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Board: Mental Health 07-05-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,013
Posted By injured betty
Re: Why Do I Feel Paranoid-Depressed-and Anxious ALL at the sale time ?

I am sorry if I misunderstood your situation.
Board: Sleep Disorders 07-05-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,827
Posted By injured betty
Re: Anxiety and Insomnia

How long did the detox take and how many were you taking? I was taking 4 mg of Xanax a day, only at night, then switched to 8 mg of Klonopin, take three times a day. I was WAY more comfortable with...
Board: Mental Health 07-04-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,013
Posted By injured betty
Re: Why Do I Feel Paranoid-Depressed-and Anxious ALL at the sale time ?

If you beat benzos once, don't test fate. They can be hell to get off of.

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Board: Sleep Disorders 07-04-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,827
Posted By injured betty
Re: Anxiety and Insomnia

How did you manage to get off of the Klonopin??????????
Board: Sleep Disorders 07-04-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,176
Posted By injured betty
Re: what is the strongest benzodiazepine

Xanax is the strongest the hardest to get off of.
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-16-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,906
Posted By injured betty
Addicted to Xanax

I have been on this stuff for over 15 years. I have gone to the website of the manufacturer to try to find successful stories about recovery and gettting off of this poison but can't find anything...
Board: Anxiety 03-18-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,478
Posted By injured betty
Re: Xanax under the tongue and tooth decay??

They taste horrible, but they get to your brain faster. I used to swallow them but the dosage was going up and I didn't want to eat more, so I started putting them under the tongue. I tried going...
Board: Anxiety 03-18-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,478
Posted By injured betty
Re: Xanax under the tongue and tooth decay??

After days and days of research I finally found my answer. Xanax causes dry mouth which in turn causes the cavities. It doesn't matter how you take them, under your tongue or swallow them, it is all...
Board: Anxiety 03-15-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,478
Posted By injured betty
Xanax under the tongue and tooth decay??

I have been taking it for about fifteen years now and just realized that putting it under my tongue might be the root cause of all of my dental problems. I asked the dentist but he had no idea....
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-06-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,041
Posted By injured betty
Re: need some input please

Once you find out that you herniated discs, a chiroprator should be history. See a spine specialist or a neuro person. The chiropractor can make things worse. Their training is minimal. Try to get...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-04-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,908
Posted By injured betty
Re: Help to understand the re-read of original MRI. Can someone explain?

Arthritis

When was the accident?

Arthritis takes time to develop so it is not a good diagnosis if you are trying to use it in a law suit. They can say that it is pre-existing.
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-02-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,512
Posted By injured betty
Re: Re-bulging after fusions

They should have explained to you that this was a possibility. My husband's neck hurts as much now as it did before the surgery. He got two years from his.
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-29-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,345
Posted By injured betty
Re: Recent Anterior Cervical Discectomy

My husband had this done also. They told him to start walking almost immediately. He had to walk for an hour a day, every day for a year to fuse. He also had to give up all soda, chocolate, and had...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-29-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 25,354
Posted By injured betty
Re: I need your advice..

Doesn't look like herniations, just arthritis and narrowing. Have they said the word, herination?
Board: Hernia 11-25-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,616
Posted By injured betty
Re: how long does the first cervical fusion last before another disc herniates

It didn't take an injury or heavy activity for my husband's to herniate after the fusion. They told him when he had it done, it is part of what happens. I think that more doctors should be honest...
Board: Hernia 11-22-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,616
Posted By injured betty
Re: how long does the first cervical fusion last before another disc herniates

My husband's lasted two years, with light duty at work. The levels above and below herinated. We look at the bright side, two good years.
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-22-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By injured betty
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-18-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By injured betty
Re: herinited cervical discs, lumbar discs

I am in the northwest. I have contacted several doctors. I just want my life back. Everyone says, oh, you hit the jack pot, you can sue, but I just want to go back to work.

