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Board: Endometriosis 12-07-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,767
Posted By cardshark
Re: Endometriosis - painkillers

Hoping you have been blessed to find something that is helping with your endo issues. To give an update from my previous reply: my insurance won't approve the Lupron that the Dr ordered until after I...
Board: Endometriosis 11-19-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,670
Posted By cardshark
Re: Possible Endometriosis?

Hoping and praying your surgery goes smoothly, for quick and speedy recovery, & for endo pain to be gone forever!!
Board: Endometriosis 11-17-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,670
Posted By cardshark
Re: Possible Endometriosis?

Hi & welcome to the boards Honeyspider0919 :wave: ,
I have an increase in back pain when my other endo symptoms flare as well, but I have other back issues so I can't say for sure that it is not...
Board: Endometriosis 10-06-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,767
Posted By cardshark
Re: Endometriosis - painkillers

Hi to both of you & welcome to the boards :wave:

Sorry to hear of the issues you are dealing with but trust me, you are not alone! I am in my early 30's & just in the process of being diagnosed...
Board: Endometriosis 10-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,670
Posted By cardshark
Re: Possible Endometriosis?

Hi milkcarr & welcome to the boards! :wave:

Thanks for the info, the specialist I am seeing is an endo specialist at one of the top hospitals in the USA. He is confident based on my history,...
Board: Endometriosis 09-08-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,670
Posted By cardshark
Question Now what?

Hi ladies,

Sorry this is so long but feel the info is important for answering my ?'s

I am in my early 30's & have a very complex medical history including cancer multiple times (age 4 at first...
Board: Cancer: Breast 10-23-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By cardshark
Re: Should I be concerned?

No, you should not be concerned! It is actually pretty common for some women to have denser breasts & doctor's to do ultrasound with the mammogram/instead of mammogram. I am in my early 30's, have...
Board: Epilepsy 07-23-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By cardshark
Re: girls with seizures

Sorry to hear of the problems your daughter is having with seizures. I would strongly encourage you to do a lot of research on catamenial epilepsy. Keep close track of her seizures & menstrual cycle...
Board: Heart Disorders 07-23-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By cardshark
Re: Echo - Ejection Function %

Hi,
I am in my early 30's & battling heart failure & can tell you that the way you know if you are developing heart failure is by going to your doctor & communicating with them exactly what you are...
Board: Heart Disorders 06-03-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By cardshark
Re: Lisinopril HELP!

My understanding is I am on the lowest dose there is 2.5mg tablet once a day
Board: Heart Disorders 06-03-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By cardshark
Lisinopril HELP!

I have damage to my heart from chemotherapy I had as a child and it is progressing and I have now been put on Lisinopril to try to help keep it from worsening any further or as quickly. I do not have...
Board: Women's Health 02-05-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By cardshark
Re: Complex ovarian cysts?

Hi nailbiter101 and welcome to the boards! I'm sorry to hear of the problems you are having but want you to know that you are not alone and have come to the right place for information and support!
...
Board: Lymphomas 05-19-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,562
Posted By cardshark
Re: can you go through RCHOP with no support?

Hi & welcome to the boards!
Sorry to hear of your past experience and your brother's diagnosis. I can tell you from having gone through cancer 4 times myself that it doesn't matter how strong...
Board: Lymphomas 05-18-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Non-Hodgkin's frustrated & venting
Views: 1,279
Posted By cardshark
frustrated & venting

I am under 35 years old, have had cancer several times including NHL which was treated with high doses of radiation & chemo and I am now dealing with some all too familiar symptoms: extreme fatigue;...
Board: Lymphomas 05-18-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,286
Posted By cardshark
Re: please help

Hi and welcome to the boards!
Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well.

Your symptoms are real and need to be checked into, but remember these symptoms are vague and can be caused by a number...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 05-07-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,012
Posted By cardshark
ovarian cancer

Anyone diagnosed with ovarian cancer before the age of 30? I am a childhood cancer survivor continuing to battle major medical issues. I had chemotherapy and radiation to my chest, abdomine, & pelvic...
Board: Lymphomas 03-25-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 21,893
Posted By cardshark
Re: Lymph Node. When to be concerned?

