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Board: Asperger's Syndrome 12-18-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By Colinette
How to communicate effectively?

I am in a support group for women who have been in abusive relationships, most of us are codependent or low self-esteem. Some of us have been abused. A woman has started coming and she told us she...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 08-03-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,742
Posted By Colinette
Complex PTSD

I was recently diagnosed with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The difference between C-ptsd and PTSD is that Complex happens over an extended period of time, and usually originates in...
Board: Incontinence 08-02-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,401
Posted By Colinette
Smile This is fixing my incontinence!

I am a female in my 50s and have had urge and stress incontinence for a few years now. My mother also had this issue, she had multiple surgeries and procedures and she is now fully incontinent and...
Board: Mental Health 01-26-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 398
Posted By Colinette
Counselors and therapists

I am wondering if others have had good or bad experiences with counselors or therapists. I have been going to them for years, (over the last four decades), and most of them have given me little...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 04-01-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Colinette
Re: Diagnosis?

I think that my need for approval/outward disposition may have given my counselor the wrong impression about me. I have an appt tomorrow. I will try to be more forthcoming. Thank you for your...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 04-01-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Colinette
Diagnosis?

Hello,
I am posting b/c I have so many unanswered questions, hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.

I do not know exactly what I have. I don't know if I have PTSD or possibly a...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 04-01-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By Colinette
Re: Childhood PTSD is Taking Over My Adult Life

What you are going through is terrible and unfair and you should not have to do this. I wish I had words of wisdom, all I can offer is validation. I understand and I know how you feel. I pray you...
Board: Orthopedic 03-21-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,519
Posted By Colinette
Re: Trigger Points

Thank you so much for this response. I've read about these different treatments, but I wasn't sure which was best or most helpful. It is good to know about the yoga also.

I thought that once a...
Board: Orthopedic 03-20-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,519
Posted By Colinette
Trigger Points

I'm not sure where to post this so I will try here first. I discovered last year that I have trigger points in my muscles. A chiropractor treated me for pain in my arm and neck. I was also treated...
Board: Grief & Loss 03-20-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,568
Posted By Colinette
How does one grieve something from long ago?

I've been in counseling, and my counselor tells me I have never grieved the difficult and dysfunctional life from my past. Long story short, I grew up in a highly dysfunctional and unhealthy...
Board: Dental Health 01-07-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,001
Posted By Colinette
Re: Lump on gum after root canal

I am in a similar situation; had first part of root canal done but the infection for me is very deep. My dentist thinks it was forming for years. Anyway, it sounds like you may still have infection...
Board: Dental Health 01-07-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By Colinette
Re: Mouth Sore w/ image

Is it a gum boil? You might do an image search for that online and see if it looks like that. I think a number of different things can cause those, but they are usually dental related. Good luck.
Board: Orthopedic 07-27-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,097
Posted By Colinette
Knee and upper arm pain??

I have had pain in my upper right bicep for over six weeks. I have had even worse pain in my left knee (muscles surrounding) for over three weeks. Both have been x-rayed, there are no bone problems...
Board: Menopause 07-21-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By Colinette
Re: When do you feel better???

This is what it took for me to feel better: About 3-4 years ago, I started having unexplained anxiety, mood swings, fuzzy thinking, water retention and irregular periods. My symptoms gradually got...
Board: Menopause 07-21-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By Colinette
Re: Hot Flashes Almost GONE

Glad to know this works, I have considered buying some of it. Thanks for sharing.
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-21-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,357
Posted By Colinette
Knee pain for unknown reason

I have been fortunate to have never had knee pain in my entire life until now. I am a 51 year old female, and I suddenly have developed muscle pain in my upper right arm, left knee -- for no known...
Board: Menopause 04-11-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,157
Posted By Colinette
Always warm

I don't have hot flashes, I am just overly warm most of the time. When others are comfortable, I am overheated. When others have on sweaters, I am fanning myself. It is if my internal body temp is...
Board: Menopause 04-11-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,261
Posted By Colinette
Re: YIKES! Three trips to the ER!!!

