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Board: Epilepsy 04-25-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,928
Posted By porterville
Re: can we drive with a seizure disorder if the medication works ???

Hi Friend

I have been an epileptic for 59 years. When I was 16 years
old, I could drive. I thought about it and decided on my
own not to drive. I did not want to kill myself or someone
else in...
Board: Epilepsy 04-25-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,210
Posted By porterville
Re: New to this EEG thing.

Hi

I am sorry you are having all of these problems. I have
had epilepsy for 59 years. I have had a lot of MRI's.CT's
and EEG's. You will get use to them.

A 72-hour EEG is no different from a...
Board: Diabetes 01-26-2008, 03:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,929
Posted By porterville
Re: Always hungry

Hi this is Ruth
I have the same problem. You should eat meals six times a day. Are you eating
fruit and vegatles for inbetween snaks. That is what is recommended. Why don't you
try that. Your...
Board: Diabetes 01-26-2008, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,929
Posted By porterville
Re: Always hungry

Thanks so much everyone.

Catherine:
I do try to eat protein, like a spoonful of peanut butter or some cheese.

SamQKitty:
My blood sugars are never that low.. the lowest (so far) was 108, and...
Board: Caregivers 01-26-2008, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,250
Posted By porterville
Re: Newbie Who Needs Help

This is Ruth again. I am now in a wheelchair.When I try to walk I fall down. I have
been allergivc to propanolol. Most people take it withouth any problems.This started
in June 25, 2007. It took...
Board: Diabetes 01-25-2008, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By porterville
Thumbs up Re: Newly Diagnosed

Hi, welcome to the family.:cool:

I am 64 yrs old. I work to keep my diabetes under contrik, Age doesn't matter. The first thing I did when I was diagnsed was to go straing to
the ADA(American...
Board: Diabetes 11-30-2007, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,887
Posted By porterville
Re: Prediabetes

I have diabetes. I found out 5 years ago. I had prediabetes and it is NO JOKE. I had the same numbers. At the time I was in my 20's. I did not get diabetes until I was 59. I may have had it before.
...
Board: Diabetes 11-30-2007, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,496
Posted By porterville
Re: life expectancy, work out question

Hi Matt

I was diagnosed when I was 59 yrs. The way to live a long and healthy life with diabetes is take your meds if you are on meds. Not everyone is. You need to eat healthy, exercise and do not...
Board: Diabetes 11-30-2007, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,974
Posted By porterville
Re: Very scared - please give advice!

Hi

I have Diabetes Type 2. Your blood sugar is lower than mine. Mine is normally 140. Everyone is different. The only way you should go on a diet is if you are overweight. I am overweight and I am...
Board: Caregivers 11-30-2007, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,250
Posted By porterville
Re: Newbie Who Needs Help

Hi Newbie

Welcome to the board. I am a newbie here to. I need caregiving. I have been very ill since June and I am finally becoming well. Something I am grateful for. But now, I find myself...
Board: Epilepsy 10-01-2007, 02:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,909
Posted By porterville
Re: Mental illnesses related to epilepsy sufferers

Hello Everyone

I am 64 years old. I have had epilepsy since I was 6 years old.

Mental Illness, I have not had any. I am sorry you do. I have epilepsy but not mental illness. I suppose a person...
Board: Epilepsy 10-01-2007, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,548
Posted By porterville
Re: please please help me : (

Hi Everyone

I have epilepsy. tonic/clonic used to be called grand mals. They changed the names on us. The reason they changed the name is because it is not always over all of the brain. It can be...
Board: Epilepsy 10-01-2007, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,672
Posted By porterville
Re: I need info on TlE Epilepsy....Diagnosed 30 years ago

Hi

Please do not be a neurowreck. We all have our problems with epilepsy. I am 64 years old.

The odors and other stuff you have are called auras (a warning that a seizure is coming on). I have...
Board: Epilepsy 10-01-2007, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By porterville
Re: Giving up hope

Hi

Do not give up hope. What you had before you had a seizure was an aura. An aura is a feeling that you are going to have a seizure. I have epilepsy.

Just because the tests come out normal,...
Board: Diabetes 10-01-2007, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By porterville
Re: Question please?

Hi Everyone

I am Type 2 Diabetes. When I had my first test that you are going to have. I found out that they look for everything, not just diabetes.

Your doc also wants to find out what is...
Board: Diabetes 10-01-2007, 01:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,278
Posted By porterville
Re: I bought cinnamon - now what?

Hi Everyone

I heard that cinnamon lowers blood sugar. I put it on a food that I liked. It lowers my blood sugar.

