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Board: Back Problems 04-15-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: s1/l5

Welcome to the boards!

I am sorry that you are suffering...back pain is nothing to sneeze at (as my mother used to say.). Before I, or anyone else can help, you need to provide a little more...
Board: Back Problems 03-29-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Broken......

First, welcome to the boards...you will alot of folks here who have a wealth of information about backs and the issues you can face.

My first question is when did you have the cervical surgery? ...
Board: Pain Management 03-28-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: questions about back pain and pain management

brokend is right. You will not get pain med by walking in to a PM doc and telling him/her that you want pain meds. You need to be willing to go thru the different modalities offered in addition to...
Board: Chronic Pain 03-28-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: The fight just gets harder and harder!

Lyrica is not the only med available for nerve pain. IT is just one of them. There is also Neurontin and Topomax. Both of these are also used for nerve pain. You might want to try one of them to...
Board: Arachnoiditis 03-28-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,102
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Can "muggles" really know how we feel?

The lowpoint(?) of my life was the day that my surgeon told me that because my back had broken after the three level fusion, I would live with "some" degree of pain the rest of my life. that some...
Board: Back Problems 03-28-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: odd issue...1.5y out from ALIF

Isn't it amazing the things that we have to share with others? ;) First, you need to get on something that will help with the hard stools. I take Miralax. There is also a recipe for homemade stuff...
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-28-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 31,347
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Difference between hemorrhoids and a pimple?

In addition, you need to keep alot of fiber in your diet, and you need to drink at lest 60 oz. of fluids. By keeping well hydrated with plenty of fiber in your diet, it will cause your stools to be...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-28-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Feel poorly but dont know whats wrong?

Just a question....have you been tested for mono? My youngest son was suffering from alot of the same symtoms that you mention..the blood work kept coming back normal..our GP finally sent him to an...
Board: General Health 03-28-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,018
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Electric-Like Feeling All Over Body

First, welcome to the boards!

I agree with Donna's comments. I also want to comment that "e'ectrical feeling" spurts can be caused by some back issues. When you have numbness and tingling in...
Board: Parenting Issues 03-16-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Daughter just doesn't feel "normal"

I agree that I think your daughter could benefit with some counseling. Being a teenager is such a difficult thing these days. My heart just aches for you and her.

I would suggest against the...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-15-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Possible brain tumor?

I am certainly no doctor, but to me it doessn't sound like a brain tumor. Bells Palsy, perhaps or mini strokes. There is no sense borrowing trouble....start small and work from there.

I had a...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-15-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Sometimes feels like my heart hurts/breathing difficult…

It sounds like you are having some heart issues. The fact that your fingers get cold tells me that your circulation from your heart to your hands is being affected.

It could be something as easy...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-15-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,142
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Can taking Percocet make you fail drug test for hydromorphone?

Tichou is right. Look on the NIH site to find what you need. Percoset is Oxycodone. It may or may not contain tylenol. That would be listed as mg/350 or 500...depending on the amount of tylenol...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-15-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Possible brain tumor?

Tell you Mom that you would much rather have her around in her present state of mind, than to have her with something that will limit her quality of life just because she was too scared to go to her...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-15-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Ear pressure and headache

IIFrst. welcome to the boards! I'm sorry you are having some distress. My mother used to say that you didn't know what pain was until you had had an earache,a toothache or a backache. Having...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-15-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: How to avoid waking up because of warm room?

Is there a ceiling fan in your bedroom? If not, you might want to ask your landlord to install one. If they are reluctant to do that, any type of fan will help keep the room cooler by moving the...
Board: Back Problems 01-03-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Additional surgery?

Retired, welcome to the boards!

The discomfort from constipation is no fun. It is also something that health care professionals fail to mention when you start on long term pain meds. I found out...
Board: Back Problems 01-03-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Wrong procedure done... ESI vs. Nerve Block

Lubear, you have been given good advice.

One thing that I would stress that in situations like yours, it is better to err on the side of caution than to rush into surgery. I am fused from...
Board: Back Problems 01-03-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,445
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Leg Cramps & back issues

Pebble-

I too have these horrid charley horses as I call them. I, like you, tend to get them more at night than during the day. I have had my share of them while I am at PT and have scared more...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 01-03-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,606
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Constantly sore hands/arms 2+ years no diagnosis, madness

[COLOR="Purple"]First, welcome to the boards!
Second, I am sorry for the pain that you are enduring.
I am no doctor, but the pain that you are describing sounds like you have a nerve that is being...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 01-02-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Stomach pain, ETC

Welcome to the boards!
I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. The fact that these symptoms have come on so suddenly is concerning. It could be gall bladder or a grumbling appendix. If it were me and my...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 12-04-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: How to remove a small clear sliver in the bottom of my foot?

first-welcome to the boards.

Second-OUCH!

If you are sure there is something there-and you would know because it hurts to walk on it, right? don't let it go. Have either one of your parents...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 12-04-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Cellulitis - Question about antibiotics prescribed

Quincy is right. IF you have a reaction to a med, you discontinue it because you don't want to have to clear up the side effects of the drug...and some of them can be life threatening.

I wondered...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 12-04-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Anxiety and extreme worry...

Not to discount any one, but you could have just picked up some sort of bug..as your mom said. (Us Mom's can tell these things ya know! ;)). It often takes a couple of days to work through your...
Board: Parenting Issues 11-19-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Single father

It sounds like you are doing the best you can for your son. But you also remember what it was like at that age. I have raised two sons and also know of the temptations that float around. Is there...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 11-19-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Help!!!