My husband had three...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-14-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By injured betty
Thumbs down herinited cervical discs, lumbar discs

:confused:

I was rearended a month ago by a car who didn't slow down, crashing me into another vechile. My car was hit, then put up onto the two front tires, them rammed into another car, then the...
Board: Pain Management 07-09-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By injured betty
Question Pain meds, need help

:confused:

I have been gone for awhile. I went from doctor to doctor, through referrals. I tore the major ligaments in my back in 2003 and they have yet to heal. All of the doctors have given up...
Board: Back Problems 03-28-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By injured betty
Question I'm Back

It has been four years since my accident where I tore my ligaments and fell on my tailbone. I am still in pain. I have tried; meds (pain, muscle relaxers, steroids), accupunture, Prolotherapy, PT,...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 01-16-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By injured betty
Depakote

I was given this for a bi-polar diagnosis. The doctor told me to take it at bedtime as it would make me sleepy. I did this for a few days and it made me stay awake all night long. So, I switched to...
Board: Back Problems 01-16-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,666
Posted By injured betty
Re: Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

The shots are just part of the insurance protocol. Skip them if you can.

I found an excellent PT as well as a doctor who specialized in work injuries. It took three years, but I finally found...
Board: Back Problems 01-16-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By injured betty
Re: Back pain

Pulled muscle, SI joint, could be anything.
Board: Back Problems 12-14-2006, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,024
Posted By injured betty
Re: Tear in sacroiliac ligament?

I tore my SI ligaments. I had Prolotherapy and it worked. I still have pain from Sacrolititis? Anyway, I have chronic pain and have learned to live with it, without the use of meds.

But, my...
Board: Back Problems 09-30-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By injured betty
Re: How can I survive the first days back to work?

Appoint kids to do jobs for you. Make it special to them, sweeping, setting out the trash cans, wiping the boards, and putting up the chairs.

Stress will cause your back to tense up. Don't let the...
Board: Back Problems 09-30-2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,780
Posted By injured betty
Re: Sacroiliac Joint Troubles

I was in the correct position when the doc did Prolo BUT, I was reading that if they don't absolutely know what they are doing, that they can inject the wrong ligaments and you are stuck that way...
Board: Back Problems 09-30-2006, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By injured betty
Re: Can you help with my MRI report??

They might tell you that nothing is wrong, according to the MRI and that it is muscle pain. There is nothing there that indicates surgery.

I have had back pain for three years. My MRI read much...
Board: Back Problems 09-28-2006, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By injured betty
Re: Robin Mackenzie back extension exercises???

What ever you do, if a PT or a DO asks you if you want to use the McKenzie table, say NO!!!!! It set me back, months.

A more passive form of this might be okay, but you have to find what works for...
Board: Back Problems 09-27-2006, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By injured betty
Re: Trigger Points

ICC, since you stil have pain, does that mean they worked or didn't work, and for how long?

Wigout: I am with you, they not only didn't work for me, but now I am in more pain than I was before...
Board: Back Problems 09-27-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,780
Posted By injured betty
Re: Sacroiliac Joint Troubles

:blob_fire

The pain has not subsided. I had it done by a pain management doctor. When the pain did not subside I called the doctor. I had tried a pain pill and it didn't work, it just made me...
Board: Back Problems 09-26-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,780
Posted By injured betty
Re: Sacroiliac Joint Troubles

SI and S1 are two different things. SI is a joint and S1 is part of your spine.

I had an appointment with my PM today. For some reason, maybe stupidity or pain, or both, I let the doc do trigger...
Board: Back Problems 09-25-2006, 02:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,780
Posted By injured betty
Re: Sacroiliac Joint Troubles

I have had SIJD for three years now. I have gone the gamut on what to do. Presently, I am seeing a pm and a physical medicine doctor.

The latest doc told me to; lay on my back, knees up. Pull my...
Board: Back Problems 09-14-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,520
Posted By injured betty
Re: Lower Back Pain-2 Months

Snow melts:

I had no idea what a Kegal was until it was showed to me, but man does it help. According to what I have read, everyone, male and female, should be doing these as part of their day. If...
Board: Back Problems 09-13-2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,520
Posted By injured betty
Re: Lower Back Pain-2 Months

You name a test or a treatment, conventional or left field, I have tried it. No matter what I did, the pain would not go away. I tried every type of doctor that I could.

