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Board: Sinus Problems 07-19-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,938
Posted By jlsp
Re: Sphenoid Sinus Infection - need advice

Thank you for response, Knico1229. I have an appointment on the 29th with a doctor whom I am sure will refer me to the proper specialist. I've also found several good articles relating to the...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-01-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By jlsp
Re: 10mg a day Vicodin

Thank you for your response. Yes, I'm sure she's telling the truth. I hadn't seen my neighbor for a few days and when I finally did, I asked if she had been sick. She told me, "no, I ran out of my...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-01-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By jlsp
Question 10mg a day Vicodin

My neighbor, whom I think is in her 70's has been very ill with what seemed to me to be drug withdrawals but she swears she never took more than 5 to 10mg a day for about 6 months, and often skipped...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-29-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 43,584
Posted By jlsp
Re: Questions rib pain

Yes, it is a squeezing pain around my rib cage. I also have pain in my hips which I understand can be a side effect of the omeprazole. I hope your feeling better.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-28-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 43,584
Posted By jlsp
Re: Questions rib pain

I opened up Health Boards this morning to ask the very same question about rib pain. I have esophagitis and have been on omeprazole for almost five months but for the past month I have been getting...
Board: Sinus Problems 04-27-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,938
Posted By jlsp
Sphenoid Sinus Infection - need advice

Has anyone had an infection, either fungal or bacterial, in the sphenoid sinus area? I have a chronic fungal infection called coccidiomycosis, also known as Valley Fever and often times with Valley...
Board: Arthritis 04-15-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,429
Posted By jlsp
Re: Meloxicam after three days...

Thank you so much for your response! I've been ill so I had to skip a couple of days as I wasn't even able to hold down water and I'm sure it's not related to the Meloxicam but I'm getting better...
Board: Arthritis 04-13-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,429
Posted By jlsp
Smile Meloxicam after three days...

Hello. This is my third day of being on 7.5 mg of Meloxicam and I can already feel some relief. Is that possible that after only three days and on such a low dose? My RA specialist is having me...
Board: Arthritis 04-13-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Rheumatoid Arthritis Hello!
Views: 830
Posted By jlsp
Re: Hello!

Hi. I'm so sorry you are going through all this pain. I really don't have any answers but wanted to mention that I also have chronic pain, (joint, muscle, bone) and suffered for three years until a...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-10-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,532
Posted By jlsp
Re: TENS Unit for chronic neck pain?

Yes, Meloxicam is a NSAID. But I'm willing to try it on a real low dose to start and hopefully I'll get some relief. I'll know within the first few hours if it is a medication I can't tolerate. I...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-10-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,532
Posted By jlsp
Re: TENS Unit for chronic neck pain?

Nochange; the doctor I've been seeing for my pain specializes in chronic neck and muscle pain. I have no idea if he has pain himself or if he has family members who do. All I know is that I've seen...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-10-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,532
Posted By jlsp
Re: TENS Unit for chronic neck pain?

Hi Dave490 and gmak! I made an appointment for next week to take in the brochures of the TENS units I'm looking at and talk to my Pain Specialist about some of them and get his advice and direction....
Board: Chronic Pain 04-10-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,532
Posted By jlsp
Re: TENS Unit for chronic neck pain?

Nover, that's great advice. My trapezoid muscle is swollen and hard as a rock so I'm glad to hear it worked for you. Thanks!
Board: Chronic Pain 04-09-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,532
Posted By jlsp
Re: TENS Unit for chronic neck pain?

Hi gmak! Thank you for your response. I'm so sorry you have ended up with adhesive arachnoiditis but am glad that the TENS gives you some relief. After reading your post I think it's worth a try...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-09-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,532
Posted By jlsp
Re: TENS Unit for chronic neck pain?

Hi Tortoisegirl...thank you for all your wonderful suggestions and wealth of information.

I am on Medicaid for health insurance and they do not cover the cost of any medical supplies pertaining...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-09-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,532
Posted By jlsp
Re: TENS Unit for chronic neck pain?

Hi Tortoisegirl...thank you for all your wonderful suggestions and wealth of information.

I am on Medicaid for health insurance and they do not cover the cost of any medical supplies pertaining...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-06-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,532
Posted By jlsp
Re: TENS Unit for chronic neck pain?

Thank you so much for your response! I've actually seen them for sale over the counter at popular drug and department stores. My pain specialist, (I'm not on any prescription pain meds at present)...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-06-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,532
Posted By jlsp
TENS Unit for chronic neck pain?

