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Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 06-01-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By MSNik
Re: Recovering from Narcissitic abuse in the inbetween

Congratulations for making such HUGE strides in your recovery! It sounds like you have had a very good therapist or someone helping you learn what it is to love yourself again. Having a puppy doesn't...
Board: Urology 05-18-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By MSNik
Re: trying to halt midstream ... trickling continues

Hi there. This sounds exactly like Levitor Ani Syndrome and no- it doesn't have to hurt... Mine doesn't.

You do need a pelvic floor specialist and at your age, you want to address this now or you...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-16-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By MSNik
Re: Bravo test

Hi Karen, Dexilent starts working immediately... you should feel some relief as soon as you start taking it again. It does build up overtime as it is time released; however, it should make you feel...
Board: Stroke 05-06-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By MSNik
Re: Oversleeping after stroke

It cant hurt to call the doctor and let them know...its possible this is something they need to know to treat him futher. I would call and ask if its normal.
Board: General Health 04-27-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By MSNik
Re: Lisinopril and Intestine/Bowel issues

Hi , I am not sure what dosage you are on, but talk to your GI doctor or whoever prescribed it. I was on that drug and my bowel habits went from zero to 60 in about 5 seconds flat. It took some...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 04-23-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By MSNik
Re: 5 Years Postmenopausal No HRT Bleeding

Hi there. I have had a similar issue with the hyperplasia and yes, cancer was ruled out. I have had several uterine biopsies...

As far as how long it takes to get the preapproval- it can take a...
Board: Anemia 04-14-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By MSNik
Re: Blood tests

I did have that happen once... before you go for a blood draw, do you hydrate? I found that if I drink a half gallon of water before I go, it really helps. It doesn't matter if you pee it out, it...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-10-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By MSNik
Board: General Health 04-08-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By MSNik
Re: Vomiting on Day 4 of water fast?

MAVgirl, can I just ask why you are fasting to begin with? Your body needs energy... your title says "day 4 of a water fast"....were you really on day 4 of not eating? If so, you have your answer.
...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 03-28-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By MSNik
Re: 4th rhinoplasty/please help

I am curious as to how many consults you have gotten; how many different doctors did the 3 surgeries already; and why you were not satisfied the first time.. unfortunately, the more surgery you have,...
Board: Arthritis 03-22-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,784
Posted By MSNik
Re: Can you recommend any herbal/alternative remedies?

Have you tried over the counter sprays which "freeze" the area...there are so many OTC sprays which get hot or cold... I have an autoimmune disorder which causes inflammation- I use a spray which is...
Board: General Health 03-21-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By MSNik
Re: I fell in my above knee cast

The only way to know for sure is to call your doctor and have it Xrayed...no one can tell you if you did any harm to your fractured area.
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-20-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By MSNik
Re: Stool Softeners Question for hard stools?

Truthseekers, you really want to talk to a GI doctor about this... there are a ton of different stool softners on the market and each one works differently.
Some draw water into the colon to help...
Board: Stroke 03-16-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By MSNik
Re: Some very scary things happened to me this morning. Transient Ischemic Attack(TIA

I would have your wife take you to the ER to be checked out...or at the very least, an emergent care. Make sure you did not have a mini TIA. Its important if you did, to get help NOW before it...
Board: Women's Health 03-11-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By MSNik
Re: Worried sick cervical cancer symptoms or just something innocent

Cervical cancer is treatable if you get it early....and it is important you go get tested. Have you had a Pap test or an HPV test? You need both as both will give you information.

Ive been where...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 03-10-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By MSNik
Re: Emphysema?

The pulmonary doctor will run some breathing tests- easy peasy. They are done in the office; with the results, they will be able to tell you more such as whether or not your airways are constricted...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-07-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By MSNik
Re: lower jaw sliding backward?

Hi. I havent personally had this, but my daughter did...we wound up in an oral sugeons office where TMJ was diagnosed. She had surgery, which was 6 weeks of having her jaw wired...but in the end, it...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-01-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,039
Posted By MSNik
Re: Some advice please ...

