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Board: Bowel Disorders 06-20-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Titchou
Re: How can I taper off Dicyclomine?

Eveerything I'm reading says per doctor's instructions. So give her a call tomorrow and ask.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-13-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Titchou
Re: Parenting and activity after big toe fusion

I had my right one done..Other than feeling like I had been run over, the foot was a non issue after about 4days. I had an air cast for about 3 months. Was allowed to drive after 2 weeks if I...
Board: General Health 04-27-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Titchou
Re: Desperate for help! Damaged by an unsafe medication

Mold poisoning is indeed a real illness. And it is treated with antibiotics. Sounds like what you need is a course of steroids to shut down your immune response. Oral steroids plus a nasal inhaler...
Board: General Health 04-24-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Titchou
Re: Is it ethical to money in my will to my doctor

You can leave whatever you want to whomever you want. And you don't have to tell them they are in your will. So, if you are trying to curry favor with him by doing this, I assure you he will tell...
Board: Back Problems 03-31-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,896
Posted By Titchou
Re: Unbearable leg pain - from Spinal Issues.

they do an eval when you get there and then set exercises for you to do at home. They will do many of the same ones there and others. They can also use local ultrasound on you that helps relieve...
Board: Women's Health 03-11-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Titchou
Re: Worried sick cervical cancer symptoms or just something innocent

Sorry you are so stressed over this. Dark brown discharge is simply old blood that wasn't expelled in a previous period. That's it. No other reason. So it is perfectly normal, esp when going off...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 03-07-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Titchou
Re: Diagnostic slippery slope?

Well, it won't lead to a high dose one if you say no....it is all up to you. Since you never had a previous xray, I might go on and do the scan...just for information's sake.
Board: Menopause 01-26-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By Titchou
Re: Heart skipping beats??

It's called palpatations and it isn't skipping a beat. It's actually beating real close to the previous beat and then the next beat is where it belongs. In other words, beats 1 and 3 are where they...
Board: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 11-24-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By Titchou
Re: OCD and house guests

It is YOUR home and YOU have the right to determine who comes to visit. Just very politely explain that your home is not set up for children and to do so would be impossible at this time. They are...
Board: Gallbladder 10-19-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,688
Posted By Titchou
Re: Freaked out about gallbladder and liver

You might also ask for a HIDA Scan. It will test for gb function. A contracted gb can be a sign of low function. A score of below 35% or above 75% is generally grounds for removal.
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-12-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By Titchou
Re: 4 yr old grandson issues

That absolutely can! These days they don't yank them out like in my generation. Friends tell me most docs wait till the child has had 4-6 strep episodes in a year before they take them out.
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-11-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By Titchou
Re: 4 yr old grandson issues

I'm surprised his teachers/school didn't do a concussion protocol on him. We are required to at the school where I work with any head injury.
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-06-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By Titchou
Re: 4 yr old grandson issues

He should be going to a concussion clinic. Sounds more like concussion than seizure from your description. I'm sure your local childrens' hospital will have one.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-26-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,455
Posted By Titchou
Re: Purpose of a walking boot if you're NWB?

It's far more comfortable than a cast. You can remove it to bathe the leg. You can sleep better-which you probably need by now. You can do more exervises than with a cast.

Seems all like good...
Board: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 07-29-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Titchou
Re: Anal Warts and Monogamous

The virus can lay dormant for decades. You could have contracted it long before you met your wife. It can also be transmitted during vaginal child delivery if the mother is positive for HPV. Get...
Board: Menopause 07-26-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,603
Posted By Titchou
Re: Question

Have you considered birth control or maybe even skipping that and going to HRT? When I started skipping bleeds on bcp at 57, we went to HRT and haven't had anoother period.
Board: Arthritis 05-22-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
Posted By Titchou
Re: Arthritis due to injury?

