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Board: Fibromyalgia 04-26-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By msnova74
Re: Uninformed

I can only speak for myself. My knowledge such as it is :) is a combo of a grandmother who was very into natural meds, my own research, and my fab doctor.

VitD and B12 can be tested for by a...
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 04-17-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By msnova74
Re: Bone Density Scan

Just as an addendum, I would also ask for a nutritional panel yearly as well, as there are other essentials that she could be deficient on.
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 04-16-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By msnova74
Re: Bone Density Scan

Yes it does. With any issue that may cause absorption issues, it is recommended.

It can catch osteoporosis at an early enough stage to treat.
Board: Dental Health 04-05-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By msnova74
Re: Daughter needs braces off

Try contacting a dental school like UT in Memphis. Many times they can help.
Board: Anemia 04-03-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,549
Posted By msnova74
Re: vitamin b12 deficient?

Unless you have a horrible diet, B12 deficiency is typically linked to some level of Pernicious Anemia. If it is PN oral B12 will not help.

You need either the injectable or the sublingual. PN...
Board: Relationship Health 03-29-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By msnova74
Re: does she like me?

Ask her out.

the worst case scenario is she says no. but if you never ask you will never know.
Board: Urology 03-28-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By msnova74
Re: UTI Help

Yes a blood test could show the presence of an infection.

The doc in a box places are great for generic flu, strep etc, but with your history(similar to mine) I would see your regular doc.
Board: Lupus 03-28-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,039
Posted By msnova74
Re: Symptoms of Lupus on CBC? Stories of diagnosis.

with your history of intestinal issues and the high RDW, I am curious why the doc did not test your b12 levels.

All of the symptoms above can be caused by Pernicious Anemia( inability to absorb...
Board: Anemia 03-28-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By msnova74
Re: anemiaand pain

I have pernicious anemia from birth. The issue with PN is that you lack the enzyme required to absorb B12.

You would need to either take the injectable or sublingual version.

but to answer...
Board: Neuropathy 03-28-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By msnova74
Re: Please help

vitamin deficiencies would be the easiest to test for especially B12
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-28-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By msnova74
Re: more frequent bad days


those are the days that I curl up with my heating pads(yes plural :)) and crash.
Board: Allergies 03-28-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By msnova74
Re: Confused about Cat allergy

typically benedryl plus tagamet taken will help. The allergy is not to the cat, but to the cat dander. There are shampoos that will help, but it will not control the dander already in the house. ...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-27-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By msnova74
Re: im allergic to drinking water too

Honestly it is likely something in the water, not the water itself. I tend to be quite sensitive to chlorine, and have filtering systems in my home.
Board: Anemia 03-27-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,385
Posted By msnova74
Re: Anemia but not iron deficient?

At the risk of being captain obvious. . .

Has anyone checked your b12 levels. Pernicious anemia has nothing to do with Iron, and everything to do with B12. One of the first indicators is usualy...
Board: Kidney Disorders 03-27-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By msnova74
Re: Sonographer Sounded Alarmed

The sonograph tech may have seen any number of normal abnormalities.

I had one give me the scare of my life because she saw a Mass. it turned out to be a generic cyst.

Don't get too worried. ...
Board: Skin Problems 03-26-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By msnova74
Re: Unbeatable Dandruff

try tea tree oil. It is 100% natural and works great for most people.
Board: Pain Management 03-26-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By msnova74
Re: Need advice on PM clinic

A good pain managment clinic will take insurance. You can go to the american chronic pain assoc for a list of doctors in your area that are trained in interventional or conventional pain management.
Board: Arthritis 03-15-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By msnova74
Re: possible RA... need some help

Most hospitals have an assistance policy for people without insurance. Contact the billing department of the ones near you and ask. My mother who is unable to work due to a car accident, and who...
Board: General Health 03-15-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By msnova74
Re: Docs have no ideas, or wave me off...

Make an appointment with a rheumatologist if you can. It sounds autoimmune to me
Board: Relationship Health 03-15-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By msnova74
Re: My fiance's Ex has turned the kids against me

Unfortunately some people are just hatelful like that. She is likely making them choose, which puts them in a horrible spot.

Just remind them that they do not have to choose and that you love...
Board: Hepatitis 03-15-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By msnova74
Re: Please help!! Please

I went through similar issue with my brother in law he had end stage liver disease. If she is a county jail, contact the local sheriff, and ask to speak with the jail nurse. If it is a state...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-14-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By msnova74
Re: Is my Vitamin B12 and Red Cell Folate low??

It could be. Everyone is different. I have Pernicious Anemia (B12) My levels are always scary low, but we treat only when I am symptomatic. I know other people who are hospitalized when their...
Board: General Health 03-13-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By msnova74
Re: Fibromyalgia???

The one constant with FM is that it is never constant. Everyone is different. There are people who cannot get out of bed due to the pain, and there are others who work a full time job.

I think...
Board: Pain Management 03-13-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By msnova74
Re: Question about muscle relaxers

Each person is different. Soma made me see things, Skelaxin was useless, but Zanaflex has been a life saver. It is all about what works best for you.
Board: General Health 03-08-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By msnova74
Re: Concerned about lymph node near neck/clavical area?

The node you are talking about is a sentinal node. My husband has one that is enlarged. it was determined to be a benign hypertrophy. But many other things can cause them, low grade infections,...
Board: Costochondritis 02-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,255
Posted By msnova74
Re: Could I have Consochondritis?

