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Board: Headaches & Migraines 02-29-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,214
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Constant Headache and Head Pressure for 2 months

Yikes, you sound miserable. I've suffered with various types of headaches my entire adult life. One of my biggest cures was having my neck put in by a chiropractor--even though my neck didn't hurt. I...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 02-28-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,834
Posted By BlueSteam
Unhappy Imitrex and muscle weakness

I noticed severe muscle weakness last summer and it has continued to get worse. It started with my legs, then arms and now in my back. I do seem to be worse after I take my Imitrex but my Dr. said it...
Board: Anemia 09-29-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,610
Posted By BlueSteam
Symtoms...life is getting hard

For two months my dr has been trying to diagnose me. (altho my problems have been going on for four months...I was trying to get my Dad thru cancer treatments and my Mom had two surgeries within two...
Board: Muscular Dystrophy 09-27-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,249
Posted By BlueSteam
Not getting answers quick enough

I was just wondering what kind of symptoms everyone had when they were diagnosed. Been having some problems and my Dr said that MD could be an answer...in the mean time I'm not getting any answers....
Board: Headaches & Migraines 09-27-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,686
Posted By BlueSteam
Imitrex and side effects

I've been taking Imitrex for my migraines and it's working great! But....this summer after being on it for nearly a year I started having some problems with weakness in my arms and legs and it's only...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-13-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,860
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Found the cause

Thanks Randy...I usually always have a lower blood pressure which is strange for a smoker. (I think) Why I don't quit is beyond me because I'm sure that smoking is not helping me at all. I still...
Board: Menopause 10-01-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,787
Posted By BlueSteam
Progest50 for migraines

After finally discovering that my migraines were directly related to my cycle I went to my dr who prescribed me a low dose hormone. I'm a smoker so she kept it low. I felt great for the first two...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 10-01-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,860
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Found the cause

Thank you for the information! I've never been tested for anything...my dr prescibed me a birth control pill-low dose because I'm a smoker and she wasn't sure if it would help. I took them about...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 09-29-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 943
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: please anyone help

Sounds like your headaches are causing a lot of stress...and anxiety attacks. I went through that a long time ago. I cured my anxiety doing the mind over matter thing, but still get the...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 09-29-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,860
Posted By BlueSteam
Found the cause

A few years ago I started suffering with horrible migraines and posted quite frequently on these boards. Topamax was my only relief at that time. I quit taking it for reasons I don't even remember...
Board: Menopause 02-24-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,896
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Migraines

Thank you! I did start taking the vit B and magnesium after reading the posts, but have not made the appt yet with my gyn. Been spending money at the dentist instead...which is not the cause of my...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 02-24-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,771
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Menstrual Migraines

Hi, I've been to a couple differant boards about the same thing...read my thread "hormonal migraines" on this same page. One lady replied to my story. I just need to make an appt now with my gyn.. ...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-12-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,615
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Plantar fasciitis and manual work

I had the same problem with my left foot. It felt like I was being stabbed! My primary dr thought I had gout and put me on crutches for a week. Of course that did not help. (didn't even have one...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 02-12-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,767
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Hormonal migraines

Thank you sooo much. I'm going to make an appt with my OB/Gyn and see what she thinks. I would do almost anything to rid myself of this. When we make plans to do anything I always have this fear...
Board: Menopause 02-12-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,896
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Migraines

Thank you for your replies. I really think my next dr's visit will be to my OB/Gyn. I just never thought of pre-meno before. I will try the B's and Magnesium too. I take sooo much ibu and such...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 02-10-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,767
Posted By BlueSteam
Hormonal migraines

I just put the connection together...thanks to my husband and grandfather...how funny is that...a man diagnosing this type of migraine. But, I reallly think they are right! Question is, what can I...
Board: Menopause 02-10-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,896
Posted By BlueSteam
Migraines

