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Board: Heart Disorders 07-15-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Rapid heart rate when moving around

One of the side effects of Elavil is panic attacks. Maybe you should ask your doctor if you can stay off the drug for about a week or so to see if your heart rate gets back to normal.
Board: Kidney Disorders 07-12-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Recent left kidney imaging findings. Docs not to concerned. Should I be?

My personal opinion: If I were in your shoes I wouldn't push for more answers. I would feel lucky about their conclusions.

What I would do is rethink the soundness of my dietary choices. For...
Board: Dental Health 07-11-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Scaling and root planing

I didn't know that they use water for deep cleaning. I had deep cleaning back in the late 1990s by a dentist and he didn't use water. However, several deep shots of novacaine was the worst part for...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-11-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Prostate Biopsy or MRI

I think your suspicions are well founded. In my opinion, your doctor has it backwards. MRI should come first. If a biopsy is done first and then followed by an MRI, small patches of blood can be...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 07-10-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Healthy Vegan Lifestyle

You didn't ask a specific question so I assume you're looking for comments in general.

Of course, being a vegan, I approve of the vegan lifestyle. I've been a vegan since about 2006.

The...
Board: Urology 07-08-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By JohnR41
Re: urinary frequency

Your doctor is correct to say that your bladder didn't empty out completely, but, having said that, 50ml is considered adequate emptying.

Don't let urinary frequency keep you from drinking an...
Board: Eye & Vision 07-06-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

Zee703,

There were a few times when I felt that I had dry eyes. My eyes would feel scratchy like there was a lack of lubrication. So, what did I do? I didn't go to a doctor, I just drank a big...
Board: Arthritis 07-06-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Rheumatoid Arthritis Need help getting taken seriously
Views: 425
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Need help getting taken seriously

After checking two different sources, I thought you might find this interesting: One source said there are more than 80 different autoimmune diseases. The other source said there are more than 100. ...
Board: Arthritis 07-05-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Rheumatoid Arthritis Need help getting taken seriously
Views: 425
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Need help getting taken seriously

All the symptoms you have mentioned are part of rheumatoid arthritis. So if you need to explain why you're not going to work, you can tell your employer that you have rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms...
Board: Arthritis 07-03-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Rheumatoid Arthritis Need help getting taken seriously
Views: 425
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Need help getting taken seriously

Jcmadchats,

If you have an autoimmune disease, that might not be so bad because in recent years it has been discovered that this type of health issue can largely be controlled, or even cured,...
Board: Nail Problems 07-02-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Injured finger, fingernail now turning white.

Being that they took an X-ray, then I assume the doctor knows it's not a broken bone. Antibiotics were given but it's possible it could have become infected weeks later if there's an open sore. It...
Board: Nail Problems 07-01-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Injured finger, fingernail now turning white.

Did her doctor give instructions to soak the finger in warm salt water 2 or 3 times a day? It seems to me she should have been doing that or something like that. Was the antibiotic a pill or an...
Board: Weight Loss 06-28-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Weight loss and stress/anxiety

What's your goal concerning weight? Gain, lose or maintain? I know this is the weight loss board but you seemed to be stressed because you were losing weight. Does that mean you didn't want to...
Board: Relationship Health 06-19-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Help my boyfriend cheated on me

He won't cheat until the next opportunity comes along where he can really keep it low-key. He just needs more practice with the "low-key" part.

I think you would be better off without him.
Board: Dental Health 06-16-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Bad root canal or plugged salivary gland?

Hi Lady221,

I recently did some reading about root canals because I had my first root canal not too long ago. The information I got, as far as possible problems, was that sometimes bacteria can...
Board: Digestive Disorders 06-12-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Reasons for inflammation

Inflammation is a common problem because 65% of Americans are either overweight or obese. Technically, a person doesn't even have to be overweight if they have a high percentage of body fat. That's...
Board: Heart Disorders 06-12-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Chest Pain when walking -- Help

Brisk walking is considered to be moderate-intensity aerobic exercise.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-10-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What kinds of things to eat that is good for the gerd condition.

Are you taking medication to reduce stomach acid? If so, how long have you been taking it? Those medications are not a cure for GERD and may make things worse when they are taken long term. Too much...
Board: Heart Disorders 06-08-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Chest Pain when walking -- Help

Hi Ashley9045,

Being that you are into aerobic exercising you might also be into eating lots of animal protein with the idea of building muscle and losing weight.

If that's the case you may be...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 06-07-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Blurry vision, related to concussion?

There are many possible symptoms depending on the individual and the severity of the concussion.

Here are a few that seem to coincide with your experience:

Headache

Confusion

Dizziness
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-05-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,191
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Could it be my thyroid?

Hi again,

I neglected to mention some other related items in the same category with cruciferous vegetables. They are avocados, peaches, strawberries and peanuts, peanut butter and possibly peanut...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-04-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Should I be worried?

Hi Molly,

Basically, the same thing happened to me and it's the worst thing when you are left to worry about what the result might be. I felt like my life was over.

Then when I got the result...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-04-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,191
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Could it be my thyroid?

Hi Safeplace,

In addition to avoiding junk food, you need to make sure your diet has enough foods that contain iodine. Most iodine comes from seafood. And at the same time try to avoid eating raw...
Board: Dental Health 06-03-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Periodontal disease

I was told I needed deep cleaning about 16 years ago because I had pockets but I never had it done. My gums looked pink and healthy and not bleeding when I brushed, just an occasional spot of blood...
Board: General Health 05-31-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By JohnR41
Re: b12 deficiency

If the B12 injection consisted of a very large dose, as it usually is, I think it's a big mistake. I called a local pharmacist a few years ago to ask about dosage size because the stores mostly...
Board: General Health 05-30-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Strange health issues

bhanny91,

Everything you mentioned could be caused by side effects from taking Lexapro. All medications have side effects that may be a little different for each person. Medications may provide...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-24-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Norvasc low blood pressure

Information I read, written by a cardiologist, said that there's no such thing as too low unless you have symptoms like dizziness. And that assumes you are properly hydrated, rested and not dizzy...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 05-20-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Temporal lobe epilepsy and chaotic thoughts

Have you tried meditation? It has been proven to be good for the brain.