So, yesterday, I went...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 08-12-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,292
Posted By injured betty
Re: medications that have helped?

My doctor just told me that doctors that are prescribing anti-depressants for bi-polars are causing the problems to be worse and causing faster cycling. If you read the inserts on SSRI's they state...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 08-10-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By injured betty
Re: Family Members of Bi-Polars

You can call and get a 72 hour hold on him, that is about all. We have done this twice within one week on a relative of ours. They put her on meds but she quit taking them. Otherwise, since Ronnie...
Board: Back Problems 08-10-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,757
Posted By injured betty
Re: Anyone have experience with Neurontin?

My husband and I were both put on it for different reasons. I had torn muscles and ligaments and he had a pinched nerve. Both of us experienced the same problems, total lack of memory. I experienced...
Board: Back Problems 08-10-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,592
Posted By injured betty
Re: RS Stimulator

Shawley:

I am not addicted to the tens unit, I am addicted to the endorphins that are released when I crank up the RS stimulator, which does not work on the same principle as a ten's unit.

It...
Board: Back Problems 08-08-2006, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,592
Posted By injured betty
Re: RS Stimulator

I have torn and stretched ligaments, SI dysfunction, muscle spasms, and a bulging disc.

The belt retrained the musles that atrophied while my initial injury tried to heal.

The first phase of...
Board: Back Problems 08-04-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,592
Posted By injured betty
Re: RS Stimulator

This can be used two ways, as a belt, or by attaching individual pads to the small machine. It is not inserted into the body, although there is a version that can be. When your back is in pain, the...
Board: Back Problems 08-03-2006, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,592
Posted By injured betty
Re: RS Stimulator

The free use of mine is up on the tenth. I have seen a HUGE difference in my levels of pain since I started using it. I have pain free days. I just drove 800 miles round trip, no pain. I swear by...
Board: Back Problems 07-24-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,592
Posted By injured betty
Re: RS Stimulator

I talked to the rep today and they told me that it is supposed to retrain the muscles. Mine seems to be working, no pain when driving anymore, but I can't seem to go a day without it and my trial,...
Board: Back Problems 07-23-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,592
Posted By injured betty
RS Stimulator

Anyone else here using one of these and is there an end to it? I have been using this thing for almost three months now. I have it cranked up to the max numbers, 99. I have found that I am strangely...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 07-16-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 745
Posted By injured betty
Tb

I was coughing for about a month straight, felt tired all of the time, and then started losing weight and had the runs. Could not keep food from going straight through.

I at first, thought that...
Board: Back Problems 07-10-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,854
Posted By injured betty
Re: Fusion of L4 on June 16th.

A Neuro does not only work on brains. That is what we used for my husband's neck surgery and was darn glad that we did. They work with the nerves, whereas an ortho works more with the bones,...
Board: Back Problems 07-06-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,013
Posted By injured betty
Re: What type of surgeon is best? Ortho spine or neuro & how do you deal with emotions

I would see both even if it had to come out of my pocket. You only get one back and one spinal cord. A Neuro did my husband's surgery and it went great. I checked them out on the net, the license,...
Board: Back Problems 07-06-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,376
Posted By injured betty
Re: Reset RS-4i Unit

There are too many of them being sold on e-bay that you will have to get another prescription or have the info for the service. They are pretty stict. I have a new model and it works great. But, they...
Board: Back Problems 07-05-2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,294
Posted By injured betty
Re: Suggestions Welcome, PLEASE!

I have this great machine, it is called a RS Stimulator. At first, I thought that it would not work, but I use it three times a day, and it worked wonders. My pain is minimal. I used to be a ten...
Board: Back Problems 05-25-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By injured betty
Re: Lost

Thank you for hanging in there with me.

I am so sorry to hear about your maritial troubles.

I am in the middle of an OWCP and an EEO case and have hours and hours to go.

The stress and pain...
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