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Board: Neuropathy 05-11-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,906
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Feet burning and electrical spasms legs

For years you say? I'm going four weeks and it's driving me mad. Now when I step down (right foot) the electrical pain is intense. The spasms are beginning to sting. Why do you suffer? Did you have...
Board: Neuropathy 05-07-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,906
Posted By chevmal283
Feet burning and electrical spasms legs

Three weeks ago I awoke with electrical spasms up and down my legs--from feet to thighs. My feet burn so badly that wearing shoes has become close to impossible.

I have had three lumbar...
Board: Arachnoiditis 03-11-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,417
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Post Double-Fusion Lumbar and the Pain. Why?

Emily


I'm presuming that Failed what it is given the pain that increases year after year without answers. Certainly the surgeon who performed 4 of 5 surgeries never gonna admit that....
Board: Arachnoiditis 03-10-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,417
Posted By chevmal283
Post Double-Fusion Lumbar and the Pain. Why?

Injury '97
Lam/disk L5/S1 '98 three months later (17mm herniated disk).
Electrical pain worsens after surgery.
Double-fusion '99 L%/S1 and L4/5--now don't believe was needed. No herniations.
...
Board: Gallbladder 03-10-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 101,685
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Pain after Gallbladder Surgery and ERCP

Chemval, I'm sorry to hear you are still suffering too. I think the test you are talking about is called a HIDA scan I believe. I had one before and it wasn't bad. I know you don't want to go through...
Board: Digestive Disorders 03-10-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,759
Posted By chevmal283
Re: gallstones,any advice???

First, if the poster I wrote to before is reading this, sorry for the spelling errors, hope you can manage through it.

I have a piece of paper where I wrote down tests that I found here and there...
Board: Digestive Disorders 03-09-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,759
Posted By chevmal283
Re: gallstones,any advice???

Hey. Yeah, you should go to ER if ya have insurance. That definately sounds like gallbladder attack. The right side pain is the key I'm learning.

So I ended up going to gastro for emergency...
Board: Gallbladder 03-03-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 101,685
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Pain after Gallbladder Surgery and ERCP

Hello there. Sorry to hear of your continued suffering. I hope that resolution, an end will soon come. I've been in mad rush to find, provide to docs, info about this and that. I see surgeon for...
Board: Digestive Disorders 02-25-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,759
Posted By chevmal283
Re: gallstones,any advice???

I'm not in anyway an expert, so please take what I say with the advice and insight of others. I have the same deal going on, but pain everyday--bad to severe. Gallstones found in Oct '07, but somehow...
Board: Gallbladder 02-25-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 101,685
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Pain after Gallbladder Surgery and ERCP

I've been away. Yeah, the pain in, um, I'll just say "gut" to refer to the pain that is digestive related, became more than intolerable. Emergency visit to gastro didn't help any. He said have your...
Board: Gallbladder 02-18-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,405
Posted By chevmal283
List tests to rule out to rule in gallbladder/liver/gastro..in a rush.

Hey. I need to go back and read through post to other threads I have started about gallbladder removal. Here is the thing. I have taken turn for worse. I'm going to hold out as long as I can before...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-18-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,600
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Have been professional detoxed off of Actiq? Suboxone?

Howzit. 808 was my area code, but lived up malka, though "live" makai.

Anyway, my experience different then yours with headaces and the meds. It worked, that is the Actiq. Still, detoxed and door...
Board: Back Problems 02-18-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,831
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Gracefulone .....Sacroiliac Joint Disorder...groin pain

Yep, the "sensation" in your toes is known to me as well. And it began after the hip/pelvic (which injured the sacrum joint. Oh do search for pelvic/hip injury and sacrum pain. use it as more proof...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-17-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,600
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Have been professional detoxed off of Actiq? Suboxone?

Interesting. Yeah, I had violent kickings and the like while on Actiq, though nothing like what happened in detox.

What ya said about the patches and the lolis etc, yeah, it's true. The patches...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-15-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,600
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Have been professional detoxed off of Actiq? Suboxone?

Welcome Chev!

What a story!!! I wish I had an answer for you.. I am no way even close to being an expert of w/d or detoxing so I don't want to give you an anwers that may not be correct.. In my...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-15-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,600
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Have been professional detoxed off of Actiq? Suboxone?

