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Board: Allergies 08-07-2002, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Natopheli
Post Yeah, I've seen loads of other kinds of...

Yeah, I've seen loads of other kinds of nut-butters. Walnut, almond, etc. Found it at my local health food store called Wild Oats.
Nat
Board: Sinus Problems 08-07-2002, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,748
Posted By Natopheli
Post Dehydration. I can feel the effects after just...

Dehydration. I can feel the effects after just one drink. Try drinking a glass of water to every drink you have.
Nat
Board: Allergies 08-07-2002, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By Natopheli
Post If it happens to be the litter that's bugging...

If it happens to be the litter that's bugging you, I'm in the process of trying this all natural pine litter. It looks like big hamster food pellets. No dust. I can't even remember what it's...
Board: Allergies 08-07-2002, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,199
Posted By Natopheli
Post Yup, I'm a good 95% better than I was 2.5 years...

Yup, I'm a good 95% better than I was 2.5 years ago. I had a successful polypectomy, septoplasty, and ethmoidectomy. Then allergy meds helped, too (Zyrtec mainly). Trying allergy shots now for...
Board: Allergies 07-22-2002, 03:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,806
Posted By Natopheli
Post Gotcha. If I don't have all the variables right...

Gotcha. If I don't have all the variables right (1/4 tsp: 8oz water, temperature, etc) it doesn't feel good. I also found that filtered water makes a difference. Tried to use regular tap water...
Board: Allergies 07-18-2002, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 28,477
Posted By Natopheli
Post Me too. I hate copiers and big printers, too. ...

Me too. I hate copiers and big printers, too. Any kind of ink that rubs off on your hands in that fine black powder. It also makes the air feel dry so I just LOVE dry days in my office! Same thing...
Board: Sinus Problems 07-17-2002, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,122
Posted By Natopheli
Post A 'true' sinus headache hurts just over your...

A 'true' sinus headache hurts just over your eyebrows(frontal), directly behind your eyes(sphenoid),between your eyes (ethmoid), and/or just below your eyes (maxillary) especially when you lean over....
Board: Allergies 07-17-2002, 02:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,806
Posted By Natopheli
Post Texas..would you care to tell me exactly how you...

Texas..would you care to tell me exactly how you irrigated? It really shouldn't be uncomfortable. But then again, ya know...I just realized I never tried irrigating until AFTER all my 'junk' was...
Board: Allergies 07-15-2002, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By Natopheli
Post For me it sometimes signals an on-coming sinus...

For me it sometimes signals an on-coming sinus infection if it goes along with a little bit of a dry feeling in my throat and slight sinus pressure. Other times it's just 'build up' from lying down...
Board: Allergies 07-15-2002, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,345
Posted By Natopheli
Post Polyps are NATURAL??? I was completely blocked...

Polyps are NATURAL??? I was completely blocked up with them; too many to count. So I should have just left myself feeling like I had rocks shoved up my nose? Brilliant. He must have gotten the...
Board: Allergies 07-15-2002, 03:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,806
Posted By Natopheli
Post Same here, Texas. Two n a half years ago, having...

Same here, Texas. Two n a half years ago, having a headache was a GOOD day for me. I started wondering how much guns cost because I imagined a huge hole in my face would relieve some pressure! ...
Board: Allergies 07-10-2002, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By Natopheli
Post Yes, it helped me immensely to have them removed....

Yes, it helped me immensely to have them removed. I was so stuffed feeling before surgery that even the second I woke up I felt less stuffed. That's not to say that you're going to feel 'good',...
Board: Allergies 07-10-2002, 08:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,806
Posted By Natopheli
Post Well...an update... It's only been about 3.5...

Well...an update... It's only been about 3.5 months; still on two a week. I guess it's helping already; I can actually see a break between sinus infections rather than one long continuous one. Eh,...
Board: Allergies 07-03-2002, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,694
Posted By Natopheli
Post Juniper...have you ever had an allergy test? If...

Juniper...have you ever had an allergy test? If you knew what you had an allergy to, maybe you could concentrate your efforts better. Especially since you've moved..now you're being exposed to...
Board: Allergies 07-03-2002, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By Natopheli
Post I had them all over my sinuses. Had them removed...

I had them all over my sinuses. Had them removed April 2000.
Nat
Board: Sinus Problems 06-26-2002, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,320
Posted By Natopheli
Post Try irrigating- moisturizes and cleans out...

