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Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 12-23-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By dianajune
Unhappy Needs advice about medical bills

Something showed up in my mailbox today, and of course, by the time I got home from the store it was too late to reach both the billing department at the hospital as well as my insurance company.
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Board: Digestive Disorders 12-19-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,309
Posted By dianajune
Re: Multiple abdominal surgeries - Help!

Can anyone advise me as to what to do??? Please??????????? :confused:

:(
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-19-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,858
Posted By dianajune
Re: Sudden Constipation

First of all, I would suggest that you go to an urgent care center or the ER. I'm going by my own experience with bowel problems, which I've had to live with since I was a baby.

I don't know...
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-19-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,309
Posted By dianajune
Multiple abdominal surgeries - Help!

In November 2009 I had a laparotomy for a strangulated hernia and bowel obstruction. The hernia repair was done and about 10 cm of my small intestine was removed. The hernia repair failed and I...
Board: Depression 12-14-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By dianajune
Re: I feel like screaming...help!

But I don't have a psychiatrist. I've been struggling for several years to find a new one. The one I used to see won't take me back because he's too busy. I wasn't discharged from his practice. I...
Board: Depression 12-14-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By dianajune
I feel like screaming...help!

I've posted a number of messages on different parts of this website because my medical history is complicated. I have a load of different health problems, not to mention depression and anxiety. ...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-13-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,711
Posted By dianajune
Re: Desperate for advice - right ear pain

The walk in clinic (not my primary care doctor) prescribed Azithromycin and I picked it up today. One pill a day 5 days in a row. I took the first one this afternoon and I feel much better already....
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-13-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,711
Posted By dianajune
Re: Desperate for advice - right ear pain

There's got to be someone out there who's been in a similar situation. Can't someone pleaseeeee help! Please! I'm in pain! :(
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-12-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,711
Posted By dianajune
Re: Desperate for advice - right ear pain

Please? Can't someone please give me some advice as to how to handle this???? I can't get answers from anybody.

I tried my primary care md's again today. She's not there.

I tried the walk-in...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-11-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,711
Posted By dianajune
Unhappy Desperate for advice - right ear pain

I posted a message not long ago about problems I've been having with my right ear. A week ago yesterday I had pain in the right side of my head near my right ear and jaw bone. I couldn't get in to...
Board: Depression 12-09-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By dianajune
Re: can't cope anymore

Thank you! <hugs>

Diana
Board: Depression 12-08-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
Posted By dianajune
Re: Health Issues Causing Depression, any advice is appreciated

I have Type 2 diabetes, but I've been told by more than one doctor that if it's based on weight, it can be reversed once my weight goes down. That actually happened. Before I injured my knee last...
Board: Depression 12-08-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By dianajune
Re: can't cope anymore

I just said a prayer for your friend. Please keep us posted on how he's doing. I hope they will find that the tumor is benign. I just got some news about one of my friends too. He might have...
Board: Depression 12-07-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By dianajune
Re: can't cope anymore

I guess that we're both going through a rough time right now. I'm trying to get help from a local disabled group about my mental health needs, and also to find a better place to live.

Please keep...
Board: Depression 12-06-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By dianajune
Re: can't cope anymore

Swift2:

You're welcome! <hugs>

I hope that from time to time you will go out and do something special for yourself. You could see a movie, visit with friends, or whatever. Go shopping or out...
Board: Depression 12-05-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By dianajune
Re: can't cope anymore

God bless you for taking such good care of your mother! I'm sorry that your family is not appreciate of the efforts you put in re. her care, as well as that of your uncle. Don't listen to the...
Board: Depression 12-05-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By dianajune
Re: After years of treatment....

I was hospitalized against my wishes only once, and the psych doc I had at the time agreed that I needed ECT. She wanted to do it for me on an inpatient basis, but I wanted to be an outpatient, so...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-05-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,751
Posted By dianajune
Antipyrine/Benzocaine ear drops not working

The other day I posted a message about ear and sinus pain. I went to the local walk in clinic this morning as my primary care md was booked up. After I was examined they told me they didn't see any...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-04-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,121
Posted By dianajune
Ear/Sinus trouble? Please advise!

Last night I was sitting at my computer minding my own business, when all of a sudden I started having this pain in the right side of my head. It wasn't severe, but extremely annoying. It was...
Board: Depression 12-03-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
Posted By dianajune
Re: Health Issues Causing Depression, any advice is appreciated

Hello Jennuine84,

I have had acid relux for years, and at times it's so bad it aggravates my asthma. So far I haven't had the problems you mentioned, but at times I can feel acid coming up my...
Board: Depression 11-22-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Board: Depression 11-22-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

Jenny:

First of all, I want to give you a <hug> because of everything you're going through! I am so sorry!!! Facing surgery for any reason can be difficult and I hope that everything will turn...
Board: Depression 11-22-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

Hi there. I've been on the Klonopin for only a couple of weeks or so. Not very long, so I doubt that my primary doc would increase it. The prescription is for 1 tablet four times a day as needed. ...
Board: Depression 11-21-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

Jenny:

I don't mean to worry you or anyone else. I know what it is that will help with my depression, and even my primary care provider is behind me 100%. I don't know if she could call the...
Board: Depression 11-21-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

Jenny:

I don't mean to worry you or anyone else. I know what it is that will help with my depression, and even my primary care provider is behind me 100%. I don't know if she could call the...
Board: Depression 11-20-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

The first time I felt suicidal.....really suicidal...was after my Mom passed away unexpectedly in '99. It was the following spring that my ECT treatments started. No medication ever helped.