If nothing comes back from the ultrasound, then a colonoscopy is the next test to have...but it has nothing to do with the belly button. The US will show the gallbaldder and other organs-so they will...
Board: Dental Health 02-27-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By MSNik
Re: red semicircle on gum

I would skip the dentist and go straight to an oral surgeon. They can take the Xrays and biopsies which you will need to find out what this is. They should not have told you to wait 6 months- as long...
Board: Pain Management 02-23-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 952
Posted By MSNik
Re: Fibromyalgia - chronic Pain - Opiods - Narcotics

Hi there. Sounds like you are doing really well. Have you ever heard of or thought about LDN? It is short for Low Dose Naltrexone and lately is being prescribed for all kinds of neuopathic pain. I...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 02-08-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By MSNik
Re: White Lump in Gums

It could be anything from a cyst to a fatty tissue to a tumor. Unfortunately, there is no way to know until you are seen by a dentist. If you need something removed, you will probably be sent to an...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 02-08-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By MSNik
Re: skull still hurts 8 days after falling and hitting it on the ground

Hi there. Being that you are not complaining of double vision or any other real symptoms; you probably are just really tender from the fall. Like anywhere else on your body, the head can bruise- and...
Board: Neuropathy 02-05-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By MSNik
Re: neuropathy from tight boots in military

Hi 4Tom, I also tried gabapentin, it did nothing for me...Lyrica didnt do it either. Eventually I begged to try LDN- I had read all about it and really wanted to try it...so my Neuro gave in. That...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-30-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By MSNik
Re: Blepharitis and driving

Glad to hear you are being referred to the right doctor. Optometrists are great, but they cannot always dx diseases of the eye. An Ophthalmologist is the place to be! Good luck!
Board: Eye & Vision 01-29-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By MSNik
Re: Blepharitis and driving

Are you seeing a specialist or at least a good ophthalmologist? If you are seeing a regular eye doctor or optician, please do get a second opinion.

Maybe look for a specialty eye hospital? Many...
Board: Cancer: Breast 01-18-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By MSNik
Re: Male Nipple Drainage and pain to touch

I would go see your primary doctor who can recommend the proper testing for you. If he or she feels you need a breast surgeon or specialist, they will direct you. Hopefully, its just an infection...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-16-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By MSNik
Re: One Ankle swells!!!!

Swelling is inflammation; however, because you are not putting any pressure on the left leg, it could also be a circulation disorder. You really need to talk to your doctor about this...its possible...
Board: Anemia 01-14-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By MSNik
Re: Endomitrial Ablation and Anemia?? Help Please.

Hello. I had a procedure called NovaSure about 12 years ago, its an endometrial ablation method. I never had a period again once I was healed. The first few days, I bled heavily- but that was all.
...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-15-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By MSNik
Re: Right inferior meatus lesion

My husband had sinus surgery and was told he had a few lesions going into the meatus...they are usually nothing more than polpys which might be removed or might not be. Most of them are benign and...
Board: Birth Control 12-14-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By MSNik
Re: Ortho Tri Cyclen LO

Inactive ingredients are just fillers and it doesn't really matter what the inactive ingredient is as long as the levels of estrogen/ progesterone are the same.
I have changed pills in the past...
Board: Urology 11-26-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By MSNik
Re: 2nd uti in less than 6 months

Hi. I am assuming you had this verified by a doctor....

UTIs come from bacteria. Make sure you are wiping from front to back, never back to front...that you are urinating before and after sex if...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-17-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By MSNik
Re: Husband Keeps Losing Weight Help

Hi there. Of course you are not giving up on him! You said he was getting radio ablation; I am assuming this is for the Barretts? HALO is used to ablate the Barretts in the esopoghus area. This...
Board: Urology 11-16-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By MSNik
Re: UTI infections

Ashley, the fact that you had Ecoli in your urine suggests that you had it intestinally (in your stomach) and it traveled into your feces. Make sure when you wipe, you are wiping from front to back...
Board: Anxiety 10-22-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By MSNik
Re: Panic Attacks

I think allot of people have different symptoms but for most, its a feeling like your heart is racing, you get nervous, sometimes scared- your body temperature might rise (you get hot), you feel like...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 10-20-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 685
Posted By MSNik
Re: How should I get my hearing tested?

