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Board: Heart Disorders 04-08-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,905
Posted By red-rider
Re: Ativan for PSVT?

Dear Lily~I saw that no one had responded and I really feel for you during this trying time. First let me say, at age 26 you will not die from this condition/problem. You did the right thing by...
Board: Heart Disorders 04-08-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,874
Posted By red-rider
Re: Feeling faint/rapid pulse after walking

Dear Machaon~thank you for your reply and also for the helpful advice. I see you have survived many health challenges. I am known to skip meals during the day and then at night I am as hungry as a...
Board: Heart Disorders 04-06-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,874
Posted By red-rider
Feeling faint/rapid pulse after walking

Hello~yesterday I had a very scary occurrence. I used to walk daily but had taken a break for 6wks due to cold/wet weather. Yesterday at the end of my 30 min walk as I climbed a small slope, I felt...
Board: Anxiety 09-20-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 19,729
Posted By red-rider
Re: Buspar dosage?

Thank you extremely wired for the fast reply. You gave me some good information and today I actually started the buspar. I would say my anxiety is moderate but that is probably because the ativan I...
Board: Anxiety 09-19-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 19,729
Posted By red-rider
Buspar dosage?

Hello~do you mind me asking what your dosing schedule of Buspar is
that has been successful for you? I have the 5mg to be taken twice a
day. I'm one of those who gets really anxious about starting...
Board: Anxiety 10-08-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By red-rider
Celexa~3 times a week?

I have anxiety and have always used Ativan as needed.
Like many of you~I would like another option,without the daily dose of a strong med and all the side effects that go with it.
A friend has just...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-03-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,571
Posted By red-rider
Re: What about Diovan HCT?

I wanted to update my fellow posters on my first ever experince with Diovan HCT. The good news is that it lowered my BP to normal~120/80's.
Bad news is that as my BP came down~my pulse went up.
It...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 09-26-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,571
Posted By red-rider
Re: What about Diovan HCT?

thank you flowergirl!
I see a nurse practitioner~so I am hoping she knows
what is best. The doc in her office has a waiting list.
I have been so afraid of a diuretic because I have heard
they can...
Board: Anxiety 09-25-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,101
Posted By red-rider
Re: Success with Buspar

thank you ladies very much for all the helpful replies. I,too take Diovan first thing in the morning and then Synthroid. It can be a royal pain trying to always take the Synthroid on an empty...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 09-25-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,571
Posted By red-rider
Re: What about Diovan HCT?

I am bumping up this thread in hopes someone that takes a diuretic or a combo pill like Diovan HCT , would like to comment.
I wish I knew more about thiazides(sp)?
I am not retaining any...
Board: Anxiety 09-24-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,101
Posted By red-rider
Re: Success with Buspar

Thank you dear posters for your informative replies! This gives me much hope for trying something new. I had my appt today and was prescribed Buspar 5mg twice daily.
I have to take a BP pill in the...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 09-24-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,571
Posted By red-rider
What about Diovan HCT?

Hello to all~
I have been on Diovan 80 mg for 4yrs. It has worked well off and on,
but as of this summer~it was doing nothing.
Today, my practitioner sent me home with samples of Diovan HCT.
I...
Board: Anxiety 09-22-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,101
Posted By red-rider
Re: Success with Buspar

THANK YOU ~Northwest and jenner~for answering so promptly.
I am glad to know this med really can work. I am finding more often that not,
that most docs are very reluctant to give me Ativan,although...
Board: Anxiety 09-22-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,101
Posted By red-rider
Success with Buspar

I have read some posts that are encouraging about this drug.
Many years ago a GP gave me a script for it, but I was too afraid to try it.
I think she offered a real low dose to be taken twice...
Board: Anxiety 09-22-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,011
Posted By red-rider
Valium ? Ativan

Just wondering if someone can help me figure out a dosage?
I take Ativan (1mg) for anxiety. I have some valium to use when
my script for Ativan runs out. It is Valium(5mg).
So is Valium-5mg equal...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-05-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,459
Posted By red-rider
Benicar~made in Japan??!!

