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Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-06-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Achilles Tendon Injury?

I apologize in advance for the long post, but any input would be great! On the 4th of July this year, 5 months ago, my (large) puppy was outside with me on her long lead. I was moving her lead to a...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 08-24-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 641
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Parathyroid Nodule

Does anyone here have/had a parathyroid nodule? I had an ultrasound done, and I have an 8mm nodule on my parathyroid, and I have to go in for a fine needle biopsy. Thanks.
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-18-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis

Okay, so I had my progesterone allergy testing done, and according to my allergy doctor, it came back negative- I'm not allergic to progesterone. So. Back to square one. I don't know where to go from...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 05-11-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,258
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Ulna Shortening This friday

No problem! Hmm. I had a new cast put on every two weeks, because your muscles DO shrink from not being able to use them, making your arm much smaller, so you do need a new one put on, otherwise the...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 05-04-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,258
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Ulna Shortening This friday

Awesome! Hope that it works out well for you and you recover quickly!
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 05-02-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Left Shoulder Pain

Thank you everyone for your input. Alfrs, I have state level insurance, so I have to start wherever they start me, and I'd need a referral to an ortho doctor. I still have yet to go get my xray done,...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 05-02-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,258
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Ulna Shortening This friday

Everything seems to have gone well. I still have quite a bit of pain from the plate, but I have pretty small bones, so the doctor knew it was going to cause some kind of problems from the beginning....
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 04-29-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Left Shoulder Pain

Yeah, she said that I had to start off with an xray for my insurance. If physical therapy doesn't start helping, then I'll push for an MRI.
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-28-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,265
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Ulnar Shortening Plate Removal

The doctor doesn't want to do the plate removal surgery for another 3-6 months. :(
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 04-28-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Left Shoulder Pain

Just an update- I went to the doctor's, she said it may be biceps tendonitis. I'm going for an xray, and starting physical therapy. If that doesn't help, I'm going to push for an MRI.
Board: Headaches & Migraines 04-27-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: A cluster of issues, no help from MDs so far

Have you checked out doctors in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan? There are good neuros there... I'm here in MI as well.
Board: Headaches & Migraines 04-26-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: My 4 year migraine

Have you tried nerve block injections?
Board: Relationship Health 04-25-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Straight. Engaged to a man. In love with a female. So confused.

If you're not happy in the relationship you are in now, why stay?! I understand that you don't want to ruin things, but do you really want to look back and say "what if"? You know that you are not...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-25-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,258
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Ulna Shortening This friday

Your nerve block could still be in your system, depending on what/how much they injected. I was in a quite a bit of pain around day 3, but as long as I stayed on top of my meds I was all right! I'm...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-25-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,587
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Pros and Cons of Ulnar Osteotomy

It takes a while for the healing process, and is quite painful. BUT. I believe that I did benefit from mine. I have past posts about my experiences during my ulnar shortening recovery, if you'd like...
Board: Psoriasis 04-19-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,176
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Psoriasis On Lips?

Hello. Does anyone get psoriasis on their lips? If so, what helps it? I've been having some kind of flare-up that my doctors and I believe is psoriasis, but it only happens when I get my menstrual...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-14-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Missing wrist ligaments???

Although it was a very long process, I am glad that I had the ulnar shortening done. I had gone through lots of physical therapy, two cortisone injections, and two TFCC debridements before the ulnar...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 04-13-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By CameraGirl1112
re: I get headaches ... can you help?

I would say have a CT scan or MRI just in case... you never know what's going on in there! Even if it is just a migraine, better safe than sorry, right?
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-13-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Missing wrist ligaments???

I didn't have signs of damage on my lunate, actually. I guess the way my therapist explained it was: my TFCC tear actually caused my ulnar impaction, because the TFCC wasn't the "trampoline" between...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-08-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,265
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Ulnar Shortening Plate Removal

Hello! I had my ulna shortened in September 2015, and the plate is causing me all kinds of pain. The whole entire ulnar side of my forearm hurts all the time, and any kind of pressure on the plate...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 04-08-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Missing wrist ligaments???

Hm. I could give advice about the TFCC tear and the ulnar shortening, but I'm clueless about the missing ligaments!
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 04-08-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,032
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: 6mm nodule on ultrasound-referred to a surgeon

I would request a CT scan. The doctors thought they had found a nodule measuring 9mm on my parathyroid with an ultrasound as well. They then ordered a CT scan to make sure, and there wasn't anything...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-06-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Advice please -severe pain, digestive issues, etc.

I used to have these symptoms too. I had my appendix removed in 2014, and sometimes still get sharp pains through that area. However, when I take strong antibiotics, I get a stomach "infection". The...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 04-06-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Left Shoulder Pain

I see a hand therapist twice a week for a different injury on my right arm, so yesterday when I went in, I had him take a look at it. He says that he thinks I strained my rotator cuff, but that I'd...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 04-04-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Left Shoulder Pain

Thanks! It's hurting pretty badly today, I may just go into the walk-in at my doctor's office later today.
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 04-04-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Left Shoulder Pain

Mine definitely hurts when I reach out for something!
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 04-04-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Left Shoulder Pain

Hello. I've been kind of putting my shoulder pain off because I'm known to have "aches and pains", but this has been going on for the past month and just continues to worsen. It's in the side of my...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-31-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Vestibular migraine - changing medicine to topiramate/topamax

Yes, I have. It lowered my pulse down way too low, though, and I had to come off of it. That, too, was making me dizzy because of the low heart rate. It got worse when I stood up. Just keep an eye on...
Board: Gallbladder 03-31-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,577
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: If it's not my gallbladder, then WHAT?!

