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Thinking about Nissen. Private Entry

Posted 06-05-2011 04:16 PM by janewhite1

Just thinking out loud here. Well, not out loud, but in writing. I'm heavily leaning toward Nissen fundoplication. There are several important questions to be answered first.

1) I need medical tests to confirm the presence of reflux AND normal esophageal motility. Otherwise, the chances of good outcome are too low.

2) Who would perform the surgery? The GI I'm seeing now has an excellent reputation, but I'm not 100% sure I trust him after the Metazolve incident....
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Pollen in March is indecent

Posted 03-14-2011 02:19 PM by janewhite1

Really indecent. I was thinking I'd have another couple weeks at least before I had to deal with this, but, nope, I am in full allergy mode. Eyes, nose, skin and lungs.

Stuff I want to try:


I made an appointment with the allergist for a couple weeks from now. Not sure why I even bothered, I mean, we've already tried almost everything and nothing works, except for the stuff with severe side effects. I don't know how I...
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Five mile race! Woot!

Posted 11-25-2010 09:23 AM by janewhite1

Okay, I only ran maybe half a mile of it, but I finished in 68 minutes 30 seconds. (probably 67 minutes from the time I actually passed the start line.) So I basically did four 14-minute miles followed by one 11.5 minute mile.

Biggest obstacle was the asthma. The pretty rayon scarf is a total pain, I need something more practical to cover my face in cold weather.

Still, pretty darned pleased with myself, overall.
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Posted 10-25-2010 05:19 PM by janewhite1

So I told the doctor I want to try a bunch of antihistamines, to see if I can find one that works without bad side effects. He insisted that Allegra was the absolute best antihistamine in that area.

I think it's time to ask for the worst.

1) No obvious allergy benefit from the first dose

2) Significant stomach irritation from just one dose

3) Felt like I stayed up all night and drank a pot of coffee--awake, but not in a good way.
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Still working at the Knot.

Posted 10-20-2010 06:20 PM by janewhite1

I've decided that the nortriptyline seems to make my stomach BETTER, so no point to quitting. The Symbicort is definitely making it worse, so, back to Asmanex, which isn't as effective.

Seeing the doctor again Monday. I want:

A straight steroid in an HFA inhaler that can be used with a spacer (to minimize throat irritation). Flovent or Qvar are both possibilities.

A collection of SAMPLES or SHORT prescriptions for antihistamines. I want to try the...
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