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Board: Skin Problems 12-12-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 14
Posted By MSNik
Re: My body itches like crazy when sometimes out in public, HELP!!

Have you considered going to see a dermatologist? Coffee may not be your culprit...it could be an allergy to something you are wearing, something in the detergent or soap that you are using or even...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-12-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 37
Posted By MSNik
Re: Hemorrhoids or other issue?

Hi there. Stress, illness, infection can all be the cause. Please do not be afraid or embarrassed to see a GI doctor; they see and deal with this stuff all the time and its the only way you will get...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-11-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By MSNik
Re: Blood in stool

You really are suffering from anxiety. First of all, your doctor is probably right. You are too young to have colon cancer; and fissures and hemorrhoids cause blood in the stools....cancer doesnt...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-11-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By MSNik
Re: Help Needed

I had my GB removed in April of this year...I had zero pain at all. But, the tests showed that it was thickened with sludge and it was causing my problems. I havent had problems since it was...
Board: Incontinence 12-10-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By MSNik
Re: Young incontince (17)

You very easily could have a urinary tract infection OR you could have a pelvic floor (urinary) type of issue which needs medication. Either way, a visit to the doctor is in order and if it is just...
Board: General Health 12-10-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By MSNik
Re: I'm not sure what's happening

My first thought is that he is depressed. Are you positive that he quit his day job and he wasn't laid off or let go? Just wondering because that could certainly result in being depressed.

Not...
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-10-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By MSNik
Re: Anyone with similar stomach issues??

Hi there. Muscles do not show up on Xrays...but organs do. If your doctor said it is the duodenum, it probably is. This is the very tip of your small bowel and it can cause all sorts of issues...
Board: Women's Health 12-10-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By MSNik
Re: Please I need some opinions on my situation

Hi there. Rough situation. I am sorry you are going through this. Unfortunately you will only be able to tell who the father is by having genetic testing done. They can do it while you are pregnant...
Board: Relationship Health 12-09-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By MSNik
Re: Marital issue

Hi there. My suggestion is that you let it ride until after the baby is born. First of all, your wife is very hormonal right now- probably fairly uncomfortable and should not be upset at this...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-09-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By MSNik
Re: Help Needed

Its sounds like your Gallballer is inflammed. You should see a GI doctor and talk to them about a scan for your GB and a HIDA test, which will let them know if it is functioning properly or not.
...
Board: Dental Health 12-09-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By MSNik
Re: Bad bad after fillings. Long post need a dentists help

Did they make you a new retainer AFTER the fillings were done? Anytime you have any type of dental work, you always need a new retainer- they are made to fit your bite...so if your bite changes, due...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 12-08-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By MSNik
Re: Diagnosed today

Hi Janet,
I just wanted to welcome you...sorry to hear that you had to join our MS family- but as you know, this disease is certainly not the worst thing to have happen.

You have a world of...
Board: Anemia 12-07-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By MSNik
Re: What kind of things to eat for the anemia condition.

Hi. I am sorry but the best advice anyone can give you is to go to the doctors. There are so many reasons why you might have no energy- anemia is probably last on the list. You should really have a...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 12-06-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By MSNik
Re: Vitamin deficiency or more?

I would definately be going back to the doctors to get some answers. May I ask what you do eat? You have ruled out most of the primary food groups...

It could very well be a D deficiency which is...
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-06-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By MSNik
Re: Choking after eating/Bile Acid Malabsorption

Hi there. No idea what this might be, but I would suggest you go see your GI doctor....reflux, or acid which is a problem for some- causes esophageal issues and thats what this sounds like. One thing...
Board: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) 12-05-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By MSNik
Re: Epstein Barr Virus success story, need to share this with everyone

Hi there. Thanks for posting this; but there is evidence that these mushrooms, when taken for more than 30 days can cause liver issues. Please make sure you are talking to your doctor about your...
Board: Skin Problems 12-05-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By MSNik
Re: Irritated skin

It hasnt happened to me, but you could be allergic to the loofa OR you could have scrubbed too hard with it. What type of body wash or soap did you use with it? If it was also exfoliating, it could...
Board: Gallbladder 12-05-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By MSNik
Re: Surgery

Yeah, they really wont care unless you wear clown makeup. Light camouflage makeup on your face is fine..no red lips or bright eye shadow though.