I started having anxiety with perimenopause. It came out of nowhere for no reason. My doc prescribed xanax, but it puts me to sleep. I take lexapro, but now I feel like I need a bigger dose. I am...
Board: Menopause 04-11-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,790
Posted By Colinette
Re: How many of you ladies have had more problems with bladder since peri/menopause?

Oh yes, all of the above. I have to go more often. I feel like I have to go -- even when I don't. And I have lots of incontinence with coughing, sneezing, laughing. I hate it. My doc told me I...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 01-12-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,401
Posted By Colinette
Re: Stuffy Winter Nose

Same here. I don't have allergies, but I do have "irritants" and I think that the dry air from the furnace and the lack of moist air is part of the problem. A few times in the past I have been on...
Board: Depression 12-14-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By Colinette
Re: why am i always depressed

I can relate ... I guess this means we're not alone.
Board: Menopause 10-11-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,926
Posted By Colinette
Re: help - ankle swelling

I'm older than you are, 50, but I started having swollen ankles last year. Sometimes they were painful. I could tell it was hormonal. After my doc put me on birth control pills for my irregular...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 06-11-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,588
Posted By Colinette
Migraine with exhaustion?

Do others experience this? I had a rather "mild" migraine today at work, relatively speaking. I haven't head one in well over a year. Aura symptoms, bright light bothered me. The headache wasn't...
Board: Menopause 02-27-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 46,160
Posted By Colinette
Re: Painful, swollen ankles

Hello friends,

I started this thread and I now have an update. The swelling seemed to go up and down with my monthly (or should I say irregular) cycles -- I'm in perimenopause.

My painful...
Board: Depression 02-27-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,355
Posted By Colinette
Finding an antidepressant that works

I've tried going on two different antidepressants, and both times, the physical (not mental) side effects were too much. I'm wondering if anyone else has had the same problem.

About 1 1/2 years...
Board: Mental Health 02-27-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,087
Posted By Colinette
Re: giving up hope

Dear Lost,

So sorry for what you are going through, I know how weary this can be. I have never had to deal with images in my head, but I know many who have. Please know there is hope, if you can...
Board: Menopause 02-27-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,124
Posted By Colinette
Re: Sleep

I have never been a good sleeper and this time of life has only made it worse.

Melatonin, sublingual (put under your tongue to dissolve). I've tried taking regular Melatonin pills, (to swallow),...
Board: Menopause 02-27-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,690
Posted By Colinette
Re: Does progesterone cream make u tired?

I use Emerita progesterone cream, along with their phytoestrogen cream and I think they work very well. I don't notice them making me tired ... my perimenopause is what makes me tired! I went off...
Board: Asthma 02-27-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,075
Posted By Colinette
Re: Timeframe to feel better?

Yes, daily pulmicort and flonase with xopenex (sp) as needed. Due to insurance, doc just switched me to ventolin.

The nebulizer has helped significantly. I am just so surprised at how terrible...
Board: Asthma 02-26-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,075
Posted By Colinette
Timeframe to feel better?

Hello,

I'll try to keep this brief. Had pneumonia six years ago, since then lungs have been puny. Used to get lots of sinus infections, now everything goes to my lungs. Fine in summer, terrible...
Board: Asthma 02-24-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,069
Posted By Colinette
Re: Chest Heaviness and Coughing

This might sound too simplistic, but have you tried a form of guaifenesin? My doc told me the otc dosage is too small to do any good.

I've also heard that hot and spicy foods, with capsaicin in...
Board: Relationship Health 02-22-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,820
Posted By Colinette
Re: when do i just give up on bp husband?

I agree with LarryLou's mom. You have to set boundaries for yourself. There is a difference between supporting someone and enabling them. I am married to bp spouse, and I was so emotionally...
Board: Asthma 02-20-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 32,361
Posted By Colinette
Re: Cold air asthma anyone???

Yes, I'm female (altho Colinette is a name from a book) :) and yes I've read that all of the hormone changes make a diagnosis like this very common at our age. I'm going through many of the same...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 02-20-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,337
Posted By Colinette
Re: lingering bronchitis and cough

I am very sympathetic to your situation. I agree with Eliz-Beth about the cough meds. If nothing else, get something OTC.

