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Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 07-18-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,983
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Anyone ever take Prednisone for Bronchitis?

I was on Prednisone 2x per day for 10 days (as well as an antibiotic, and cough syrup with codeine) and there was no taper off. Just stop taking it at 10 days. I am now having HORRIBLE side...
Board: Sinus Problems 03-04-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,996
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
I've had a cold/sinus/ear congestion for a month!

I'm tired of feeling like crud. I've tried literally everything over the counter and my doctor keeps telling me "it must be viral." My fever will range between 98.9-99.9 and I have had a productive...
Board: Trying to Conceive (TTC) 10-20-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Is it still too early for preg test?

I'd call the company and tell them what happened. Maybe they'll send you another test or even just send a coupon that will give you a whole new package free.

I hope you get your BFP soon!!!
Board: Trying to Conceive (TTC) 10-19-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Is it still too early for preg test?

When I was ttc'ing I was pee on a stick crazy and took a test every single day at 5dpo. I got a very faint positive (seen best in natural light) at 9dpo and it progressively got darker after that. ...
Board: Children's Health 10-19-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,273
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Babies Ribs

When I feed my kids a big meal and their tummies are full it seems that my kids' ribs stick further out.

When I feed my kids sugar their horns pop out! LOL :D
Board: Children's Health 10-11-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,851
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
3.5 year old won't sleep more than 4-5 hours

I need suggestions from other parents who have been through this. I have three kids and my 5 year old will sleep normal times and my 10 month old will also sleep normal amounts of time.

My 3.5...
Board: Kidney Disorders 08-21-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,466
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Grandma's kidneys shut down....

My husband's Grandma's kidneys have shut down completely. She's 93 and has lived a good, long life. None of this is a surprise, but it's just not easy. She is sleeping a lot, and her legs are all...
Board: Parenting Issues 05-14-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,013
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: 4 year old and 3 year old.......4 year old behavioral problems

My boys are 14 mos apart! There's also a little sister who is 5 mos. (yes, we're done!) :)

For the most part the 4 year old is VERY good about sit down conversations. We can tell a big...
Board: Parenting Issues 05-14-2008, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,013
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
4 year old and 3 year old.......4 year old behavioral problems

Our 4 year old tends to "feed" off of the 3 year old's toddler ways. He will throw temper tantrums and just act worse than the 3 year old at times. There are a lot of times where he's such a good...
Board: Pregnancy 08-08-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,494
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Board: Pregnancy 08-07-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,494
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Charley horse at 21 weeks.....but pain won't go away.

LOL shordy! At least I'm not the only one that heard of it! Maybe it's something that only certain parts of the US call it that?
Board: Pregnancy 08-07-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,494
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Charley horse at 21 weeks.....but pain won't go away.

LOL when I did a search on the internet on alleviating the pain from it I found that they were called charley horses. LOL

I was under close supervision with pregnancy #1 (this is #3) for a dvt...
Board: Pregnancy 08-06-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,494
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Charley horse at 21 weeks.....but pain won't go away.

I'll try these things. Thanks!
OUCH for you having your leg cramp, too. Ugh!

I just find it odd that 2 days later and I'm in pain now - moreso than the day of and after. Are yours like that???
Board: Pregnancy 08-06-2007, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,494
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Charley horse at 21 weeks.....but pain won't go away.

I woke up in the middle of the night on Friday night with a charley horse that would NOT stop or go away. I tried everything and nothing worked. I finally got out of bed and forced myself to walk...
Board: Pregnancy 07-30-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,597
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: 31 weeks...bright spots in vision...preeclampsia?

I know you loathe going to the doctor but if I were you I'd call - JUST IN CASE!
Better to be safe than sorry! BUT yes, I have heard that seeing spots can be a symptom. It's my understanding...
Board: Miscarriage & Still Birth 07-23-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,540
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: S L O W Rising HCG levels?

Good luck! Keep us posted. I hope you get GREAT news!
Board: Miscarriage & Still Birth 07-21-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,484
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Crazy HCG Levels - HELP????