[QUOTE=ANGELINMICHIGAN;3880301]Chev

Oh my god, I feel so bad for you.

I've been reading posts here and elsewhere and one can become quite overwhelmed even more than all ready when he leaves...
Board: Gallbladder 02-14-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 101,685
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Pain after Gallbladder Surgery and ERCP

Your tale scars me to death. I have to find away around the gallbladder removal. After five spine surgeries that have left me in cripplin' pain, I don't want to end up on another road of suffering...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-14-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,010
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Fear of losing Gall. Pain/Symptoms of Calci Stones?

Ah, another who the wheel of destiny chose to bless. And now, I stand as confused as before. But am thankful for the info provided. Hope more will come. Or, I hope the doctors to treat me will know...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-14-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,010
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Fear of losing Gall. Pain/Symptoms of Calci Stones?

I had mine out almost 2 years ago and I'm not sure I really needed it out. I'm a healthy 38 year old mom of 4 who is in great shape. I've never eaten a lot of fatty or spicy foods.

Thanks for...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-14-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,010
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Fear of losing Gall. Pain/Symptoms of Calci Stones?

I can imagine what "flare ups" are only by knowing what it is like to not be in pain one moment, then be in severe (off to ER type) the next, but what you speak of is not what I experience.

I...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-13-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,010
Posted By chevmal283
Fear of losing Gall. Pain/Symptoms of Calci Stones?

If you have had your gallbladder removed, please post here why it had to be removed and the pain/symptoms that you had that lead to removal.

I have posted here about several different topics. I...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-10-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,262
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Reboot Nervous System? Five major spine surgeries...

It's a "Home Medical Services (HMS) Neuromuscular Stimulator."

Frequency: Nine different settings

Intensity: Up to "9"

I've been on the one that is ramp'd up to 30 and another to 50 at PT....
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-10-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,967
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Newbie. Was said to have. Seems so. Questions.

Oh, and you sure it's "EMG"? It's ENG. Has to be. Electornic Nerve Gabget. Wink.
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-10-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,967
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Newbie. Was said to have. Seems so. Questions.

Thank you for this. I am to call the doctor that, oh, memory loss here, I think its "Rosieinsandiego"...hey, RSD...hopefully I will be able to be elvaluated by him.

Really, thank you for the info.
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-10-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,600
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Have been professional detoxed off of Actiq? Suboxone?

Yeah, you have one heck of a tale of horror. I was shocked when I read some of your post here. Your the first person I've come across to speak of the leg deal and bad detox experience, well other...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-10-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,600
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Have been professional detoxed off of Actiq? Suboxone?

I reread what I wrote. With all the spelling errors, etc, I'm amazed ya two were able to make sense of it.
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-09-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,600
Posted By chevmal283
Have been professional detoxed off of Actiq? Suboxone?

I read some of Angels post here regarding symptoms of being on, or that is, the symptoms of withdrawl of suboxone which struck me as odd at first, then after some thought, not so much, and so have...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-09-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,262
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Reboot Nervous System? Five major spine surgeries...

I have been meaning to call the maker and see if a new updated one avaliable. I got to the point of where I could run mine for half hour on level 1 strenght, um, highest. And then on level 9, also...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-09-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,445
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Intractable CRPS and Ketamine/Midazoiam

That makes me smile. Like I said, when I was reading about Ketamine and the comma deal, I thought to myself, I know this term/drug from somewhere/sometime, but couldn't place it and figured I must be...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 02-08-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 8,041
Posted By chevmal283
Minimal bibasilar dependent atelectasis is visible?

Hello. I'm looking over an ultrasound report from june '07 wondering if any mention of size of calcified gallstones. While reading, MINIMAL BIBASILAR DEPENDENT ATELECTASIS IS VISIBLE stated, and I...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-08-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,445
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Intractable CRPS and Ketamine/Midazoiam

After reading this post, I think, haven't I heard of ketamine before other than in the context of CRPS? I think I have. Back in the '90s, the "Raves," I think that is what folks were taking along...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-08-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,967
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Newbie. Was said to have. Seems so. Questions.

I forgot the docs name you suggested. I've been searching here for about five minutes. I forgot where I posted info and your posting name. Sorry.

Got it now...Deb and Dr. Franklin Kozin

...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-08-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,445
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Intractable CRPS and Ketamine/Midazoiam

It's alright, though. It's good to have had learned more about it. Don't want to become hopeful either for something just on the weight of one abstract I've read.