Put it on a food that you like. It is best to put it on a food that you want to...
Board: Diabetes 10-01-2007, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,325
Posted By porterville
Re: Blood sugar normal or high?

Hi Everybody

My blood sugar, I try to keep at 140 high and 100 low. I know that is high but I have other heath problems. My doctor even agrees I should keep it at those levels.

When my levels...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-01-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,532
Posted By porterville
Re: Prilosec and depression

Hi

I am on omeprazole form of Prilosec. I do not have nitemares, thank goodness. That must be horrible.

I do have depression though. But I do not know if it is from Prilosec or other meds I...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 09-20-2007, 03:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,611
Posted By porterville
Re: Head shaking/tremors

Hi Everybody

Is my T2 Friend aka Gabby here.

I have Head shaking/temors. The doctors do not know whether it is my medicine or something else. It is constanty getting worse. I am going to be in...
Board: Occupational Health & Safety 09-20-2007, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,021
Posted By porterville
Re: Question about Heavy Metals Urine analysis

Hi Everybody

My husband lost many a job by the Metals Urine analysis. He is 66 years old now and retired.

When he was young, they did the metal analysis by testing the urine. That told them if...
Board: Epilepsy 09-20-2007, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By porterville
Re: Gran Mal / Tonic Clonic Seizures. I need an update.

Hi Everybody

The doctors changed the name from Grand Mal to Tonic/Clonic Seizures. The doctors are always changing things. Like petit mal has been changed to Absence Seizures. Drop seiqures is now...
Board: Aging Issues 09-20-2007, 02:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 35,866
Posted By porterville
Re: Frequent urinating during the night

Hi Gabby

Good to see my friend again.

Frenquent urinating needs cranberry juice. I was taking antibiotics for years. Then a doctor told me to drink cranberry juice. It works.

Love...
Board: Aging Issues 09-20-2007, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 35,245
Posted By porterville
Re: UTI causing confusion?

Hi Everybody

I have UTI's and I do not have confusion. What I take for UT's is cranberry juice. It works everytime.

As for the masentey (misspelled), cancer never goes away. My mother was told...
Board: Aging Issues 09-20-2007, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,978
Posted By porterville
Re: help

Hi Everybody

Think of a small and short guy. He starred in Back to the Future and other famous movies. His name is Michael J. Fox.

You might become famous and rich like him. Others that fit...
Board: Aging Issues 09-20-2007, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 33,476
Posted By porterville
Re: a good cream for facial wrinkles

Hi Everybody

You want to know which one cream is best. If you are looking for quality, ask other people you know how they liked it.

If you are looking for quanity, be careful. The quantity they...
Board: Caregivers 05-15-2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,834
Posted By porterville
Re: Finding a Meaningful Position As a Caregiver!?

Hi

That is a good idea. However, if the elderly person needs a shower, would you know what to do? Before you go into it, without medical experience, find out what is required.

Some just need...
Board: Caregivers 05-15-2007, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,604
Posted By porterville
Re: Don't trust family!

Hi

Do not let her get away with it. Go to an attorney and sue her in a civil court.

Love Ruth
Board: Epilepsy 05-15-2007, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,759
Posted By porterville
Re: exercise-induced epilepsy?

Hi

I am a Type 2 diabetic as well as an Epileptic. It sounds more like hypoglocemia. When you exercise have a sweet snack with you.

Ask your doc to test you for Diabetes. It is just a blood...
Board: Epilepsy 05-15-2007, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,736
Posted By porterville
Re: Severe burning during seizures

Hi

Sounds like your doc has a good handle on it. I myself am allergic to pheno. I have not had a burning sensation. My first sz was when I was 6, now I am 64.

Love Ruth:)
Board: Epilepsy 05-15-2007, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,495
Posted By porterville
Re: Many questions...

Hi

I do not know if I can answer all of your questions. I was diagnosed when I was 6. I am now 64. The first thing I would do is change docs. He is no help to you.

When you have memory loss,...
Board: Epilepsy 05-15-2007, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,601
Posted By porterville
Lightbulb Re: How are rages caused by seizures?

Maria

Your doc said benign epilepsy. It is known as benign rolando epilepsy. Most children do outgrow it.

Are the rages caused by autism? Both of your children are in desparate need of help....
Board: Diabetes 05-15-2007, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By porterville
Re: Am I at risk for diabetes?

Hi Everyone

You are not at risk for diabetes. If you think you might be, go to a doc and find out.

As far as the chocolate, moderation in all things.

Love Ruth:cool:
Board: Diabetes 05-15-2007, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By porterville
Re: Contact with fellow diabetics in the UK

Hi Everyone

I would not try insulin in the nose. How effective would it be.

