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Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 07-19-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By ddill
Re: Frustrated with RLS

OK,I take the iron due to anemia, not necessarily for the RLS. I'm assuming that taking it with dinner still increases my iron levels for the anemia.

I can switch to taking the iron before...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 07-18-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By ddill
Re: Frustrated with RLS

Have you gotten injections for the bursitis in your hips? I know they worked for me. Of course everyone is different.

I usually take the iron with dinner.....should I be taking it at another...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 07-12-2016, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By ddill
Re: Frustrated with RLS

Well, I haven't kept in touch lately but here it goes. The RLS remains the same, or worse. As usual they start acting up early in the day if I don't take my full dosage of Mirapex and night is...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 06-24-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By ddill
Re: Frustrated with RLS

Yes, the steroids are for the arthritis and they do help. But the RLS remains about the same. I think the gabapentin has me sleeping better than I was despite my leg pain.
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 06-23-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By ddill
Re: Frustrated with RLS

I don't know how well publicized this web site is but it has definitely been good for me on several accounts. btw the script that I was given by the rheumo is MethylPREDNisoline. I've noticed an...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 06-22-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By ddill
Re: Frustrated with RLS

I went to my rheumotologist last week and explained to her about my leg pains. She suggested increasing the tramadol to 3x, rather than 2x and also gave me script for a steroid that she thought...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 06-09-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By ddill
Re: Frustrated with RLS

I'm not about to quit the prozac. I went to my pain mgmt doc this am and we decided he will do injections to my spine and burn nerves. Prior to the procedure I need a physical so at that time I...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 06-09-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By ddill
Re: Frustrated with RLS

Went to health food store yesterday. Got iron that says: gentle and non-constipating, ferrochel iron bisglycinate. He said it was definitely not ferrous sulfate. Is that what you recommended?...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 06-07-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By ddill
Re: Frustrated with RLS

Thank you for all your advice. Some it may indeed apply.

Yes, I take iron (ferrous sulfate) at night. I've never thought to try a different form of iron. I've always been anemic so I've taken...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 06-04-2016, 03:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By ddill
Frustrated with RLS

First let me say that I am a 65 year old woman who has had RLS for (I'm guessing) 35-40 years. I've tried most every drug to control the urges which have gotten progressively worse over the years....
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-16-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By ddill
Re: Bochdalek's hernia

Well, the doctor got back to me fairly quickly despite surgeries. His comment was that it was "not worrisome". I now feel better. I guess my primary was right after all.

Now I wait til...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-15-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By ddill
Re: Bochdalek's hernia

FINALLY.......after leaving several phone messages, I talked to my doctor. Her comment about the hernia was that it was not significant and not to worry that nothing needs to be done. I told her...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-13-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By ddill
Re: Bochdalek's hernia

The colon resection was after my sister had colon cancer and then I had several colonoscopies with polyps continuing to return so they took out a portion of my colon and now I seem to be clean.
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Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-12-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By ddill
Re: Bochdalek's hernia

Fortunately I am in very little discomfort. The car accident was in June of 2015 when I swerved to miss a deer, went off the road into a ditch and flipped the car onto its side. Although I went...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-12-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By ddill
Re: Bochdalek's hernia

So far my doctor's office is setting up an appointment with a cardiologist. Still waiting on more word on the hernia.
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-12-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By ddill
Re: Bochdalek's hernia

I'm feeling confused and anxious to talk to my doctor. Yesterday the nurse called to say she had not seen the CT results as yet and would get back to me tomorrow (now today since it is 3 am).
...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-11-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By ddill
Re: Bochdalek's hernia

Well I got the CT results and I learned that this is definitely rare in adults. The CT is saying I have a left posterior diaphragmatic hernia.

I await comment from my doctor.
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-11-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

Well, it is Monday morning and I am hoping to hear something today. I'll probably leave soon as I want to stop at a store near the hospital. Then I will call to see if results are ready and, if...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-10-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By ddill
Bochdalek's hernia

After some questionable blood work my doctor sent me for a chest x-ray that indicated I had pneumonia. I had absolutely no indications of being sick, much less having pneumonia. Doctor put me on...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-10-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

I think I will start a new thread on here with the subject of the hernia and see if anyone else knows anything. Look for that thread.
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-10-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

It's Sunday and the sun is shinning but it is cold....22 I think my husband said. He makes breakfast on Sunday mornings and then I'll try to pass some time by sewing and later....after it warms...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-09-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

tomorrow is going to be a long day waiting for results.
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-09-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

I will certainly let you know. I appreciate your talking to me....it helps sometimes to just talk to someone. Thank you.
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-09-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

Well, that's over. Test only lasted about five minutes. I asked when results would be available and they said most likely Monday. I can go down to the hospital and get a paper copy of the...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-08-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

I was just told by a friend who is a radiologist that results are available within a couple of hours. So my doctor should have the results Monday morning at the latest. That's great.
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-08-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

Fortunately I have hobbies that keep me busy and makes the time go by. I do counted cross stitch, sew quilts and volunteer at my local library. All in between doing the usual household stuff for...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-08-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

I don't have a scheduled appointment at this time but I am sure I will get either a phone call from her or maybe one from the nurse as soon as results are available. She is one of a few doctors...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-08-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

Thank goodness it is not months away. I am not a person who likes to wait for these types of things. My next question will be how long it takes for results. (Haven't had the test yet and...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-07-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

Scan is scheduled for Saturday morning.
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-07-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

Got copy of x-ray results. Enlarged heart "probably due to prominent vessels or nodes.....bilateral apical pleural thickening". "Probably superimposed with a left Bochdalek hernia.".

