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Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-02-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Barrett's Esophagus Patient

I have upper endoscopies every year or two for monitoring. Barrett's came up 2 years ago. I had a Nissen Fundoplication for extremely severe, life-threatening (breathing) acid refluxing in 2008. ...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-02-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By MountainReader
Re: What is your alcohol drink of choice if you have gerd

A couple things:

The Dexilant is intended as a daily medication to help suppress the acid and help heal damage to the esophagus. It does not work like your Tums, Gaviscon, or Zantac which you may...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 01-28-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Shoulder subluxation treatment

Surgery to 'fix' hypermobility is tough and not always successful like we want.

I had subacromial decompression. They shaved down a hook and additional bone on the underside of my acromion. They...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 01-26-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Shoulder subluxation treatment

You might try reading up on Shoulder Impingement Syndrome.

I have multidirectional instability and sublux in all directions when I move my shoulder. With Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, my tendons...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-24-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By MountainReader
Re: How long to try out a gerd medication to know if its working?

My GI also said to give it at least a month to see if it is working. If you look at what PPI's are really supposed to do, in terms of healing time once acid is reduced, it usually takes 6-8 weeks so...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 01-22-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post Ulnar shortening pain

I had that TFCC pain post-op. Very frustrating. Once I had my plate removed and some debridement, the TFCC area healed well and my pain resolved.

My surgeon kept telling me he had fixed me and...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-19-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Have Really Bad Headaches - Could it be TMJ?

TMJD can absolutely be a source of headaches.

There is a good sticky at the top of this TMJD board that has a list of symptoms common in TMJD that you might find helpful.

Another good...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-13-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nissen PreOp

I had my NF in 2008. It was literally a lifesaver. I had a chronic cough due to the acid irritating my throat and lungs. The lung irritation caused me severe breathing problems too. The surgery...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 01-11-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post Ulnar shortening pain

I had 4 mm removed too. I was in a short-arm cast for 6 weeks.

I never had any elbow pain. Could they have irritated a nerve?

I had huge problems with supination. Months of PT and my...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-06-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Still having reflux symptoms after a Nissen fundoplication

I forgot to mention...I avoided solid meats and breads for several months. Those foods don't break down well when you chew them. This can make it easier for foods to get 'stuck' above the wrap. It...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-05-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Still having reflux symptoms after a Nissen fundoplication

I had my NF in 2008 after my symptoms became life threatening. It helped...significantly. It doesn't take the GERD away, it just lessens the amount of acid coming up. Since my LES was pretty much...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-03-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Physical Therapy Results

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to your question.

Is the surgeon you saw an orthopedic foot specialist? If not, that may be a place to start. Also, you could get a copy of your testing...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 12-24-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Reflux and cough

Lots of things can cause the coughing symptom. Acid reflux is one of them. In fact, for me, the coughing is one of my primary symptoms since my acid refluxing is 'silent'. I have horrible coughing...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-15-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By MountainReader
Re: PT after ankle sprain

I go back to the PT tomorrow. When I mentioned it yesterday, he said it was a good thing. He kept me doing the same exercises. He just didn't add any new ones.

I forgot to add before. Both...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-14-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By MountainReader
PT after ankle sprain

Hi,

7 weeks ago, I sprained both ankles (inversion sprains). The right one had surgical ligament repair last March so that is making rehab more challenging.

Because this was a work injury, I'm...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 12-11-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Can doing surgery for the gerd condition really work when medication can't alread

Surgery is an extreme course of treatment and is unnecessary for most people. That said, it is an appropriate thing to consider for a few of us. I had surgery 7 years ago. In my case, my LES was...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 12-05-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Unstable painful shoulder

I have multidirectional instability in both shoulders that developed in my 30's.

With my right shoulder, things got pretty bad before decompression surgery and rehab was tough. When my left...
Board: Asthma 11-19-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Sudden onset of persistent asthma! ?

Asthma can set in at any age. Mine developed in my 30's.

I have had severe asthma issues at times. I rarely every wheeze. Coughing and shortness of breath are more common for me. There are...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-18-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By MountainReader
Re-sprained surgical ankle

Hi,

Last March I had an arthroscopy/arthrotomy with repair of the ligaments in my ankle. I still have some nerve issues, but know that it will take more time to heal. Other than that, I have...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 11-13-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Splint therapy

Gretagirl does give you good advice. I didn't choose to go with splint therapy lightly. I also knew I needed supplementary treatments while I was in splint therapy to address other things...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 11-12-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Splint therapy

It really depends. I did a lot of manual therapy and oral trigger point releases while in my repositioning splint. As the muscles 'loosened', I needed adjustments to my splint more frequently. In...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 11-02-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

Make sure to take some pain meds or anti-inflammatories before the casting. I remember it hurt a lot after the fact with each of my castings. I'm sure you learned that though.

I got my second...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 10-28-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,570
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar shortening query

The tighter cast does help with the pain. I did continue using ice when it hurt though. It takes a bit longer, but the cold can make it through the cast to help.

Honestly, with my second cast,...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-28-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Another ankle sprain?

Thanks. I did an incident report and requested to go to workmed. Forgot about the mandatory drug test. Never a favorite thing. Anyway, I was diagnosed with sprain to both ankles and a knee...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-27-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By MountainReader
Another ankle sprain?

Last November, I 'tweaked' my right ankle a bit. Didn't think much of it until I noticed discomfort a couple days later. I iced, elevated, and took NSAIDS. The discomfort continued and couple...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 10-27-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,570
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar shortening query

Cameragirl,

I had the same thing happen. When swelling went down so much after casting that I was flopping around. Had to have it replaced. It felt better after that.