I've been diagnosed with occipital neuralgia causing chronic pain. I also have a chronic fungal infection called Coccidiomycosis (also known as Valley Fever) which has resulted in joint damage but...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 03-04-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By jlsp
Re: My wrap, and my recovery

Thank you so much for your response. It was VERY helpful. I get a complete abdomen ultrasound this week and then next week I see the surgeon. Your posts have helped me make a list of the right...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 03-01-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By jlsp
Re: My wrap, and my recovery

Hello, Renegade7. I really appreciate your posts. My primary doctor has referred me to a surgeon to decide whether or not I will opt for the surgery. I have lesions in my esophagus resulting in...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 02-15-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,233
Posted By jlsp
Re: Sick and hopeless.

I have a chronic fungal infection called coccidiomycosis, also known as Valley Fever. Although you don't live in the epidemic region which is mainly the southwestern part of the US and California,...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-24-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,883
Posted By jlsp
Re: Side effects of Diltiazem, calcium channel blocker.

Leelee, I don't think it's the xanax. I had the same thing when they tried me on the bystolic and I wasn't taking any benzo's at the time. Then I was prescribed diazapam but only took it once. I...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-20-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,883
Posted By jlsp
Re: Side effects of Diltiazem, calcium channel blocker.

Thank you so much for responding. That makes me feel more confident once I start taking them. So far, my bp has been staying in the 120/77 range so my cardiologist told me to hold off on the meds...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-10-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,883
Posted By jlsp
Re: Side effects of Diltiazem, calcium channel blocker.

Thank you so much for your response. I haven't started them yet because I've been able to keep my pain level down thus my bp down to 125/71. I see my cardiologist on Friday and I'm going to show...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-05-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By jlsp
Re: Pressure High from Cymbalta

Hi. I was never able to tolerate Cymbalta as the very first dose put me into anaphylaxis and ICU for three days, however, my friend began taking it for her fibromyalgia and within a few weeks she...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-04-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,883
Posted By jlsp
Question Side effects of Diltiazem, calcium channel blocker.

Hi. I have severe hypertension but any diuretics or beta blockers have caused severe side effects; much like Anaphylaxis. Now my cardiologist has prescribed me Diltiazem, a calcium channel blocker....
Board: Infectious Diseases 06-29-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,271
Posted By jlsp
Re: Valley Fever... anyone out there?

That is great news! Hopefully the VF will eventually go dormant for you. It did for me, after about two years, but I still take the Diflucan and suffer from the damage that the fungus had already...
Board: Infectious Diseases 06-27-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,271
Posted By jlsp
Re: Valley Fever... anyone out there?

It's important you lie very still after your spinal tap as it is possible to get a terrible headache afterwards if you raise you head too much. And don't be surprised if your back is sore later. I...
Board: Infectious Diseases 06-26-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,271
Posted By jlsp
Re: Valley Fever... anyone out there?

Your story is much like the thousands of others who have been victims of valley fever. There is a good book out called Valley Fever Survivor that you should find and order. It's like the Bible of...
Board: Anxiety 03-31-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,281
Posted By jlsp
Re: Agoraphobia, anyone?

Thank you ssMarilyn for your post. <edit> I am well aware of the addictions caused by Xanax and other benzos. A lot of mature adults take medications because it works better for their treatment...
Board: Anxiety 03-31-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,281
Posted By jlsp
Re: Agoraphobia, anyone?

Hi David. Thanks so much for your post. It does sound like you know exactly what I am going though and I really appreciate you sharing your story with me. No one can really understand unless they...
Board: Anxiety 03-28-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,281
Posted By jlsp
Re: Agoraphobia, anyone?

Dear Oats56; your message has helped more than you can imagine. Just knowing that there is someone out there who understands has made me feel less alone and "abnormal." It's good to know that...
Board: Anxiety 03-27-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,908
Posted By jlsp
Re: My Anxiety Story

Hi Jace. Thank you for sharing your story. I don't know what part of the country you live in but the "motion sickness" symptoms sound a lot like mine when I was diagnosed with an illness called...
Board: Eye & Vision 03-27-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,266
Posted By jlsp
Re: Floaters After Cateract Surgery

Yes, floaters are normal for most who have had cataract surgery. My surgery was in 2009 and I have actually gotten used to them; but it took a lot longer than the doctor said it would. Most of the...
Board: Anxiety 03-27-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,281
Posted By jlsp
Unhappy Agoraphobia, anyone?

