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Board: Depression 11-05-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Lady221
Re: Spouse has depression & anxiety

Thanks, and it never occurred to me that it could be something that needed a brain MRI. I will be contacting his Dr.
Board: Depression 11-05-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Lady221
Re: Spouse has depression & anxiety

Yes, with his reg. Dr. All is well. He also has diabetes and is hypothyroid.
Board: Depression 11-05-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Lady221
Re: Spouse has depression & anxiety

I have read so much about the drugs he is on causing anger. I wonder if it's the longtime use of the drugs.He has never had anger issues. This is new. I also wonder what he is telling his Dr when he...
Board: Depression 11-04-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Lady221
Spouse has depression & anxiety

My husband has had depression/anxiety for well over 10 yrs. He has seen several Dr's, therapists etc. He's on escitalopram, lorazepam, and bupropion. I don't know what to do anymore. I have sent him...
Board: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) 06-25-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By Lady221
Re: EBV-EA test results. HELP please

Any answers on this EBV-EA test?
Board: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) 06-21-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By Lady221
EBV-EA test results. HELP please

I have some questions regarding my sister's test results. 20 years ago she had Epstein Barr. Just recently she has had extreme tiredness and thyroid problems. They did a thyroid ultrasound and found...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 06-17-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By Lady221
Cough headaches?

Does anyone get this? I get a horrible pain on the top of my head when I cough hard. It goes away fairly quickly after coughing. Googled and it says "cough headache" Is this dangerous?
Board: Diabetes 05-09-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Lady221
From Lantus to maybe Levemir of Triseba?

So my Dr thinks that Lantus is not helping my morning fasting levels. We've tried nighttime dosing, AM dosing, split dosing. He mentioned if Lantus doesn't help we can try Levemir. I'm reading that...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 05-09-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By Lady221
Re: I'm Afraid for My Marriage

I contact my husbands Dr to let them know what is going on (if a drug is not working etc) because I know when he goes to the Dr he says he's "fine." A loved one (in my opinion) is the best to convey...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 05-05-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By Lady221
Re: I'm Afraid for My Marriage

Going through something very similar with my husband. He has depression and anxiety. He's on 2 depression meds and one anxiety med. He sleeps about 7 hours every night and about 6 hours during the...
Board: Sleep Disorders 05-03-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By Lady221
Anxiety in the middle of the night or CPAP problem

I have used a CPAP machine for well over 20 years. Just recently I have been waking up with a pounding heart and a nervous feeling in my chest. Along with a pounding heart, my blood sugars are super...
Board: Diabetes 04-17-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Lady221
Re: Question about Lantus

Thank you so much. Will give it another try today. You are helping me SO much. So let me get this right. If I feel shaky, only about 4 grams of carbs should help (and retest) Hmmm wondering what 4...
Board: Diabetes 04-17-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Lady221
Re: Question about Lantus

Ok, just tried to do my best yesterday. All day I went very low carb and my numbers dropped (a little too fast) because I've been used to such highs that a slight amount lower made me feel shacky as...
Board: Diabetes 04-16-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Lady221
Re: Question about Lantus

Thank you, I will do this. You have explained this better than any Dr I've ever gone to.
Board: Diabetes 04-16-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Lady221
Re: Question about Lantus

My fasting readings have been 40-60 points higher in the morning even after taking Lantus at bedtime. Something is happening overnight and I just can't figure this out. I did notice that the MORE...
Board: Diabetes 04-11-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Lady221
Question about Lantus

My Dr first said he wanted me to split my Lantus (30am/30pm) I was having very high fasting sugars in the mornings, sometimes 40 points higher overnight. Now he wants me to try 60 units at bedtime...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-23-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Lady221
Re: Increasing medication

I questioned it myself. I called my pharmacist and he said that often Dr's will do that to tinker to get the right dose. He said he has seen it done many times before. I think he said that the T4 in...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-22-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Lady221
Re: Increasing medication

Well here is the thing. My Dr seems to think I should take different doses on different days. F,Sat,Sun, Mon take 97.5mg. Tu, Weds, Thu take 65mg. As soon as I did the 4 days (97.5mg) I nearly died...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-21-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Lady221
Increasing medication

My Dr put me on Westhoid (was on Armour) and also increased my dose. As soon as I increased my dose, I started getting horrible diarrhea. Can this happen with an increased dose? :(
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-14-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Lady221
Smile Re: Armour vs Westhroid

You were right! I feel much better after a few days on it. Thank you again.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-11-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Lady221
Re: Armour vs Westhroid

Thanks! That is exactly the info I needed. I can tell 1.5 hours after taking it that I'm "racing" But it wears off. Will try my best.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-11-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Lady221
Armour vs Westhroid

I thought they were the same. There is 38mcg T4 and 9mcg T3 in both Armour and Westhroid. So why when my Dr switched me over to Westhroid am I having palps/nervousness? I know 60mg of Armour is equal...
Board: Diabetes 02-13-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By Lady221
Insulin & glyburide?

I take Novolog and Lantus and my numbers are still too high (A1c is 10) My Dr wants to add glyburide. I've never heard of it before. Can that be added to insulin? Any info about glyburide would help...
Board: Menopause 01-12-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By Lady221
Progesterone (Provera) challenge

I am 61 yrs old and postmenopausal for 19 yrs. I seem to get uterine polyps constantly. I've had 2 D&C's. My last D&C was 1.5 yrs ago. I started spotting very lightly (again) for just one day. After...
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-01-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,918
Posted By Lady221
What's the difference between gastritis & pancreatitis?

