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Board: Anxiety 07-18-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,040
Posted By awlright
Re: Can anxiety and stress cause tuberculosis?

Anxiety is difficult to reduce without some help from a professional who is trained to help with it. It's natural for you to have some anxiety over your physical condition at present. I have no...
Board: Anxiety 07-17-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By awlright
Smile Re: Very Bad panic Attacks

Anxiety can present in many different ways. Sometiems one can feel that one cannot breath right or is not breathing right when in reality one is breathing perfectly well. If you were not getting...
Board: Anxiety 07-17-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By awlright
Smile Re: Attempted to get off of Zoloft...

The best way to come off any psychiatric med is very slowly. That is reduce the amount and stay at that level for at least two weeks, then gradually do the same thing again. You must allow your...
Board: Anxiety 07-16-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,494
Posted By awlright
Smile Re: TERRIBLE palpitations...please help!!

Rest easy my friend. On the issue of anxiety I'm an expert because I've had it all my life, panic, the works, and I'm old, PVCs, PACs, Palpitations and even VT, which is truly dangerous. Yes, to...
Board: Anxiety 07-16-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,379
Posted By awlright
Re: Anxiety reassurance?

NOt by a long shot my friend. Once the medical stuff gets taken care of you'll be good as new, and remember what I said about anxiety, don't feed it fear. See it for what it is, you responding to...
Board: Neuropathy 07-15-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,902
Posted By awlright
Re: Neuropathy perhaps?

Yes WorkingDad I still have chocking problems. Swallowing never came completely on line as it used to be. I have to be careful not to eat without a large glass of water in front of me. As for the...
Board: Neuropathy 07-15-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By awlright
Re: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment? Please Help!

Richedie, your idea of getting that second opinion is excellent. Don't wait. Nerve pain may mean nerve damage. How you've stood it so long is incredible. I'm experiencing something like that from...
Board: Anxiety 07-15-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,379
Posted By awlright
Smile Re: Anxiety reassurance?

Moose2, from what I know and have experienced over many years you're having anxiety and maybe a panic disorder. Anxiety is very easy to start by any simple feeling that the mind latches on to and...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 07-15-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,452
Posted By awlright
Smile Re: Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)

That's a great question Sweety 2002. I think you're unique in what's going on, but let's hope that your body settles down to one condition that can be treated successfully. I'm impressed by what I...
Board: Neuropathy 07-14-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,236
Posted By awlright
Re: Cayenne Pepper and PN

MichG, great post when I'm ready to go in for treatment I'm usually in a lot of pain, that's the time for me to try Cayenne pepper application. I'll let you know how it works. Thanks a bunch. ...
Board: Neuropathy 07-14-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,902
Posted By awlright
Re: Neuropathy perhaps?

WorkingDad, yours is truly a facinating post and not at all difficult to read because it's reasonable and to the point, and yes, WOW! What is stunning to me is that I came to my PN through a very...
Board: Neuropathy 07-14-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,177
Posted By awlright
Re: Neuropathy and Brain Fog

WorkingDad, I have that Fog all the time on and off. It drives me crazy. The incredible part is when I'm playing scrabble I'm as sharp as ever and my score has not dropped. In my case that Fog...
Board: Neuropathy 07-14-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By awlright
Re: Neuropathy

Brownie, I'm amazed you're able to get in and out of the shower. When I'm in great pain I cannot do it. In any case, pain is as subjective as most other things, and believe me I feel your pain. ...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 07-14-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,452
Posted By awlright
Smile Re: Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)

Dear sweety2002, I find it hard to believe your primary could make that kind of dx. Most specialists would have a difficult time dx MCTD. This is a very complex autoimmune disorder to dx and to...
Board: Anxiety 07-14-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,615
Posted By awlright
Re: Question about clonazepam

Shopgirl 137. The best way to come off any medication, and especailly tranquilzors is gradually. You're using a benozodiazepine and these types of drugs can be addictive, so you want to reduce the...
Board: Anxiety 07-14-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By awlright
Smile Re: Anxiety and work

Hi kid028, I'm sorry to hear you're going through such an awful time. Anxiety can make your life a living hell. I know; I've been there. Consider that you have one thing going for you and that's...
Board: Neuropathy 07-13-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By awlright
Re: Diagnosis Confirmed!!