Hi and welcome to the boards!
As for the lymph node:
At most it would be considered mildly enlarged and most likely it is due to your cold, especially since you aren't experiencing any other...
Board: Lymphomas 03-25-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,544
Posted By cardshark
Re: Lump on right side of neck. Currently taking antibiotics...

No, not noticing a temperature variation is a good thing. It sounds like more than likely the enlargement is due to the infection. My suggestion is to mention it to doctor and keep an eye on them. If...
Board: Lymphomas 03-24-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,544
Posted By cardshark
Re: Lump on right side of neck. Currently taking antibiotics...

Hi and welcome to the boards!
Sorry to hear of the issues you are having.
As to your questions: Lymph nodes can remain swollen/enlarged for a long time after an infection/cold/illness/etc.;...
Board: Lymphomas 03-24-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,444
Posted By cardshark
Re: Possible Lymphoma

Yes a pathologsit can be wrong-they are human just like you and I, they make mistakes sometimes. I would recommend going to a different hospital and getting a second opinion. Pending on where you...
Board: Lymphomas 03-20-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,444
Posted By cardshark
Re: Possible Lymphoma

I'm glad to hear that they went ahead and did the biopsy & hope it isn't lymphoma but I would have to say that I agree with your doctor and based on your symptoms I would guess that it is; I will...
Board: Epilepsy 03-10-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By cardshark
Re: hormones

For the most part estrogen makes seizures worse and progesterone can help them. It is known as catamenial epilepsy when hormones are a major trigger. I have posted a lot on hormones & epilepsy in the...
Board: Lymphomas 03-10-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,717
Posted By cardshark
Re: Possible lymphoma? Looking for some advice

Hi and welcome to the boards!
Sorry to hear of the symptoms you are having, I know from experience how annoying they can be. Based on some of your symptoms (fatigue, night sweats, swollen lymph...
Board: Lymphomas 03-10-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,444
Posted By cardshark
Re: Possible Lymphoma

Hi ksully and welcome to healthboards! I'm sorry to hear of the medical issues you are having. I can tell you from 25 years of experience that you are not alone. We are here to help in any way we...
Board: Epilepsy 09-07-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,088
Posted By cardshark
Re: Taken off a plane due to seizure

Sorry to hear of rough trip back you had.

I agree with you, people need to be educated. The worst part is a lot of the medical field isn't even properly educated. Most of them know what to do for...
Board: Epilepsy 09-06-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,692
Posted By cardshark
Re: update

Hi everyone!
Hope all is going well with you!

I wanted to let you know I went and had the SEEG depth electrodes placed on Aug. 16th. I ended up having 10 seizures 8 of which came from the left...
Board: Epilepsy 09-06-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,566
Posted By cardshark
very rapidly acting seizure meds?

Hi everyone, sorry it has been a while since I have been on here; things have been crazy.

I am wondering if anyone knows of meds that are extremely rapid acting medication to stop a seizure. I am...
Board: Epilepsy 08-06-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,721
Posted By cardshark
Re: Catamenial (hormone) epilepsy

Getting insurance approval isn't the issue. Right now the main issue is the after effects of hysterectomy. First of all, sometimes hysterectomy controls cateamenial epilepsy and sometimes it doesn't...
Board: Heart Disorders 07-19-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,048
Posted By cardshark
Re: Mitral and Tricuspid regurgitation?

Hi,
I am in my late 20's and got a phone call from my doctor's office, this past Thursday, letting me know my echo showed tricuspid regurgitation and they scheduled me an appointment with a...
Board: Epilepsy 06-24-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,692
Posted By cardshark
Re: update

Hi and hope all is going well for everyone!
I just wanted to give everyone an update. I went to Cleveland and had a repeat PET scan, MEG, and surgery consult on Wed. I am tentatively scheduled for...
Board: Epilepsy 06-01-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,586
Posted By cardshark
Re: left temporal lobectomy

Thank you for posting. It is nice to hear from someone that has had such great success from surgery. I do research and have questions/info ready. I am waiting for doctors office to call and schedule...
Board: Epilepsy 05-26-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,692
Posted By cardshark
Re: update

Just wanted to give everyone the latest. I saw the neurologist tues. and it has been decided that it is still unclear if all my seizures are coming from the left or just the majority of them so I'm...
Board: Epilepsy 05-21-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,586
Posted By cardshark
Re: left temporal lobectomy

I am going on 30. The implant the doc told you about is probably the RNS or else the VNS. Last I checked the RNS still hasn't been FDA approved. I had my video EEG monitoring, MRI, SPECT scan, psych...
Board: Cancer 05-21-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,668
Posted By cardshark
Re: Does Anyone Have This Cancer?