Lack of cartilege is arthritis. Are you taking Aleve or some other anti-inflammatory? That can help as can the injections. There is no way to generate more cartilage so this will worsen over time...
Board: Gallbladder 05-07-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Titchou
Re: 2 weeks post op severe pain

TOo bad you can't fire that surgeon! NO fat for 2-3 weeks. Then SLOWLY -like 1 pat of butter a meal...your bile duct is taking over for the gb and that takes time. Plain chicken or turkey breast,...
Board: Gallbladder 05-07-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Titchou
Re: 2 weeks post op severe pain

Butter on anything? Chicken Marsala????Oh dear. Honey, you are supposed to be on a no fat,non spicy diet for 2-3 weeks and then add it back in slowly. You are doing a number on your system.
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 05-05-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By Titchou
Re: ear problem

I can make mine crackle easily...always have been. Assumed everyone can!!!! Hearing tests are simple so go get one so you'll know if you've done any damage...or and ENT could look and see if there...
Board: Menopause 04-25-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,078
Posted By Titchou
Re: Endometrial biopsy for irregular bleeding?

Depends on how irregular you are...what are you expereiencing?
Board: Dental Health 04-24-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By Titchou
re: Father in rough place-- Need advice for implant(s)

Is there a dental school nearby? They do excellent work much cheaper than regular dentists.
Board: Hysterectomy 04-09-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By Titchou
Re: Large cyst = hysterectomy

Why a hysterectomy? Just have the cyst removed!!! If it's that large they should be able to get it all. And never to a vertical cut-need a bikini one if you have to do it. You need your lady...
Board: Gallbladder 04-02-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,562
Posted By Titchou
Re: 2 HIDA scans very different results

either way it's not functioning properly. The standard range is 35-75% and neither test falls in it. Have it out.
Board: Menopause 03-24-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,678
Posted By Titchou
Re: Menopausal nightmare

Take the HRT. I've been on it 15 years....improved everything - mood, sleep, sex, bone density. My sister had a hysterectomy at 36,went on HRT then and she's now 71. Same things for her. Don't...
Board: Gallbladder 03-21-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,927
Posted By Titchou
Re: Terrified of Gallbladder Surgery

WEll, when I had mine removed, I was placed on the operating table at 6:55 AM and was awake enough to read the clock in recovery at7:35 AM....so less than 40 minutes. Surgeon said the procedure only...
Board: Diabetes 03-21-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,621
Posted By Titchou
Re: Friend passing out - what happened?

Only 200?????? 100 is the cutoff for normal. That was hugely dangerous level. She needs to get her act together.
Board: Gallbladder 03-13-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By Titchou
Re: Biliary Dyskenisia anyone? CONFUSED.

Your gallbladder is damaged since it isn't working properly. If you are looking for a guarantee, you aren't going to get one. But you obviously have an issue that is going to get worse. You do not...
Board: Cancer 01-03-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,729
Posted By Titchou
Re: Painful lump, very fast growing (3 days), now at 2 ish cm, PLEASE HELP I'm scared

I had something similar sounding and it was a simple infection which cleared on its own(can't take antibiotics so was glad when doc said it would clear). Very painful and came up overnight.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-27-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Titchou
Re: Fractured 5th Metatarsal

They usually say 6-8 weeks for broken bones in the foot. I'd go back to the boot for a while longer.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-26-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Titchou
Re: Bilateral Leg/Ankle/Foot Pain. Any Ideas?

Have you considered a chiropractor or acupuncture?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-10-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,108
Posted By Titchou
Re: feet feel like their breaking every time I walk on them. I am scared.:(

Plantar faciitis maybe? Have you tried anything? Like rolling a frozen water bottle on the floor with the foot? Calf/achilles stretches?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-05-2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Titchou
Re: Toe Fusion w/Bone Graft after Joint Removal

I didn't have the implant but have had it fused. Really not fun but doable. Some things to think about though are whether you want to wear any heels (check your closet for shoes you may have to get...
Board: Menopause 12-02-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By Titchou
Re: Can't eat. Is it pre-menopause?

