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Board: Chronic Pain 11-16-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By gmak
Re: Will it be unsafe for me since I haven't been eating enough for awhile though.

Hi gal, Im so sorry that you are in unrelieved pain and unable to eat because of it. Im sorry but I didnt catch the source of your chronic pain like if it is gastrointestinal, autoimmune,...
Board: Sinus Problems 11-14-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By gmak
Re: Super bad sinus congestion and pain

Thanks so much and I'm glad the Zpack helped. I ended up taking from ENT a medrol dose pack so maxillary sinus could drain bc it was swollen shut and 2 more antibiotics. She said one to kill aerobic...
Board: Arachnoiditis 11-01-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By gmak
Re: Opana ER and severe side effects

Hi DWM, I'm so sorry you have been through so very much. My heart goes out to you. I have had insurance company to refuse to pay for avinza but I was able to get a generic form of Morphine extended...
Board: Sinus Problems 11-01-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By gmak
Re: Super bad sinus congestion and pain

Hi Richard, I'm sorry and yes I have pain in maxilla bone above front teeth where the gum is. So painful!! However, for me when I awaken after lying flat all night the facial pain and pressure is...
Board: Sinus Problems 10-31-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By gmak
Re: Super bad sinus congestion and pain

Thank you for replying! I went to ENT on Tuesday bc I have the sickest grossest smell and taste and drainage. She gave me moxifloxacin 400mg and then I saw my gastro to get nausea and reflux and...
Board: Sinus Problems 10-23-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By gmak
Super bad sinus congestion and pain

Two nights ago I threw up more than ever before, appx 10 liters and for no known reason and through my nose. While harrowing the worst came the next morning when sinus pain and pressure exploding my...
Board: Women's Health 10-08-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By gmak
Re: itchy raw vagina

Hi Kitty, I'm so sorry you're in pain. It can be just miserable. Did you have your ovaries removed? Vaginal itching and rawness can be from an infection, fungal or bacterial, or can be caused by...
Board: Arachnoiditis 10-08-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By gmak
Re: New To Arachnoiditis -- May Have Leak

Hi Jets, You are correct the lumbar MRI with contrast is the one that is always ordered for me so it's actually with and without contrast. After I saw the NS that finally told me my diagnosis he...
Board: Women's Health 09-24-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By gmak
Re: Could use some advice. I'm so frustrated.

I'm so sorry that you are having all of these symptoms and hope it is all clear now but sometimes the office slides or office quick tests they use don't show bacteria like when a culture and...
Board: Pain Management 09-24-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By gmak
Re: Leg & foot pain nerve issues

Hi ole man n pain, I'm so sorry that you're hurting and hurting. I can relate. I went to see the Neurosurgeon for an evaluation and the first thing he ordered for me was a lumbar MRI with contrast...
Board: Pain Management 09-24-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By gmak
Re: My PM is changing how he practices pain management

Hi momzworkin, I hope that all of these changes that you have already experienced there will be enough and you don't have to change Drs and hope your treatment plan can continue to help relief your...
Board: Arachnoiditis 09-22-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By gmak
Re: New To Arachnoiditis -- May Have Leak

Hi I'm sorry I'm so late jets 54. I have adhesive Arachnoiditis and I was told by Dr Burton's office he no longer treats arach patients but there are others like Aldrete and Tennant who know AA and...
Board: Eye & Vision 08-20-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By gmak
Re: Irritation in only one eye when wearing contacts - itchy, drooping.Ongoing for mo

Hi drdavidge, Ive been wearing contacts since age 11 and im 50+ and have had all different types of lenses over the decades and have had corneal abrasions, eyes patched shut, dry eyes, corneal...
Board: Arachnoiditis 07-14-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By gmak
Re: Wow opiod dependency on my chart

I Appreciate the information so much bc especially with this diagnosis we need to share with each other. I can't see a pm/ Anes and i do better with my pain with the physiatrist who is also a pm...
Board: Back Problems 07-14-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By gmak
Re: New issue following XLIF

Hi bekcat, I praricularly noticed your comment about feeling pressure like a knee on your spine and I have a condition known as adhesive Arachnoiditis that includes this feeling in greater And...
Board: Pain Management 06-07-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By gmak
Re: Questions about new insurance & refill policies

