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Board: Skin Problems 10-01-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Excess Oil and Blackheads on face

Hey YaYagirl, The medicine I use on my face every night is tretinoin which is generic name for Retin-A which is used for people who have acne or prone to have acne. As far as I know it is just for...
Board: Skin Problems 09-30-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Excess Oil and Blackheads on face

I looked at them in the drug store and it says if you are using a prescription medicine on your face every night, which I am, to ask your doctor first before using the strips. It might pull the skin...
Board: Urology 09-27-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Urine odor problem

Thanks YaYaGirl, I already have a young *lady* Urogynecologist at Duke Hospital that I will get in touch with as soon as I get off the antibiotics. I can actually go into my Duke account on the...
Board: Skin Problems 09-27-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Excess Oil and Blackheads on face

I am putting the nose strips on my list of things to buy right now! Hopefully they will work. Thanks!
Board: Skin Problems 09-26-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Excess Oil and Blackheads on face

Thanks for your suggestions. I use Clinique products on my face and use a wash cloth all the time. At night I cleanse my face and put tretinoin on it. That seems to work on all parts of my face...
Board: Urology 09-26-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Urine odor problem

Thanks Snoopy. I think the urogynecologist tested my urine but I am not sure if they were looking for UTI problem. I have had bladder infections in the past but I haven't had any feelings like I...
Board: Urology 09-25-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By sugzey$
Urine odor problem

For quite a while my urine has had a horrible odor. When I am taking antibiotics for other problems the urine odor disappears. When I get off the antibiotics, the bad odor returns. In March 2017...
Board: Eye & Vision 07-13-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Moving eyes to right cause grating sound in head

Have you heard of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence? I have a small dehiscence and I can hear my eyes move when I look back and forth mostly at night when it is real quite. Google SCCD and see...
Board: Skin Problems 09-09-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By sugzey$
Excess Oil and Blackheads on face

The blackheads on my face are driving me crazy. I am 77 years old and should not be having this problem! Is it possible that I might be getting too much Omega 3 from my Flax seed oil capsule and my...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 08-09-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Bronchiectasis and mac

Hi, I have bronchiectasis and was treated for MAC several years ago. I took Biaxin and Ethambutol for 18 months and I have been doing pretty good since then. I have taken Levaquin a few times since...
Board: Nail Problems 10-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 976
Posted By sugzey$
Toenail Fungus

I know someone who has toenail fungus. Does anyone know how to get rid of it besides going to a podiatrist and getting a prescription or having it lasered? I wonder if soaking your feet in water...
Board: Immune Disorders 07-08-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 836
Posted By sugzey$
Selective immunoglobulin M deficiency

Does anyone else have Igm deficiency? My igG, IgA and IgE are normal. My igm is not normal. It is 20 out of a range of 57-237. I have MAC and Bronchiectasis and have had for about 12 or 13 years....
Board: Infectious Diseases 06-17-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Mac
Views: 790
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Mac

Hi DebzP, sorry you have been diagnosed with MAC. I was diagnosed with it and bronchiectasis around 2002 and took Biaxin(an older antibiotic) and Ethambutol for 18 mos. I did not take rifampin...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-29-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,073
Posted By sugzey$
Re: ALDH2 Enzyme

Thanks for your reply. I am caucasian and I read that the problem is mostly in asian people. I have never been a heavy drinker but the few times I have had a drink of any kind of alcohol my face...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 05-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Calcium Supplements

One more question concerning this calcium post......Would the calcium in Soy Milk that has calcium in it be the same as taking calcium supplements? Would it be better to drink milk instead? Thanks!
Board: Diet & Nutrition 05-14-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,073
Posted By sugzey$
ALDH2 Enzyme

Anyone familiar with the ALDH2 Enzyme which has something to do with the metabolism of acetaldehyde to acetate? Has anyone been told that they are deficient in this enzyme? Would an endocrinologist...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 05-13-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By sugzey$
Calcium Supplements

I am a soon to be 75 year old tall slim lady. I have been taking calcium supplements for years and I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis once several years ago but now I am kind of on the...
Board: Eye & Vision 10-24-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By sugzey$
Ectropion (Bottom Eyelids turn out) both eyes

Both of my lower eye lids are beginning to turn out and my eyes get real dry. I am 74 yrs. old and know that I am getting muscle loss all over my body but I am wondering if my use of Tretinoin or...
Board: Eye & Vision 10-24-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Fourth nerve palsy

I had it and it has almost completely disappeared since I had cataract surgery on both eyes. Just once in awhile I can tell that there is still a little tiny bit of the double vision left.
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 09-27-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By sugzey$
Calcium Supplement and Vitamin D Supplement

Has anyone's doctor told them to quit taking their calcium? I am 74 years old and my doctor told me to quit taking my calcium and take 1,000 IU's of Vitamin D daily. I am a bit concerned about...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-25-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,579
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Sour smelling scalp

Thanks! I will try this if my problem returns.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-10-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,579
Posted By sugzey$
Smile Re: Sour smelling scalp

My problem I think has been solved...knock on wood! I quit using a lot of soy milk and I used three or four times some shampoo made in Germany that is supposed to balance the ph on your scalp. I...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-26-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Stevia

