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Board: Menopause 12-19-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,441
Posted By Nyxie63
Ovarian cysts causing PMB?

Hi there!

I'm 3 years post menopause and had 10 days of bleeding/spotting a few weeks ago. Went to the GYN and he did a pap and endometrial biopsy, plus I had an ultrasound and transvag...
Board: Menopause 12-07-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,843
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Period after 3 Years??? You've gotta be kidding me!

Saw the Gyn yesterday. Pap smear, endometrial biopsy. OW! I may have made sounds unbecoming a lady. Also had a mammogram and am scheduled for US on Friday. This guy doesn't mess around! Should...
Board: Menopause 12-04-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,843
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Period after 3 Years??? You've gotta be kidding me!

That's both a relief and annoying as all get-out. Geeze! There we are, enjoying our cronehood, gray hair flapping in the breeze, being all secretly smug about not having to go through all that...
Board: Menopause 12-04-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,843
Posted By Nyxie63
Angry Period after 3 Years??? You've gotta be kidding me!

My female organs and I have never been the best of friends - long heavy periods, cramping, migraines, digestive issues, ovarian cysts, fibroids, etc. After three years of thinking I was past all of...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-15-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: knee/leg messed up-cant walk-please read.

I'd suggest getting a referral to see an Orthopedist. An ortho doc should be more able to fully assess your knee and come up with a treatment plan.

Good luck and quick healing!
Board: Kidney Disorders 10-31-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By Nyxie63
Unhappy Re: Should I prod my GP re: Test results?

Well, it turns out I do have kidney disease (stage 3). Further blood tests and an ultrasound to see if there's any red flags. Not really worried (yet). Will panic, or not, when the results come...
Board: Kidney Disorders 10-21-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Should I prod my GP re: Test results?

Cora,

Thank you! I realize that I may not have kidney disease, but really want a confirmation, one way or the other. Frankly, it'd be a huge relief NOT to have it.

I don't have diabetes or...
Board: Kidney Disorders 10-18-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Should I prod my GP re: Test results?

Ok, so I bugged my GP. Have an appt with a nephrologist on the 30th. Dunno why I'm updating this since nobody on this board seems to care.
Board: Kidney Disorders 10-14-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Should I prod my GP re: Test results?

Just got my second round of blood work today. eGFR is at 54 and creatinine is at 1.03. Still outside "normal". Lipids are high too. Doc rx'd a statin but didn't mention anything about the eGFR. ...
Board: Kidney Disorders 10-11-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By Nyxie63
Should I prod my GP re: Test results?

My GP's office has one of those on-line portal things where patients can view their test results. I decided to take a peek and was looking at some past testing. I noticed that in my blood work from...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-28-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Arthroscopic Knee surgery 2012

I've had two arthroscopic surgeries on my knee for meniscus repair. The first in January 2012 and the other in June 2012 (same knee, btw). It takes time. And hard work. Just be sure not to overdo...
Board: Mononucleosis 04-24-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,064
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Just diagnosed w/mono age 51 fem. there's more to it though pls help me if you ca

The vitamin D deficiency will definitely contribute to your pain. Mine was at 13 at one time and I found that taking D supplements (with a dr's supervision) did help a little. It's also helped my...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-07-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,544
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Anesthesia for Knee Subchondroplasty.

Hi clnsbr!

I've had two meniscal repairs done. Both were done under general anesthesia. If you're really worried, call your dr's office and talk with them. I'm sure they'd be happy to talk...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-30-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,932
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: q-tip pushed too far down ear

see a doctor. there may be a piece of wax close to the ear drum or you may have done damage to the ear drum itself.

hope it's better soon. :)
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-30-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Levaquin problem! help??

one of the "well-known" problems with levaquin (and it's related family of antibiotics) is that it can cause severe tendon issues. you seem to be more sensitive to these effects than most folks.
...
Board: Digestive Disorders 01-29-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,870
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: hida-scared

I had a hida scan a few years ago. It was boring. Sooooo boring. That was the worst part, really. Well that and the taste of the high-fat caloric supplement they had me eat (artificial berry). ...
Board: Anemia 01-22-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,540
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: For those of you taking B12 shots...

Wow! I'd forgotten about your testing last year. Yup. Sounds a whole lot like what I'm going through. Honestly, I'm hoping they find something so they can fix it. Tired of this nonense.

re:...
Board: Anemia 01-19-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,540
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: For those of you taking B12 shots...