I am not a doctor, but have had costeo on an off for years. Costeo is inflammation fo the cartliadge. What you are describing sounds more like SVT or other electrical issue. I would try a different...
Board: Brain Tumors 12-17-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,537
Posted By msnova74
Re: Brain tumor?

You need your eyes tested. Even if your vision is "normal" your eye muscles can still be strained. Magnifying glasses with a filter may help.

As far as a tumor goes. It is highly unlikely,...
Board: Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 09-20-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By msnova74
Re: Final Stage of Liver Cancer

Unfortunately it is hard to say. My BIL was told he had 6 months or less and lived for 2 years. It will really depend on the supportive care etc.
Board: Rape / Sexual Abuse 08-24-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By msnova74
Re: Older Now and Very Confused

Dear you were raped. Period.

He was the adult, you were a child. He knew it was wrong as he had a prior conviction.
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-13-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By msnova74
Re: Fibro Forever???

Right now it is forever. Some strides are being made in research, but nothing viable yet.

However it can be managed. It takes time to find the right combo of meds/suppliments/exercise etc., but...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-10-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By msnova74
Re: Meniscus Question?

You absolutely can re injure you meniscus. It will never be as strong as it was before it was injured the first time.
Board: Bone Disorders 08-10-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By msnova74
Re: not sure where to post this :(

have you had a blood workup done. Certain types of anemia, and Vit D deficiency can cause pain.
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 08-10-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By msnova74
Re: symptoms? could EBV have caused something?

There is a link between virsus infection esp ebv and certain auto immune diseases. (lupus, mctd) Also you can have reactivation of the ebv and have mono more than once.

I would see a...
Board: High Cholesterol 08-10-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By msnova74
Re: Does this sound right?

the only piece that would be affected by your eating is your triglycerides. Your cholesterol will not have a signifigant change.
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 08-10-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By msnova74
Re: HELP! Am I dying from concussion?

It sounds like a superficial bruise and associated inflammation. Try an icepack and see if that helps.

typically you would have nausea, headache, dizzyness etc if it was serious

If you are...
Board: Women's Health 08-10-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By msnova74
Re: New to this site but I need help..does anyone know what could cause an early peri

There are many things that can cause late and early periods. Hormone changes, stress, dietary changes, anemia, etc.

The best way to get an answer is see your doctor.
Board: Cancer: Skin 08-10-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 989
Posted By msnova74
Re: Excision on monday.. worried.. thoughts?

I have had melanoma. In the 18 years since I have had many atypical biopsys that have NEVER turned out to be anything.

I have also had a few excision biopsys (26). My derm does them that way in...
Board: Men's Health 08-09-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By msnova74
Re: Penis help

Just thought I would jump in with a female position.

For most women, size is not a huge issue unless it is too large where it becomes painful.

It is more about what you do, that what you do it...
Board: Bone Disorders 08-08-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,880
Posted By msnova74
Re: Rib cartilage and clavicle inflammation

sounds auto immune to me. It is not uncommon for people to have negative generic tests and positive specific tests. I would see a rheumatologist
Board: Men's Health 08-08-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By msnova74
Re: How tall do you think I can become?

You will stop growing once the growth plates fuse. My brother's did not fuse until her was in his 20's 6'9'', Incidentally mom is 5'2'', and dad 5'10''
An orthopaedic can check your bones for the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-07-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By msnova74
Re: Going on 20 years and still searching...

Yoga is key.

Also have your Vit D3 and B12 checked. If either is low it can cause a worsening of pain.

Malic acid works very well on muscle pain and recovery for me.
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 08-07-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By msnova74
Re: optic nerves swollen...something wrong in brain?

You need to see your doctor, but what you are saying sounds like OPTIC NEURITIS. It is an autoimmune disorder, but not fatal.
Board: Urology 08-06-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By msnova74
Re: Urinary retention! NEED HELP!

It very well could be a kidney infection or stone. I would say that you need to take her on to the ER
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-06-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By msnova74
Re: Bone pain and fibromyalgia... a bit lost

I do.

But it does get more complicated. I also have MCTD. I cannot tell by the pain which it is. I have to have bloodwork.
Board: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) 07-31-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,299
Posted By msnova74
Re: Just got results :(

Although there is no cure for EBV. Antivirals may lessen the severity of symptoms.
Board: Blood and Blood Vessel 07-31-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,884
Posted By msnova74
Re: CBC results - RDW Way high, all else in range

It can be a first indicator of many issues.
Certain kidney disorders
pernicious anemia
Certain autoimmune diseases
And the list goes on.

Have you had a full nutritional panel done? and a...
Board: Pain Management 07-30-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,212
Posted By msnova74
Re: Any prob getting Morphine sulphate capsules 80MG kadian generic from watson

Saw your message and just thought I'd share my solution.

years ago I was on kadiam , fentanyl. ocycontin many of the local pharmacies did not and would not carry opiates in such large doses. What...
Board: Cancer: Brain 07-27-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,378
Posted By msnova74
Re: Worried about BRAIN TUMOR...HELP!

I think it is most likely your anexiety. The tests your doctor did are neurological test which would show disruption in the brain.

Some people (me) are sensitive to headsets. I cannot use them...
Board: Sexual Health - General 07-26-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By msnova74
Re: I just don't know whats normal.

Nate I have been married 13 years. The honest answer is that people go through spells or more and less sexual activity. It is normal, and stressing about it is just going to make things worse.
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 07-26-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 982
Posted By msnova74
Re: Waterproof Eyeliner??

Gel formulas are best. The cheap answer is Millani. Get some good remover, cause it is hard to get the stuff off.
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