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LVA Treatment for Lymphedema

Posted 05-08-2015 01:52 PM by Brenm
Updated 05-15-2015 11:52 PM by Administrator

I recently underwent surgical treatment for primary lymphedema in my right leg. The procedure, called LVA (Lymphaticovenous Anastomosis) was performed on April 21, 2015 and I’m already seeing a significant improvement in my swelling!

LVA graphs the lymph lines to a vein to allow the lymph fluid to drain via the vascular system.

I'm 30 years old, I was diagnosed with primary lymphedema 11 years ago in my right leg. It was manageable for about 8 years with little change...
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Admissions of a Hypochondriac

Posted 04-25-2015 12:20 AM by W0438548

I'm Hannah. I'm admittedly a hypochondriac. I suffer from severe anxiety. I am here to talk about my problems with other people experiencing hypochondria. My hypochondria began when my mother started battling heart disease. I am only 24 years old. The only family I have is my mother and my sister who is disabled. I constantly think I have cancer. Ive thought I've had breast cancer, leukemia, brain cancer, melanoma, and am admittedly currently worrying I have throat cancer. My neck below my jaw has...
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Lupron Depot + Add-Back Therapy...

Posted 04-07-2015 01:13 PM by k742

After the last appt I had with my GYN, we decided that the lesser of the evils would be to try a round of Lupron Depot injections.

For those not familiar with it, Lupron Depot basically suppresses the signals from the pituitary gland to the ovaries that stimulate estrogen production; this in turn suppresses the hormones that enables endometriosis to grow. It aides in pain relief, as well as shrinks existing adhesions and cysts (according to the website). The Add-Back therapy is to...
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waiting to get my medication

Posted 03-28-2015 08:48 AM by babygirl 4474
Updated 03-28-2015 08:52 AM by babygirl 4474

Good morning, well I didn't get my medication delivered on time, the Meloxicam n Flexerill,although they r nothing compared to what I'm used to taking. I wish I could have asked for tramadol, a pill that works like morphine in the brain. All I can do is the best I can, until I get the morphine, n even then, I have to only take two per day. I guess I'll take it when the pain is absolutely unbearable. When I go back on the 9th, I'm definitely going to mention the tramadol or ultram.
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pain management problems

Posted 03-27-2015 10:36 PM by babygirl 4474

Hello group. I went to the new primary care physician yesterday, only to have me feel like a criminal. He had his nurse come in, as if just to make me look like a bad guy. This all started because I thought from 2/5/15 to 3/5/15, was when I was do to get my medication. Because February was a short month, oil had to wait till the 7th. I started having withdrawal symptoms, n I wasn't used to that, the diarrhea, shocks in my legs, sweats. I wish I had been strong enough to hold on. I wish...
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