OK, just a quick question. I'm a little confused. You said you missed one pill, then in the next post you said you have missed them alot. Did you miss one pill, or more than one? For your bc...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 11-19-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Confused

Many guys when they are erect, will have a a few drops of pre-ejaculate. This moisture has sperm in it just like normal ejaculate. He may not have ejaculated, but that fluid can get you pregnant...
Board: Caregivers 11-19-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,579
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Dementia with 91 year old Mom

Welcome to the boards!

I am sorry for your issues with your Mom. It sounds like it is Alzheimers with her. I lost my mom to that dreaded disease5 years ago and the pain is still raw.

What you...
Board: Chronic Pain 11-18-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,929
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Help communicating with doctor

When we were with Kaiser, I herniated a disc and they told me that it would get better with rest and PT. No meds, mind you.... I would not have Kaiser if there was nothing else.:nono:
Board: Parenting Issues 11-18-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: HELP With my teenager

Your daughter is still at it, huh? sigh...

First, you are the parent, not her friend. Don't let her know that you are worried about the school finding out about the tap. She will use that to...
Board: Back Problems 11-18-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,071
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Restrictions after discectomy, and incision question

Eventually the stitches will fall off, not to worry. They are more irritating that anything else. You have already felt what the over effects of doing something that you shouldn't be....hence the...
Board: Back Problems 10-31-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Serious Question

Steve-

Just a question for you. Have any of our doctors offered any one of the nerve pain meds for you to try? There are three major ones- Topomax, Neurontin and the new kid on the block-Lyrica....
Board: Chronic Pain 10-28-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: New to Board but not CRPS

Welcome to the boards!

I am sorry to hear of your hubby's misery. Chronic pain is a difficult thing to bear, as you have seen. weather fronts and quick changes are the bane of cper's. When...
Board: Pain Management 10-23-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,822
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Primary Care or Pain Management Dr.

I tend to agree with back. (:wave::wave:). After my back broke and my surgeon informed me that I would live in "some degree of pain the rest of my life" he told me that he wasn't qualified to...
Board: Women's Health 10-23-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: worried

You can get breakthrough bleeding even if you haven't missed a pill. Especially if you are new to taking bc pills.

I would contact your doctor and tell them what has happened and ask what they...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 10-19-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Redness/Inflammed throat for MONTHS please HELP!!!!!!!!

Just a couple of things. It can take 3 months to totally recover from mono which is often first thought to be strep throat. So, you could still be suffering from the last of it-throat included.

I...
Board: Chronic Pain 10-19-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,155
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Multiple spine issues with chronic pain

Pain-first welcome to the boards. having read through your post, I don't quite know what to say. I am so sorry that you have experienced such issues.

First, you can live with chronic pain. Many...
Board: Chronic Pain 10-19-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,441
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Narcotic Pain Relief without Tylenol or Ibuprophen

Maggie-welcome to the boards. I hope that you will come back here often and join in. Please listen to Shoreline. He has lived through things that no one should endure. his wisdom is hard won and he...
Board: Chronic Pain 10-18-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,040
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: looking for acupuncture without needles

[COLOR="Purple"][FONT="Verdana"]Her name is Dr. Min Li. She is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, right of of the main drag.
Board: Pain Management 10-18-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: How long???

Voltaren is different from the "icyhot" type of relief. It doesn't numb so much as it just disappears. I have used BioFreeze also-which is the cold type.. That works as well, but not as good as...
Board: Pain Management 10-17-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: How long???

Back gave you some good advice. And she is dead on about the morphine and percoset. Before you try upping meds, try the other modalities.

I have gotten a script for a topical- Voltaren-that is a...
Board: Pain Management 10-17-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,417
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Pain doctor wont prescribe anything yet again

Have you had your thyrhoid checked to see if that is normal?

Next, get into a good spine doctor and have him listen to your issues and see what he suggests. An MRI is in order I would think to...
Board: Back Problems 10-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion in 7 days

[FONT="Verdana"]First, a deep breath....

Surgery has een recommended by two doctors...that should be a good indication that you need it...BUT it is your choice. ONe thing you need to remember is...
Board: Arachnoiditis 10-17-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,539
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: lower back pain when sitting

[COLOR="Purple"]First I am sorry for your distress and pain. There is something that can be done about that.

The pain that you are experiencing sounds like nerve pain. The pain that is running...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-12-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: So Many Symptoms Can't Pin It Down

I'm sorry for the pain and discomfort that you are experiencing. I am a chronic pain patient myself and will live in some degree for the rest of my life.

Iguess first I would ask you what...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 09-30-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Lyrica? Any bad side effects, I would like to hear!

Lyrica has many side effects. The parent company has finally listed more of them. I took Lyrica for about 9 months, but I gained 18 lbs. in three months and was starting to have trouble with my...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 09-30-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Was it actually Hernia?

A hernia doesn't heal itself. It may get smaller, but it doesn't go away without surgery. Please get back into your doctor and see what he suggests. This is something that you should take care of. ...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 09-30-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: cold/bronchitis?

We live outside of Washington Dc and there has been a cold sty bug running around here along with bad fall allergies.

We just came back from Minneosta and I know that there was a cold bug roaming...
Board: Back Problems 09-30-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: post lumbar fusion question

The pain on your bottom is sciatic. If you hit the right spot on your sitting bone, you can almost levitate sometimes! Your Neurontin should take care of that pain and the one down the back of your...
Board: Back Problems 09-30-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By ibake&pray
Re: Kinda Scared questions?

I am sorry that you are having issues with your doctors... As far as PM docs...I have a marvelous one and I only see him once every three months...but I am fairly stable. I do have the abillity to...
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