Had my GB out in April...the surgery is a piece of...
Board: Gallbladder 12-04-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By MSNik
Re: Fatty stool

Hi Kell,

I had my GB out in April. I also take digest gold...it really helps. It sounds like you are eating too much fat too soon. I couldn't eat any fat for 3 weeks post op and then I had to...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-04-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By MSNik
Re: Weird pea shaped things in rectum

External hemorrhoids are internal hemorrhoids (what you have ) which become inflamed and actually hang out of one's rectum...they can be pushed back in, but they do not stay in...at the next bowel...
Board: Gallbladder 12-04-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By MSNik
Re: Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

Yes. It needs to come out asap....if you ignore a non functioning gallbaldder, it can rupture, and this is life threatening.

I had mine out in April, had no stones and very little pain...but had...
Board: Gallbladder 12-04-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By MSNik
Re: adenomyomatosis?

Yup. I had the same thing. First my wall was thickened, then they said it was filled with sludge. I had my GB taken out and no more problems!

Find a surgeon who will remove it. It will save you...
Board: Relationship Health 12-04-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By MSNik
Re: Texting and talking to his college ex

Hi there. You said " but I feel like when you know someone is married if you have no hidden agenda then you don't sneak around and talk and text with them" I think you were talking about her...
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-04-2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By MSNik
Re: This is a long one but I really need opinions

Your husband could have a ruptured gallbladder or a blockage in his intestine. Nothing should cause that much pain and something is wrong.

Get him to the doctors immediately. Ultimatum or not, he...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-04-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By MSNik
Re: Weird pea shaped things in rectum

These sound exactly like hemorrhoids and they will not go away until you go to the doctor. I obviously cannot be sure about this- but hemorrhoids start out as small pea shaped skin colored bulges and...
Board: Cancer: Breast 12-03-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By MSNik
Re: So worried

Hi. I just wanted to comment because I have been in your shoes. I am sorry that you are going through this; especially this close to the holidays.

When I went through this, I was terrified. Also...
Board: Relationship Health 12-02-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By MSNik
Re: Over reacting or just over sensitivity?

Pretty sure from reading this that it all might have started when you handed him your drink and you told him "you were alittle mad"...he asked you why, and you said ""Idk it just happens sometimes."...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 12-02-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By MSNik
Re: colonoscopy

You not go gluten free unless you are celiac,..gluten provides some of the fiber that your body needs in order to prevent the tortured colon from getting worse.

Did your doctor prescribe anything...
Board: Relationship Health 12-01-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By MSNik
Re: My ex boyfriend is obsessed with me?

Stay out of it. Delete his attempts, do not tell her he attempted to contact you. Any reaction is what he is looking for...if you dont react, he cant get to you.
Pretend it didnt happen, delete his...
Board: Birth Control 11-30-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By MSNik
Re: Missed a lot of bcp

Normally, you start to bleed within 7 days of stopping the pills....no matter how many pills you took.

There are several risks associated with what you are doing which you should talk to your...
Board: Weight Loss 11-29-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By MSNik
Re: Can someone lose weight by just walking around somewhere.

In order to lose weight, you have to eat less and burn more calories...in other words burn more than you eat.

Walking is a safe, low impact way to exercise and is recommended for everyone;...
Board: Birth Control 11-27-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By MSNik
Re: Depo Injection!!

There is no way to know unless you try it. For some people, as they get used to it, things straighten out...for others, it can get worse. You have to try it to know for sure. Hopefully you will be...
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-27-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By MSNik
Re: Constant belly problems for months, doctors just blow me off. Help!

Have any of these doctors been Gastrenterologists? GI doctors?

It sounds like you need more than a CT scan..possibly a scope (endoscopy for upper GI or colonoscopy for lower GI) to see if there...
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-27-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By MSNik
Re: Digestive issues for almost a year. Help!

