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Board: Back Problems 07-28-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,922
Posted By divadebi
Re: CT scan or MRI and what is the difference?

Thanks to you all for your replies and input. I just read up on a facility that provides laser surgery for bulging discs in a city near where I live. I think I should have a CT on my thoracic area...
Board: Back Problems 07-18-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,844
Posted By divadebi
Stabbing pain under right scapula neck injury

have neck injury and C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7. Remarkable for intevertebral disc space narrowing. Anterior marginal ostgeophytes. Mild disc dessication. Disc bulge indents secal sac and contact spinal...
Board: Back Problems 07-18-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,159
Posted By divadebi
Re: Neck Problems

I have neck injury and C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7. Remarkable for intevertebral disc space narrowing. Anterior marginal ostgeophytes. Mild disc dessication. Disc bulge indents secal sac and contact...
Board: Brain & Head Injury 06-28-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,944
Posted By divadebi
Re: Friend In Icu With Multiple Seizures No Head Injury - Blood Clots

Thank you Laura. Yes he has had EEG and has been moved to another hospital. He was seen by neuro also. He had several seizures while in the hospital as well. I can't imagine why they are not...
Board: Brain & Head Injury 06-22-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,944
Posted By divadebi
Friend In Icu With Multiple Seizures No Head Injury - Blood Clots

Hi hope this is the correct forum for this post. A friend of mine recently was hospitalized with seizure. He never had any history of the problem. Occurred while sitting at computer. No head...
Board: Skin Problems 05-05-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,152
Posted By divadebi
Rash, Redness In Lower Leg Post Knee Replacement Surgery

My stepfather had the latest procedure in knee replacement surgery. Afterwards, he has been bothered with severe redness, itching, flaking, peeling of his lower leg area and nothing will resolve it....
Board: Skin Problems 03-18-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By divadebi
Re: Could this be a form of skin cancer or medications?

Psoriasis probably. I just started having it. Does it itch? If it does then that's the culprit. I also had a skin cancer removed (basal cell) from my stomach from too many years of tanning, and...
Board: Skin Problems 03-16-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,475
Posted By divadebi
Wierd Red Itchy Inflammation Under Eye

I have been wearing makeup - the whole routine for years. I have never had a reaction to any eye shadow, powder, liquid makeup, etc. Recently I did alot of crying from a loss, but I'm always...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-09-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,082
Posted By divadebi
Horrible Pain In Calf Then Flutter Heartbeats Last 4 Days

I woke up the other night with a charlie horse in my calf that was excrutiating. I was so tired I had incorporated it into my dream, but usually charlie horses go away, but this one feels as though...
Board: Skin Problems 11-04-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,392
Posted By divadebi
Skin Feels Like It Has Been Burned

I woke up this morning with a strange sensation on the top upper part of my right leg with a burning sensation like I had been pricked with a hundred needles. It is sore to the touch and the...
Board: Sinus Problems 11-02-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,903
Posted By divadebi
Re: Sinus congestion wont go away!

I have the BP issue, but if I get "clogged" enough I just take one anyway, your BP fluctuates anyhow, so why not get some relief for a little while, but I certainly wouldn't take it on a regular...
Board: West Nile Virus 09-17-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,972
Posted By divadebi
Exclamation Re: My poor nephew!

A very prominent trial attorney in my city went fishing near his rural summer home and contracted meningitis. At first they thought he had a stroke since his head was hurting so bad, but delaying...
Board: Depression 09-14-2006, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,339
Posted By divadebi
Re: what was the best and the worst Antidepressant for u?

Took one Effexor pill and got sleepy and woke up on the wrong side of town with an albatross!!!! No more antidepressants for me. Sister took Zoloft and got fat as a pig, so what's the point? Maybe...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 08-27-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,910
Posted By divadebi
Re: No one knows what is wrong with me!

I have had constant problems with my left ear and nostril, so I assume the two are related. My left nostril my ENT told me years ago is deviated, and is blocked off. At any rate, because of this I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-09-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,235
Posted By divadebi
Swelling Red Scaling Feet In 60 Year Old

My father has swelling on his ankles and his feet are swollen. The doc has said he doesn't have circulatory problems, and has taken off Coumadin. He has breathing issues from smoking, ashthma, but...
Board: Hair Problems 08-02-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 90,452
Posted By divadebi
Re: Dry, flaky, scabbed, itchy scalp-HELP

Glad I read this - I have been having the same problem, but I thought it was nerves. I feel like I have clawed my poor scalp like a wildcat!!! I have tried all the other products too, so I am going...
Board: Pain Management 07-02-2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By divadebi
Epidural shots problems?