Hi everyone. I started getting these awful migraines about a year ago and nothing seems to stop them. They are lasting 3 to 4 days at a time (every single month). My grandfather and husband both...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-25-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Can anyone help

Thanks for the info, I did some research and found that plantar fasciitis pretty much stems from the heel of your foot--I don't know about Cally, but so far (thank goodness) I haven't had any...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-24-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By BlueSteam
Questions about gout

My dr diagnosed me with gout several days ago, but he did no blood tests, just exrays. His words were "I think you have gout". My questions are: how long does an episode last? Can it cause sharp...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-24-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Can anyone help

Cally, I basically came here to find out the same information. The same thing happened to me--only I was at work when it hit me. Every step I took felt like someone was sticking a knife in my...
Board: Lupus 05-09-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,363
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Any thoughts?

Thank you for your thoughts! My primary dr has prescribed me soooo many differant meds, mostly pain killers, and also valium as a muscle relaxer. I only take that one about once a week for fear of...
Board: Lupus 05-08-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,363
Posted By BlueSteam
Question Any thoughts?

After suffering from a lot of joint pain and migraines for over a year and a half (among lots of other things), I saw a differant dr who orded a lot of blood work. When I got home and looked up these...
Board: Bell's Palsy 03-15-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,973
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Bell's Palsy~~any one else?

Wow, I had no idea that anyone was still writting on my post--it's such a big issue and severely affects your life. I appreciate all the information!!:)

My daughter seems to have fully recovered...
Board: General Health 03-15-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,549
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Help! Feel Like Food Obstruction Hours After Eating

The same thing happened to me. It felt like there was something there--stuck, and after a while I was having sharp pains in my back also. It bothered me so much I went to the ER where they figured a...
Board: Pain Management 03-13-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,898
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Lyrica question

Yikes--I am not starting this med. Fluid around your heart actually prevents it from "moving" like it should, or beating properly. It's not like having a clogged artery because it's your entire heart...
Board: Pain Management 03-12-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,898
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Lyrica question

Enie, I did read about developing fluid around your heart and that is one thing that is bothering me about this med. I don't trust my primary enough to start taking this med...she's not quick to...
Board: Pain Management 03-09-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,898
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Lyrica question

Thanks for the reply. It is sounding a lot like topamax to me. I am still having memory problems, reading is hard, and hair is still falling out. I did read that weight gain is a problem for lyrica...
Board: Pain Management 03-09-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,898
Posted By BlueSteam
Question Lyrica question

Hi Everybody, it's been a while--I hope everyone is doing better or at least coping. I did go off the topamax for my migraines and nerve pain about six months ago and while my headaches are still...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-07-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 15,909
Posted By BlueSteam
Tingling sensation in tongue!

I don't know if I'm using the right board for my question---but if anyone has any advice for me I would appreciate it. My tongue has started tingling (near the back and sides). Can't say that this...
Board: Anger Management 01-06-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,539
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Teen daughter abusive to dog--advice???

:) Thank you for all your replies. My daughter does have an appt with her dr next week, so I'm going to see if he can help me find her someone to talk to. She does have a lot of "pent" up emotions...
Board: Anger Management 01-05-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,539
Posted By BlueSteam
Red face Teen daughter abusive to dog--advice???

Hi, My 15 year old daughter bought a dobermin a year and a half ago. Lately she has become abusive to him. When it's cold outside the dogs sleep in her bedroom. One night I woke to hearing the dog...
Board: Pain Management 12-02-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: When is it time to accept things?

Nuffs, It's was my understanding that the valium was more like a muscle relaxer. I still have a lot of nerve pain. I was taking topamax for that, but at one point had to increase my dosage and...
Board: Pain Management 12-01-2006, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: When is it time to accept things?

Nuffs3, I am so sorry about your MS, and that you're having the same troubles with your husband. It's so sad~~whatever happened to "in sickness and health". Our biggest support group is letting us...
Board: Pain Management 11-28-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: When is it time to accept things?