Just wanted to say hi and let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how hard the sitting and waiting is. Although I haven't had myeloma, I am a cancer survivor and know what it is like...
Board: Epilepsy 05-18-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,444
Posted By cardshark
Re: Any safe allergy meds?

I am on Zyrtec & Singulair and haven't noticed it affecting my seizures, but I don't know if they interact with AED's because I'm currently not on any.
Board: Epilepsy 05-16-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,987
Posted By cardshark
Re: Epilepsy

Hi and welcome to the boards!! It is definately possible tha you could have a one time seizure. Most often if that is the case it is caused by other medical issues such as an extremely high fever....
Board: Epilepsy 04-03-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,968
Posted By cardshark
Re: Can you drive?

Hi and welcome to the boards! I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing possible seizures. Know that you are not alone and we are all here for one another and will try to answer any...
Board: Epilepsy 04-03-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,789
Posted By cardshark
Re: Hard working Epileptic!!!

I'm sure a number of people will disagree with what you said about cancer not being a worse disease than epilepsy, but know that I agree with you. I am a multiple cancer survivor (I've had surgeries,...
Board: Epilepsy 03-15-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,265
Posted By cardshark
Re: Life

Hi and wlecome to the boards! Sorry to hear that your surgery wasn't a total success as you hoped and you are having issues. Trust me there are a number of us that have the memory and word...
Board: Epilepsy 03-14-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,586
Posted By cardshark
Question left temporal lobectomy

Anyone had a left temporal lobectomy? I know there are a number that have had the right but I need to know about left which deals with motor functions.

Quick recap on me
I started having...
Board: Neurology 01-27-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By cardshark
Re: partial seizures

I would recommend asking on the epilepsy board.
Board: Epilepsy 01-27-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,692
Posted By cardshark
Post update

Just wanted to give everyone an update. I have been playing the most popular game in the world a lot lately (phone tag). My doc called last night and of course it was when I couldn't get to the phone...
Board: Epilepsy 01-24-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,429
Posted By cardshark
Re: mesial temporal sclerosis and my 13 year old son, Help..

When it comes to the head trauma/damage it may have been something that seemed very mior when it happened such as a ball hitting him in the head in gym class, bumping it when he was a learning to...
Board: Epilepsy 01-24-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,429
Posted By cardshark
Re: mesial temporal sclerosis and my 13 year old son, Help..

Hi and welcome to the boards.

Mesial temporal sclerosis is closely related to temporal lobe epilepsy but not necessarily caused by it and can exist otherwise. Mesial temporal sclerosis is the loss...
Board: Lymphomas 01-24-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,455
Posted By cardshark
Re: Hard node left side of neck

Hi and welcome to the boards! I would recommend getting insurance and going to the doc's and pointing it out to them; it is always better to be safe than sorry. More than likely your doc felt it and...
Board: Epilepsy 01-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,110
Posted By cardshark
Re: New here!

I know what that is like. Been there done that many times and it definately is not fun. Hang in there!
Board: Epilepsy 01-24-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,110
Posted By cardshark
Re: New here!

I just wanted to say Hi and welcome to the boards! Sorry you're having the issues you are and I hope that you find a doctor that can figure things out!
Board: Epilepsy 01-19-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,425
Posted By cardshark
Venting

I'm sorry but I need to vent. I am so frustrated right now. I am having so many seizures and at bad times. I have burnt myself again already today and it is only 10:30 in the morning. I was drinking...
Board: Lymphomas 01-10-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 15,225
Posted By cardshark
Re: My dad has Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, Low Grade, Stage IV

Hi and welcome to the boards. I am sorry to hear of your dad's diagnosis. I was diagnosed with NHL 24 years ago. I went through 18 months of high dose chemotherapy and radiation and the NHL has been...
Board: Lymphomas 01-10-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,354
Posted By cardshark
Re: Was diagnosed with Hodgkin's today!

Hi and welcome to the boards!
Sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Know that you are not alone and whenever you need someone to talk to or ask questions we are here! Honestly when it comes to what the...
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