I would discuss this with your ENT; give them a call and ask for the doctor to call you back. This may not be a good time to get tested if you are just healing from a problem anyway; putting it off...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-06-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By MSNik
Re: 4 yr old grandson issues

Has he been checked for epilepsy? Has he been to the ER or a clinic or his pediatrician?
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-01-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By MSNik
Re: Acid Reflux

There really arent any surgical or non invasive procedures to help acid reflux; there are procedures which will remove damage caused by acid reflux. Could you be more specific in asking? What type of...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 09-24-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By MSNik
Re: Speech, word order and vision impaired for 2 mins

I dont know of any neurological disorders where something like this happens for only a minute or two...if you had a stroke, it could happen- but it would be temporary, as in months (or permanent as...
Board: Gallbladder 09-19-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By MSNik
Re: Nausea one year after gallbladder surgery.

Have you had the nausea the entire time since the surgery, or did it recently come back? There isn't much chance that the surgery caused this- and its certainly NOT related to your gallbladder since...
Board: Cancer: Esophageal 09-15-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,280
Posted By MSNik
Re: Confused about esophageal endoscopy results and CT scan follow up

The CT scan is to make sure that there is nothing blocking the esophogus below the area that the doctor was able to get to...its them being overly cautious, but why not? You would want to know what...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 09-13-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By MSNik
Re: Is it Lyme? Should I just go ahead and start treatment? Dr.s insist I do not have

There are allot of issues associated with taking unncessary antibiotics and I would not take them since the doctors do not think you should...you could have a spider bite- in which case, no treatment...
Board: General Health 09-10-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By MSNik
Re: Anal manometry for IBS?

There is absolutely a need for the monometry. You need to find out what is causing this...

The vitamin deficiencies answer the question of why you feel so sluggish- both D and B12 being low can...
Board: Digestive Disorders 09-10-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By MSNik
Re: Bloated and Spitting Up Food - Don't know cause for sure

Has your gallbladder been tested? HIDA scan or Ultrasound? You have many of the symptoms of a gallbladder which needs to come out. Call your doctors office ( a GI doctor) and ask about this. The...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 09-09-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By MSNik
Re: Chocolate and headaches?

Fist of all, you can develop an allergy at any point in time, even if you have eaten something safely all your life...secondly, chocolate is never "just chocolate"....it always has something else in...
Board: Dental Health 09-05-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By MSNik
Re: Sinus/tooth pain

It really can affect just one tooth. I have been having allergies all summer and after 3 months of sinus issues and headaches and feeling like I had a bad tooth, I finally had a MRI of my head,...
Board: Sleep Disorders 09-02-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By MSNik
Re: My Father's Sleep Issues

Zent, have him talk to his doctor about getting his blood work done. He could be deficient in certain vitamins, which would cause him to be drowsy... overall it sounds like he is taking care of...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 08-28-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,370
Posted By MSNik
Re: Preoccupied by thought(daydream?)

Phantasmaniac,
Hi there. Its very interesting what you describe, but its also very dangerous. You cannot possibly be giving the road the attention needed to drive, if you are in a daydream...
Board: Gallbladder 08-26-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By MSNik
Re: Terrible stomach pain

Hi Kelleybell,
I am so sorry you are going through this...I also had a low functioning GB without stones and had mine removed a year ago. I did not continue to experience what you are stating...
...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 08-09-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Cfs
Views: 523
Posted By MSNik
Re: Cfs

Hi Ashley9045,
CFS is a virus and it would have showed up in your blood work or something would have shown up alerting your doctor to run more tests... I dont think you have it and no one noticed. ...
Board: Herpes 08-07-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By MSNik
Re: Convinced I have genital HSV1 ... everyone says I donít

John, you cannot get HSV1 on your genitals, when it is there, it is HSV2. It is the exact same virus; however, depending on where it is found on the body, it has different names.
A blood test...
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