Try irrigating- moisturizes and cleans out allergens and infection. There are loads of posts on it. Also..the swollen glands can mean there IS infection. Do your tonsils get white stuff on them...
Board: Colds & Flu 05-07-2002, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 14,791
Posted By Natopheli
Post It can, however, be something that causes a chain...

It can, however, be something that causes a chain reaction that results in a sinus infection, which alot of people confuse as a cold! If you're like me, anything that irritates whether you're...
Board: Allergies 05-07-2002, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,492
Posted By Natopheli
Post I've been on it for about 2 years now. Seems to...

I've been on it for about 2 years now. Seems to work well although I'm on Zyrtec, too, so it's hard to isolate what's doing what. I take it because corticosteroids are theoretically supposed to...
Board: Allergies 04-10-2002, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By Natopheli
Post Here's a little test. When I would have an...

Here's a little test. When I would have an allergy attack, I could cover my nose and mouth with a thick paper towel for about 20 minutes and it would go away (until I took it off of course!). ...
Board: Allergies 03-27-2002, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,881
Posted By Natopheli
Post Waldo...Zyrtec comes in 5 & 10 milligram tablets....

Waldo...Zyrtec comes in 5 & 10 milligram tablets. Do you know which one you were taking? Come to think about it, I'm not sure which one I'm taking! But I only take one a day. Just wondering why...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-26-2002, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Natopheli
Re: Splint Again!

Well now isn't that interesting! Makes me wonder...I hope there IS such a thing as a central splint because that's what they wrote!! If there isn't, I need a knew dentist! Will interrogate her this...
Board: Allergies 03-26-2002, 02:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,806
Posted By Natopheli
Post Shot #2 was fine.... I guess I'll let you guys...

Shot #2 was fine.... I guess I'll let you guys know if my arms fall off or anything! :D
Nat
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-26-2002, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Natopheli
Splint Again!

I took a better look at what my dentist wrote down about the splint she mentioned. It was a 'central' splint and it's $175. What is a central splint as opposed to any other splint? I'm going to...
Board: Allergies 03-26-2002, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,881
Posted By Natopheli
Post Hi..I've been using Zyrtec for 2 years now. It...

Hi..I've been using Zyrtec for 2 years now. It doesn't make me sleepy and works really really well for me. I think it makes me feel a little dry, but I've been on it so long I don't remember if I...
Board: Allergies 03-25-2002, 01:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,806
Posted By Natopheli
Post Well well! Got my first shot last Thursday. Was...

Well well! Got my first shot last Thursday. Was fine. I woke up sick with a sinus infection that morning so I was pretty miserable- didn't notice if there was an itch or anything. But going back...
Board: Allergies 03-20-2002, 01:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,806
Posted By Natopheli
Post Will find out tomorrow!!

Will find out tomorrow!!
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-18-2002, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Natopheli
Re: Splint

Thanks all! My dentis quoted me something around $250-$300. Don't remember exactly but it wasn't totally unbearable. Do you generally have to pay every time you have to get an adjustment?? Will...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-15-2002, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 27,222
Posted By Natopheli
Re: Does anybody know a good muscle relaxer for TMJ other than Roboxin

That's really interesting...I've been taking Flexoril since some time in January (well not really..the cheap one actually!). I'm small so I thought it would affect me like it did you, but I don't...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-15-2002, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 27,222
Posted By Natopheli
Re: Does anybody know a good muscle relaxer for TMJ other than Roboxin

Why shouldn't you take Flexoril for more than 3 weeks?
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-15-2002, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Natopheli
Splint

Could anyone tell me what does the splint look like? What does it do? Any complaints about it? How has it helped? Etc, etc. My dentist suggested one but I think I have to pay for it myself. I...
Board: Allergies 03-12-2002, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,806
Posted By Natopheli
Post Well thanks to everyone who answered my...

Well thanks to everyone who answered my questions. Looks like I'm going to go for it. I've talked to more people who have gotten some benefit from it than those who haven't and my insurance covers...
Board: Allergies 03-11-2002, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By Natopheli
Post Yeah, you can still have allergies. When you...

