my mind...

Hi there. Just to make you smile, you didnt ask a question! ;) But you do sound really upset.

Have you discussed any of this with your doctor? Are you taking any medication?

Sometimes the meds...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-26-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By MSNik
Re: Numbness?

Indie, I live between Philadelphia and New York City. Snow is not out of the ordinary for us...getting this much all at once is !

Its all good. Today it went up above freezing for a few...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-26-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By MSNik
Re: Deciding on meds tomorrow - scared

You DO 'got this'!! Your going to be fine Firemom. Once you get the hang of injecting, it becomes like brushing your teeth- you just do it.

Go out and do something nice for yourself. Treat...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 01-26-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By MSNik
Re: Cfs?

CFS is definately a possiblity, but there are a ton of other things which can cause this sort of fatigue. I have MS, and if I was allowed, Id sleep 15 hours a day. I cant do that since I work...
Board: Pain Management 01-26-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By MSNik
Re: Can a report to APS/Police be filed against a relative for stealing medication?

It is illegal to take any medication you do not have a prescription for. It is also illegal to give someone medication that they do not have a prescription for.

That being said, your MIL gave it...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-26-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By MSNik
Re: Deciding on meds tomorrow - scared

Firemom,

I remember that day. I also remember reading everything I could get my hands on and talking to everyone I could...of course at that time, only injectables were available- not the oral...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-25-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By MSNik
Re: Numbness?

Indierock
I have had "numb' feet and hands for over ten years now....I use the term Numb loosely, because if they were numb, they wouldnt hurt. They hurt alot most of the time.
Over the years I...
Board: Relationship Health 01-25-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By MSNik
Re: Attracting the same thing. What am I doing wrong?

I would be curious to know who has called you intimidating...if it is the guys you have dated, you just might be. BUT, this is their problem- not yours. If these guys who are not into committment are...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-25-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By MSNik
Re: Am back, with new symptoms

Hi Chooky,
Welcome back! What type of doctor are you seeing? Is it unlikely that a good neurologist, who has experience with MS, could confuse these two issues, but it has been known to happen.
...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 01-24-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By MSNik
Re: HELP please!

Dulce,

I am sorry. How scary. I am sure you are frightened right now. There is no way to know for sure if you are pregnant or not unless you get blood work done. A clinic or doctors office can...
Board: Birth Control 01-23-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By MSNik
Re: Birth Control at Age 55

There is blood work your doctor can do to determine if you are fertile or not. I have had it done. I had an ablation 8 years ago, havent had a period since, and definately didnt want to get pregnant....
Board: Lyme Disease 01-23-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By MSNik
Re: How to find a doctor

LLMD stands for Lyme Literate Medical Doctor....99% of them are Infectious Disease doctors...is your's one of them? You would have to actually ask the doctor if he is...

Its not a specialty, LLMD,...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-23-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By MSNik
Re: MS Specialist

Indierock.
If you have the ability to make copies of your films or discs (not sure what they have used for your previous MRIs), do so. I have a library of all of mine stashed in my closet...
...
Board: Share Your Acne Story 01-22-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By MSNik
Re: How acne ruined and changed my life

Your story is really amazing you must be an amazing person to be able to see the gift that you shared with us. Thank you..

But, no one has to live with acne. There are so many antibiotics and...
Board: General Health 01-22-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By MSNik
Re: Can anyone tell me how it's like to get a mri done?

There are several types of MRIs....standing, open and the regular kind which most people get.
An MRI does not hurt at all. In a regular MRI machine, you will lay down on a table which...
Board: Death & Dying 01-21-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By MSNik
Re: My Dad Is Terminally Ill. Feeling Drained, Numb, and Emotionless

My heart goes out to you. My own father fell last December of 2014 before Christmas and broke his back....he was already dx with Cancer and had been on chemo and all sorts of treatment for the past...
Board: Women's Health 01-21-2016, 03:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By MSNik
Re: I need help ...

HI there. A doctor can tell if the hymen is broken or not...but even if it is, a doctor cannot tell 100% for sure if this is because you are a virgin or not.