This assumes you're eating a healthy diet, avoiding highly processed foods etc. Diet can play a big role in mood and brain...
Board: Arthritis 05-16-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By JohnR41
Re: RA Titer

Sorry, I'm not familiar with that aspect of it and didn't have time to elaborate on what the root cause might be. This is the result of a relatively new discovery and is difficult to research. It...
Board: Arthritis 05-15-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By JohnR41
Re: RA Titer

There's no medical cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis. It may be that prednisone and plaquenil will help with the pain and delay deterioration. The point of this treatment is to manage your decline...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 05-13-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,068
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Meinere's disease ... Any remedy to ward off balance symptoms?

What works for me is living a healthy lifestyle. Avoiding high calorie processed foods that are low in fiber and nutrition. Avoiding stress and dehydration. Getting moderate exercise, like walking....
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 05-07-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By JohnR41
Re: I got a vague diagnosis about wrist pain

By "spasming" do you mean twitching? I had that happen with my thumb and it is very annoying but it did go away. Once in a while it would come back for a short period of time but now it hasn't...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 05-06-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Rls
Views: 427
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Rls

One research source recommends taking Magnesium and vitamin B because the cause may be due to nerve damage because of a deficiency.
Board: Digestive Disorders 05-01-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,287
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Unable to keep any liquids down

Now, in your latest post, we have been told she has gastroparesis and is taking Reglan and Protonix.

Reglan is mainly used to treat acid-reflux disease (GERD) by speeding up the rate of stomach...
Board: Digestive Disorders 05-01-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,287
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Unable to keep any liquids down

This was from your first post and I just found out that a common symptom of Carafate is vomiting. Being that she was already having a problem keeping her food down, it seems strange the doctor would...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-29-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By JohnR41
Re: I got a vague diagnosis about wrist pain

Hi Hannah1492,

Sorry to hear about your injury. I can relate to it because I once injured my thumb and couldn't use my hand for much of anything for a long time. When I first injured it I...
Board: Birth Control 04-27-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Experiences with long term bc

An IUD represents a foreign object in the body and can therefore cause inflammation; and inflammation can cause cancer. But it's likely that you already know about this risk.
Board: Lymphomas 04-26-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Symptoms consistent with Lymphoma

Hi thaiboxgirl,

I happen to be interested in diets so I did some research to see what the best diet would be for someone in your situation. I didn't expect to find anything but, to my surprise, I...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 04-25-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By JohnR41
Re: In the end, nothing is perfect, what should I do?

It's not just what you're eating that's important but also the portion size. You have two different sources of protein at every meal: Lentils + eggs, Legumes + meat, and Legumes + meat again for...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 04-24-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By JohnR41
Re: diet help

You said you have rotisserie chicken and a small salad for lunch. Do you eat the whole chicken? Rotisserie chicken is not fat free and not healthy if it means you're eating just a small salad. It...
Board: Lupus 04-22-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Unspecified joint diseases - wandering aches, autoimmune disease?

If you have an autoimmune disorder, it could be caused by your lifestyle:

* chronic stress
* lack of sleep
* multiple medications
* overweight, underweight or obese
* high protein diet, high...
Board: Sleep Disorders 04-18-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Sleep Consolidation (Restriction) Therapy making me worse?

I agree with your grief counselor. In my opinion, if things haven't improved after 2 weeks, and you're actually feeling worse, you should not continue.

When you get up and try to read, the...
Board: General Health 04-17-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,306
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Gerd

Crablegs,

Your age can have a lot to do with it. As we get older, medications don't get cleaned out as fast. So they tend to build up in your system. Anyway, in my opinion, most gerd medications...
Board: Asthma 04-13-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Asthma & Keto

I would stop the keto diet and look for another diet regimen. I don't think Keto is a cure-all for everything. If your asthma is acting up again, that's good enough reason to stop.

Your body...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-11-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Why do I still feel hypo ?

What do you mean by feeling "off"? Common symptoms are fatigue, feeling cold, weight gain, constipation, dry hair, etc.

But then all of the above symptoms can be caused by something other than...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-11-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,318
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Colonoscopy Question

My mother never had a colonoscopy until very late in life. In her late 70s she was talked into getting a fecal test (coloGuard?) and false positives are not uncommon. The result came back positive,...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 04-10-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Copaxone and lymphadenopathy

This, in my opinion, is what happens when they don't get to the root cause of MS. There are doctors who now claim to be treating it successfully. They say the reason it starts is because of damage...
Board: High Cholesterol 04-09-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By JohnR41
Re: cholesterol results 9 years on

I just did a quick search to refresh my memory as to what it takes to reverse cardiovascular disease. It's almost the same diet that I have been following since about 2005. It calls for fresh fruit...
Board: High Cholesterol 04-08-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By JohnR41
Re: cholesterol results 9 years on

Here's my opinion: As long as you are serious about cleaning up your diet and sticking to it, I think you will be better off not taking any kind of drug. If you're wondering about risk, there's a...
Board: Back Problems 04-05-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain

You mentioned that you like to work outdoors with flowers and shrubs. I do lots of yard work myself and I have learned over the years to pace myself. Don't do too much in one day if you're not used...
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