I used a "cast cooler"...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 10-27-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,570
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar shortening query

Hi Bud,

I had tfcc area pain in the same place after my osteotomy. Frustrating because the surgeon told me he fixed everything and it had healed up like it should. I got another opinion and he...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-26-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Acid in lungs? Is this a normal symptom?

I have environmentally triggered asthma and had absolutely no idea how much the acid was impacting my lungs so much since the symptoms were the same.

My pulmonologist had me complete an Esophagram...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-26-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Hope for you TMJ sufferers!

During treatment with the repositioning splint, one of the things you are trying to accomplish is to get those muscles that are in spasm to relax.

Throughout my first months in the splint, I saw a...
Board: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 10-26-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Trigger thumb and trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. Alternative therapi

Hi flowergirl,

I had cortisone shots in both thumbs too. I guess it must be pretty standard for the trigger issues.

I actually asked my hand specialist about the splint for my right thumb when...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-24-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Feel like I lost my life to TMJ/Bruxism. :(

Allied gave you some good advice. Stuff my holistic dentist recommended.

I had major problems with this for years. It took lots of diligence and a multi-prong approach to see relief.

It would...
Board: Allergies 10-23-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Please Help Me re: Allergies

I wrote a long response and lost it with a computer problem. It is late now.

Please do some research on POTS or postural orthodontic syndrome and mast cell activation disorder/syndrome MCAS/MCAD....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-22-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By MountainReader
Re: 7 mos post-op still healing

Are you diagnosed with Benign Joint Hypermobility or Ehlers Danlos Syndrome-Hypermobility? (Some specialists think these are the same.) I've been told by a couple PT's and my GI doc that I have it,...
Board: Allergies 10-20-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By MountainReader
Persistence pays off--treatment

Hi,

I thought I'd share a success since so many on these boards don't hear about the good things often.

I started seeing my ENT/Allergist about 9 years ago. At that time, I had chronic sinus...
Board: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 10-19-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Trigger thumb and trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. Alternative therapi

Welcome back to HealthBoards.

I have trigger thumbs diagnosed this year. In August, I was fitted for a Silver Ring Splint--Siris Thumb MCP Splint with a Proximal Volar Extension (PVX) to reduce...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-19-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By MountainReader
Re: 7 mos post-op still healing

Thank you Hollywood.

The hypermobility influences things more than many people realize. In recent years, I've had work on my jaw, both shoulders, and both wrists and still this ankle thing has...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-19-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By MountainReader
Re: How soon can you squat/deadlift after ankle surgery?

Have you started physical therapy yet? The PT would be a good person to get advice from too.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-18-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,562
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Dexilant and stomach pain!!

I've been on all of the PPI's out there over the years. My Gastroenterologist has always told me to stay on it for 4-6 weeks to see if it will really help or not. I do know that the throat is...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 10-16-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,570
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar shortening query

I had 4 mm removed. My bone was healed in 6 weeks. It was the PT and regaining of ROM that took the longest.
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 10-15-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Rotator cuff - does this seem "treatable" with more and better specific exercises

Bicep tendonitis is common when people have rotator cuff issues. It can also cause the clicking feeling.

Both cubital tunnel and golfers elbow are forms of tendonitis that can also cause the...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 10-14-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,570
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar shortening query

There isn't much 'padding' between the ulnar bone and your skin. It is normal for the plate to feel the cold. I had my surgery in the winter and my surgeon warned me about the cold up front. It is...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-13-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By MountainReader
7 mos post-op still healing

Hi,

I had ankle ligament repair 7 months ago. The ligaments have healed, but my ankle does feel very tight. Evidently, I've had some hypermobility in my ankle movements for years and didn't...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 10-13-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Rotator cuff - does this seem "treatable" with more and better specific exercises

I agree with ClassicRockGuy. I'm hesitant to share the exercises until you know what you are dealing with. I don't want you to make things worse.

My shoulders both click. I found out I have...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 10-12-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Rotator cuff - does this seem "treatable" with more and better specific exercises

Your symptoms sound a lot like Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. This can include the bursitis and tendonitis in the rotator cuff.

Many people can find relief with exercise. Sometimes it depends on...
Board: Asthma 10-11-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Perennial infection?

The ironic thing about this is that often the doctors don't know the triggers or which is flaring any better than you do. It is extremely tough when you can have the same symptoms from various...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-06-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Help - This cast is a nightmare!!

You could try circulating air under your cast to distract when you are going crazy. I used a Cast Cooler,but you can do this on your own since your skin has healed. Take the hose part of your...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 10-06-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By MountainReader
Re: AROM after surgery

Unfortunately, the rehab for shoulders has been some of the toughest in my experience. It is tough, but take it a day at a time. The improvement is gradual until one day you look back and realize...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 10-01-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,570
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar shortening query

I had my hard fiberglass cast placed on day 10. About 10 days after that, I went back and they had to give me a new cast. Why? I was still very swollen when they placed the cast on. When the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-30-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By MountainReader
Re: LSN (Chronic Cough)

Hi again.

When they fixed the hernia, was it a Nissen Fundoplication procedure?

If he had testing prior to surgery, have they repeated the testing since surgery?

I haven't had Botox. I have...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-29-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By MountainReader
Re: LSN (Chronic Cough)

I forgot to mention something else. It has taken me years to put together my 'cough treatment' team. I have a primary care provider, Gastroenterologist, Pulmonologist, and ENT/Allergist who all see...
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