I have been on Diovan for 4yrs and it was causing me awful heartburn.
Today the doc gave me samples of Benicar to try. Imagine my amazement
when I read on the bottle "Product of Japan":eek:
I had...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-28-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,204
Posted By red-rider
Re: Easy on the stomach

I am bumping up this thread with a revised question......
does anyone else out there have stomach burning/discomfort with Diovan?
What is a good food choice that helps coat the stomach to take with...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-27-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,204
Posted By red-rider
Easy on the stomach

Hello~I took Accupril with success yrs ago but quit because of the cough.
for the last 4 yrs I have taken Diovan~I have no side effects except that it makes my stomach burn :( Is there a BP med...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-27-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,693
Posted By red-rider
Re: What can cause your blood pressure to shoot up all of a sudden?

hello~sometimes we do have hidden stresses that will cause BP to spike. You may not be aware that you are excited playing the online games. Also certain foods or drinks especially caffeine will raise...
Board: Dental Health 12-16-2007, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 24,417
Posted By red-rider
Re: Front teeth fillings need temp cover

I got Recap-it which was snow white. So I dont think that will help you.
All the quick fix stuff is "white". If we could custom mix our tooth color we could put some dentists out of business:jester:...
Board: Dental Health 12-16-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,038
Posted By red-rider
Re: Scared.To.Death.

Most dentists today will offer a med to relax you when you need work done that requires an hour or more. Like root canals or fillings replaced or dental surgery.
Some offer nitrous oxide which works...
Board: Dental Health 12-16-2007, 01:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
Posted By red-rider
Board: Dental Health 12-16-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,047
Posted By red-rider
Re: Recapit~for loose crowns and caps~?

I am answering my own question:D
dont waste your $$$ on this one. At least not for a bridge. It didnt hold for 5 seconds. Maybe for just one tooth like a cap or crown~but my bridge slipped off like...
Board: Dental Health 12-16-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By red-rider
Re: Well Bridge just fell out

Unfortunately I can answer this one:D
Try Fixodent(original)~I have used it for 2 months.
Poligrip was a waste of money and Fixodent complete had a mint taste that irritated my shaved down tooth...
Board: Dental Health 12-14-2007, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 24,417
Posted By red-rider
Re: Front teeth fillings need temp cover

Hi~dont know if this helps but you may be able to find a product by going to ****** and type in "tooth repair kit" or "loose and broken fillings kit" or "dental emergencies".
That way you can read...
Board: Dental Health 12-14-2007, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,047
Posted By red-rider
Recapit~for loose crowns and caps~?

I found this cement on the web and bought some today.
has anyone here tried it?
I have a permanent bridge that fell out 2 mos ago and have used Fixodent ~but it falls out when I eat or drink~VERY...
Board: Dental Health 12-14-2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
Posted By red-rider
Re: Antibiotics~is this okay?

Thanks bergerbaby!
is corsydil rinse available in the U.S?
have not heard of it.
is it for pain? or cleansing?
Merry Christmas to you!
RR :)
Board: Dental Health 12-13-2007, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
Posted By red-rider
Antibiotics~is this okay?

Hello to all~
my question.....I have been taking Amoxicillin 500 mg 3 x a day for a tooth that is in need of a root canal. I need other work done too. So far the med has worked to calm the tooth and...
Board: Anxiety 10-25-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,321
Posted By red-rider
Re: Anxiety at Dr's Office - Will a Drug Help?

Hello~I do have high BP but take a low dose med for it.
When I go to the doc my BP goes bonkers. I take a low dose of Ativan about 2 hrs before my appt and it works wonders to calm me down.
Many...
Board: Dental Health 10-20-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,677
Posted By red-rider
Re: Anyone here with dental implants?

Thank you Thelma and Anita! Both of you gave me a better explanation than my dentist did. She talked to me a little bit and then her office manager took over and I was handed a stack of papers to...
Board: Dental Health 10-18-2007, 03:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,677
Posted By red-rider
Anyone here with dental implants?

I have a permanent bridge that fell out last week. So I have 3 teeth missing right in front~it's awful using Fixodent a dozen times a day.
My question is ~I need implants as I never want to have a...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 07-09-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,648
Posted By red-rider
Re: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus-Help!

I am moving my post up in hopes of a reply. If anyone has had NPH or knows someone who does/did, please share your experience.
thanks again~RR:)
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 07-03-2007, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,648
Posted By red-rider
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus-Help!