It's never easy, is it? LOL

No hashi's, but was tested close to 2 years ago. Would love to get my antibodies done again, especially since I've had some on-and-off funky thyroid swelling and...
Board: Anemia 01-14-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,540
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: For those of you taking B12 shots...

Hi Dearie! :)

Sorry I haven't been around. Been up to my eyebrows in other stuff. Can't even remember how long it's been since posting here the last time. But anyhoo, my saga so far.... LOL!
...
Board: Anemia 01-13-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,540
Posted By Nyxie63
For those of you taking B12 shots...

Have you had any "interesting" reactions after the shots?

Just started the shots recently. I'm not deficient (B12, MMA, and homocysteine are all ok), but my doc thought it'd be helpful for some...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 10-19-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,025
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: sleep study....... was it worth it or a waste of time

Good luck! Hope you finally get some answers. :)

It's taking 6 stinkin' weeks to get my polysomnogram results back. That's nuts! Need to call the sleep center again and find out where they are...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 10-18-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,025
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: sleep study....... was it worth it or a waste of time

I had one done a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, only the results of the MSLT have come back so far. Really wanting to see what the polysomnogram picked up.

Anyhoo, as a result of the MSLT (fell...
Board: General Health 09-30-2008, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,324
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Post-Picc Arm Pain

shisslak,
I'm seeing my neuro on the 18th and will bring this up to him then. Since the picc was inserted into the brachial vein, I have some concern about damage to the brachial plexus. In the...
Board: General Health 09-29-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,324
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Post-Picc Arm Pain

Feelbad,
The main reason I'm seeing the neuro is for sleep problems. The doc suspects parasomnias, possible apnea, and I've been dealing with insomnia on and off for years now.

We don't know...
Board: General Health 09-29-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,324
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Post-Picc Arm Pain

The arm's better today although I'm still getting random periods of "OW!" in the arm and neck.

Feelbad,
Thanks for your heartfelt reply. :)

I have a good neuro. Haven't brought this up to...
Board: General Health 09-28-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,324
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Post-Picc Arm Pain

Hi G! :)

I've been trying to avoid the whole ER thing. Been there too many times in the past year. Might be my only recourse tho. *sigh*

A hot water bottle offers some relief and then it...
Board: General Health 09-27-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,324
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Post-Picc Arm Pain

Measured the arm today. No swelling. At least that's a good thing.

Noticed that the area that hurts is hard. I can actually feel the vein in there. Not sure I should be able to do that.
...
Board: General Health 09-26-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,324
Posted By Nyxie63
Post-Picc Arm Pain

I had a picc line in my left arm from June 10 to August 22 of this year. During that time, I had pain in that arm (inside of the upper arm and armpit), but was assured by my doctor that it was first...
Board: Heart Disorders 07-25-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,480
Posted By Nyxie63
Should I be concerned?

Sorry in advance for this being so long. Want to give you the full picture here.

On July 13th, I experienced what felt like someone hitting me in the chest with a sledgehammer. This was...
Board: Epilepsy 07-11-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,148
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Sleep and seizures?

Thank you both for your input! I really appreciate it. :)

SentenceDoing,
That's kind of what I'm thinking. What's wierd is the episodes have been different each time. I'd always thought once...
Board: Epilepsy 07-10-2008, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,148
Posted By Nyxie63
Sleep and seizures?

In the last 2 months, I've had 3 neuro events that I think might be seizures, but not sure. Never had anything like this happen before.

The first one, I was in bed trying to fall asleep. All...
Board: Lyme Disease 05-03-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,186
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: llmd's in Bucks/montgomery county, PA

Lyme100,
Thanks! :)

My LLMD (Dr H in NY) thinks I was first infected some 30 years ago. :eek:

Apparently, I'm tick candy. :D :mad: :rolleyes: Been bitten so many times, I've lost count.
...
Board: Lyme Disease 05-02-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,186
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: llmd's in Bucks/montgomery county, PA

lyme100,
I also have multiple nodules. A huge one in my left lobe I've named Herbie. :D A few smaller ones in the right lobe. Had an "iffy" biopsy on Herbie last time, so probably due for another...
Board: Lyme Disease 04-29-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,186
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: llmd's in Bucks/montgomery county, PA

Congrats on getting in to see Dr M! May you be on your way to wellness! :)

Btw, where did you get your thyroid biopsy done? I've had 3 so far and am facing #4 in a few weeks. Usually get it...
Board: Lyme Disease 03-24-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,341
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: untreated Lyme for 36 years?

