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Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-11-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

Thanks, tingles. It's great the Topamax helps with my headaches, but I am sad it has taken away my ability to do the great accounting work I used to do. Nothing has been documented, though.

I...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-10-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

I told my boss that my last day is going to be June 30. I am anxious to retire, not because of the migraines. He is coming into the office in a couple of weeks, so we are going to discuss...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-03-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

tingles, thank you for the informative post in response to my questions about disability due to work related migraines. I actually have missed probably only two days of work due to a migraine...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-03-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

studey, I'm so sorry to read about your experience with such painful migraines. That's so much medication to have to take for relief.

My insurance company offered for me to get the Topiramate...
Board: Dental Health 03-30-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,106
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Implants

I already had the tooth crowned first. The tooth abcessed under the crown, so I needed a root canal. Then, a year ago Thanksgiving, the tooth was extracted. Those costs are plus the implant!
Board: Dental Health 03-29-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,106
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Implants

I try not to think of the money spent, total, on my bone graft, implant, and permanent crown.

I believe I figured the total spent on my one molar implant is approximately $7,500!

The...
Board: Dental Health 03-29-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,106
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Implants

I returned to the surgeon's office a couple of days ago for a checkup and xrays. She examined the permanent crown and gave her approval. She wants to check me every 3 months for a year, then...
Board: Dental Health 03-17-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,565
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Temporary Crown Problem

A crown feels foreign in your mouth. Mine felt so large and took a long time to get used to. After a while, you will adjust to it. It's important to communicate with your dentist about the comfort...
Board: Dental Health 03-16-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,565
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Temporary Crown Problem

Maybe it is hitting too high with the top/bottom tooth. This can be causing pressure on the other tooth. I had one of my crowns that did that for a long time, until my dentist finally got it ground...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-16-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,006
Posted By CaringWmn
Treximet for Sudden Onset Migraine

I have posted on the Employment and Migraines thread, and commented that my migraines have become much better.

However, today, I woke up with the start of one of my bad migraines. I was given...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-14-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

I have a great update for you! My headaches have been relieved since I began taking my Topamax generic Topirimate, one in the morning and one in the evening at bedtime. I have no fullness in my...
Board: Dental Health 03-14-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,106
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Implants

Last week, I got my permanent crown from my regular dentist, the entire tooth for my implant! It fits wonderfully. I have had absolutely no problems at all with my procedure from start to finish. ...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 02-11-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

Thank you, MamaMary. I have been doing so much better lately. You are very fortunate to have gotten approved your first application. I'm sorry to hear that your migraines are so severe that you...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 02-06-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

I am replying with an update. I have been feeling really good lately. The 2 changes I've made were that I refilled my Topamax with the generic Topiramate, and that I had recently begun taking one...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-30-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,893
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Migraines and Lamictal

I know that taking Topamax, there is a warning to drink lots of fluids. The Topamax can cause kidney problems.

Maybe the Lamictal affects the body by drying out the skin. That would be...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-29-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

I have begun taking one of my 2 100- mg topamax tablets in the morning and the other in the evening. My headaches had begun again starting up in the mornings when I wake up. I take one topamax upon...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-19-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

No, I never have an aura. I wake up with my migraines. I still have some of the migraine now, after 4:00 p.m. the following day. It isn't the constant headache, but I'm getting "zingers" that are...
Board: Dental Health 01-19-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,106
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Implants

While eating a bowl of Special K cereal with milk this morning, my temporary crown popped off. The dentist got me in within a couple of hours. Her assistant glued it back on, but prior to putting...
Board: Acne 01-18-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,123
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: How To Find Out Cause Of My Acne ?

The dermatologist might be willing to give you samples!
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-18-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

I woke up with the start of a migraine this morning. Right away, I took a compounded Midrin (Iso/Chlor/Acet65/100/325). It seemed to take the edge off. I took another one at 1:00 p.m. The...
Board: Dental Health 01-18-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,106
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Implants

I am back with my termporary crown! It is wonderful to have it! I was in the chair for an hour. The dentist ground on it a long time, and having me bite down on the blue foil. I told her that the...
Board: Dental Health 01-17-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,106
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Implants

Tomorrow is the day! Yay! I will get my abuttment and temporary crown tomorrow afternoon!
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-17-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,893
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Migraines and Lamictal

My concern is that it's having other effects on me. I used to have an amazing memory and be able to speak eloquently, but now not so much. I've been forgetting things more often, and it's scary...
Board: Acne 01-17-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,123
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: How To Find Out Cause Of My Acne ?

P-F, I believe it's best to let a dermatologist diagnose the acne, because he or she can probably tell the origin of the acne from experience. The doctor will get a medical history from you, and...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-16-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

Sachimi, this is really helpful information, and I thank you for offering it to me and others who are seeking more advice for migraines.

