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Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 12-05-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By MountainReader
Re: 24 Hour pH testing done incorrectly?

I have had this test done 5 times. It really depends on what the doctor was testing for. The single probe is done most frequently. It measures the acid coming up into the esophagus. The dual probe...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-31-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Barrettes esophagus

Good luck with your EGD. I've had one every year or two for the past 10 years due to unusually severe GERD/LPR. 2.5 years ago, I was diagnosed with Barrett's both visually and via pictures from the...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-31-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Crying & TMJ

You are not alone. My TMJD presented with ear stuffiness, tinnitus and pain. It felt like an extremely bad infection 24/7 and took many months to even identify the problem. I would lay there many...
Board: Asthma 10-21-2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Headache, burning chest, coughing feel chilled on inside

I agree with Titchou.

A few years back, I got very sick a few days after a flu shot. My neurologist who did a thorough health history told me about some Japanese research that said as some...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-17-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Peroneal tendon issues and hypermobility

As an adult, I've come to realize I have Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Just made the connection in my late 30's.

I injured my right ankle by just a 'tweak' as I went to sit on a swivel...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-17-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Has anyone gotten braces after their TMJ splint and seen improvement?

It took me a long time to figure out the ear/TMJ connection. I have an incredible ENT who I had been with for years who I went to twice and he couldn't find anything wrong with my ears. He offered...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-16-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Has anyone gotten braces after their TMJ splint and seen improvement?

I forgot to mention something else. My dentist promoted good nutrition to help the body heal itself.

I told him that with the acrylic splints and teeth that didn't always touch, there was no...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-16-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Has anyone gotten braces after their TMJ splint and seen improvement?

My TMJD manifested itself as intense ear pain/stuffiness. While some strategies are similar for each TMJD patient, I think that in the end, you need to make decisions based upon your underlying...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-02-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Heartburn Days After Fundoplication Surgery

I think it is normal for some as part of the healing process. Sometimes, the feeling is just from stuff sitting in the esophagus for a while before making it past the wrap. My GI doc told me it...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-02-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Aircast is Painful

I'm a female with a size 8.5-9 shoe and I was in a small Aircast. I agree with the suggestion from others about adjusting the air in the Aircast. It can help and you are able to adjust until you...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 09-27-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Continuing Achy Pain

Hi. My issues aren't the same, but I do deal with daily nagging shoulder pain that I'm dealing with. I've had surgery on both shoulders. Mine was for shoulder impingement and I was able to catch...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 09-10-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By MountainReader
Re: not AGAIN?! opposite shoulder PAIN

I had surgery on my right shoulder for shoulder impingement. It was so bad, I lost complete range of motion and was in considerable pain. While rehab was tough on this shoulder, I know it was...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-23-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By MountainReader
Re: NTI appliance

I've had tons of experience with various splints and other TMJD treatments. I'm doing well now after years of trying to figure things out.

Personally, I absolutely hate the NTI's. I tried them 3...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-21-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By MountainReader
Re: 5 months of wearing TMJ orthotic appliance

I wore a TMJ orthotic for about 17 months I had relief in about 3 months and was close to 'normal' in 6 months. I had quite a few adjustments to the orthotic in the early months.

My symptoms...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 07-26-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By MountainReader
Re: bursitus shoulder pain

There are a lot of different things that can contribute to shoulder pain. If you aren't ready to see a shoulder specialist, I do recommend getting a referral to see a physical therapist. They can...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-23-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By MountainReader
Re: I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. anybody out there with answers?

I do like Jamie Koufman's info too. My favorite it The Chronic Cough Enigma. Even if you don't have a cough, she goes in-depth into LPR (silent reflux), which would by your lump in the throat...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-23-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nissan Fundoplication 3 weeks post-op. stomach issues

When I had my NF, I was on a liquid diet only for 2 weeks (not even allowed strawberry seeds in a smoothie), then soft food for a week or two. I didn't add solid meat and bread back until about 3...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-18-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Help with acid reflux cough

You have received some good advice.

If you are waiting to see how the PPI's do, my Gastroenterologist recommended I try each for 4-6 weeks before deciding if it was helping. With LPR reflux,...
Board: Sinus Problems 07-18-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Congestion, headaches etc, negative test, exhaust smell

Do you know if you have acid reflux?

I had bad allergies, PND and chronic sinus problems for years. I always attributed it to the allergies, until I had surgery for acid reflux. I went from...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 07-17-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Craziest Thing

I cut my hair shorter so I could finger style it. My hairdresser actually styled and dried my hair with his left hand only just to make sure I could duplicate what he was doing. He even showed me...
Board: Allergies 07-16-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By MountainReader
EpiPen refills

If you are looking to refill your Epi-pen soon, please take a look at my posting on the Health News board regarding price changes.
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 07-14-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Recovery time from Ulnar shortening?

My surgery was done by my second opinion too. When I complained about the pain afterwards, he kept telling me that he had fixed me and offered more cortisone shots if I wanted them. I declined...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 07-13-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Recovery time from Ulnar shortening?

Did you have PT after your cast came off? If not, it might be a good idea to consider. If your healing doesn't feel 'normal' you may want to go back to talk to your surgeon.

