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Board: Natural Disaster Sympathies and Support 11-02-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,238
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Hurricane Sandy

Things are very bad here still. I have power, but about half of my area doesn't. Relatives without power have moved in with us, which is stressful, although it's nothing compared to what a lot of...
Board: Colds & Flu 09-12-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,483
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Is it harmful to have more than one flu shot?

Getting it twice shouldn't do much harm. And it takes about 20 minutes for the nurse or pharmacist to prepare the shot, I doubt she could have gotten it while you were in another part of the store,...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-12-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,274
Posted By janewhite1
Re: When is best to take ppi drugs for LPR (for sore throat)

If it seems like most of the reflux is happening at night, then it might indeed help to take it either before bed or before dinner.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-12-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,682
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Is a knee walker helpful after ankle arthrascopy?

The knee walker is easier to get around on than crutches, and your foot isn't hanging down quite so low, so it doesn't swell quite as much.

Do not get the Invacare brand, however. It's unstable...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-11-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,522
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Recurring Ankle Problems

See an orthopedic surgeon who is a board-certified foot and ankle specialist. You may need to be in a solid brace for a while to let it heal. Or, it might require surgery. Either way, that's who...
Board: Infertility 09-10-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,325
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Scared I won't be able to have a baby.

You might need to find a different family doctor. Keep a record of how long you've been trying to conceive and what your menstrual cycles are like, go back, and insist that you get checked. It...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-09-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,070
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Gerd? Heartburn? Or what? Will I ever feel normal again?

Actually, it's not usual for a bad stomach bug to produce a bout of bad heartburn. It might take a few weeks to fully resolve. After that, it might go away entirely. My husband had something like...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-05-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 87,369
Posted By janewhite1
Re: How long does acid rebound after PPI's last?

When people take them for a long time, it takes at least 1-2 months for acid levels to return to normal. Since you were only on them for 4 weeks, it shouldn't take that long. Still, I'd allow up to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-03-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,865
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Can someone please help me?

Some people with fibro tend to have most of their pain in one area of the body.

If you have a lot of pain in one particular spot, and it persists for more than a week without, say, moving around,...
Board: Cancer: Breast 08-31-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,181
Posted By janewhite1
Re: inverted nipple!!!

If it's been going on for several years now, it's probably fine. When a nipple that's never been inverted before suddenly becomes inverted, then you need to get it checked out.

Still, if it bugs...
Board: Allergies 08-29-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,837
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Nut allergy & elevated IgE levels

If it is the same unit, an IgE count of 492 would be someone who's very allergic to something, although it really isn't abnormally high for an allergic person.

One thing that might help is skin...
Board: Allergies 08-29-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,837
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Nut allergy & elevated IgE levels

In the US, a normal IgE level for a person with no allergies at all is 5. 30 is mildly elevated, 100 is normal for someone with asthma, and 1,000+ is very uncommon. Of course, your test may have...
Board: Women's Health 08-29-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,499
Posted By janewhite1
Re: My Vaginal Cream Is Leaking

Put the cream in right before you lie down at night. Then it will stay in long enough to treat the infection.

Overnight and in the morning, it will slowly leak out. It's unavoidable.
Board: Gallbladder 08-29-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,190
Posted By janewhite1
Re: New: Found 2 gallstones, surgery scheduled

Definitely, get up and walk at least for a few minutes. The process of getting out of bed is the worst part, but once you start to walk, the shoulder pain will improve.
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-28-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,002
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Hand sprains - fibro related?

You know, that's how my fibro STARTED back in the day. My hands hurt so badly I could hardly do anything with them. Eventually, after a VERY long time, the pain was traced to muscle spasms in my...
Board: General Health 08-26-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 128,672
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Pain at end of sternum with pressure

Great ideas sjb and ladybud put out there. Here's one more: Digestive issue. Sometimes a tight band around the chest or abdomen can produce heartburn, which is sometimes felt there. Might that be...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-26-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,785
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Symptoms come and go???

Yes, they do come and go. Over time, you may find that the changes are related to your activities, other health conditions, weather, or even your period.

Just take the good days when you can have...
Board: Skin Problems 08-23-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,845
Posted By janewhite1
Re: tiny blisters on my face. what could this be?

You can develop new allergies at any time. Maybe this was "just one of those things" and it won't happen again.

If it keeps happening, make a note of what you were doing at the time, and look for...
Board: High Cholesterol 08-23-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,944
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Freighted about High Cholesterol

Ok, that's a pretty low, healthy triglyceride number, so that does reduce your risk.

To some extent, cholesterol is genetic. However, diet does play a big role.

For a few days, just make a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-23-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,365
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Lyrica Withdrawal Symptoms

Yes, the weaning process can be difficult for a lot of these drugs. Don't try to do it too fast, and it's OK if you need to take a "break" in the middle of the weaning process.

I'm not sure why...
Board: Depression 08-23-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,304
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Anyone here ever broken a leg or ankle?

Absolutely normal to feel nasty emotional side effects of being injured. For me, I rely on exercise to keep my brain chemistry normal, so it's a double whammy.

One thing that helped was finding...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-19-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,848
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Post ACL repair... problems straightening knee

Most commonly, inability to straighten the knee is caused by swelling. (Yes, swelling can last years.) Or, there could be a mechanical obstruction. Go to an orthopedist and find out. If it's just...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-19-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,849
Posted By janewhite1
Re: flare can go away anytime now!!!

I am so sorry life has been crazy and you've been hurting. Hang in there, unpack nice and slow, and relax! I hope the nerve block helps. Ask the doctor if you should ice the injection site, I find...
Board: Orthopedic 08-18-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,448
Posted By janewhite1
Re: How do i prove xrays of wrist wrong

Can you get an MRI? It depends on what type of metal it is, whether it's ferrous or nonferrous. The surgeon who put it in should know.
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-17-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,865
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Can someone please help me?