Some sports and exercise can...
Board: Menopause 01-21-2016, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By MSNik
Re: Cure for feelings of anxiety beforje a hot flush?

I have been taking Black Cohosh under the suggestion of my GYN and it seems to be hoping with everything from the mood swings to the hot flashes...

You can get it in any healthfood store...
...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 01-20-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By MSNik
Re: Father with PD possibly marrying a gold digger?

Your post really hit home with me. My step father has Parkinson's disease and my mother is his main caregiver. In the past year, his disease has increased to the point where he is no longer capable...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-18-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By MSNik
Re: 6 month recheck

Okie Girl.

Im glad to hear from you. I forget, are you on any DMDs? The reason I ask is that many doctors will order MRIs more often (usually a minimum of once a year) for a patient who is on...
Board: Women's Health 01-17-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By MSNik
Re: IUD vs Ablation vs suck it up and wait for menopause??

HI there. I had an ablation for the same reasons...Novasure to be exact. Greatest thing I have ever done.....I was in my 40s when I had it done, and iroconically in perimenopause.

It doesnt hurt....
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-17-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By MSNik
Re: Lesions

I answered you on the next post of yours Indie....but all lesions light up at one time, when they are happening. Once the attack is no longer active, they no longer glow under contrast. Had an MRI...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-17-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By MSNik
Re: Contrast

Indierock
Are you looking at the revised McDonald Criteria Tip Sheet of 2010? This is not the complete criteria...

Objective clinical evidence simply means that a lesion was found on the MRI...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-17-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By MSNik
Re: Leg spasms

Hi Ann.

Sorry you are feeling so poorly.

It can mean that you have new lesions- whether they are on your spine or your brain is hard to tell. I have only lesions on my brain, but I get muscle...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-17-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By MSNik
Re: Lesions

Indierock,

When I wrote that I was referring to you saying " Small amount of white matter abnormality in the right frontal lobe which could be post-traumatic, ischaemic, or demyelinating. No...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-16-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By MSNik
Re: Lesions

Indierock,
So glad you accepted my view in the spirit in which it was intended.

Yes, I agree, you should have recieved something in writing for your 800$!

Im going to start sending you all the...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-16-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By MSNik
Re: Lesions

Indierock,

I am going to respond to this as a friend. Stop and breathe.....you are literally hyperfocused (laser focused) on this right now and it WILL make you nuts. You need to walk away for a...
Board: Sexual Health - General 01-15-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By MSNik
Re: Can changes in sexual behavior indicate cheating?

Something is going on, but it doesnt sound like cheating to me. Maybe she is reading kinky fiction, or maybe she is looking at porn, but either way be very happy it is YOU who is benefiting from it....
Board: Women's Health 01-15-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By MSNik
Re: Gynecology pap test question help

Only certain cancers will show up on labs, and then only if they are ordering the labs for them.....Pap Smears can save your life. If you have any type of cervical cancer, this is where it gets...
Board: Skin Problems 01-15-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By MSNik
Re: Red, blotches/marks on face after exfoliating

It sounds like either a chemical burn from the acid in the exfoliation OR an allergic reaction. Either way, by next week you should be fine..

My advice is to keep everything off of your face. No...
Board: Neurology 01-15-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By MSNik
Re: Seemingly unrelated neurological events over past year, no diagnosis

HI. I am not sure what type of neurologist you are seeing, but you may want to get another opinion. Some Neuros specialize in migranes, others in Strokes, then you have movement disorder specialists,...
Board: Bowel Disorders 01-15-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By MSNik
Re: haemorrhoid treatment

This probably has nothing to do with Hemmorhoids and more to do with the type of activity you are engaged in. This is an area which needs alot of lubrication. You may have torn some skin, and you may...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-15-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By MSNik
Re: help? new symptoms, when to seek medical attention?

I think that any time you are having new symtoms you want to let a doctor know. If you do not have a doctor,this might be considered time for an ER visit so that you can get the proper testing done...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 01-14-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By MSNik
Re: Unanswered Questions

I would be seeking a new doctor at this point. You have been through enough and sometimes the patient/ doctor relationship just doesnt work. A good MS specialist will put an end to your wondering...
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