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Board: Anemia 08-20-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,465
Posted By sam78
Re: what to expect

Its all good.... I went to the doctor. Typical.. he didnt have all of my tests so he was going to have to do some research and get back to me. I have a colonoscopy next week. If all the tests that...
Board: Anemia 08-16-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,465
Posted By sam78
Re: what to expect

No I have not tried anything because it has always been very mild, and causes me no problems. I dont think I would be able to tolerate iron pills.. but would they prescribe iron pills even if your...
Board: Anemia 08-15-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,465
Posted By sam78
Re: what to expect

There sure are a lot of people on here that read posts, yet no one answers. Sad.. some people here are just looking for some advice.
Board: Anemia 08-13-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,465
Posted By sam78
what to expect

I am a 32 year old female. I have had very mild chronic anemia for years. I have had multiple tests to try and figure out cause and everything is normal (all were blood tests). I have chronic...
Board: Women's Health 03-16-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,248
Posted By sam78
Re: ruptured hemorrhagic ovarian cyst

I am pretty sure she is gonna SEE what happened to my colon when she sees the big HUGE scar on my belly (not that I am bit bitter about the scar or anything <wink>). The thing that gets me is the...
Board: Women's Health 03-15-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,248
Posted By sam78
Re: ruptured hemorrhagic ovarian cyst

An update... still have no answers. So I am at a loss here. It has been 2 weeks since this cyst ruptured. I still have pretty bad pain. It hurts on my right side and into my right pelvis side. ...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-13-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,475
Posted By sam78
Re: Sinus Tachycardia treatment question...

cube... unfortunately the advice that llto has given is not currect. If you have just SINUS tachycardia... then it is different than SVT or anything like AVNRT. Sinus tachycardia originates from...
Board: Women's Health 03-13-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,248
Posted By sam78
Re: ruptured hemorrhagic ovarian cyst

yes my surgeon does know.. He was the one that admitted me to the hospital for presumed complications from my colon surgery. It wasnt until we did the CT scan that they were able to see the cyst. ...
Board: Women's Health 03-11-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,248
Posted By sam78
Re: ruptured hemorrhagic ovarian cyst

I have nothing related to my surgery. I had surgery on my colon and this has nothing to do with that surgery. I did not have surgery on the ruptured cyst. Sorry I guess that was a bit confusing. ...
Board: Women's Health 03-10-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,248
Posted By sam78
ruptured hemorrhagic ovarian cyst

I recently had surgery on my colon. 3 weeks after surgery I developed severe pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. Finally they did a CT scan that showed a hemorrhagic cyst on my ovary that had ruptured. I...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-07-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,397
Posted By sam78
Re: Pace Maker... Please help dear people...

only the newest pacemakers are able to go under MRI, 90% of them cannot. This is something to discuss thoroughly with your physician because likely you will not be able to have MRI's after a...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-01-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,135
Posted By sam78
Re: epiploic appendagitis

thank you so much for your advice. That helps greatly. Thankfully they only kept me over night. They did give me lots of pain meds and get me well hydrated again. I feel much better today than I...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-29-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,135
Posted By sam78
epiploic appendagitis

I just had this diagnoses on a CT scan. I am having a tremendous amount of pain. Does anyone have any insight into this condition? They arent doing anything beside pain meds.
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-11-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,275
Posted By sam78
Re: Question about Gastroparesis-nuts

it is the digestion of them so yes mashed up is certainly better than eating whole. Peanut butter may stick in your stomach longer and make you feel full.. trial and error... try a small amount and...
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-11-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By sam78
Re: Worms in my stools

there is pinworm and round worms...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-16-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,226
Posted By sam78
Re: Cath through the Wrist and not Groin???