I went to Mexico to see a...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-07-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,445
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Intractable CRPS and Ketamine/Midazoiam

Thanks. I posted this without noticing first the other threads of same nature. Are you the one who called it a "K-hole"? And does the question mark there to be placed before the quotaton mark?
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-07-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,389
Posted By chevmal283
Re: RSD The Beginning

[QUOTE=tigerlily11;3877561]Hi folks,
Just wondering......Mine is a worker comp case too and of course must see their doctors and wait, wait, wait....
I was told that I can't use my own doctors for...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-07-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,389
Posted By chevmal283
Re: RSD The Beginning

Thanks for the advice and sharing your experience with the worker comp magic carpet to frustration!!!
I will make an appt with an attorney to find out if I can use my own insurance for seeking out...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-07-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,389
Posted By chevmal283
Re: RSD The Beginning

Just some thoughts, but not recommendations. I live Cali. WC case 11 years now. In past, and now, denied this and that, I used my own insurance Medi/Medi. I would receive letter from State asking if...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-07-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,489
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Has anyone tried that Ketamine Coma?

I'm embarrassed. I just started a thread and posted something on someone else's thread about the little I've just learned about it. Glad this thread is here. I hope a break through is found soon for...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-07-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,445
Posted By chevmal283
Intractable CRPS and Ketamine/Midazoiam

Hey. I dont know much regarding ketamine treatment for RSD. I read an absract recently that spoke of threating a women with Ket/Midaz after all other therapies failed. She admitted into intestive...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-07-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,389
Posted By chevmal283
Re: RSD The Beginning

Hey Rosie. I read your post about the doc in SD to seek out in Torrey Pines. I just read your post here too. I was wondering, when you say there is only three specialist in SoCal do you mean that...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-07-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,967
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Newbie. Was said to have. Seems so. Questions.

I'll check him. A surgeon told me I have it, but now wonderin' as I talk to folk here. Thanks.
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-06-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,262
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Reboot Nervous System? Five major spine surgeries...

Hello Feelbad.

Hey, I need to keep writing. I need info.

So I was writing out a list of symptoms, so I now want to add to it with some more context and maybe you or others can led me in right...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-06-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,262
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Reboot Nervous System? Five major spine surgeries...

[QUOTE=feelbad;3876172]i am kind of curious as to just what horror stories you have heard about using the TENS unit? mine is about the only thing that actually helps with my RSD flares. its just...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-06-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,262
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Reboot Nervous System? Five major spine surgeries...

Like I said, so many tests done over ten years, then he hits me with that on last visit. Wait, he told me a visit before. I didn't know what the heck he was talking about. He says I have something...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-06-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,967
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Newbie. Was said to have. Seems so. Questions.

I yet to go to bed. I've been up for three days straight.

Why UCLA over UCSD? I ask, because I ofter wondered if I should head up, and I'm just about to call UCSD in search of digestive disease...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-05-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,967
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Newbie. Was said to have. Seems so. Questions.

Hey. I was just about to check out for the night. Please, I'm live in NC SanDog. I'm searching for a pain management doctor. I think I found one, but not sure. Wiltse I believe is last name. Anyway,...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-05-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,967
Posted By chevmal283
Newbie. Was said to have. Seems so. Questions.

I was told by ortho (I have had five major spine surgeries. all in a four year span. my last one was in 2000. I have been a mess for years) I have CRPS, or as I've recently learned, now called RSD.
...
Board: Gallbladder 02-05-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,628
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Help. Soon to have gallbladder removed. Questions:

Dr. Peter. Los Angeles County area. Keep in mind this was about 14 years ago. He was a terrific surgeon and did a great job. Seriously, one tiny incision about 3/4" in length and a pinprick in...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-04-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,262
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Reboot Nervous System? Five major spine surgeries...

I'm sick, meaning cold/flu coming on. Has become a regular part of my life every since double-fusion neck surgery in 2000. Like I think I said, my body has experience so much tramua, that I'm...
Board: Digestive Disorders 02-04-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,296
Posted By chevmal283
Re: Small Intestine Polyps???

I read about this new technology last night. It is amazing. I found some site listed as being in SD that had article posted regarding SmartPill, so wrote them asking if test offered in this area....
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