The Topamax was originally prescribed for anti-seizure...
Board: Acne 01-16-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,018
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Minocycline

It's only a week since I started taking minocycline, reluctantly. The acne on my chin is completely gone. My chin is smooth, no new acne. I will follow the directions and continue taking it until...
Board: Dental Health 01-12-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,106
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Implants

My abuttment should be coming in from the lab in California any day. I am so ready for the hole in my mouth to be filled in! :p

It was a year ago November that my molar was extracted, and I...
Board: Acne 01-12-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,018
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Minocycline

The minocycline began working immediately for my acne. I think I am taking it less than a week, and there has not been any new breakout on my chin. Everything else is healing. It is working the...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-12-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

Thank you, Sachimi. I will jot down Lamictal on my appt. reminder so I can mention it to my neuro next month. I want to go in with information to discuss. I have appointments every 6 months, so...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-10-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

Thank you, maiyen. I will follow your advice. I don't recall that my neuro gave the advice to take both tablets at bedtime. When I ask for refills, the secretary asks me how I take them so she can...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-09-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

Oh, maiyen, you have provided GREAT information and advice! This is going to be so helpful to me! I will try the Topamax generic, speak to my neuro about a beta blocker and also split up my 2 - 100...
Board: Acne 01-09-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,018
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Minocycline

Thank you for the information. So far, I have not experienced any of the side effects you mentioned.

I'll continue to follow my dermatologist's recommendations, and my regular physician is aware...
Board: Acne 01-07-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,018
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Minocycline

What are the risks and side effects?
Board: Acne 01-07-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,018
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Minocycline

I have had acned off and on thru my 30s, and was often prescribed tetracycline. Minocycline is a new antibiotic for me, for acne.

I am surprised since I began reading this forum, to see so much...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-06-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,533
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Constant Pressure in Back of Head?

I sympathize with your pain, and hope you can find something to help alleviate the discomfort.

I would hope you will consider consulting a neurologist, who will perform other tests to find the...
Board: Acne 01-05-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,018
Posted By CaringWmn
Minocycline

I am just posting to say that I notice several people posting about Minocycline.

I have been prescribed Minocycline by my dermatologist since I have developed acne around my chin since I started...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-05-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

Yes, I am with my boss for going on 31 years now. He is aware of the problem with my migraines. I am trying to work with my neurologist to keep them in check. I will also mention to him about your...
Board: Aging Issues 01-04-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,194
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: What you see in others that makes them look old.

I think posture is important. Standing and walking erect make a person appear spry.

Also, a person's teeth show his or her age. Yellowing or missing teeth, dentures, etc. are a sign of aging. ...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-04-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Employment and Migraines

I do have neck issues, also, but my neruologist says the neck and migraines are not related. I have muscle relaxers for my lower back that I need sometimes after working on my floors at home.

I...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-02-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,620
Posted By CaringWmn
Employment and Migraines

I wonder if anyone has had to take early retirement, or applied for disability due to migraine headaches. I'm afraid that going into my 6th year working with migraines, I don't know if I can coninue...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 12-26-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,174
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: possible adrenal problem

My doctor has been observing my cortisol (adrenal glands) for a year now, every six months. The test is done with your saliva. You can ask about it at your Dr.'s office. I am being treated with...
Board: Dental Health 12-26-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,106
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Implants

I am in the process of getting an implant for a molar. It is not painful at all. It is expensive, I would say. I forget how much I am spending total for the one implant. I plan to call tomorrow...
Board: Dental Health 09-29-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 58,523
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Bone Graft in two weeks what should I expect (recovery, pain ect)

Good luck, lawyergirl. Don't worry about the procedure. Some pain or discomfort might occur, but if the surgeon's directions are followed, recovery time should be minimal. Pain meds are a good...
Board: Dental Health 09-15-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 58,523
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Bone Graft in two weeks what should I expect (recovery, pain ect)

I had my stitches removed yesterday and received a good report on the health of my implant. I had photos taken, and received an appointment for 6 weeks. I forget what she is going to do, another...
Board: Dental Health 09-15-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,424
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Is removal of old amalgams medically necessary?

I've been seeing the same dentist since the 80s. My amalgam fillings are really old, since the 60s and 70s.

I had to have only 1 of them replaced due to deterioration, but all the others are...
Board: Dental Health 09-08-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 58,523
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Bone Graft in two weeks what should I expect (recovery, pain ect)

Hello, I am 6 days post-op from my bone graft and implant for my lower right molar.

I did wonderfully with the surgery. I had no bleeding, no pain and hardly any swelling. I have been eating...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 09-01-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,882
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Has Anyone Successfully Used Topamax?

I have been taking Topamax for 4-1/2 years. I am currently taking 200 mg. once a day. I take it at bedtime. It doesn't impair my thinking too severely. Occasionally, I have a hard time...
Board: Dental Health 09-01-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 58,523
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Bone Graft in two weeks what should I expect (recovery, pain ect)

No, the bone is not coming from me. It is going to be either human or I think she said bovine.
Board: Eye & Vision 09-01-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,139
Posted By CaringWmn
Blepharoplasty Update - Former Poster

Hello! I am the former "Ally's Heart", and had a thread back in 2005 about a cosmetic procedure I had done on my eyes, a blepharoplasty.

It has now been just about 6 years since the surgery. I...
Board: Dental Health 09-01-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 58,523
Posted By CaringWmn
Re: Dental Bone Graft in two weeks what should I expect (recovery, pain ect)

I had replied to lawyergirl, but I don't see it. I'm sorry if it does post twice.

The sedation I will get is called "I.V. Conscious Sedation." It will induce a state of profound relaxation, not...
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