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Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 03-02-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,971
Posted By itp78
Warm abdominal sensations

Can IBS cause a feeling of warm to hot sensations in your abdomen. For about a week now, my mid left abdominal region has a weird warm/hot sensation. I only feel it while sitting and occasionally...
Board: Arthritis 12-27-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain in fingers
Views: 4,709
Posted By itp78
Re: Pain in fingers

My fingers weren't twisted but extremely swollen and sensitive on the first and second joints. I ended up with a diagnosis for Psoriatic Arthritis.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 12-07-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By itp78
Re: Medical Insurance Confuses Me! Help!

Why or when will you be eligible for health insurance from your current employer? You need to check and see if you can go back on your previous employers insurance through COBRA. Since you have...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-06-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,289
Posted By itp78
Re: I'm worried I may have cancer

I'm happy for you it wasn't anything more serious. It's funny how the doctors found I had a hernia also while undergoing testings for bowel disorders. Good Luck!
Board: Skin Problems 12-05-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,138
Posted By itp78
Re: scaly itchy lumps on head

Could be psoriasis.
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-05-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,289
Posted By itp78
Re: I'm worried I may have cancer

Both my grandparents died from bowel cancer also. Digestive disorders run rampant in our family from Crohns to Diverticular disease. I thought for sure the doctors would find either cancer of...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-04-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,289
Posted By itp78
Re: I'm worried I may have cancer

I had the same thing happen a couple years ago. Doctors thought I was having gull bladder issues. I went through a number of test and they all came back negative. I had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, ...
Board: Parenting Issues 12-03-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,423
Posted By itp78
Potty Training

My wife and I have three healthy boys ages 7, 6, and 3. Currently we are having difficulty potty training our 3 year old who will be 4 February 5 of 2012. We have been very patient and intend to...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 05-26-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,352
Posted By itp78
HMO Insurance

My current employer is switching from a PPO to a HMO health insurance plan. The plan includes a wellness program which if I agree to participate in, my employer will pay my $2000 deductible. I'm ...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 11-06-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,506
Posted By itp78
Re: Itchey, Red Penis Glan (Underforeskin)

I had the same thing. A couple years later and after treatments for yeast infections, I found out it was psoriasis.
Board: Hernia 11-05-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,628
Posted By itp78
bi-lateral hernia relapse

I had surgery a couple month ago to repair a right side direct inguinal hernia. I have to have the left side repaired sometime in the near future. The surgeon made the repair using mesh. About a...
Board: Arthritis 04-13-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,938
Posted By itp78
Question PA may have caused internal organ inflammation

Has any one who suffers from PA have any issues with internal organ inflammation? For about 2 months I have had abdominal discomfort and my GI hasn't been able to pinpoint the reason. I've had a CT...
Board: Hospice 04-09-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 43,704
Posted By itp78
Re: Hospice wants me to stop feeding my dad

My wife works for hospice and she has told me of some of her experiences. If your father is in hospice care than death in imminent. Feeding someone in this situation will cause more harm than good....
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-08-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,264
Posted By itp78
Re: Any one with similar symptoms?

I never experienced the gallbladder contractions. The radiologist pumped me up with the med they use to force contractions and I didn't feel a thing. Maybe that's a good sign. The again maybe it's...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-08-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,264
Posted By itp78
Re: Any one with similair symptoms?

I think the only reason they did the HIDA scan first is because my blood work showed my liver enzymes were normal. That doesn't neccasarily mean I don't have gallstones. The GI was going to order...
Board: Gallbladder 04-08-2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,855
Posted By itp78
Re: is it my gall bladder?

One thing I would suggest is the possibility you have Celiac disease. See if you doctor can order a gluten test. People who have Celiac disease often bloat up after eating food with gluten. If you...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-08-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,264
Posted By itp78
Re: Any one with similar symptoms?