:dizzy: My mom is having a hard time with sciatica so I finally got her to go for epidural shots and they seem to help some, but the schedule was interrupted because she had to start a regime of...
Board: Digestive Disorders 05-25-2006, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 23,990
Posted By divadebi
Re: Lower left pain & radiating...

:wave: THANKS FOR YOUR KIND REPLY. I'LL SURE PASS IT ON!
Board: Digestive Disorders 05-24-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,901
Posted By divadebi
Re: Gastroscopy?

What does this gastroscopy reveal? What is an endoscopy and why hasn't my friend who has been through a myriad of tests been ordered this for major abdominal pains so bad she has to take serious...
Board: Digestive Disorders 05-24-2006, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 23,990
Posted By divadebi
Re: Lower left pain & radiating...

My friend is having the same type of stomach/abdominal pain and has had several tests including ultrasound, CT scans, HIDA scans all in the direction of trying to rule out gall bladder, but I think...
Board: Sinus Problems 05-20-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,999
Posted By divadebi
Re: sinuses why arnt antibiotics working?

Could you give us the name of the antibiotic? My boyfriend smokes to which I a extremely allergic an my sinuses stay in havoc. Anything would help because as we speak, I am so dizzy I can't go...
Board: Hair Loss / Alopecia 04-11-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,016
Posted By divadebi
Re: HELP! scalp condition causing hair loss

Addendum to last post -- the name Polycystic disease -- try that. (Memory is kinda getting bad) heheheh
Board: Hair Loss / Alopecia 04-11-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,016
Posted By divadebi
Re: HELP! scalp condition causing hair loss

There is a condition that has to do with with the thyroid and ovaries. Have you had weight gain? I can't remember the name of the condition, but it is definitely something to do with hormones...
Board: Menopause 02-12-2006, 10:46 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 172,666
Posted By divadebi
Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

I'm not a physician, but I read where polycystic disease (ovarian) can cause these symptoms, especially with the hair loss. You might look at this also, since you have ovarian cysts. Has something...
Board: Menopause 02-12-2006, 10:44 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 172,666
Posted By divadebi
Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

Haven't been diagnosed with peri-menopause yet, going to try to go to the doctor this week, but below are my symptoms:

weight gain
swelling & water retention
irritability
anxiety
depression...
Board: Cancer: Bladder 02-08-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,637
Posted By divadebi
Re: Sharp Pain Upper Right Quadrant Stomach Not Gall Bladder

Thanks so much for the reply. Why was sonogram done? I will confirm that was what she had and the info about HIDA test. Much appreciation for your time. :angel:
Board: Cancer: Bladder 02-07-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,637
Posted By divadebi
Sharp Pain Upper Right Quadrant Stomach Not Gall Bladder

:confused: I am posting for a friend. She is 56 years old and has had stomach problems for a year. Her symptoms are pain that is constant in upper right under rib area. The pain is persistent and...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-09-2006, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,307
Posted By divadebi
Re: So HAPPY I had ACDF!!! Listen to this!!!

Hello - I have had severe pain all my life due to auto accidents. I had two rear enders in the past 4 years and whiplash so I have C-5 and C-6 C-7 bulges compressing spinal cord and others in...
Board: Back Problems 01-09-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,919
Posted By divadebi
Smile Re: Cervical Spondylotic Melopathy

Thank you sweetheart for such an informative response. I have suffered for years with this back pain and had two rear-enders in less than four years. I am in constant pain and now that my original...
Board: Back Problems 01-01-2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,919
Posted By divadebi
Cervical Spondylotic Melopathy

I had an MRI with DX of spinal cord compression. I read the info on the spine institute site and it was most informative and helpful. My ? is if you are having daily signifiicant pain/weakness, is...
Board: Hernia 12-10-2005, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,899
Posted By divadebi
PT POST MRI BULGING DISCS C-5,C-6, compressing spinal cord

Hi guys, just back from PT and not that impressed, however, I get the instructions that were given to me, but I have a ? if anyone can help -- Carol you sound like the gal with some knowledge here -...
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-30-2005, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,150
Posted By divadebi
Re: Anyone else have bad digestion with PPI?