I would also suggest that you take guaifenesin also, such as Mucinex. ...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 02-20-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,048
Posted By Colinette
Re: bronchitis

Oh yes. In fact you are more susceptible to it. I had pneumonia about six years ago, and ever since then, most every cold/virus/infection I get ends up in my lungs. I used to only have upper...
Board: Asthma 02-19-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 32,361
Posted By Colinette
Re: Cold air asthma anyone???

Hi I'm just now reading this thread. I was diagnosed with asthma this week and I'm not surprised. I will be 50 later this year. I can relate to what everyone is saying here. I do not have any...
Board: Menopause 08-19-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 46,160
Posted By Colinette
Re: Painful, swollen ankles

Thanks for your response. It's good to hear from someone else.

It comes and goes, some days/weeks are better/worse than others. The hot weather doesn't help.

I started taking niacinamide,...
Board: Menopause 07-30-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 46,160
Posted By Colinette
Painful, swollen ankles

I am 49 years old, and within the last year have developed most of the classic symptoms of perimenopause.

Last fall, I started experiencing swollen ankles. I've never been the kind of person who...
Board: Menopause 06-14-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 886
Posted By Colinette
Pills vs creams?

I have used estrogen and premarin creams. I recently stopped taking them, just to see what they were or were not controlling.

I've started getting lots of what I call "negative symptoms" that...
Board: Alternative Medicine 06-13-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,740
Posted By Colinette
Re: Help With Sleep Problems

I take melatonin 3 mg. It works very well for me, and I've had problems falling asleep and staying asleep all of my life. I really like how this works.
Board: Depression 06-08-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,278
Posted By Colinette
Re: Effexor-your experiences?

Anything that works on brain chemistry is a bit of a guessing game for the docs. Most drugs respond differently to different people. At some point, though, the side effects aren't worth it.

I...
Board: Menopause 06-08-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,926
Posted By Colinette
Re: Permanently unhappy

Dear Pam,

I can so relate and identify with you. I am 48 years old, and I've never had "this kind" of anxiety before. I have it usually for no reason at all. In addition, every negative emotion...
Board: Depression 06-05-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,278
Posted By Colinette
Re: Effexor-your experiences?

I have now tried Celexa and Effexor and have had the same side effect with both. Within a few days of taking them, I feel like I've been run over by a truck, multiple times. It's like having the...
Board: Depression 06-05-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By Colinette
Re: depressed about job

I too am depressed about my job. My tasks and the nature of the job has changed drastically. It's very difficult to face this every day. I don't know about you, but I spend the majority of my time...
Board: Sleep Disorders 03-12-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 878
Posted By Colinette
Lack of oxygen?

I had a sleep study done, and my results were just on the edge of needing a CPAP. So insurance will not cover it.

My doc wants me to wear an oximeter (sp?) overnight to measure my oxygen. She...
Board: Environmental Disorders 03-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,760
Posted By Colinette
Re: chemical sensitivity?

Hi PJ59, thanks for the tip. Actually the flonase isn't a problem for me. But the flovent was. My lungs felt hot and almost heavy. I called in and they changed me to pulmicort, and I don't have...
Board: Stress 03-09-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,770
Posted By Colinette
Re: Stress / Depression

I too am seeing the effects of stress at work in the form of depression.

I haven't had any anxiety attacks at work, but I can tell that my stress is bringing out the worst in me. I am depressed...
Board: Stress 03-09-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,613
Posted By Colinette
Re: Any tips on how not to take work home with you?

I was hoping that someone had responded so I could read their tips for myself!

I am stressed from work and it's easy for me to think about it way too much when I'm away from work. The best thing...
Board: Candida 03-02-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,164
Posted By Colinette
Re: Candida/Yeast, Gluten and Weight Loss

I agree with lovepairs. If I were on this diet as a lifestyle or for long periods of time, I'm certain there are fruits that I would allow, while others I would not.

I now dilute all my fruit...
Board: Candida 03-01-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,164
Posted By Colinette
Re: Candida/Yeast, Gluten and Weight Loss

I personally, am not on this diet all of the time, as I don't think I have any allergies or sensitivites. I just needed to cleanse myself.

When I do it for cleansing, I don't allow ANY sugar, and...
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