Do you know if your hcg tests were sent as "stat" tests? When sent "stat" they're calculated differently. One problem that I had with tests was that if one clinic does the test the first time and...
Board: Pregnancy 06-13-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: What's the earliest you felt movement?

YES it really is a nice feeling! It's not something I can count on to know I'll feel it daily, but when it happens it's like "aww"
Board: Pregnancy 06-13-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
What's the earliest you felt movement?

I am 14 weeks today and I have felt a slight slight pop of movement lately. It's not everyday, but over the past week I have felt just the slight pop. I know it's not gas because I've even heard...
Board: Pregnancy 06-10-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,961
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Feeling worse at 12 weeks

I didn't have true m/s, but I did have a lot of severe nausea in the first trimester. As of the 2nd trimester now I am having occasional days of total sickness. I have also found that if I don't...
Board: Pregnancy 06-10-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,346
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: pregnant & scared - calcium deposit on fetus heart

I had a friend who had this same thing happen while she was pregnant. Her son is now 2 years old and there is nothing wrong with him. I'll write to her and ask her to either post here or tell me...
Board: Pregnancy 05-24-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,315
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Measuring behind schedule

My measurements were off a lot in the beginning, too. I wouldn't put too much thought into it. If you have a good strong heartbeat and everything seems to be progressing well I wouldn't worry.
...
Board: Pregnancy 05-24-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,787
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: The single most horribly painful thing I've ever experienced

OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I guess you'll be able to have a natural birth with no pain meds after THAT! OUCH!

I feel for you!
Board: Pregnancy 05-24-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,518
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Vicks Vapor Rub

I'm high risk and have an even shorter list of meds my doctor will let me take but I CAN use Vicks Vaporub!

Try the room plugin for the Vicks. It works wonders if you don't want to put the...
Board: Pregnancy 05-17-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,562
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Irregular Gestational Sac

If I remember correctly.....I had a funky shaped gestational sac in the beginning of this pregnancy. They never gave me pics of the u/s that early for me to look back at, but I THINK that's what I...
Board: Pregnancy 05-17-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,020
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: empty getational sack

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So happy for you! So what's your due date?

CONGRATS, MOMMY!
Board: Pregnancy 05-16-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,020
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: empty getational sack

I will say a prayer for you. I really hope everything is ok.
Board: Pregnancy 05-16-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,562
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Irregular Gestational Sac

What is abnormal/irregular with the sac? Is it just odd shaped? I would say that your little blessing inside of you is a fighter and is going to show them! Congrats!
Board: Pregnancy 05-16-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,846
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: I'm concerned I don't feel "IT" yet..

Just a light butterfly or a bubble that moved through.
Try eating/drinking something sweet and then lay down in a quiet room. Lay on your side and see if you feel something then.

It's so...
Board: Pregnancy 05-08-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,020
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: empty getational sack

With mine, at 5.5 weeks they saw the gestational sac - but that was it. There was a tiny "smudge" that later turned out to be the start of a yolk sac. The yolk sac may be developing still and it'd...
Board: Pregnancy 04-16-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 21,457
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Low Progesterone but fetal heartbeat

Waiting sucks and is sooooo hard! Do you have anything that can help keep you busy?

Just remember......you're carrying God's little gift to you and your ultrasound was reassuring. Your doctor...
Board: Pregnancy 04-14-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 21,457
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Low Progesterone but fetal heartbeat

The progesterone suppositories will raise your progesterone QUICKLY! Glad that you were able to see a fetal heartbeat.

What is your due date? Congratulations!
Board: Children's Health 02-16-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,564
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: HIGH maintenance child with HORRIBLE attitude/temper

Thank you. That really helps to read something and what you wrote sounds so familiar.

Thank you!
Board: Children's Health 02-13-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,564
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Unhappy Re: HIGH maintenance child with HORRIBLE attitude/temper

I really want to think that I am not contributing to his behavior, but it makes perfect sense. Gosh, I feel like a horrible mom now.