WorkingDad, hang in there and do not be upset if the EMG test provides another dx. That's quite common when dealing with autoimmune disorders. I've talked to almost everyone that goes to the clinic...
Board: Neuropathy 07-13-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By awlright
Re: Hope. don't lose it.

Ribaric, you cannot imagine how delighted I was to read your post. PN is certainly the pits, but it is not fatal, and where there is life there should always be hope. All the best, Awlright.
Board: Neuropathy 07-13-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,345
Posted By awlright
Re: Leg Twitching...

RP, The twitcihing you are experiencing called fasciculation is quite common in PN. That is one of the reasons I had to stop sleeping with my wife, also named Kath, for Kathleen. In my case it...
Board: Stress 07-12-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 69,136
Posted By awlright
Smile Re: Weird Feeling in heart

Hi Pg1181, yes it was a long post. If you like writing it might make a good short story. It's very late or early, so I'm going to be brief. First, statisfy yourself that your heart is all right. ...
Board: Anxiety 07-11-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,572
Posted By awlright
Smile Re: can anxiety cause 24/7 lightheadedness?

Hi Dizzygal954, as an old sufferer of anxiety I can confirm that one of the vicious aspects of anxiety is that it can present in a hundred different ways. If as you say all medical problems have...
Board: Neuropathy 07-11-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,879
Posted By awlright
Smile Re: Seeking opinion regarding cause of peripheral neuropathy

Hi Nemotin, sorry to hear you're going through such a difficult time. Truthfully, I cannot add much that you have not already heard from other very well informed sufferers on this board. ...
Board: Immune Disorders 07-10-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 16,122
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: Sudden dizziness, fatigue - positive ANA/ASM

Hi Jennifer, first off relax. You sound like your anxiety is running a bit high. You've had some really great tests and nothing major has been found. It's possible that you may have an autoimmune...
Board: Immune Disorders 07-10-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,834
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: What does this all mean

Gerty71, it strikes me as strange that your doctor did not explain exactly what is going on in your system. He has an obligation to tell you and you have a right to know. It does sound like you may...
Board: Neuropathy 07-09-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,455
Posted By awlright
Re: Small fiber neuropathy stress and patience mgt. ??

Captinsane1, you're right in much of what you say. I can only do my best with what I have for those who are receptive to it. I believe it was Nietzsche who said, "Whatever we have words for, that...
Board: Neuropathy 07-08-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,455
Posted By awlright
Re: Small fiber neuropathy stress and patience mgt. ??

2w8 I do not dislike you because I don't know you well enough for that. A few posts don't add up to very much, and I am not quick to anger or reject. I sense that you're projecting some deep...
Board: Neuropathy 07-08-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,455
Posted By awlright
Re: Small fiber neuropathy stress and patience mgt. ??

2w8 I am deeply sorry that you've gone through what you have. I think you understand that it can happen to anyone. In respect to the rest of your comments, I can not in good conscience fully...
Board: Neuropathy 07-08-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,455
Posted By awlright
Re: Small fiber neuropathy stress and patience mgt. ??

RP my remarks were not meant for you. They were meant to clarify what I consider a complete misreading of my posts, nothing else. So please let's not you and I also start reading into things that...
Board: Neuropathy 07-07-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,633
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: balance problems

Danabarb, I've tried it without success. However Yoga has been very beneficial. I've been doing a half an hour each morning and it's brought back a lot of strength, and a sense of wellbeing. I had...
Board: Neuropathy 07-07-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,455
Posted By awlright
Re: Small fiber neuropathy stress and patience mgt. ??

Dear Captinsane1 if I've sounded like someone who was trying to denigrate you in any way, I'm deeply sorry and I apologize. Believe me when I say I have the greatest respect for you. I merely was...
Board: Neuropathy 07-06-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,455
Posted By awlright
Re: Small fiber neuropathy stress and patience mgt. ??

RP both posts very well put, and I for one am thankful that you're here. Either the glass is half empty or half full. Personality and character have a lot to do with our outlook. I can't help but...
Board: Divorce & Separation 07-05-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,918
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: Going through a terrible divorce

you're on the right track. I know you'll find what you're looking for. The important thing is that you are aware you have a problem and are prepared to solve it. That's the most therapeutic step...
Board: Neuropathy 07-05-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,455
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: Small fiber neuropathy stress and patience mgt. ??

Captinsane1 You're right on all counts and I for one am not in anyway suggesting that pain should not take you to see a doctor or doctors. That's just not smart. However, when you've been dx and...
Board: Neuropathy 07-05-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,455
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: Small fiber neuropathy stress and patience mgt. ??