Jenny: Go to a doc ASAP.

Love Ruth:cool:
Board: Diabetes 05-15-2007, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By porterville
Re: please help

Hi Everyone

How old are you? You say that your AiC is 11. Mine is 8.5. It is supposed to be 6. I am trying to lower mine. Have you contacted the American Diabetes Association? They will help you...
Board: Diabetes 05-15-2007, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By porterville
Re: What are the main reason to increase Diabetes

Hi

I have had diabetes for about 6 years. Carbs turn into sugar in a slow way so your body can handle it. Exercize is good for you. Watch your BS with your meter, so it does not go to high.

I...
Board: Diabetes 05-15-2007, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,064
Posted By porterville
Re: Shocked!!!!!

Hi everyone

I had a doctor who gave me the best care. Then the saddest thing happened. He died in a car accident. It took a while but I got over it.

Now, I have an equally excellent doctor. So...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-15-2007, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By porterville
Re: Alzheimers or Normal Aging?

Hi

My name is Ruth. I have not been in this support group before. I have been tested for AD. My results will come in June 5th. I will update you then.

Love Ruth:cool:
Board: Diabetes 03-16-2007, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,011
Posted By porterville
Re: depressed- diabetes?

Hi
I have diabetes and I get depressed, too. I did not know that diabetes and depression are linked together. Thanks for the info.
Love

Ruth:cool:
Board: Anxiety 02-03-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,505
Posted By porterville
Re: Lexapro Dose & side effects

I have anziety attaks quite often. I did not know that their was medicine for it. You say that you get off and on the medicine. It is always a good idea to talk to your doctor before getting off a...
Board: Diabetes 01-13-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,119
Posted By porterville
Re: Diabetes and emotinal numbness...

I have Diabetes 2 and I have emotional numbess sometimes. I am 63 years old and was diagnosed about 10 years ago. I go through the same feelings that you do. It must be harder for you, since you...
Board: Cancer 01-13-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 29,130
Posted By porterville
Re: dnt know how to deal with mums cancer

I am very sorry you have to deal with Mums cancer. Keep cheerful and she will feel your strength. I know because both my Mother and Father died of cancer. My father did not get the cheerful faces...
Board: Caregivers 01-13-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,675
Posted By porterville
Cool Re: Long past burnout

I was the receiver of a caregiver. I was in a wheelchair and needed almost total care at that time. My husband was my caregiver and he burned out. I noticed it and was hurt that he could not handle...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 11-18-2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,414
Posted By porterville
Unhappy Re: Memory Lose and lack of consentration

Dear Dossal

I have the same problem with memory loss and lack of concentration. It is getting worse and the doctors think I am having tiny strokes that do not show up on the CT scan or the MRI. ...
Board: Diabetes 11-18-2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,836
Posted By porterville
Re: Blood pressure meds and their effects on glucose?

I am a diabetic type 11 and I take blood pressure meds. It has no effect on my glucose levels. The amount of food I eat certainly does. In fact, before I was on blood pressure meds my blood...
Board: Aging Issues 11-18-2006, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,843
Posted By porterville
Re: Aging around the eyes. What to do?

I use the circle eye cream. It does not work that well. I cannot afford laser surgery, although that is probably the most effective.
I wish there was something better that I can afford. Any ideas?...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 11-04-2006, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By porterville
Re: Going on 4 Years

I had a doctor who wanted to take me off my meds. I have serious health problems, so I told my GP that I would not see him again. I was taken of two of my four Keppra. Each one 500mg. At first, I...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-04-2006, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,249
Posted By porterville
Re: Lipitor question

I am taking Vytorin for my high chlolesterol. It is working. However, I have trouble keeping my food under control. I have severe cravings. My husband takes Lipitor and that works for him.
...
Board: Epilepsy 11-04-2006, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,821
Posted By porterville
Re: Surgery, anesthesia, seizures and dysautonomia

I have a severe case of epilepsy. I have fallen down two times that were serious. Those two times I broke my ribs. The doctor did a MRI right away to see if my spleen had been punctured. ...
Board: Colds & Flu 10-29-2006, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,630
Posted By porterville
Re: I have a big race tomorrow but I have a bad cold!! fast 12 hour relief??? how?

Hello

I take an allergy pill first. Where I live, allergies are more common than colds.When an allergy pill does not work I know I have a cold. I take Robitussin.

For the flu, I have a flu...
Board: Aging Issues 10-29-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,365
Posted By porterville
Re: Costs for the Insured and the Uninsured

Dear Rabbit Brush

My mother and father in law went straight to the doctor about their insurance. They had (they are deceased now) good insurance, but the older you get, the less they want to pay....
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