I have had many episodes of burning stomach pain, bloating, chest pain, cramping, indigestion like no other, diarrhea and palpitations. Had an endoscopy and the Dr diagnosed bile refux (from...
Board: Digestive Disorders 10-16-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By Lady221
Lower left intestinal pain (large intestine)

I don't know if this is the right place to post. Just wondering why I have lower left intestinal cramping pain after I take just 1 500mg Tylenol. Is my stomach that sensitive? Horrible pain after...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-26-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By Lady221
40% Urea cream question

My foot Dr prescribed this cream for my feet. Instructions say to wash hands afterwards (which I did) I have since started having a few numb fingertips and reddish-tingly hot hands. I'm a little...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-13-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 579
Posted By Lady221
Eustachian tube dysfunction

Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause cough headaches? I have had eustachian tube problems for about 4 months now. At the same time, I have had horrible top of the head pain only when coughing or...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 07-05-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By Lady221
Need some advice please please

My husband has suffered from depression/anxiety for years. He's on many drugs and still has problems. My question is this, why is he imagining things? I have waited on his every need and yet he...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 05-30-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By Lady221
Re: Plugged eustachian tube? Help!

Vertigo is the worst! My biggest fear! Hope you feel better soon.
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 05-30-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By Lady221
Re: Plugged eustachian tube? Help!

Thanks for your reply. Went to a new ENT (so glad I did) and he gave me more antibiotics, steroid nose spray and It took 3 months to finally go away. I was having bad headaches with the Nasocort so...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 04-28-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By Lady221
Plugged eustachian tube? Help!

I have had a plugged (underwater) ear for 1 month now. I've seen 2 Internists and 1 ENT. One said ear wax and fluid. She gave me Levaquin. The other said fluid behind the eardrums and gave me...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-19-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By Lady221
Too much sleep?

I am hypothyroid and I'm on Armour thyroid (although not as much as I would like my Dr to prescribe) But recently I am finding that my sleep is REALLY deep. I am getting 9 hours of sleep a night and...
Board: Allergies 04-17-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By Lady221
Re: Nasacort side effect (?)

That is great to know. Thank you!
Board: Allergies 04-17-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By Lady221
Re: Nasacort side effect (?)

I stopped and headache pain went away. It took 3-4 days but MUCH better. Thanks
Board: Allergies 04-14-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By Lady221
Re: Nasacort side effect (?)

Interesting and it could very well be true. Not liking this one bit. Hope you feel better soon! Thanks
Board: Allergies 04-14-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By Lady221
Nasacort side effect (?)

I have been on Nasacort for two weeks and getting daily headaches. Could this be a side effect? It starts in the back of my neck and goes to the top of the head. I never get headaches. Anyone have...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-05-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By Lady221
Hair loss

I am still trying to get my numbers better but having some opposition from my Dr. who says they are normal. I have also had my ferritin levels checked and they are normal. VitD and B-12 is ok also. I...
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 02-23-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By Lady221
Re: Lorazapam question

Thank you! Will do!
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 02-23-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By Lady221
Re: Lorazapam question

Whoa, thank you!
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 02-21-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By Lady221
Re: Lorazapam question

Anyone have any comments about this? I thought the side effects would stop but they haven't. He is still extremely sleepy.
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 02-06-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By Lady221
Lorazapam question

A relative, who is currently taking Bupropion and Escitalopram for depression, was just given Lorazepam for anxiety. He is extremely sleepy since taking the lorazepam and having a hard time staying...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-28-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By Lady221
Quick question (Hypo symptoms)

My Ft3 and Ft4 numbers are at the bottom of lab normals. My TSH has slightly risen. Is it normal to feel jittery when low? I take 30mg 2x a day but on Weds. my Doc told me to take 90mg. He doesn't...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-05-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Lady221
Re: Dr increasing my Armour thyroid

I have always taken it in two doses. But being so low like this, it's like I'm in a coma in the afternoon. I have to take a good 1.5 hour nap. Thanks, good to know though.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-04-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Lady221
Re: Dr increasing my Armour thyroid

He might agree to adding an extra 15 per day. Would it be ok to have 45 (AM) and 30 (PM)? or does it alway have to be an equal amount? Sorry, this is so new to me.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-04-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Lady221
Re: Dr increasing my Armour thyroid

Thank you for the info. I think he's being really cautious but your answer makes sense to me. I made an appointment to see an endocrinologist but they can't get me in for another 2.5 months. So the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-04-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Lady221
Dr increasing my Armour thyroid

I have been on 30mg AM and 30mg PM. My Dr wants me to increase my dosage by adding 1 extra 30mg a week. So another words say, Sundays I take 3-30mg's and the rest of the week back to 2 a day. Isn't...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-04-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Lady221
Re: Need medication info. Please help

Just wanted to update this post. After questioning my Dr about lowering my Armour thyroid, he said he mistakenly said to lower it and I should INCREASE it now. Goes to show you how little they know....
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-02-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Lady221
Smile Re: Need medication info. Please help

Thank you! You seem to have more information than my Dr. I appreciate it. :)
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-01-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Lady221
Re: Need medication info. Please help

I am getting such mixed messages. I have a friend on thyroid meds and he said my meds need lowering like the Dr said. Why is this so misunderstood with patients AND Dr's? This is so frustrating.
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