Hello everyone. I have been posting on HealthBoards for several years and life has been quite a roller coaster ride for me with an ongoing illness I have called Valley Fever, also know as...
Board: Infectious Diseases 01-14-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,271
Posted By jlsp
Re: Valley Fever... anyone out there?

I know people who have been on Fluconozole for over ten years and they are doing fine. They are, of course, monitored by their doctors and get labs drawn to check liver and other organ panels every...
Board: Infectious Diseases 01-10-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,271
Posted By jlsp
Re: Valley Fever... anyone out there?

Hi! I really think you need to be on the anti fungal med that is right for you either Fluconozole/Diflucan. I had all the same symptoms and was hospitalized in the beginning only to get much worse...
Board: Infectious Diseases 01-10-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,173
Posted By jlsp
Re: Prescribed Diflucan for coccidioides (Valley Fever)

Hi. I was taken off the Fluconozole October of 2010 after a 6 month run. I became symptomatic again and yesterday was put back on 600mg a day for two weeks and then down to 400mg. I was diagnosed...
Board: Infectious Diseases 11-07-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,271
Posted By jlsp
Re: Valley Fever... anyone out there?

I looked up Sjogren's Syndrome. One disease on top of the other, and then having to take a steroid too will be no fun with Valley Fever. I don't think that the Prednisone interacts with the Diflucan...
Board: Infectious Diseases 11-05-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,271
Posted By jlsp
Re: Valley Fever... anyone out there?

Thank you. It's been a long battle but there is light at the end of the tunnel as I am much better than I was a year ago. I don't let this disease define who I am; and a lot of people just sort of...
Board: Infectious Diseases 11-05-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,271
Posted By jlsp
Re: Valley Fever... anyone out there?

Yes. I am taking 400mg of Fluconazole a day, the generic for Diflucan. You have a great doctor to start you on the medication even though you were asymptomatic. They discovered my nodule on the...
Board: Infectious Diseases 09-05-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,271
Posted By jlsp
Re: Valley Fever... anyone out there?

I also have Valley Fever with the lung nodules and would be happy to share my experiences with you in any way I can help. I lived in Phoenix but now live in Oregon. I hope you are still doing well....
Board: Infectious Diseases 09-05-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,271
Posted By jlsp
Re: Valley Fever... anyone out there?

Hi. Just read your reply to Khanso1. I hope she is doing well and also that you are also having pain free days. I also have VF and I am amazed how there are so few posts on this disease but then...
Board: Arthritis 06-20-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,800
Posted By jlsp
Question Swelling, pain, itching and redness...

Hi. The joints in my right thumb and index finger, including the lower area of the hand below the thumb swell up so bad that it burns, turns red and itches. Then the joints are painful for days and...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 04-13-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 27,173
Posted By jlsp
Re: Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Have the doctor draw a ca125 blood test. It will determine tumor ratio, however, some say it is not reliable. Good luck.
Board: Infectious Diseases 01-11-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,173
Posted By jlsp
Question Prescribed Diflucan for coccidioides (Valley Fever)

Has anyone taken Diflucan (Fluconazole is the generic name) for fungal infections? I live in Phoenix and have been diagnosed with Valley Fever. I have a nodule on my left lung and am symptomatic...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 12-22-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By jlsp
Re: Valley Fever - Help!

Hi Candylady! No, no biopsy as of yet. The pulmonary specialist decided to wait six more weeks and check labs. He says I am asymptomatic, but everyone else says I am stage IV. I see an infectious...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 12-10-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By jlsp
Re: Valley Fever - Help!

My nodule is also on my left lung but quite large. I am symptomatic though and continue to be quite ill. I have not had a biopsy yet. I was told they would sedate me during the biopsy if I had...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 12-09-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By jlsp
Question Valley Fever - Help!

Hi. I would love to communicate with someone who has been diagnosed with Valley Fever. It is common here in Phoenix, AZ. I was diagnosed today with an advanced stage that is presently not active....
Board: Eye & Vision 11-07-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,323
Posted By jlsp
Re: Help! Ocular migraines all day!

I quit eating at a particular fast food place and the migraines stopped. I think it was the nitrates in their beef, or the catsup. Either way, they are gone now and I hope it stays that way. They...
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