Very surprising. Your wrist artery is quite small compared to the femoral artery. There is a quite a chance of destroying your radial artery. Much harder to access. Higher risk of nerve damage. ...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-13-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,950
Posted By sam78
Re: Under the skin heart monitor

most certainly anxiety can cause those feelings. It can cause shortness of breath, racing of the heart, and tingling particulary in your face and fingers. Likely you will have your answer soon...
Board: Digestive Disorders 10-09-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 34,317
Posted By sam78
Re: What would happen if someone didn't have a bowel movement for 8 years???

you cant NOt have a BM for 8 years. NOt possible. What are you eating? Do you have a feeding tube? What do YOU consider a BM to be. You have had to have passing of substance out your rectum. ...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-09-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,983
Posted By sam78
Re: Heart arrhythmia

Jodac. What is sounds like to me, based on what you have told us... that you are probably having premature beats. What you described is a common description of what people say they feel. When you...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-02-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,035
Posted By sam78
Re: Flecainide 50MG

been on it for 4.5 years and I aint dead yet! Worked pretty well for me with just a few side affects. And I take 100 mg a day and was at 150mg at one point.
Board: Digestive Disorders 10-02-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 14,453
Posted By sam78
Re: Pain after endoscopic sphincterotomy

hi kehorner... I had a both a gallbladder and pancreatic duct sphinterotomy... sucks doesnt it. I had a lot of pain afterwards as well even though my enzymes were decreasing. I would say it took me...
Board: Heart Disorders 09-25-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,232
Posted By sam78
Re: Can a pacemaker become dislodged?

It would be very hard to dislodge your pacemaker after that long. you could have done many things.... broke a lead, tore some scar tissue, dislodged a lead from the pacemaker. What do you have your...
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-20-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 62,089
Posted By sam78
Re: Gastroparesis.....please share 5

Hello everyone!! Gosh sorry it has been so long since I checked back... had a lot of stuff going on with my heart so I havent been on much... Good to see this thread is still helping many people...
Board: Digestive Disorders 09-20-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,794
Posted By sam78
Re: Delayed Gastric Emptying

i posted you a message on the gastroparesis...please share thread.
Board: Heart Disorders 08-14-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,289
Posted By sam78
Re: Echocardiogram Interpretation (long post)

Your EF is just slighlty low, the new data with 50% or above. I would venture to say that your EF is lowered because of the asychronous motion of the septum. If it is not in sync with the rest of...
Board: Heart Disorders 08-14-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,609
Posted By sam78
Re: Fluid around heart

its a process of inflammation. The goal is to reduce inflammation so that no more fluid accumulates. The fluid should just reabsorb on its on with time. Best thing you can do is rest and take...
Board: Bowel Disorders 07-14-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 62,089
Posted By sam78
Re: Gastroparesis.....please share 5

Hi Deedee. How did the doctor go? I would say that yes there could be a link between gastroparesis and slowly of the intestines. It really depends on the cause of the gastroparesis, but remember...
Board: Heart Disorders 07-07-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,273
Posted By sam78
Re: pacemaker - dreading the thought

Hi Just, I thought I might inject my opinion and a bit about me as I have similar issues to you. I have bad tachycardia. I have had it for 5 years now and they have been unable to do ablation to...
Board: Heart Disorders 06-20-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,309
Posted By sam78
Re: Tilt Table Question(s)

When you valsalva you impede blood flow to your heart which decreases your blood pressure and increases you heart rate. This is a normal response. You just have an excessive response. I dont...
Board: Heart Disorders 06-16-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,226
Posted By sam78
Pacemaker and AV node ablation

I am so confused. I have asked my doctors about this but every time he explains it I just dont get it. I have atrial tachycardia with SVT. I have failed multiple drugs and have severe symptoms. ...
Board: Heart Disorders 06-16-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,309
Posted By sam78
Re: Tilt Table Question(s)

It does sound a lot like POTS symptoms. It may be worth trying a high salt diet and increasing fluids (like excessive amounts of water) since you dont want to take medications. They can try...
Board: Digestive Disorders 06-03-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,325
Posted By sam78
Re: spincter of oddi dysfunction

I had SOD, I had an ERCP to cut the sphincter open. The statement that the survival rate is 30% is completely false. It is risky in that you have the possiblilty of pancreatitis post operatively,...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-18-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,984
Posted By sam78
Re: flecainide