I guess it's time to take a step back and see what is...
Board: Children's Health 02-13-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,564
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: HIGH maintenance child with HORRIBLE attitude/temper

Thanks for everyone's input. The daycare just moved him up to the 3 year old classroom - so maybe he's also going through something due to that change.

I did catch myself raising my voice for a...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-13-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,665
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Can't get my voice back....any help?

I did talk to the doctor last time this happened (about 2 mos ago) and he tested me for everything.....nothing was positive. :rolleyes:

So.....I wait it out. I'll try gargling. I hadn't...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-13-2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,665
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Can't get my voice back....any help?

I've tried not talking. I also drink a LOT LOT LOT! I did find that Sprite helps a tiny bit (the bubbles).

I've had this ugly raspy voice now for going on 3 weeks. It's absurd. Kinda...
Board: Children's Health 02-13-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,564
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
HIGH maintenance child with HORRIBLE attitude/temper

I have two kids. They're both boys. My eldest is 3 years old and the youngest is 2 years old. I know that no two kids are the same, but I was previously married and was a step-mother to two...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-13-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,665
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Can't get my voice back....any help?

Whenever I get a sinus infection or a cold, my voice goes scratchy - like I have laryngitis. Well.....I got rid of the cold (and feel totally normal) but still have a semi-productive cough first...
Board: Children's Health 11-26-2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Need help with screaming kids

No one has any suggestions?
I'm at wits end!
Board: Children's Health 11-25-2006, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Need help with screaming kids

I have an almost 3 year old and an almost 2 year old that scream all the time and it's beyond old. I need advice on how to get this habit to stop!

They scream allllll the time. They can be...
Board: Sinus Problems 08-10-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,455
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Has anyone here had sinus surgery?

Yeah, that's what we were thinking. It's been 3 weeks and 1 day now and she still keeps falling down everyday and hurting herself. She's also still very dizzy and is not able to do anything. Her...
Board: Sinus Problems 08-07-2006, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,455
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Has anyone here had sinus surgery?

Thanks for your input. I am giving her the benefit of the doubt with things. I truly do hope she feels better soon. We just find it odd that when her mom's not around she was doing all sorts of...
Board: Trying to Conceive (TTC) 08-06-2006, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,448
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Best time of day to test OPK??

Same here! I bought 25 opk and 5 hpt for $9.50 on ebay. They definitely do work! This most recent batch I bought were really thin and small strips, but still work just as good.

Good luck, I...
Board: Sinus Problems 08-04-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,455
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Has anyone here had sinus surgery?

I am writing to find out more about sinus surgery. Long story made short is.....

My babysitter's daughter is 21 years old. She still lives at home, doesn't work and doesnt' want to go to...
Board: Trying to Conceive (TTC) 08-04-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,448
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Best time of day to test OPK??

I used to always use them first thing in the morning and never truly got a good dark line when I ovulated. I do know that I ovulated because I did get pregnant and have 2 healthy children as poof!!!...
Board: Trying to Conceive (TTC) 07-18-2006, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,462
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: ok ladies.....VERY FAINT POSITIVE WITH DOLLAR STORE TEST....

Excellent attitude! Let's hope that the BFP comes soon!!!!
Board: Trying to Conceive (TTC) 07-17-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,462
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: ok ladies.....VERY FAINT POSITIVE WITH DOLLAR STORE TEST....

Oh Starbuk! I'm so sorry! Are you sure it's a period you're having? Is it very light bleeding?

This was just a sample of what is in your future. Let's hope that you get you HUGE and dark...
Board: Trying to Conceive (TTC) 07-13-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,462
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: ok ladies.....VERY FAINT POSITIVE WITH DOLLAR STORE TEST....

HUGE congratulations to you. I'm so happy for you! I would say that if you got faint lines on both that it's only going to get darker!

I had a VERY faint line with my first baby and I saved...
Board: Trying to Conceive (TTC) 07-10-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,134
Posted By CruiseMomInSC
Re: Pineapple?

Wow that's amazing that it did that for you!
As for progesterone, I don't know any foods that raise it (if I get bored tonight I'll research that for ya) but I do know you can use progesterone...
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