If I...
Board: Depression 11-20-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

Jenny:

I never thought of myself as a survivor or sufferer of PTSD. I've been through alot of traumatic experiences over the years. I remember as a toddler hearing my father abuse Mom. I didn't...
Board: Depression 11-19-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

Jenny:

I'm sorry about all that you've had to go through. If you have another operation on your back, I hope that it will help with your pain.

To answer your question about the surgery, it...
Board: Depression 11-18-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

At least with the Vicodin, my md is slowly weaning me off of it. Starting next week I'll be down to two pills a day as needed. Hot baths help with my back and so does rest.

As for my back...
Board: Depression 11-17-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

Gracie:

I can't believe that the police treated you like that. Your incident reminds me of something similar that happened to one of my cousins about a year ago. She enjoys camping in the woods...
Board: General Health 11-17-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By dianajune
Re: My life keeps getting worse

Every now and then I hear about a local hospital holding weekly programs for things like weight loss, but never anxiety. That's a shame, because I believe they'd help alot of people with such a...
Board: General Health 11-16-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By dianajune
Re: My life keeps getting worse

No. I heard nothing from Arise today. I'm hoping to hear from them soon. In the meantime, whenever I need to talk with someone when I'm really anxious, I call the 24 hour helpline called...
Board: Depression 11-16-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

I am very sorry about what you went through in the past, and what you're going through now. I praise God that he saved you! :)

When I was still working, my depression got so bad that the...
Board: Depression 11-16-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

I'm sorry that you're going through a rough time with depression, anxiety and addiction. I guess we're in a similar jam. At this time I'm concerned about withdrawal from Vicodin. I have been...
Board: Depression 11-15-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

If I can return to college and finish my degree, I would like to work for the National Weather Service. Having been a Federal employee would give me a better chance if a job opening comes up with...
Board: General Health 11-14-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By dianajune
Re: My life keeps getting worse

I'm not sure if he was having a bad day. He's done this before. I don't know how his wife puts up with him. :)

Anyway, I hope that Arise will help me soon. Take care!
Board: Depression 11-14-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

I hope that you will get the job you are seeking after leaving college. After my medical and other issues are addressed, I would like to return to school to finish my degree. I don't want to stay...
Board: General Health 11-14-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By dianajune
Re: My life keeps getting worse

Arise is a disabled advocacy group in Central New York, with offices in Onondaga and Oswego Counties (Syracuse is in Onondaga County). I spoke with someone at Arise today about getting help with...
Board: General Health 11-13-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By dianajune
Re: My life keeps getting worse

I'm glad you're doing better. I too can be self-conscious about a number of things, including my moods, behavior, future, appearance, etc. Esp. since the surgery. My stomach is still swollen and...
Board: Depression 11-13-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

It would be nice if that hospital had some kind of shuttle service, but I doubt it. I could always ask. That's one of the things I'll check on when I call the advocacy group tomorrow.

As for...
Board: General Health 11-13-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By dianajune
Re: My life keeps getting worse

Flamesabers:

It could be they were open but didn't have the time to get back to me. I will contact them again tomorrow and see if they can assist me. There's an office in a small city not far...
Board: Depression 11-13-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Re: How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

Flamesabers:

There are several things I would like to accomplish with a hospital stay. First of all, esp. with my medical history and that it's been over 10 years since my last ECT treatment,...
Board: Depression 11-12-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,024
Posted By dianajune
Unhappy How hard is it to get a voluntary admission for depression and anxiety?

Sorry about all these posts, but over the past few days I'm feeling less secure. I'm not suicidal but horribly depressed and anxious for a number of reasons.

The surgery was nearly four weeks...
Board: General Health 11-12-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By dianajune
Re: My life keeps getting worse

Hello Flamesabers! Things are kind of so-so this morning. I got the car back from the garage and decided to hold onto it for a little longer. There's so much work it needs, it's not worth...
Board: General Health 11-10-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By dianajune
Re: My life keeps getting worse...needs advice

The social worker didn't say why it's going to take a long time to get my referral. I'm hoping you're right about the advocacy group. Perhaps they can get this expedited under the circumstances. ...
Board: General Health 11-10-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By dianajune
Re: My life keeps getting worse...needs advice

That's one of the things I will look into tomorrow. Once I get past the restrictions from the surgery I just had, I should be able to get around better. But I still need help with my mental health...
Board: General Health 11-10-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By dianajune
Unhappy My life keeps getting worse

I thought I should put this in another post because my circumstances have changed since I started that other thread a few days ago.

I am horribly depressed because nothing is getting better. I'm...
Board: Depression 11-10-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 241,641
Posted By dianajune
Re: My depression is worsening & no one will listen

Betska:

The appointment went very well. It will be my last one with that surgeon, God-willing, unless something else comes up. I asked him about the kidney function test and he said to not worry...
Board: Depression 11-09-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 241,641
Posted By dianajune
Re: My depression is worsening & no one will listen

I want to continue on the Klonopin but need clarification from my doctor as to how much she wants me to take. The discharge sheet from her office the other day said to take two pills a day. The...
Board: Depression 11-09-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 241,641
Posted By dianajune
Re: My depression is worsening & no one will listen

I have hypothyroidism too. A few years ago the levels kept going crazy, so my endocrinologist kept raising my thyroid med dose. Then it stayed put until this past week. My current primary care...
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