Hang in there. Yes, fibro can be very hard.

Maybe you can find a way to feed the baby standing over something, so she is supported? Like put a basket on a counter or something?

Do push your...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 08-17-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,305
Posted By janewhite1
Re: muscle infection?

I definitely want to hear how you get on. Do let me know, and I hope you hear good news soon.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-17-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 13,009
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Trouble coughing up phlegm or phlegm stuck in lungs

It could be from the taper. Tapering can be rough on the body in a number of ways, unfortunately. Are you using anything to get through the taper? I took Zantac 150 twice a day for a while, then...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 08-17-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,305
Posted By janewhite1
Re: muscle infection?

Don't despair. It might be fixable with the right IV antibiotic regimen, possibly combined with surgery to remove any abscesses.
Board: Nail Problems 08-17-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 59,231
Posted By janewhite1
Re: fingernail growing back after removal by doctor

You know, it looks nearly normal near the base, so it might grow straight in time. I hope it does. At least you have some kind of nail, now, to protect the finger.
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 08-16-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,472
Posted By janewhite1
Re: spasm?

Yes, it's possible for spasms to last for years, although they can still be treated.
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 08-16-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,305
Posted By janewhite1
Re: muscle infection?

It sounds implausible. Heck, I doubted it until you mentioned the MRI. (You're sure it says infection and not just inflammation?)

Make an appointment with a good infectious disease doctor, and...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 08-16-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,529
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Not sure which board to go to for this ?

It could be that, since he had the infection for so long, his throat is still recovering. Do get the full CT report, of course. You might also want a copy of the actual films, if you need to go to...
Board: Allergies 08-16-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,018
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Skin allergy/Rash... please read

Some primary care doctors aren't very good at treating allergies. Make an appointment with a good allergist or dermatologist in your area. Until then, try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec every day....
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-16-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,108
Posted By janewhite1
Re: H2 Blockers or PPI's

If you have Barrett's, then you definitely need to get this under control. Sucralfate is a good suggestion. Also try the Zantac, see what happens. Sometimes folks who don't respond to one PPI do...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-13-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,583
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Fibro Forever???

It's not curable, but improvements and remission are possible. I'm much better now than I was right after being diagnosed. I attribute it partly to medicines, partly to the right regimen of gentle...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-12-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,163
Posted By janewhite1
Re: How do I get off omeprazole?

Some people find that the vinegar helps. Others find that it makes symptoms worse. If you want, try it once and see what happens. If it hurts, don't do it again.

Weaning off is hard for some...
Board: Anxiety 08-03-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 14,891
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Can lexapro be taken together with paracetamol?

Lexapro and paracetamol is fine.

You should also be able to take fish oil as a supplement. Just be aware that fish oil causes indigestion in some people.
Board: Anemia 08-02-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By janewhite1
Re: pernicious anemia

If your blood test for B12 is good, you don't need the injections.

You see, with some people, stomach problems prevent the body from getting B12 out of food in the first place. But if it's in...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-01-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,345
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

I suffered from it for a couple years, was disabled on a cane for about 6 months while I bounced from doctor to doctor without improvement or even diagnosis. Finally I got diagnose, and I had...
Board: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 07-31-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,145
Posted By janewhite1
Re: extremely worried that i hit a child while driving and didn't notice

You know, cars aren't really all that tough. If you hit a person hard enough to injure him, there would be visible damage to the car. There would probably also be blood.

Around here, for...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-30-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,734
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Nissen fundoplication surgery

Hi, mtngirl!

The actual recovery is short but not trivial. The most common long-term problem is the difficulty swallowing, but there are ways to reduce that risk.

First, make sure that your...
Board: Women's Health 07-24-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,373
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Lump under my left areola

In a woman as young as you, cancer is a very unlikely explanation. It could be a cyst or infection of some kind, instead.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-23-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,453
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Okie doke, guys. Last chance to fix this janked up foot.

When I had my ankle surgery, I'd spent 6 months on a cane, with crutches on the bad days. But about a week after starting PT, I was sure I'd made the right choice. I basically have no ankle...
Board: Digestive Disorders 07-23-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Meds for nausea

Well, the neurological side effects are pretty rare. (If they were common, the drug would be off the market!). The risk is higher in elderly patients or with folks who take it regularly for long...
Board: Eye & Vision 07-22-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,352
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Pain and headaches when I look at bright things

He might be talking about an orbital fracture. The orbital bones are the "eye socket." Were any x-rays done at the time of the initial injury?
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 07-22-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,179
Posted By janewhite1
Re: My husband is ADD... he drives me crazy

I've been there.

I was diagnosed ADD at age 19. I worked very hard for about a year, medicine, coaching, practice and study, and I learned to get by. I still have the same brain I always did,...
Board: Cancer: Breast 07-20-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,278
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Left armpit and breast swollen and painful

The most likely explanation is an infection, treatable with antibiotics, such as infectious mastitis. Or it could be something else. See a doctor promptly.
Board: Cancer: Skin 07-19-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,237
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Eggplant and Apple cider vinegar

Good idea, although I wouldn't want to use it in place of treatment for actual skin cancer.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-19-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,444
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Slight nausea, is it GERD?

Ah, I didn't realize that was what you meant. Exercise can definitely worsen GERD, especially if your workout includes bending over, bouncing up and down, or most exercises for your abs. That...
Board: Kidney Disorders 07-18-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,196
Posted By janewhite1
Re: 18% kidney function left what to do??

Unfortunately, diabetes can cause kidney damage. I know, you've got enough on your plate already, you didn't need this, too, but unfortunately, diseases don't ask permission.

For now, you need to...
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