I would go back to the GI doctor and ask for some more assistance here.

Changing your diet is a short term fix, but will not cure what is going on with you. I don't know how long you have been on...
Board: Relationship Health 11-27-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By MSNik
Re: My father yelled at my son

I hate to say it, but it sounds like your father might have done you a favor....if your son was acting out and you admitted he was, someone needed to teach him how to sit quietly with the adults for...
Board: Eye & Vision 11-26-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By MSNik
Re: Vision problems

Definately go to Salt Lake and see this doctor. Your eyes are too important to take chances with....and it sounds like this needs to be dealt with.

I have MS- eye conditions happen, but not as...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-26-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By MSNik
Re: need some help/advice

IF you are trying to add fiber to your diet; you should be eating plenty of grains, high grain breads, apples, applesauce...you can add Metamucil to your diet as well; which is a tasteless, odorless...
Board: Eye & Vision 11-26-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By MSNik
Re: Vision problems

Hi. Sounds scary. I have MS, and often get optical neuritis, which can be associated with MS; but ON or Optical Neuritis is not just a blind spot..it is caused by inflammation of the optical nerve....
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 11-25-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By MSNik
Re: Reflux and Inflamed Esophagus

Hi. You wrote " I've read that reflux causes inflammation of the esophagus but also that this can turn into cancer and I'm so worried! I need someone to reassure me that this could all be down to the...
Board: Dental Health 11-25-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By MSNik
Re: Doing It All At Once? Price Ranges

Almost all dentists offer some sort of financing...you'll need to ask them about it. Lots of people have issues and do not have dental insurance, this is not something new that they will be surprised...
Board: Neuropathy 11-25-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By MSNik
Re: Extreme Pain from an EMG Test

Ive had EMGs done on my arms twice...they hurt. There is no other way to say it.

Is it possible you are experiencing pain simply because of the electrical shocks you experienced and this is still...
Board: Relationship Health 11-23-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By MSNik
Re: My neighbor died a week ago

Hi there. It sounds like they wanted to keep this pretty quiet or very personal, maybe only family...

Since you do know now- its kind of hard to ignore and pretend you dont care- but you...
Board: Cancer: Breast 11-23-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By MSNik
Re: Entering unknown territory

Topsy, I am so sorry that you are going through this. I think, from reading your post, that you are in shock and still not quite grasping this. I also think, I would be feeling pretty much the same...
Board: Sexual Health - General 11-22-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By MSNik
Re: Burn and discomfort the day after intimacy

This sounds like a UTI; which is not uncommon especially when you first become sexually active. Many women get them. You can also get them from so many different ways....did you use condoms? An...
Board: Women's Health 11-22-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By MSNik
Re: Worried sick

Was she checked for Herpes? Herpes outbreaks present just like this and the first one is extremely painful. Can you make sure that this was checked? It is different from the normal STD test- a...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 11-20-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
hi
Views: 235
Posted By MSNik
Re: hi

Hi. If you have gastritis, was it diagnosed by a GastroEnterologist?

If so, he or she should have put you on the appropriate meds and diet...

You really need to see a GI doctor or go back to...
Board: Relationship Health 11-20-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By MSNik
Re: So confused

I am sorry you are going through this and it sounds very sad,..however, this relationship is toxic. If this has been going on for some time, why then, did you get pregnant again? Are you in a...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-20-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By MSNik
Re: Worried about a possible prolapse or an issue

It sounds like you pushed in a Hemorrhoid. This is exactly what they feel like and you really can push them back in to your anus.

You can go see your NP OR you can make an appointment with a GI...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-20-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By MSNik
Re: There's blood in my stool, im scared.

You really need to talk to your mom and have her take you to the doctor. You are not defecating enough and there is medication which can help! This is a common problem, nothing to be afraid of- but...
Board: Women's Health 11-19-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By MSNik
Re: Confused!

Everyone really is different...the rule, that you should go a full year before being declared "menopausal" is really just a rule to go by, but not a hard fact. The fact that you have had less and...
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