Thank you! I feel for you, I understand how much the pain sucks, and how frustrating it can be not getting any answers!
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-31-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Vestibular migraine - changing medicine to topiramate/topamax

Topamax is definitely known for bad side effects! (But can be different for everyone). When I was on it I lost 20 lbs, putting me underweight because I had absolutely no appetite and would forget to...
Board: Gallbladder 03-31-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,577
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: If it's not my gallbladder, then WHAT?!

I understand. I forgot to mention that I've been having heart palpitations as well when this gets bad, and that it happens to be more painful at night.
Board: Gallbladder 03-31-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,577
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: If it's not my gallbladder, then WHAT?!

Is the Barium gross or something?

Thank you for all of your help!
Board: Gallbladder 03-31-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,577
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: If it's not my gallbladder, then WHAT?!

Hmm, I may have to make a doctor's appointment and ask for one. My doctor also tested me for a gluten intolerance a while back, but it came back normal. She still had me go on a gluten-free diet...
Board: Gallbladder 03-31-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,577
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: If it's not my gallbladder, then WHAT?!

I believe they checked that in the ultrasound, as well, along with the bloodwork they've done.
Board: Gallbladder 03-31-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,577
Posted By CameraGirl1112
If it's not my gallbladder, then WHAT?!

Hello, I've been having on-again, off-again pain under my right ribcage for about a year now. I've had two gallbladder ultrasounds (one just yesterday), and a HIDA scan, all of which have come back...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 03-29-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis

Hello! I'm supposed to go back when I have my next flare up so that she can see the mouth sores and the spots on my face for herself. She's only seen one other patient with this, and she said that...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 03-29-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis

Well, my appointment with the allergist was on 3/15. They are trying to figure out where they can get the progesterone from to do a "scratch test". They said that they'll call when they have the...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 03-02-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis

I will keep this updated with the upcoming steps that are taken. I need to actually call the doctor and find out if they've found anyone yet, but, my mouth sores are so bad that it makes it painful...
Board: Women's Health 03-02-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Progesterone Allergy

Has anyone heard of Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis? Every month right before my cycle, I get VERY BAD mouth sores (everything else has been ruled out), and VERY BAD eczema all over my face and...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 03-02-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis

I appreciate your reply! Yeah, I've done some research myself and saw that it's considered a rare condition. It's starting to get better, actually, now that it's toward the end of the "cycle"....
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 02-26-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis

Does anyone have this? It happens during menstruation- your body is "allergic" to progesterone. I get VERY BAD mouth ulcers, and VERY BAD eczema "hot spots" all over my face right before my...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 01-22-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,016
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Post Ulnar shortening pain

I actually just got put back into my splint yesterday (great!) after 16 weeks post-op. My whole entire ulnar side of my arm hurts extremely bad, and it hurts MUCH worse if I carry something over like...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 01-14-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: ulnar impaction with other arm issues

I had an ulnar osteotomy in September, and I am still recovering, but I can definitely tell a difference. I'm not in the same kind of pain that I was before I had the surgery.
Board: Psoriasis 11-20-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,985
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Eczema ruining my life :(

Food for thought (pun intended)- don't begin eating gluten free until you have the tests done to determine whether or not you have celiac, otherwise it may show up negative, although it's really not!
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-17-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Migraine? Cluster?

If you have cluster headaches, I think you would know- they are described as the most painful headache. These usually happen at night, and wake you up out of a dead sleep. When I get these, they come...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 11-12-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,283
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy and Cubital Tunnel Release

Hi there! I had an ulnar shortening osteotomy on 9/28/15 and I just came out of my cast on 11/10. My osteotomy site is completely healed, but the places they inserted k-wires during the procedure,...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 11-11-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Wrist injury possible

They initially thought that mine was a sprain, too. They did an MRI, and found out that I have a huge central TFCC tear. If ulnar deviation hurts you, or when you press on your fovea spot, you...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 11-11-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,747
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

I got my cast off, so now I'm just in a removable splint. My splint is digging into my scar, though, so I have to go get it adjusted today sometime. My osteotomy site is completely healed, there are...
Board: Gallbladder 11-10-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,213
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Could It Be a Gallbladder Problem?

The HIDA scan will tell you if it's her gallbladder. I believe the normal range for the HIDA scan is between 35% and 75%. If it's lower than 35% or higher than 75%, it needs to be removed.
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 11-09-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By CameraGirl1112
Re: Power Sanding For 1 Week - Not Sure If I Should Work Tomorrow

If this is work related (which obviously it is), it sounds like you've got yourself a workers' comp claim.
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