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Board: Sinus Problems 01-28-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,674
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Is this just a sinus problem.

Hi caza! Glad to help. Sinus rinse systems use a salt water solution. Depending on the system you use (you can look up a Neti pot for one type) will determine the exact method, but you actually...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-28-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,589
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: When the GP won't listen.

Sounds like it's time for a new doctor! Or if you can't go to a different GP, bug the hell out of them to get you a refferal to a neurologist (which is really who you should be seeing for...
Board: Sinus Problems 01-28-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,633
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Chronic Sinusitis - already had 3 sinus surgeries

I second looking at a pulsatile irrigation system. I have one and love it! It regulates the flow and actually "pulses" the water through your system versus pushing it through with force like the...
Board: Sinus Problems 01-28-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,085
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Sinus infection leads to BRAIN INFECTION???

as weird as this may sound, your symptoms remind me of migraines. Migraines can have anything from mild pressure in the head to outright pain! The pressure behind your eyes and ears is what made me...
Board: Sinus Problems 01-28-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,674
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Is this just a sinus problem.

Hi cazajacks! Have you thought about getting a second opinion? Sinuses do not protrude from your face, they are situated behind the bone. So even if they were severely infected, I can't envision...
Board: Orthopedic 05-28-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,084
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: smashed big toe

yes, if the wound is that bad it may need stitches to stop the bleeding or at minimum the doctor would want to give you antibiotics to make sure the wound heals and does not get infected. They may...
Board: General Health 05-28-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,834
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: I never run a fever

I'm the same way, I get infections and ill (non-virus) but don't get a fever or if I do it's like 99 degrees. Only once do I remember having a really bad fever (104) when I had a throat infection.
Board: Sinus Problems 04-09-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 74,033
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Sinus Infection Cause Rotten Smell In Nose (Mucus)

have you seen a doctor to confirm a sinus infection? The smell is most likely from that. Last time I had one I got a funny smell from my sinuses. It wasn't as bad as what you are describing, but...
Board: Sinus Problems 04-07-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,519
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Best place for sinus surgery in the US?

Not sure about specialists. I got my surgery with a local doctor. CT was the only test he required (although most will require a pregnancy test for females as well, but sometimes that's done the...
Board: Allergies 04-07-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: OTC antihistimes - brand versus generic

I get generic as well and never had a problem.. stores will have different prices on generic based on overall sales at their stores. I always find drug stores have higher prices than say...
Board: General Health 04-07-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,369
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: lump in center of chest

I agree with Ayvah completely. If it is hurting I would recommend getting it cut out. If it's small enough they can even do it in their office. My SO had a fatty deposit cut out of his arm. They...
Board: General Health 04-02-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Blood in Urine

I guess if it's small enough then it wouldn't cause much pain. Just keep an eye on it. If you continue to see blood get back to the doctor ASAP. If it clears up in a short time then there is...
Board: Allergies 03-31-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,607
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Any reliable pollen count alerts?

I can just look at the hood of my car and tell. Tree pollen is very high in a lot of places. < edited > Where I am pollen is everywhere and the pine trees are yellow and waiting to explode.
Board: General Health 03-31-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,606
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Recurring Lip Lesions Don't Know What It Is

I second what lala said. Herpes (cold sores) would be my first guess as well. I also second that it could be yeast because a friend of mine got that on her lip after being on an extended round of...
Board: Brain Tumors 03-29-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,129
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: does brain CT scan show current and past bleeds, strokes, current anureism

I just had one done and my neurologist told me the CT scan would pick up current bleeding and tumors. Not sure if anything would show past bleeding or not. I think you would need an MRI to show the...
Board: General Health 03-29-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: broken wrist help

that's normal.. it's amazing how quickly your muscles can lose strength. Like the others said, the bone is healed. A few weeks of PT and you will be back to normal.
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-26-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 989
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: caffine free sodas

it's not a "common" trigger, but anything could technically trigger a headache. Each person is sensitive to a different list of things. Is she drinking diet sodas? If that's the case, aspertame is...
Board: Pain Management 03-23-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,338
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Guilty abut having "somthing else wrong"

you are definitely not alone on that! I feel like I have to space apart my appointments and bring up another issue bit by bit. If I had to be there for all of my aches and pains it would be at...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 03-23-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,177
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Shock like pain in head

sounds like some kind of neuralgia.. this means basically your nervers are excited and can bring on pain even though there is nothing "physically" wrong with you. That's a good thing that the MRI...
Board: General Health 03-23-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 25,479
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: "weird head," not quite a headache but ...

it sounds like it's time for you to get a regular doctor and get a workup. Not sure what it could be. I sometimes get like that when my blood pressure drops but that doesn't mean that's what...
Board: General Health 03-22-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 856
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: ive been ill for the past week, hoping someone could share a little insight pleas

Z-pack will only work if you have a bacterial infection which you don't sound like you have. Honestly? sounds like you have a virus that is taking it's time getting out of your system. I had one...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-22-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,863
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Migraine treatment???