Well I have been taking Flecainide for about 4 years now. I am not sure what you are expecting to "feel". I have no side effects. The drug works wonders for me and have terrible problems off it...
Board: Bowel Disorders 05-04-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 62,089
Posted By sam78
Re: Gastroparesis.....please share 5

Well hello everyone! Good to see the thread is till getting lots of help to people. I am doing very well! Knock on wood. I probably just jinxed myself. All is well in the stomach department over...
Board: Heart Disorders 04-25-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,338
Posted By sam78
Scared for pacemaker placement

Ok so I am totally freaked out because my cardiologist just told me that it is time to go ablate (burn) the electrical pathways in my upper chamber and place a pacemaker. I know a fair amount about...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-07-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,230
Posted By sam78
Re: Please explain your SOD pain

Hi Jan... I have or at least had SOD. Pretty much for me I primarily had pain in the front but often did have back pain as well. For me if I took my hand and put it in the front where it hurt, the...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-06-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,429
Posted By sam78
Re: Dark patches and a sense of heaviness along the bra line

any kind of itching or soreness around the bra line needs to be assessed from Shingles. That is a common symptom and location for it.
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-23-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 62,089
Posted By sam78
Re: Gastroparesis.....please share 5

Melissa.. totally understand your frustrations. Coming from somone who works with physicians, you should see your doctor on wednesday and you should let her know how you were treated. Many times...
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-20-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 62,089
Posted By sam78
Re: Gastroparesis.....please share 5

yes tinker, external stress can certainly make your symptoms worse!
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-18-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 62,089
Posted By sam78
Re: Gastroparesis.....please share 5

Stress = big problems!!!!!!!!!
Board: Sinus Problems 03-13-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,677
Posted By sam78
Re: Sinus Tachycardia / PAC's & PVC's Support

there are many many threads on here about inappropriate sinus tachycardia. you might search it read through some of them.

Also I sent you a private message with a website for a support group.
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-13-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 62,089
Posted By sam78
Gastroparesis.....please share 5

Wow, I cant believe that I started this thread a long time ago and we are on chapter 5. I am very glad that we can all come to a place and talk about our struggles with Gastroparesis. I hope this...
Board: Digestive Disorders 03-12-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 38,240
Posted By sam78
Re: Gastroparesis.... Please Share 4

I actually have been on erythromycin for a month. I was taken off my domperidone because I had a flare up and couldnt get over it. We tried a "drug holiday". I will tell you I have had wonderful...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-10-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,836
Posted By sam78
Re: Mild Tricuspid Regurgitation

I am not sure why you are saying he has tricuspid regurgitation, I think you may be confuses. The report shows that his valves are normal but that he has a patent foramen ovale. This is extremely...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-10-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,613
Posted By sam78
Re: 24 hour heart monitor

The heart monitor will be able to see if you are having any unusual heart beats or arrhythmias. There may be a possibility of more tests but the heart monitor is pretty definitive and they usually...
Board: Digestive Disorders 03-10-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 38,240
Posted By sam78
Re: Gastroparesis.... Please Share 4

I know of no home remedies or herbal supplements that help with GP. Diet and medications are the only thing that I know of that work.
Board: Digestive Disorders 03-03-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,662
Posted By sam78
Re: 24 HOUR Fullness

Have you had an upper GI scope? Only other thought that comes to mind would be some sort of pyloric stenosis. They can do some botox injections that some people have relief from Gastroparesis...
Board: Digestive Disorders 02-28-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,662
Posted By sam78
Re: 24 HOUR Fullness

erythromycin or amytriptoline? Tried either of those? Both are not designed for stomach problems but actually do help with the stomach.
Board: Digestive Disorders 02-26-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,662
Posted By sam78
Re: 24 HOUR Fullness

Dont you just love that general diagnosis of nonulcerative dyspepsia?? I think just like IBS it is a diagnosis just to give to people where the doctors dont know!! Specifically what medications...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-25-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,846
Posted By sam78
Re: Long QT and Epilepsy meds

You would have to look at the specific drugs that she/you are on. However with the given history, it is more than likely just prolonged QT syndrome. It is very hereditary, and often missed. Most...
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