Ihate, the crows assert that a single crow could destroy the heavens. This is certainly true, but it proves nothing against the heavens, because heaven means the impossibility of crows. Thus, in any...
Board: Neuropathy 07-05-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,455
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: Small fiber neuropathy stress and patience mgt. ??

Ihate2w8, I guess that's the right name you've come up with, and I know that I will either get no response from you or a blast of your anger. But here goes anyway.

No my fellow sufferer...
Board: Neuropathy 07-05-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,868
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: peripheral neuropathy in the neck

By all means Dancing Feet it's essential to be sure we're doing those things that keep our hearts healthy, so if you have any doubts then that's something else again. I cannot exercise as I used to,...
Board: Neuropathy 07-04-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,633
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: balance problems

Issabelle, don't let it get you down. Some days I feel so out of balance it also scares me too. However, I use a cane and after a few months I've become quite good at keeping myself steady. Then...
Board: Neuropathy 07-04-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,868
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: peripheral neuropathy in the neck

Dancing Feet, I've had it for about a year now; sometimes it's a little better then again a bit worse. I accept it as part of the PN. I have a polyneuropathy so it's likely to hurt almost anywhere....
Board: Heart Disorders 07-02-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,712
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: Triggers for the PVCs I experiance...

Glad I could be of some help. These things will drive you out of your mind if you let them. I spent 3 days in the hospital once with the worst attack of PVCs ever. Later had stress test, echo and...
Board: Heart Disorders 07-01-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,111
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: PVC's are driving me crazy

Hi Metsfan, sorry to say when the PVC bear gets you he can make you crazy if you let him. I've been having as many as 30 per minute lately and talk about anxiety! But lately I just try to relax. ...
Board: Heart Disorders 07-01-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,712
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: Triggers for the PVCs I experiance...

Rest easy Oman, I often have 30 PVCs per minute and they make me dizzy and breathless. Mine come after every meal and when I'm tired. Asleep they're infrequent and sitting down I'm fine. I have no...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-30-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,652
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: Diagnosed with an Auto Immune Disease

My Dear Mimi56 I am deeply sorry that you are having such a difficult time. I too suffer from an autoimmune disorder and after seeing 3 neurologists do not know what I have. From doing a bit of...
Board: Divorce & Separation 06-29-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,526
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: Confused.

lostinthesauce, consider what your wife is saying. "I don't look at you in the same way." What is it that she has seen in you that you cannot see? When you can see yourself through her eyes you'll...
Board: Divorce & Separation 06-28-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,526
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: Confused.

lostinthesauce, give the therapy a little time to start to work. It's not an overnight thing. You have some question first that you need to answer in depth: why did you become a negative person? ...
Board: Divorce & Separation 06-28-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,918
Posted By awlright
Wink Re: Going through a terrible divorce

;) what is troubling about your post is not the problems you're facing: they are very common. I don't mean to play them down only to underline the fact that people the world over have emotional...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-24-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,604
Posted By awlright
Thumbs down Re: I think this is a problem for me... I'm not sure how to handle this

The question my friend is "What's love got to do with it"? Or should we say render to the body what it needs and to the soul what it needs: these are not the same, are they? See the link you've...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-24-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,489
Posted By awlright
Thumbs down Re: Autoimmine or Neuropathic?

You did a good job of it and I was not bored reading your info. But my goodness you have seen a lot of docs. I've seen 3 neurologists and none agree on what I have. I could not swallow for a while,...
Board: Neuropathy 06-22-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,455
Posted By awlright
Smile Re: Small fiber neuropathy stress and patience mgt. ??

Hi again Captinsane, the Zoloft is antidepressent, but be very careful with vitamin B6; it has been known to bring on PN pain. That was the latest from my primary about a month ago. It was info...
Board: Neuropathy 06-22-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,455
Posted By awlright
Thumbs down Re: Small fiber neuropathy stress and patience mgt. ??

I'm so desperately sorry that you are feeling so badly. I too have pain now and then but nothing anywhere near what you describe so well. Apparently you have not had any success, even a little,...
Board: Neuropathy 06-16-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,869
Posted By awlright
Smile Re: Is there a difference in pain levels

Hey, babble all you like; you've earned it and so have we all! I know just how you feel. I've seen 3 neurologist at major hospital in large city that claims expertise in PN and after 3 different dxs...
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