Hi, my pharmacy manager told me that they do not go by the filled Rx date but by the actual day the medicine was picked up and only fill 30 days from the day it was picked up last month. By the...
Board: Arachnoiditis 05-29-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By gmak
Re: Wow opiod dependency on my chart

Hi blue, I understand your frustration bc I have had adhesive arach for 27 years. Seen the same dr for 15 years and I've taken same dosages of same pai meds for 12 years. I had 3 NS's diagnose me...
Board: Arachnoiditis 05-19-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By gmak
Re: MRI Reading for Arachnoiditis

Hi blue line, I have adhesive arachnoiditis. On your MRI report what does it say about spinal nerve clumping? Was the MRI done of lumbar with contrast? On my axial view is where I can see the spinal...
Board: Pain Management 04-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By gmak
Re: Dr. mistake with pain med script, can't get a call back

Hi island, so sorry you have this mix up. My dr does make mistakes occasionally over fifteen years and the pharmacist told me to take it back to the office which I did. It required two trips to drop...
Board: Pain Management 04-21-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By gmak
Re: It feels like Dr. is giving up on me!

I'm so sorry that you aren't being listened to about the pain and I was extremely allergic to gabapentin but I can take Lyrica. The pharmacist said that yes the are similar but many who can't take...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-10-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By gmak
Re: First post, need advice.

Hi, I'm sorry that this is happening to you! Im curious if you have ever had spine surgery and what did all the specialists say so that you aren't returning to them? Sometimes on this board I see...
Board: Chronic Pain 03-28-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By gmak
Re: So tired of it!

I so hope the dr visit went well And the dr is one that can help you! Restoration of your hands working is a huge thing! Sometimes when I read about all the very intricate, miraculous technologically...
Board: Chronic Pain 03-28-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By gmak
Re: 1st post pain pump complications

Hi darrien, I have adhesive arachnoiditis. What else did they tell you besides diagnosing arach? How did they come to that conclusion and did they indicate if the arach is old or has the process just...
Board: Chronic Pain 03-23-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By gmak
Re: So tired of it!

Hi Cspine, I have those days! Too many to count so it makes a good day stick out like a true red letter day! Im so sorry hearing about your hands and all of the pain and difficulty! Has the...
Board: Chronic Pain 03-22-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By gmak
Re: So tired of it!

Thank you Cspine! Yes I had that diagnosis, failed back surgery syndrome for 17 years and it certainly was a good reason to cry! I always wondered how that diagnosis fit me because my surgeries...
Board: Chronic Pain 03-19-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By gmak
Re: So tired of it!

Hi C spine, Glad to hear from you and I understand. Unlike most of the country I haven't endured the frozen tundra but evenso I can say that winters are my worst times and so happy spring is so soon...
Board: Pain Management 03-19-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,865
Posted By gmak
Re: My nightmare

Hi ouch potato, I am really sorry that you are having such pain and disability. I hope that you get SSDI soon. I have a lot of similarities in my story, same surgeries, same meds and also lost...
Board: Arachnoiditis 03-12-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,519
Posted By gmak
Re: need some advice

Hi ceb, Adhesive Arachnoiditis is a condition that causes the cauda equina/ spinal nerves to clump together and adhere with scar tissue together and to the inside of the dura and peripheral...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-10-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By gmak
Re: Confused about MRI/Doctor visit

Hi holly, I am really sorry that you are having pain and neuropathy symptoms! Usually if the MRI shows moderate to severe nerve compression the Dr refers to a neurosurgeon to be evaluated...
Board: Pain Management 03-09-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By gmak
Re: Not sure if this is the right place to ask

Hi tears! Sorry I'm late again on replying to you. Good advice above! I wanted to add that thyroid problems alone contributed to the hot flashes I was having and since I started taking thyroid med I...
Board: Back Problems 02-22-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By gmak
Re: Back Pain Years after Surgery

Hi olsenblane, I was married also very soon after having two laming tomes and dural grafting at age 26 & stayed under the care of my neurosurgeon for 20+ years because I always had pain. I can...
Board: Hysterectomy 02-22-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,146
Posted By gmak
Re: Hysterectomy for precancerous condition?