If your gallbladder is non functioning it needs to be removed before it ruptures. That can be fatal. Please talk with your doctor about having it removed ASAP. Sounds like you are on the verge of...
Board: Women's Health 11-25-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By Titchou
Re: Thick black period?

The first time this happened to me,my doctor told me they often called it "passing a cast" because it can be so painful and clearing out the lining takes so much to do. I would say it's normal esp...
Board: Allergies 11-14-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By Titchou
Re: Lip swelling overnight

Has anyone mentioned Oral Allergy Syndrome? Check it out and see if it fits.
Board: Menopause 11-07-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,657
Posted By Titchou
Re: Perimenopause? Pls, help!

Sounds just like peri. Have your FSH level checked. A score of 34 is considered menopausal.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-30-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By Titchou
Re: Lapidus procedure

Large bandaid or something similar to what she put on it. I just changed as needed when it got messed up from socks or whatever. Once it totally healed and I could bathe it, I stopped. If it's...
Board: General Health 09-25-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By Titchou
Re: Not sure what's wrong but at my wits end always sick.

I would definitely start by getting the tonsils out. I finally had mine out at 25 after achildhood full of hospitalizations, strep, tonsillitis, sinus infections, etc. I am 71 now and NEVER had...
Board: Asthma 09-18-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,518
Posted By Titchou
Re: Is it just another thing we quietly suffer thru?

The injection you received would have been epinephrine -the med in an epipen. Standard treatment for an asthma attack/anaphalaxis. I had one in my teens due to a shot of penicillin.
Board: Menopause 08-30-2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By Titchou
Re: New Scrupulosity/OCD in Menopause?

Simply meno anxiety. Have you considered HRT? It really helps some people - did me!
Board: Gallbladder 08-20-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By Titchou
Re: Dilated common bile and hepatic duct

Could be dialated from passing a stone in the past. Your next test if this one is negative would be a HIDA Scan that will test for function.Normal is between 35 & 75% ejection rate.
Board: Asthma 08-14-2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By Titchou
Re: how important is the right medication?

Check around for a coupon from the mfg. There are many options out there. And also talk with your doc about appealing to the insurance company and any samples he may have.
Board: Menopause 08-12-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,692
Posted By Titchou
Re: 53 and still having periods

I didn't stop till I was 57.My mother was 60. If you want to stop, HRT can do that for you. Talk with your gyno. I was skipping them here and there on birth control at 57 and told my doctor i was...
Board: Women's Health 08-09-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Titchou
Re: Got my period for the first time in months. Is something wrong?

It would seem your body is rebelling from all the hormone overload of skipping the placebo pills. And brown blood is simply old blood that wasn't expelled in a previous period. That's very common...
Board: Menopause 08-03-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,579
Posted By Titchou
Re: menopause & hormone therapy

Harmful in what way? Did you ever take birth control pills? This is basically the same thing. I've been on HRT for 14 years and life is great! All symptoms gone....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-24-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Titchou
Re: Finally got an appointment but not with os

I'd go ahead. I'd rather have an opinion from an ortho than a family doc even if he's in a sports med practice. Not all sports med docs are bone guys. After 5 foot surgeries and 5 stress...
Board: Digestive Disorders 07-18-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,402
Posted By Titchou
Re: Been sick for over a year now. Please help.

Neither - though an elevated billirubin could indicate a possible gallbladder issue. An ultrasound to check for stones, sludge and thickening of the gb walls would be the first step. If it is...
Board: Women's Health 06-28-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By Titchou
Re: Breast abcess

I have a friend who had that and never has been pregnant. It's not unusual. Why not ask the surgeon about sending samples for testing to ease your mind?
Board: Gallbladder 06-18-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By Titchou
Re: Just trying to understand

If the u/s doesn't find anything then a HIDA Scan is next to test for function. Result for it would be a percentage and below 35% and above 75% are considered non functioning.
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