Yeah, you can still have allergies. When you were told 'no paranasal sinus abnormalities' that meant no polyps, growths, tumors, deviated septum, etc.
Board: Allergies 03-07-2002, 01:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,806
Posted By Natopheli
Question In what way is it different? Nat

In what way is it different?
Nat
Board: Allergies 02-26-2002, 03:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,806
Posted By Natopheli
Post Allergy Shots: A Poll

I found out Monday exactly what I'm allergic to...dust/mites which I knew about, and many types of molds which I didn't know about. I'm considering allergy shots and wanted to research first. ...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-14-2002, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By Natopheli
Post Thought for the day..

If you focus on the problem, the problem gets bigger. If you focus on the recovery, it becomes more attainable. Do whatever you have to do, but get help :)

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Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 02-13-2002, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By Natopheli
Post I feel like I'm snooping in people's personal...

I feel like I'm snooping in people's personal business...I'm at work and have nothing to do so I'm surfing! But I really feel compelled to tell you all that, from a random person with admittedly no...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 02-13-2002, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Natopheli
Re: blotting sheets

Heck yeah those toilet liners are great!! Those awful rough brown paper towels you find in public restrooms are great too! I first discovered the oil-absorbent qualities of paper products when I was...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 02-13-2002, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,099
Posted By Natopheli
Re: Lipstick that stays on???

Same here with the Lipfinity. Stays on for ages and ages, but it does feel drying. I only wear it on days that I know I'm not going to want to bother reapplying. Also, one day I used regular...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 02-13-2002, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By Natopheli
Re: Dark circle diminisher??

ALLERGIES! Allergies cause dark circles. And sinus problems. I had sinus problems/allergies for years and constantly looked like someone punched me in the eyes. After surgery it was SO much...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 02-13-2002, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By Natopheli
Re: Any help for dry cuticles??

Water water water water!! Drink lots of it! I don't think most people know this, but you know you're drinking enough water when your urine is NOT yellow, but nearly clear. After a while you're...
Board: Sinus Problems 02-11-2002, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By Natopheli
Post I had surgery and I actually have so far been...

I had surgery and I actually have so far been very happy with the outcome. I'd 'been there, done that' with just about everything and nothing helped. I had endoscopic sinus surgery;...
Board: Sinus Problems 02-11-2002, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,059
Posted By Natopheli
Post Karen..I was in the same boat as you for 13...

Karen..I was in the same boat as you for 13 years. I don't know if anything would have alleviated any symptoms then; no medicine helped. But I wonder if irrigating would do you any good? I never...
Board: Allergies 02-07-2002, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By Natopheli
Post Watch out for that casein stuff! It's even in...

Watch out for that casein stuff! It's even in 'non-dairy' stuff like non-dairy creamer!
Nat
Board: Sinus Problems 01-23-2002, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By Natopheli
Post CT scan here too. No big deal really..just an...

CT scan here too. No big deal really..just an xray. Gets lots of angles so you can get a clearer picture of your sinuses.
Board: Sinus Problems 01-03-2002, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,059
Posted By Natopheli
Post Irrigation, irrigation, irrigation!! However...

Irrigation, irrigation, irrigation!! However it's done, as long as it is done. Zyrtec takes care of my allergies.
Board: Allergies 01-03-2002, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,053
Posted By Natopheli
Post Definitely sounds like there's something around...

Definitely sounds like there's something around you you're allergic to! Dust? Pet dander? I stay on Zyrtec and keep my house as dust-free as possible. And I wash my hands all the time and try not...
Board: Allergies 12-19-2001, 09:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 87,192
Posted By Natopheli
Post Wow! There was so much going on in this thread...

Wow! There was so much going on in this thread that I had to take notes as I read!! I don't know that I can 'solve' anyone's problems, but maybe I can put someone's mind at ease. It's so easy to...
Board: Allergies 12-12-2001, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By Natopheli
Post I was runnin' to try to start irrigating before...

I was runnin' to try to start irrigating before that stupid turbinate swelled up on the left side again! I'd get it chopped out if I haven't heard so many unsuccessful turbinate-reduction stories!...
Board: Sinus Problems 12-12-2001, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,867
Posted By Natopheli
Post Very interesting!! I've noticed a correlation...

Very interesting!! I've noticed a correlation between tension in my jaw and sinus problems. I know it's not the cause of my sinus problems, but it definitely is connected to it. It used to feel...
Board: Allergies 12-06-2001, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,826
Posted By Natopheli
Post Irrigate!!! I don't have time to explain it at...

Irrigate!!! I don't have time to explain it at the moment, but look around on this board and do an internet search on it. It gets rid of infection for alot of people without having to take strong...
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