Hi Wendya, There are different ways to treat pre cancerous cells on cervix depending on the type of cells. Were the abnormal cells from uterine lining or from cervix? I had a hysterectomy and...
Board: Breastfeeding 02-22-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,248
Posted By gmak
Re: bumps around nipple

Hi Athena, No, those bumps are called Montgomery glands and help to prevent cracking on nipples because they secrete oil. Most moms make more than enough milk for the baby. Welcome to healthboards!
Board: Back Problems 02-16-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By gmak
Re: lower back and cocyx pain after fall

Sure anytime. Hope it heals fast!ps ive had 4 back surgeries and the hot baths help the most.
Board: Back Problems 02-16-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By gmak
Re: Strange pain in hip/back/groin?

The Hi Stphilly, I can relate because I am a chronic back pain patient. I'm sorry but I don't understand the term pelvic loin. However on your back on each side there's a slight dimple between...
Board: Back Problems 02-16-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By gmak
Re: lower back and cocyx pain after fall

Hi refj, I empathize and sympathize and am so sorry that you are hurting and that this happened! Just today I was praying for multiple friends up north to be safe especially on ice because it's so...
Board: Pain Management 02-13-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By gmak
Re: New confused and not sure what to do...

That's such wonderful news! I hope with you that when the post op healing has all taken place you will be pain free. I'm also glad you got your medicine! I am not sure of how long it's been since...
Board: Pain Management 02-13-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By gmak
Re: Broke my pain contract need help

I am really sorry that you lost your Dr that you loved and respected. We all make mistakes. Especially when upset, sad, mad, and in pain. However to me making a mistake in pain management is worse...
Board: Pain Management 02-13-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By gmak
Re: Question about refill day? URGENT

John I think I get what you are asking! You are asking if urine testing is usually done at appointments or is it done at refill time, correct? If so, my dr has done it at appointment time once...
Board: Pain Management 02-13-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By gmak
Re: Question about refill day? URGENT

Hi John, I get nervous and have a very hard time giving urine even though I follow dr directions on Rx explicitly! I have to drink a ton beforehand to be able to give sample. Also, I get worried...
Board: Pain Management 02-13-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By gmak
Re: New confused and not sure what to do...

Hi tears and fears, did the NS give you your medicine yet? I hope so andvi recall all that you went through the past 3 years and I am so happy that they found something fixable and really hope this...
Board: Pain Management 02-01-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By gmak
Re: Pain meds

Hi Roberts, I'm sorry. The dentist or oral surgeon will know what to give you if you tell them in advance. Something like promethazine or zofran. When I run out sometimes before I get back to the...
Board: Chronic Pain 02-01-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By gmak
Re: Life after chronic pain

Hi Palmtrees, First it's just miraculous to hear that the pain is gone! Wow I'm so happy for you! I am very sorry that you are struggling emotionally from the pain though and i think that at age...
Board: Pain Management 02-01-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By gmak
Re: Pain meds

Hi and welcome Roberts! Have the drs tried giving you various non steroidal anti inflammatory meds like celebrex, arthrotec, ibuprofen etc? Did those bother your stomach? It really depends on what...
Board: Pain Management 01-26-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,104
Posted By gmak
Re: Suggestions please, after being "fired" today.

Hi Karlee, You are right that we are just identifying with you and wanting to say we know how scary and how painful it is at the same time and wouldn't wish this on our worst enemy much less our...
Board: Pain Management 01-16-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,104
Posted By gmak
Re: Suggestions please, after being "fired" today.

Karlee, Oh dear I just saw your thread now and I'm so sorry. We all care about you and we are your friends and are here for you and will be praying for you!! You are very honest and have great...
Board: Back Problems 01-14-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By gmak
Re: New Diagnosis - long story short

I know you want to know the truth so bad. There is arachnoiditis, just inflammation that people can have and not even know it and it can get better & may have something to do with the genetic thing...
Board: Back Problems 01-14-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By gmak
Re: New Diagnosis - long story short

Hi davies, when i read it it seems like its saying that at one time you had inflammation of arachnoid membrane type of arachnoiditis, not adhesive arach, and its left visual signs or sequela after...
Board: Back Problems 01-13-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By gmak
Re: New Diagnosis - long story short

Hi Davies, I agree with teteri about trigger point injections. They are given into a joint or about an inch below the skin and can't invade the spinal canal if given properly and the steroid...
Board: Back Problems 01-13-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By gmak
Re: New Diagnosis - long story short

Hi Davies, I agree with teteri that trigger point injections are given into a joint or about an inch below the skin and can't invade the spinal canal if given properly and from all I have read,...
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