Dear Posters~I hope you can shed some light on this for me. My mom will be 80 in August. For the last 2 yrs or so~her health has declined. It started with her legs hurting then memory loss and now...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 09-25-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,238
Posted By red-rider
Re: Diovan/upset stomach

Lenin~thanx for the fast reply. It is the Diovan that is hurting my stomach~not the synthroid~I am positive of that. The doctor wanted me to take my BP pill upon waking for better control and the...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 09-25-2006, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,238
Posted By red-rider
Diovan/upset stomach

Hello to all! first I am happy to report that I have lost 15 lbs over the summer which has helped lower my BP. I have been on Diovan 80mg for over 2years. I always take it in the early am on an empty...
Board: Anxiety 06-08-2006, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,056
Posted By red-rider
Re: what is buspar?

thanx camp for your reply. Do you take 30 mgs at once? or 15 twice a day? I am now taking 5mgs twice a day~the doc wanted to go slow to lighten any side efffects but I may need more to make it work...
Board: Hair Loss / Alopecia 06-08-2006, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,355
Posted By red-rider
Re: Citalopram/Celexa Hair Loss

I took Lexapro for 5 months and my healthy head of full thick long hair was coming out by the handfull :( It upset me to no end. My doctor acted baffled about it. THEN~when I quit the Lexapro~within...
Board: Anxiety 06-06-2006, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,056
Posted By red-rider
Re: what is buspar?

Dear starship and camp808~I am very happy to hear that Buspar has worked for both of you. I just started it a week ago. Only 5mgs a day~for one week~then I will take 5 mgs twice daily after that. I...
Board: Anxiety 05-22-2006, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,071
Posted By red-rider
Re: Ambien or Lunesta?

Cak70~I do the same thing~I cut the 10 mg in half. That way you get double the med for your money too! A quick question....you said it works well for you during the workweek~but do you find that on...
Board: Anxiety 05-22-2006, 02:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,142
Posted By red-rider
Re: concerns about ativan addiction

to Jennita~2mgs is a high starting dose! The lower to start on the better. And then to have you take 2more mgs in the day? egads :eek: No wonder you developed a tolerance. It would have made more...
Board: Anxiety 05-21-2006, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,142
Posted By red-rider
Re: concerns about ativan addiction

softletters~the dose of Ativan you were given is very small~the lowest there is. Take it with confidence. I have used Ativan for years with no problems. I used as needed till last May. For a whole...
Board: Anxiety 05-18-2006, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,426
Posted By red-rider
Re: Anxiety after every meal

Heavy meals are not good for anxiety suffer'ers IMO. I notice that after eating a big meal~I sometimes will feel hyped up. I am one of those who sees an increase in my BP after a meal rather than a...
Board: Anxiety 05-18-2006, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,071
Posted By red-rider
Re: Ambien or Lunesta?

Thank you all for your replies. Ambien works for me if I only take it once or twice in a week. It also works better if my stomach is empty. This may sound silly~but I couldnt stand the thought of...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-18-2006, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By red-rider
Synthroid~fact or fiction?

I was put on Synthroid back in 1998. I was diagnosed with multinodular goiter after they did a sonogram(maybe it is called something else?) on my neck and throat area. The internist sent me to an...
Board: Anxiety 05-16-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,071
Posted By red-rider
Ambien or Lunesta?

Sleep or lack of.......I have tried Ambien but was offered Lunesta. Anyone like to comment on their choice?
RR :yawn:
Board: Anxiety 05-16-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By red-rider
Re: Friendship panic

IMO~it does hurt one's self esteem and confidence when they have bad experiences with making and keeping friends. If you live in one place and have the connections of long time family and friends...
Board: Anxiety 05-16-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By red-rider
Re: Anxiety and Sleep

OMG~anxiety and sleep go hand in hand. I always know that if I dont get any rest at night~I can expect my anxiety to be really high the next day. I take a med for BP and Ativan for my anxiety and...
Board: Anxiety 05-05-2006, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,876
Posted By red-rider
Re: question for schmoo/Buspar

Thanks hyper! It takes much pondering(and courage) for me to start any new med. The fact you had no side effects is encouraging to me. Also thank you schmoo for the info and letting me know your dose...
Board: Anxiety 05-04-2006, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,876
Posted By red-rider
Question question for schmoo/Buspar

Hi red rider here! We talked about Ativan and Buspar but i forgot to ask you something. Do you take them at the same time? Or do you space them apart by a few hrs or so? I am used to taking my 1mg of...
Board: Anxiety 04-30-2006, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,224
Posted By red-rider
Re: Anyone Taking Lyrica?

Thanks schmoo for all the info! I will report back and let you know how it goes.
you take care too! RR :wave:
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