Oh yeah. It can definitely happen. My LLMD thinks I was first infected 30 years ago (we've traced this back to a case of the "flu" when I was 14). Either my immune system was able to fight off the...
Board: Lyme Disease 03-24-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Anyone have a dog that had/has lyme?

Hopefully, the vet will be able to let you know what's going on with her tomorrow.

Will keep my fingers crossed. :)

Please let us know.
Board: Lyme Disease 03-24-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Anyone have a dog that had/has lyme?

Our dog had a dx of lyme 6 years before I got my dx. Kinda wish our vet would treat people too.

He was treated for 4 weeks and seemed fine after that, except for an occasional cough.

The past...
Board: Lyme Disease 03-23-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,186
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: llmd's in Bucks/montgomery county, PA

Dr S was the one who ran the testing, but Dr H in Hyde Park, NY is the one that dx'd me.

I think some place like UrgentCare or another "doc in the box" place can do the blood draws for you. ...
Board: Lyme Disease 03-22-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,186
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: llmd's in Bucks/montgomery county, PA

It's a wide-spread opinion among a lot of lyme folks that Quest pretty much stinks as far as lyme testing is concerned. Even for the best labs, the testing isn't 100% conclusive.

Dr S in Chadds...
Board: Lyme Disease 03-22-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,186
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: llmd's in Bucks/montgomery county, PA

Unfortunately, I think most of us have to travel outside the area to find a decent LLMD. I'm near Pottstown and have to travel 3-1/2 hours each way to see mine.

I'm currently on Dr Corson's...
Board: Lyme Disease 03-22-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,631
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: shock sensations

Yep. I get this. I tingle all the time, but not really "buzz". My tingling feels more like how static on the tv looks. Light, but always there. Gets worse from time to time.

It's in both...
Board: Digestive Disorders 03-22-2008, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,699
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: all test negative still in pain

Well, I'm not going to be any help. Just wanted to let you know you're not alone.

All my gb tests came back negative too. My dr threw up his hands and said there was nothing more he could do for...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-16-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,587
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: ?? about celiac disease

Tired,
You're welcome :) Glad some of my reading can help someone if it points them in a new direction.

I'm about 3 hours from York, but used to get there once or twice a month on business. Mom...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-15-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,014
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Difference between goiter and nodule?

If you get it done at a hospital, you can always call and request copies of prior testing, including imaging reports and copies of the u/s or CT itself.

Also, if you ask, your dr's office HAS...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-15-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,014
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: Difference between goiter and nodule?

Tigger,
You could always get a copy of the ultrasound report and see what it really says. That way you'll know for sure.

It's a good idea to get copies of EVERYTHING anyway, for your own...
Board: Digestive Disorders 03-13-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,205
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: So Hida scan was normal.... now what? Any ideas?

I've had both an ultrasound and a CT with contrast. No signs of stones or sludge. That's why the doc ordered the Hida scan.

Biliruben was tested back in Dec and was normal at .8 (0-1.5). The...
Board: Digestive Disorders 03-12-2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,205
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: So Hida scan was normal.... now what? Any ideas?

I'm supposed to see him in 2 weeks, but no idea why. He hasn't requested any bloodwork. So far, he's been relying on test results my other doctors have been doing (I have additional health issues)....
Board: Digestive Disorders 03-12-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,205
Posted By Nyxie63
So Hida scan was normal.... now what? Any ideas?

So the GI called yesterday. My hida scan came back "normal" which means above 35%. Hubby took the call as I wasn't home so couldn't get the exact number. Ultrasound and CT were normal too.

Any...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-11-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,587
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: ?? about celiac disease

Just came across something... have you ever been tested for Leaky Gut Syndrome? It might go a long way to explaining a lot of things you're currently going through, including the magnesium problem....
Board: Celiac Disease 03-08-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,587
Posted By Nyxie63
Re: ?? about celiac disease

Say what?!?!?!

Alcohol is sometimes a factor in acute pancreatitis, but when it comes to pancreatic insufficiency as in a malfunctioning of the pancreas, it's usually not an issue. Did they...
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