Zantac works best for me if I have to take one for indigestion. I've tried all the other's, nexium, prilosec, but everyone has different body chemistry and with any medication OTC or RX reactions...
Board: Menopause 11-28-2005, 11:05 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 172,666
Posted By divadebi
Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

Molly - what did you do to get rid of the dry skin - I feel like a croissant!!! I always had porcelain/non blemished skin, and thanks to M - I have become a crusty ole broad if ya get my message. I...
Board: Menopause 11-28-2005, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,445
Posted By divadebi
Re: Awful Symptoms..help Please

Maureen - I know it has been awhile since your post regarding the pounding heart stuff, so what finally did your docs determine was the problem? My son has all the symptoms you spoke about and he...
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-28-2005, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,150
Posted By divadebi
Re: Anyone else have bad digestion with PPI?

HCI or hydrochloric acid is the natural acid that is in your stomach. You can buy this at health food store and take it to help digest food. If food just sits in your stomach it causes...
Board: Gallbladder 11-25-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,807
Posted By divadebi
Re: How does Gallbladder pain feel ???

Restaurant food is high in MSG especially chinese/japanese foods and steak houses always put it in the meat. The same thing happens to me but I have learned to ask restaurants if they use MSG in...
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-25-2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,314
Posted By divadebi
Smile Re: Ulcerated esophagus? Options?

Hi - my friend is having alot of stomach problems and I recommended this to her.

DGL Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice

Sometimes called the great harmonizer, licorice root has a long history of use...
Board: Hernia 11-20-2005, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,899
Posted By divadebi
Re: Doc says bulging/herniated disc not a problem?

Hello guys - well I had the MRI done of thoracic and cervical spine without contrast and the results were not that surprising to me considering the continual pain I am in daily. I was rear ended a...
Board: Back Problems 11-16-2005, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By divadebi
Re: Physiatrists, facet injections, bedside manner

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I just came back from my doctor and boy what a revelation. I have three buling discs - two of which are compressing my spinal cord. The other one is near the...
Board: Menopause 11-13-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,935
Posted By divadebi
Re: I am about to scream right now, aaarrrgghhhh....

Your'e very welcome sister. We all gotta stick together on this one - Since I work with lawyers I can tell you with confidence - the men better watch out - (especially the mean ones) because ...
Board: Menopause 11-12-2005, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,935
Posted By divadebi
Re: I am about to scream right now, aaarrrgghhhh....

Hello to all you Joan Crawfords out there with the pickax!!! Want to kill a few men today YEAHHH!!!!!! I like what Gloria Allred said to a man who thought he was going to get ALIMONY - "Hey I tell...
Board: Back Problems 11-12-2005, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
Posted By divadebi
Re: 19 y/o with back problems

:rolleyes: Hi Jimmy - well I hope you learned your lesson! Thanks to the carlessness of other drivers I have the same type pain you have under right shoulder blade, and what I have learned is that...
Board: Back Problems 11-12-2005, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By divadebi
Re: Physiatrists, facet injections, bedside manner

I have this myofascial pain syndrome also from neck injury that radiates down to under my right shoulder blade. I am a paralegal so I live on the computer and it's strange to me that only the right...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-12-2005, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By divadebi
Waffle Heel????

I know this sounds wierd, but I have never had foot problems, I modeled shoes and I have a healthy arch and have recently lost 10 pounds. I went to get a pedicure just yesterday, and my feet were...
Board: Hormone Problems 10-25-2005, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,851
Posted By divadebi
Re: menopause again????

Could be condition regarding ovaries getting cysts. That makes your hair fall out and gain weight. Article in Women's World magazine last month.
Board: Candida 08-14-2005, 07:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 44,952
Posted By divadebi
Re: Does anyone here suffer from Candida?

Copper is the supplement that gets rid of parasites. If you search the web for ciliminerals or liquid supplements this is what you need. It explains how it suffocates the parasites without harming...
Board: Hearing Disorders 08-14-2005, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 20,853
Posted By divadebi
Re: Horrible Ear Popping, cant get any sleep!!

Could it be your sinuses are draining because you are lying down? My ears as I said before run my life. Perhaps it is the eardrum doing it as fluid either passes by or whatever, but if it is so loud...
Board: Hearing Disorders 08-14-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 45,319
Posted By divadebi
Re: Ear pressure problems after flying

I flew to New York with boyfriend against my better intuition and oh brother, I spent the next 6 months dealing with ear infection. I couldn't hear, very painful, popping, heart beating sound in it,...
Board: Hearing Disorders 08-14-2005, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,423
Posted By divadebi
Re: chronic ear infection-years

My left ear has been a mess since eardrum perforated in my 20's. Every summer is holy hell with the thumping, itching and if I dare touch it, my whole jaw gets infected and now my throat is so...
Board: Menopause 08-14-2005, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,834
Posted By divadebi
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