I find they all have the same possibility for side effects, but you can react to each one differently. I tried two different calcium channel blockers and one made my legs swell up and get red with...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 03-19-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Breath at night

have you tried breath right nose strips to open up your nose?
Other than that, it would depend on finding out WHY you can't breath. In that case an ENT would be a good start to visit.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-19-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,278
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Serious problems, please help!

have you been to a doctor? Those symptoms sound like a thyroid issue to me. I would go see a doctor for some blood tests.
Board: General Health 03-18-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,878
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Healthy midnight snack

^ that's funny, I was going to say Apples and PB too! Although I prefer to slice up the apple and cover each slice with peanut butter.
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-17-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,240
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Unusual Case

I second that.. hard to say what it could be, but any time you have a unique headache or involuntary movements you need to get diagnosed by a doctor!
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 03-16-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 873
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Does age have an effect on surgical operation

I'm not familiar with that operation, but yes age is often a factor as the older one gets, it's harder on the body to heal. Generally though the doctor will weigh all factors such as how necessary...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 03-15-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 38,291
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Food sometimes gets stuck in my throat

your best option is to visit a gastroenterologist. I have a friend who has something similar and he has to have his esophogus stretched every few years to open it up farther and prevent food from...
Board: Allergies 03-15-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 20,325
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Itchy Click in the roof of my mouth / Fatigue Allergy?

the itch in the throat is the same symptom I get when my allergies are acting up (I do the same thing with my tongue.. sounds funny to other people!). For me it's pollen. It may be time to see an...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 03-12-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,832
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: 3rd nipple removal

not sure how much it would cost, but probably not that much. Since it's "cosmetic" it would be doubtful it would be covered by insurance. You may want to just go to a few docs and get quotes. Try...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-10-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: sleep i cant lie down i get breathless and have to get up

your post is pretty vague.. do you have headaches? (as this is in the headaches forum). What other issues do you have, are you overweight? Have you seen a doctor?
Board: General Health 03-10-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,873
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Double jointed shoulders causing sore neck and arm

have you ever tried strengthening exercises for your shoulders? Mind don't pop out of place, but I have weak, stretchy tendons so when I don't keep up my exercises, my shoulders can get really sore...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-07-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,155
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: i have had a bad migraine for 5 days what dose it mean

what meds have you tried for relief? The only OTC that can help is Excedrin and my neurolgist told me actually to take Benadryl. Just FYI the3, nothing with codeine is OTC in the US (I don't know...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-07-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,067
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Migraines without the headaches?

exactly which meds are they asking you to take? There are two types, preventatives and abortive meds. Abortive meds are only taken a few times in a month. Preventatives are taken every day and you...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-04-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,067
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Migraines without the headaches?

those symptoms could be from numerous things. I would go with trying the migraine meds first because if it IS a silent migraine, then all or most of your symptoms will subside upon taking the meds....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-02-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,580
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Did anyone stay numb for weeks post op?

I had that with the taylor bunionette surgery on my right foot.. my little toe was numb and I couldn't move it for almost a year. When I had nasal surgery this past October it was almost a month...
Board: Colds & Flu 02-26-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,432
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Thoughts on Dayquil?

doesn't do much for me (Dayquil) and Nyquil is no better, in fact it often keeps me awake. Of course they took the pseudophedrine out of their products, which is what would keep me awake. If I take...
Board: General Health 02-25-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Beginning Symptoms

I second the musinex recommendation. Also, keep drinking lots of fluid. That will help thin out any mucus above and beyond what the meds can do, and also will help keep your throat clear. I find...
Board: Allergies 02-25-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,220
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Allergic to Prevacid 24hr

poor thing! I had an allergic reaction like that just the other week.. still not sure what it was but I think it was the dye from an MRI procedure. Glad he is feeling better.
Board: Headaches & Migraines 02-24-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,775
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Menstrual Migraines

sounds like a trip to the neurologist is in order. They can give you medicines to either a) prevent them from occuring (you take these every day) or b) meds to abort the migraine as soon as it comes...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 02-19-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 28,836
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Clear drops from nose.

I would get it checked out by a doctor. There is such thing as a cerebral spinal fluid leak that could be causing it. It's not that common, but can be caused from a head injury. I don't believe...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-19-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,120
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Extreme fatigue post surgery - help?

I had sedation and not general anesthesia. For me it gets me really winded, like I'm out of breath just doing the smallest of things. A friend of mine gets really exhausted for a few weeks after...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-19-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,062
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Hydrogen Peroxide in ears???

lol.. must be.. I really don't think doctors have a clue on tinnitus. Have you asked a doctor about it?
Board: Headaches & Migraines 02-17-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 38,644
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Headache behind eyes almost everyday, HELP

I don't have any advise but I'm going through the same thing.. I've had a constant headache for almost 4 weeks. Whatever it is set off a chain reaction of back to back migraines for the first 7...
Board: Acne 02-14-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,149
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Accutane at 22 Question/Comment...

I was on it when I was 18. Other than really dry/chapped lips I had absolutely no side effects. Of course back then they didn't warn you of mood swings so maybe I had them midly and didn't know. ...
Board: General Health 02-14-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,427
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: heart palpitations?

Hi retro!

Some answers
1) I personally would. There are benign causes of palpatations, but if it is mitral valve prolapse you need to know this as you can have complications during medical...
Board: General Health 02-14-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 926
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Mom had to get throat stretched but why?

if they both had it done it sounds like it's genetic, maybe both of them developed small/narrow esophaguses naturally. I have a friend who has to have his stretched about every 5-10 years. It...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-12-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,609
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Austin Bunionectomy scarrings and Pain post op

I have had four bunion surgeries so I can tell you it does subside!! Most of us heal and move on. I only had one surgery where I had complications. For some reason I had excessive scar tissue...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-12-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,062
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Hydrogen Peroxide in ears???

when my ears itch or bother me I use peroxide to clean them out. I have mild tinnitus constantly and can tell you it doesn't make a difference. Won't hurt to try it though, at least you will have...
Board: Allergies 02-12-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,876
Posted By wakkochic17
Re: Problems with fish oil

I can't take fish oil either, makes my stomach upset even when taken with food. Actually it's not really "stomach" issues for me as it is "lower intestinal".. not fun. Just this week I bought some...
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