I had some of the...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 07-10-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By MountainReader
Re: wrist surgery

What type of wrist surgery are you wanting to know about. I've had 3 surgeries and they were all different in their recoveries.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-29-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By MountainReader
Re: If I possibly have crepitus in the joint does that mean I'd need surgery to fix i

Have you done anything to work on the muscle spasms/tightness in your ears/face/jaw? Some oral massage, trigger point work, or PT may really help. If something is off in your bite/tmj, the muscles...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-28-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By MountainReader
Re: If I possibly have crepitus in the joint does that mean I'd need surgery to fix i

Crepitus in and of itself is usually benign. I have some joint hypermobility and experience it quite frequently in multiple joints, including my jaw. If you have bite issues, pain, or muscle...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 06-19-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulna Shortening This friday

How are you doing?
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 06-14-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Tfcc

Actually, a thorough physical assessment of the area identified the loose plate. When the second opinion doctor noticed it, he showed me where to feel and I could tell he was right.

How are you...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 06-13-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Tfcc

I had the same TFCC pain after surgery that I had before. I also had a significant loss of ROM and was far from being to supinate. Once I had my plate removed and some additional debridement, the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-05-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Getting Nissan Fundoplication surgery for nonacidic reflux, nervous

I had my NF in 2008. It made a huge difference in my life. Not sure what questions you have, but I have tons of postings from my experience over the years here.

Good luck.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-05-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Swelling is finally going down

Glad you are feeling a bit better with your unna boot.

It isn't the same, but with doctor's permission, I flew alone after another type of major surgery to recoup with family out of state. The...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-02-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By MountainReader
Re: I am home from surgery

I don't know how much it does, but my doctor has told me to ice whenever it hurts. I know it won't do as much as immediately post-surgery, but it does feel good at times. Maybe it just provides the...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 06-01-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulna Shortening This friday

I was casted for 6 weeks. I had the bones placed together and they were showing as healed on the x-ray. Why the gap left in your bone? I thought the purpose was to remove bone to shorten it. Is...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-31-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Cast versus boot

If you go with a cast, try a Cast Cooler. It wraps around the cast and has a PVC that sticks out and holds the vacuum hose. It pulls air through the cast and helps sweaty skin dry, cools you down,...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 05-30-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Curious

I had shoulder impingement surgery with debridement and bone shaving. I still get the catching sometimes. Turns out I've developed multidirectional instability and the catching is actually a...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-29-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By MountainReader
Re: What can I expect in the coming weeks?

It is a bit late for you Thefer74, but might be of interest to you mse. I was sent home from my last ankle surgery with a Polar Cube that has an ankle wrap. It allowed ice cold water to flow around...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-15-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Help. AFL repair surgery in less than 2 weeks

In addition to the nerve block, my surgeon inserted an On-Q Pain Pump that I kept in for about 4 days. I wasn't expecting it, but I LOVED it. It is a postoperative, non-narcotic pain relief system...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 05-15-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Pros and Cons of Ulnar Osteotomy

Ultimately, the question is if having been through the surgery, would we choose to do it again. In my case, absolutely!

I had 4 mm removed with my osteotomy. I had splint for 2 weeks, then casts...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-05-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Has anyone tried IwalkFree crutch?

I was researching this just a couple days ago. I have ankle surgery coming up in a month or so and I may need shoulder surgery too. I really don't want crutches because of that, but I live on a...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 05-04-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Undiagnosed ...

This is probably a long-shot, but you can try researching Craniocervical Instability, Chiari Malformation, or TMJ disorders. There is a good sticky at the top if the TMJ board with a long list of...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-04-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Peroneus Brevis Tendon Repair Question

Thanks for your responses. I had the follow-up with my doctor to discuss my results. He said the tear I have of my Peroneus Brevis tendon is pretty rare to present the way it did. Evidently it is...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-27-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By MountainReader
Peroneus Brevis Tendon Repair Question

Hi.

I injured my ankle 6 months ago. Bracing, ice, anti-inflammatories and PT haven't helped it heal. I finally had an MRI and found out today that I have a very long Peroneus Brevis tendon...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-27-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Major Set Back Ligament Reconstruction

Hi. I don't have any advice to offer, but want you to know you aren't alone. It is very frustrating. I had ligament repair last March. In October, I re-injured it. Just today, I convinced the...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-24-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulna Shortening This friday

Glad to hear you haven't had pain issues yet. :)

Your youth is probably in your favor. Being aware and pro-active of your pain is good if/when it hits. Also, if you are icing a lot it helps. ...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-22-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulna Shortening This friday

Hi. Hope everything went well today.

Elevation, ice, and staying on top of the initial pain will be your best friends in the next couple days.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-20-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Sprain that's not getting better

I don't have a good answer, but can relate. Ankle sprains can be frustrating.

What did they recommend you do? Are you in a brace? Have you rested it? Are you icing? Taking...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-20-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulna Shortening This friday

How will ulnar shortening address your laxity? I'm a bit confused about that.

If you have chronic inflammation from your excessive movement and the longer ulnar bone, it should help with the...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-09-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar Shortening Plate Removal

I had my Ulnar Osteotomy in March and had the plate removed in November about 3 years ago. Pretty close to where you are in terms of length of time. I had pain in the TFCC area, trouble supinating,...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-07-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Healthy foods after surgery

My orthodontist asked me the same question frequently in my TMJD treatment. He kept pushing smoothies with spinach and other veggies and fruit when I presented him with some of my eating challenges....
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 02-19-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By MountainReader
Re: DeQuervain's?

Back in a brace again. Yes, the DeQuervains is back. Technically 'wrist tendonosis'. Gotta get the inflammation under control again.:confused:
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