Well, guess I better check into this. Stevia is what I am using. I wonder what is the safest sugar free sweetener to use.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-26-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,579
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Sour smelling scalp

Thanks Treefer. I'll be back in touch if and when I find out what is wrong with my scalp.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-24-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,579
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Sour smelling scalp

Thanks Treefer for your response. I do try to eat lots of fruits and salads and maybe not as many vegetables as I should. I usually fix a spinach salad and put a lot of different things on it that...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-02-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,579
Posted By sugzey$
Sour smelling scalp

I have a sour smelling scalp. My forehead gets pretty oily so I assume my scalp is oily also. If I don't use the dandruff shampoo(Nizoral), my scalp also itches. I am 73 yrs. old and my hair is...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 09-18-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,498
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Mac/mai

Your eye doctor needs to learn more about this disease. I will be going back to my lung doctor in Oct. and I think he is going to want me to take some sputum samples to the hospital to see what kind...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 08-27-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,498
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Mac/mai

According to the NTM website, more and more people are getting it everyday and the last I read they think it is coming from taking a shower and getting in hot tubs.
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 08-27-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,498
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Mac/mai

Took the 24 hour test for silent acid reflux and don't have that. Will ask my lung doctor if the bacteria in the mucous that comes up out of my lungs at night be causing the erosion of my enamel on...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-18-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,946
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

Good news! I don't have silent acid reflux. Glad I haven't been taking Prilosec thinking I had it. I would never have the test for checking the muscle action in the esophagus anymore. The...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-09-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,946
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

I will be having an esophageal manometry to test my esophageal muscle function which entails inserting a probe into the stomach through the nose on the 26th of July. After that is completed which...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-05-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,946
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

That is exactly what I think caused mine and I think I will stop using it. However, I asked my gastro dr. the other day about it and he said he didn't think that is what caused it. He said it was...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,946
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

Do you have a hiatal hernia and if so, have you thought about surgery to correct the hiatal hernia? Glad you have the reflux under control.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,946
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

I had that same test about 10 years ago. I don't know how I had the nerve to do it. Guess I'm getting braver as I get older...73 in August....wish they had suggested surgery 10 years ago. Wouldn't...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,946
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

Just thought I would let you all know that I am waiting for the nurse to call me about an appointment to have the tube run through my nose down into my stomach to see how much acid is being produced...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-25-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,946
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

Good luck! I hope they can find out what is causing your problems. I just hate for them to say that I need to take a medicine for life. I didn't use to have a problem with acid reflux. I started...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-25-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,946
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

I have a small hiatal hernia also and I use to have a terrible hard hurt right in the center of my chest. It would last for 15 or 20 minutes and then it would go away. No doctor has ever told me...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-25-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,946
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

The best I can remember I had to drink some chalky liquid stuff and they watch as it goes down into your stomach. I also had an endoscopy to find out what the acid was doing to make my stomach ache...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-24-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,946
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

I have 2 things going on with me and I am trying to determine if the acid is coming up from my stomach or my lungs. I have an adjustable bed so I didn't think it would come up into my mouth from my...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-22-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,946
Posted By sugzey$
Silent Acid Reflux

Does anyone on this board have "silent" acid reflux and if so, has their dentist told them that he thinks it is acid that is eroding the enamel on their teeth?
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 06-12-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,498
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Mac/mai

I took Biaxin and Ethambutol for 18 mos. several yrs. ago. It got rid of most of the bacteria except the pseudomonas which I still have. Asked lung dr. yesterday if I still have MAC and he said he...
Board: Eye & Vision 04-18-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,998
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement

I guess the laser surgery he is talking about doing is the reshaping of the eyeball to correct the astigmatism. I sure hope it works for you. My sister is having problems with her surgery also. ...
Board: Eye & Vision 04-18-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,998
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement

I am so sorry your surgery was not successful and hope that they will be able to correct the problem. I finally decided to get the mono focal lens, AcrySof IQ IOL UV with blue light filter. I...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 11-16-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 38,699
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Heartbeat or pulse in head at night

Have you read about Semicircular canal dehiscence on the Internet?
Board: Eye & Vision 11-11-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,998
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement

Did you just get the lens for long distance and not for both long distance and close up? Hope they are doing well for you.
Board: Eye & Vision 11-11-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,998
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement

Guess I didn't make myself clear on the surgery times. He will be doing one eye, then the other one 3 or 4 weeks later. Thanks for your reply.
Board: Eye & Vision 11-11-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,998
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement

I don't have an answer for your question (sorry) but I have had cataract surgery myself just last summer and am wondering why you are having both eyes done at the same time.
Seems a bit risky to me,...
Board: Eye & Vision 11-11-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,998
Posted By sugzey$
Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement

I'm having cataract surgery on both eyes after Thanksgiving. I have requested ReStor Lens to replace lens removed. Is anyone familiar with these lens and any possible problems they might cause? ...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 10-23-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 38,699
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Heartbeat or pulse in head at night

Type in SCDS or SSCD in the search field and you will see what was causing the pounding heartbeat in my left ear.
Board: Trigeminal Neuralgia 02-18-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,013
Posted By sugzey$
Re: Trigeminal Neuralgia Swelling and Ear Pain

I hope you have found the answer to your problem by now. If not, I was wondering if you have heard about SSCD (superior semicircular canal dehiscence) ?
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