Yep. Just rip me open and take a look. So far no test I had indicates gallbladder problems. A friend of mine had her gallbladder removed after an ultrasound confirmed gallstones. I should be...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-07-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,264
Posted By itp78
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-07-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By itp78
Re: Possible Gluten and Lactose Intolerance

A simple gluten blood test should confirm gluten intolerance. You may need to have an endoscopy done also. I just had all this done myself. Your family doctor can order the blood test and refer...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-06-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,264
Posted By itp78
Any one with similair symptoms?

For about three months I have been experiencing abdominal pain on my mid to lower right side and also just below my right rib cage. So far I have had a CT scan that showed a thickening in my...
Board: Relationship Health 03-25-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,926
Posted By itp78
Re: Good neighbors gone bad!!!

Thanks for all the thoughts. Kelly, no there was no emergency. My neighbor even asked me what we did that night. I played it down and said we went out for dinner. My wife and I believe this is a...
Board: Relationship Health 03-21-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,926
Posted By itp78
Good neighbors gone bad!!!

We have lived next to a couple about are age for 4 years. When we first moved in they were great to talk with and we spent many time having cookouts and going out for diner with them. After about...
Board: Arthritis 11-03-2009, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,001
Posted By itp78
enbrel question

I've been on enbrel 4 years for PA. I have developed giant platelets which my hemo. says is not related to the enbrel. About 2 months ago, I injured my hand at work. I was pushing on a water line...
Board: Parenting Issues 07-27-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,647
Posted By itp78
Re: boy touching boy

We have have done all of this with my son and he is not allowed to play with the other boy any more. My son understands what he did was inappropriate. He doesn't show any signs of abuse and I'm...
Board: Parenting Issues 07-27-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,647
Posted By itp78
Re: boy touching boy

I just got some more info. The other boys mother told my wife my son offered her son money if he could put his penis in his butt. I confronted my son and asked him if he offered the other boy money...
Board: Parenting Issues 07-27-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,647
Posted By itp78
boy touching boy

I have a 5 year old son who has a 5 year old friend. Last fall i caught them in the basement with their pants down showing each other their weenies. I told them to pull up their pants and get up...
Board: Arthritis 11-06-2008, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,386
Posted By itp78
Re: Psa progression

I have small patches of psa on my abdomen and on my right knee. my rheumy was able to make a visual psa diagnoses because I also have psoriasis on my finger nails and on my toe nails. I had swollen...
Board: Arthritis 11-02-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,386
Posted By itp78
Psa progression

i've had Psa for about three years and i'm taking 50ml of embel once a week and 75mg of voltaren twice a day. these meds have work great for my hands and feet and lower back. for the past month...
Board: Relationship Health 04-13-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,538
Posted By itp78
Re: Are there any men that do not cheat?

i haven't cheated. you must be asking for a reason.
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 04-07-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By itp78
Re: Sleep question

i wouldn't worry about him sleeping on his belly at that age. check with your ped. to be on the safe side.
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 03-29-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,731
Posted By itp78
Re: HELP With my 9 week old

sounds like reflux. check with doctor about using rice cereal for a thickener. i would suggest reading about reflux on the internet and compare reflux symptoms with your babies symptoms. check...
Board: Arthritis 03-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,978
Posted By itp78
Re: a question regarding psoriatic arthritis

rheumys typically won't tell youm what kind you have. they say you have psoriatic arthritis and then med you up according to your severity. if you really want to know look psoriatic arthritis up on...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 03-27-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By itp78
Re: dad needs help with breast fed infant

my wife is pumping now to build up a supply and she plans on pumping during her recovery in the hospital. i have good health insurance through my work and got a deluxe breast pump at no cost to us. ...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 03-27-2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By itp78
Re: dad needs help with breast fed infant

mom will be in the hospital recovering from surgery anywhere from 4-6 days. i'm taking time off work to be with the kids and will have to bottle feed breast milk for that time period. meds...
Board: Arthritis 03-22-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By itp78
Cool forget cold and flu season (just for fun)