In...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-02-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Re: Worried about chest x-ray

About one week between antibiotic and 2nd x-ray and yes, I do have a paper copy of the first x-ray result. Awaiting copy of 2nd.

I would like to add that I have absolutely none of the typical...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-01-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By ddill
Question Worried about chest x-ray

This is a long story and starts with a trip to a rheumotologist for arthritis. She did several extensive blood tests and a couple came back abnormal. She suggested a chest x-ray. The x-ray...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 07-18-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 684
Posted By ddill
Question A terrible Night of RLS

I've had RLS for over 30 years with it getting progressively worse. Over the years I have tried many remedies, both OTC and prescription. For the past few years I have been on Mirapex. When I...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 01-19-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 452
Posted By ddill
Question cosmetic surgery for eyelids

I am 64 years old and considering surgery on my eyelids. they sag enough that they hang onto my eyelashes. Has anyone had similar experiences with this type of surgery? I have an appt with a...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 11-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 723
Posted By ddill
Question Restless Lef Therapy??

There was an article in a recent Readers Digest concerning a new answer for restless legs. The Relaxis foam pad was recently approved by FDA and will be available by prescription. Has anyone heard...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 09-16-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,635
Posted By ddill
Mirapex for RLS causing hand tremors

My questions are - is there anyone else who takes Mirapex for RLS and if so are they having any side effects?

I have had RLS for about 40 years now. A few years back I finally found the drug...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-16-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By ddill
Re: Foot still hurts 5 months post-op

You will probably feel better after hardware is removed. I actually asked the doctor if i could have the screws back (after all, I'm sure i paid for them) but he refused. Unfortunately you need...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-07-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By ddill
Re: Screw removal surgery recovery

All of the above is up to your doctor. I know I felt better after hardware was removed but I'm sure everyone is different.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-03-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By ddill
Re: Ankle ligament surgery

I had a different problem but I went to three different podiatrists who all recommended things that did not help,,,,orthotics, boot, cast.... Then I went to an ortho board certified doctor who...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-03-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By ddill
Re: Non weight bearing v. driving

Using a walker rather than the knee scooter sounds reasonable. No way could I ever lift the knee walker. So then use the walker to get to a store's electric chair?? Even when I have the walker...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By ddill
Re: Non weight bearing v. driving

OK, I go back next week to get a pin taken out of my toe and will ask then what their opinion is. i'm still not sure how to get out of the vehicle and onto knee scooter or walker.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-02-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By ddill
Re: Non weight bearing v. driving

Wow! I can't imagine driving if it were my right foot that was NWB. If I say anything to my husband that I want to drive I think he will have a heart attack...right after kicking me in my good...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-02-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By ddill
Re: PTTD surgery soon what kind of bed tray did you use in recovery? Thanks

Keeping your toes above your nose for the first week is very important.

I am NWB for the second time and realize that I should have had my foot up more for the first surgery. I am now, for...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-02-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By ddill
Non weight bearing v. driving

I am NBW on my left foot and would love to drive.

Are there others who are NWB who drive? If so, how do they manage getting in/out of vehicle?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-14-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By ddill
Tingling Toes

I had surgery three days ago for a ruptured Achilles tendon and also a hammertoe. All is fine except my toes tingle. The toes and pad of my foot feel like they are getting an electrical shock. ...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-27-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By ddill
could it be mallet toe?

the end of my middle toe twists and bends under toe #2. It causes me to actually walk on my toenail and that nail is getting a callus and is sore. Any ideas? Suggestions? Advice?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-16-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By ddill
Re: Just need to talk

Having patience, waiting to be a patient, can be very difficult. Find something to occupy your mind. Make meals and freeze them for after surgery. Clean house--you won't be able to do so after...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-13-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By ddill
Re: Calcaneous orif plates and screw removal

I had a different kind of foot surgery but also had screws (or "hardware" as they like to call it). Yes, the hardware was removed (don't they always?) and yes, it felt slightly better thereafter. ...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-21-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By ddill
10 months post op

I am reading other posts and they remind me of where I was and how much progress I have made.

As other posts are discussing, I had heel pain, then the screws were removed and finally the heel felt...
Board: Kidney Disorders 09-15-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By ddill
Question Kidney problem or muscle ache?

The past few days I have had a minor back pain upon rising in the morning. that pain subsided as the day progressed. This morning I woke up at 3 am with a much stronger back pain and in trying to...
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