Of all the meds I do have, I'm not sure which ones are long term pain release and which ones are break-thru--if any. I really am doing a good job of trying to stay on top of it. I actually started...
Board: Pain Management 11-24-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: When is it time to accept things?

Thank all of you for your support! It brought tears to my eyes just knowing that someone cares. I can't tell you how much I appreciate everything.:) I finally got my appt with the neurosurgeon, but...
Board: Pain Management 11-21-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: When is it time to accept things?

Thank you so much for making me feel better:angel: It doesn't seem to matter what my troubles are, when I come here I end up feeling better every time. I did get some good news yesterday. I called...
Board: Pain Management 11-20-2006, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By BlueSteam
When is it time to accept things?

It seems like I've been fighting my pain for so long now and I'm only getting worse. It's getting harder and harder to walk and the pain is thru the roof. When do I throw in the towel and accept...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-20-2006, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,306
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Newbie intro/ Topamax - sore throat?

Did your dr tell you that the topamax will dehydrate you? You need to drink a lot of water and something with electrolytes in it. I noticed that I was more up to date on the med's side effects than...
Board: Hair Loss / Alopecia 11-20-2006, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,705
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Topamax and hair loss!?

Thank you! I do feel better knowing I'm not alone. It's bad enough having to go on these meds for whatever reasons we have~~let alone all the scary side effects we have to endure. I will try to be...
Board: Back Problems 11-20-2006, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,735
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: New pain, now in groin area

It's been 21 years since I first hurt my lower back. I had three herniated discs. It took about 8 years for that to heal, but eventually I was able to get back to a normal life again. A year ago I...
Board: Pain Management 11-18-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,566
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Hey - popping in

I agree about not taking any more steriods of any type. When I had my ESI last June, I ended up in so much more pain. All the pain I ever had from my injury suddenly became ten-fold. My PM doc said I...
Board: Hair Loss / Alopecia 11-17-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,705
Posted By BlueSteam
Unhappy Topamax and hair loss!?

I quit taking topamax for a neck injury that was causing migraines about two months ago. I am losing my hair:eek: Showers have become frightening to me because my hair comes out by the handful. As...
Board: Pain Management 11-17-2006, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Anti-inflammatory meds question…

I take both the meds myself, but NEVER both of them on the same day. I do take tylenol in-between while on either one of them. Always try to eat when you take your meds. My dr has me on nexium to...
Board: Bell's Palsy 11-17-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,816
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Bell's Palsy~~any one else?

Ticker, I wouldn't mind a referal at all--as long as it's OK for you to do it on the board. Thank you!!! I did write down all the info you gave me to take with us when she see's her dr wed. Did this...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-16-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,306
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Topamax Users...

Salty, Once I hit my 100mg dose, things got better. I took 50mg's AM and 50mg's PM. It sounds like you can't really nap when you need to? Your dr can change your dosing times if needed, but if you've...
Board: Pain Management 11-16-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,566
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Hey - popping in

Curiousforever, I remember you as well! I'm so sorry that you are going thru these troubles. Whatever happened to dr's really wanting to help their patients? And going to your hubbies commander??...
Board: Back Problems 11-16-2006, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,735
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: New pain, now in groin area

Yvette777, The same thing has happened to me....Most all of my back pain was pretty much on one side, then it started moving to the other. The last MRI I had on my lower back was a year ago. Maybe...
Board: Bell's Palsy 11-16-2006, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,816
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Bell's Palsy~~any one else?

I have to say that I am utterly shocked about the Lyme disease. Not one time did either of my daughters dr's mention this. You would think, considering where we live, that we would all know this kind...
Board: Pain Management 11-15-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: In pain and crabby

I go through the same thing. I tend to want to be away from everyone including my family at times when I start getting crabby or angry. I'm not very good at treating my pain as I'm afraid of all my...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-15-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,306
Posted By BlueSteam
Re: Topamax Users...

Saltly, I did the first few weeks when I started it. It did get better in time:)
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