:Dcold and flu season is nothing. its spring, the days are getting longer, the temps are getting warmer, my back is getting stiffer, my fingers are becoming more swollen, my right foot is...
Board: Anxiety 03-21-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,758
Posted By itp78
Re: quit paxil cold turkey

you are correct. my doctor had told me when i felt the need was over to go ahead and quit taking paxil. i would be more concerned about stopping other drugs without supervision such as steroids. ...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 03-21-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By itp78
Re: dad needs help with breast fed infant

thanx for the reply. we have done the boppy pillow thing and it didn't work. what i think the problem is, i tend to try and comfort the baby when he is fussy. i need to concentrate on spending...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 03-20-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By itp78
Question dad needs help with breast fed infant

:eek:I'm the proud father of three boys with the youngest being 6 weeks old. mom is breast feeding and everything has been going great except i have been finding it increasingly difficult to comfort...
Board: Anxiety 03-20-2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,758
Posted By itp78
Re: quit paxil cold turkey

been off for 10 days now. the dizziness has stopped and i did have one bad day of seemingly uncontrolable age. the longer a person is on paxil the harder it must be to get off it. i wish you all...
Board: Anxiety 03-14-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,758
Posted By itp78
Re: quit paxil cold turkey

i haven't had any anger or irritability. yet? i decided to get off paxil on my own because of the constant exaustion and i didn't feel like my jokingly self. in a day i felt normal. after day four...
Board: Anxiety 03-14-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,758
Posted By itp78
Question quit paxil cold turkey

i've been on paxil (20mg daily) for 3 months for anxiety and no longer need to be on it. i quit about five days ago without any taper. i feel great.:D a little dizzy at times but definitely...
Board: Arthritis 12-11-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,154
Posted By itp78
Re: Pain in finger

i had the same thing in my left thumb. doctor ordered an x-ray because i thought it was a sliver of some sort. x-ray was negative but did show arthritis so the doctor injected a steroid into my...
Board: Blood and Blood Vessel 11-21-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 44,155
Posted By itp78
Re: what does low platelet count mean

i'm not on any meds for itp. my last blood test gave me a count of 130. with a platelet count of 26 the doctor may put you on prednisone. my biggest fear wasn't the low count but the size of my...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-08-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,658
Posted By itp78
Re: Rectal Fistula

my wife had one and went to a surgeon. he performed surgery on her and took care of the problem. maybe the surgeon who worked on you didn't get the entire fistula taken care of. fistulas can...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 11-07-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,565
Posted By itp78
Re: Red dot on my penis head / itchy

maybe a yeast infection. i had similar symptoms but mine turned out to be caused by psoriasis.
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 11-07-2007, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,755
Posted By itp78
Re: Anyone with Crohn's Disease that has had children

my wife has active crohn's and is pregnant. things haven't been going very well. she was in the hospital for 14 days with a severe flare under going iv therapy. after having a MRI the GI surgeon...
Board: Blood and Blood Vessel 11-04-2007, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 44,155
Posted By itp78
Re: what does low platelet count mean

a low platelet count means your platelet count is below 145,000. normal counts should be 145,000 up to 450,000. having a low count can cause easy bruising, nose bleeds for no apparent reason, ...
Board: General Health 11-03-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By itp78
Re: constant nosebleeds..

cronic nose bleeds can be caused by a low platelet count. ask your doctor to check your platelet count. low platelets could mean a number of things. some can be very serious.
Board: Sexual Health - Men 11-02-2007, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,804
Posted By itp78
Re: Painful, burning ejaculation

could be a bladder or a yeast infection. have him see his family doctor.
Board: Arthritis 11-01-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,971
Posted By itp78
Re: Enbrel

been on enbrel for 15 months. it seemed to work great at first but i have slipped back to having arthritic pain and swelling for 2 months. may have caused a drop in my platelet count but my...
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