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Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-15-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Chilectomy planned

Well, it's been 13 days, and I would agree, it wasn't too bad. I easily achieved my personal pain control goal, which was not going above a 6 for any significant length of time. I did need...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-01-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Chilectomy planned

Well, evidently the medication thing is a big problem. I'm not surprised. It seems that I will not get any postoperative pain meds.

It's not OK, it's going to be pretty darned horrible, but I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-17-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Chilectomy planned

Thanks!

I talked to my surgeon about the conference, and his answer was noncommittal, basically he didn't tell me not to, but also said he couldn't guarantee that I'd be able to. I'm actually more...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-17-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By janewhite1
Chilectomy planned

Hi, healthboards, long time no see!

I have a bone spur on my left foot, and conservative treatments like shoes are no longer working, so I'm going to have chilectomy in a couple weeks. My surgeon...
Board: Pregnancy 05-19-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,873
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Confirmed to be 6 weeks pregnant.. is it possible to show already?

Wow, this is exactly what's going on with me. I'm FIVE weeks pregnant and already gaining. Five weeks pregnant means only about 2 weeks since implantation, but I've somehow put on three pounds in...
Board: Natural Disaster Sympathies and Support 11-04-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,249
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Hurricane Sandy

The gas lines are pretty crazy. A lot of the stations are still closed, but at the ones which are open, there is not only a long line of cars, but a long line of people on foot, wrapped up against...
Board: Natural Disaster Sympathies and Support 11-03-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,249
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Hurricane Sandy

Jennifer, thank you so much.

Just don't forget us, and don't allow the country to forget us. Until everyone has power back, until the critical rail lines are all working, until everyone displaced...
Board: Natural Disaster Sympathies and Support 11-02-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,249
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: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-28-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,839
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Endoscopy normal what next

Sometimes they may try drugs other than PPI, such as Domperidone, Carafate, or even Zofran. In severe cases, they may try surgery.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-26-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,839
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Endoscopy normal what next

Honestly, I had normal scopes, too.

A normal scope is good news, it means you don't have cancer, or ulcers on your stomach or esophagus. However, you might still have reflux.

Have you ever had...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-18-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Esophageal Manometry test, abnormal results, please help!

Normally, you are given a light sedative first. Then, the doctor sticks a thin tube into your mouth and uses it to place the BRAVO device inside your esophagus. The device is a little capsule that...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-16-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,527
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Recurring Ankle Problems

4 months? Probably that would count as failed conservative treatment, although there may be a few things left to try.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-16-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By janewhite1
Re: PPIs. When to identify that they don't work

It shouldn't. Switching back and forth MIGHT even help them become more effective again.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-16-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,213
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Librax??? Anyone

Honestly, if I were you, I wouldn't be too quick to start PPIs. It can be hard to stop once you start them.

Give the Librax a try. Reflux isn't caused by stomach acid, it's caused by stomach...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-16-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,277
Posted By janewhite1
Re: GERD mimicking asthma

Definitely, this is very common. Be sure to address the GERD with both medicine and dietary changes, to get it under real control.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-16-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By janewhite1
Re: PPIs. When to identify that they don't work

Definitely, it sounds like your PPI isn't working or isn't working adequately. Assuming you're at least making a reasonable effort with the diet, avoiding your major triggers, it's time to go back...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-16-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,969
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Can ppi's make LPR worse?

Actually, I truly believe that for some people they can. The throat is very sensitive to acid, and no amount of PPI can completely shut down the production of stomach acid.

However, reducing the...
Board: Asthma 09-16-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,600
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Is it true? Tylenol can make asthma worse :(

Aspirin, Advil, etc can cause asthma attacks in sensitive people. (Only a fraction of people with asthma are sensitive to these medicines.)

There is some evidence that Tylenol can make it more...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-16-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,527
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Recurring Ankle Problems

Yes, if a ligament is completely torn, surgery is usually the best option. (If it's only partially torn, conservative measures usually work if applied correctly from the beginning. Conservative...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-16-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Ankle Sprain Cont.

Well, the boot is very warm and insulating. If it's warm where you work, that could definitely worsen the swelling.

You could ask your doc about wearing a compression sock under the boot, or...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-14-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,684
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Is a knee walker helpful after ankle arthrascopy?

Sounds like a reasonable plan. If it's just a simple scope, without too much work done inside, you should be walking in days to a couple weeks. I was walking quite well with boot and cane just 2...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-13-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,527
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Recurring Ankle Problems

No, pain a year after a sprain is not normal. It's a sign things haven't healed normally. Is there any way you can switch to a different PCP, possibly one with a more aggressive attitude toward...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-13-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,277
Posted By janewhite1
Re: When is best to take ppi drugs for LPR (for sore throat)

Most people have no side effects from PPIs, but the "rebound" is real. If you take them for 2 months and then quit, about half of patients will feel worse than they did before for a few weeks.
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: 5,277
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: 2,684
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: Digestive Disorders 09-11-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Schatzki Ring diagnosed in 1999

It's always fun when you get to expand your doctor's knowledge, isn't it? (Sarcasm.)

Still, glad you got the referral. An endoscopy in the US tends to cost about $1000 without insurance,...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-11-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,527
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: Birth Control 09-11-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 31,149
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Is it normal to get your period in the middle of your pill pack?

If you take your pills on time every day AND use condoms, pregnancy is pretty much impossible. With 2 reliable methods, it's not a whole lot more likely than winning the lottery.

Mid-cycle...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-11-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,063
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Exercise After a Modified Brostrom

Do not run yet. That puts a lot of strain on the ligaments, and if you fell or tripped before the ligaments are completely healed, you could tear the repair. However, a bike (especially stationary...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-11-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,165
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Fracture Blister Treatment

For now, your foot is wrapped and covered. I would leave the blisters alone, since covering them and leaving them alone is the best way to prevent infection.

Keep your foot elevated as high as...
Board: Digestive Disorders 09-11-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Schatzki Ring diagnosed in 1999

The stuck-in-your-chest feeling is definitely a sign of an esophagus problem such as schatzki's ring. However, it can be easily fixed. A doctor can dilate the ring by endoscopy (sticking a tube...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-10-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,495
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Severe GERD or what?

Sulfa antibiotics are not in any way related to sulfur. Do you eat dried fruit? Or eggs? Both have a lot of sulfur. Talk to a pharmacist about the difference between sulfur and sulfa.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-10-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,495
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Severe GERD or what?

Wait, is your allergy actually to sulfur? Or to sulfa drugs, which are a type of antibiotics?

If you really can't take any of the drugs, ask your GI doctor for something called a pH monitoring...
Board: Infertility 09-10-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,334
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: Orthopedic 09-10-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,580
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Inner Ankle Problem- Can you help?

Hmm. If you stand on your toes without pain, the surgery is probably a bad idea.

Is there anything you can pin down about the pain? Where EXACTLY is it? Other than running generally, what...
Board: Orthopedic 09-09-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,580
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Inner Ankle Problem- Can you help?

The tendon isn't usually removed. Removing the tendon would cause a lot of other problems!

In milder cases, when the foot still has an arch, the surgeon just repairs any tears or swelling along...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-09-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,074
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Gerd? Heartburn? Or what? Will I ever feel normal again?

He took one medicine for a few weeks. I think it was either Zantac or Pepcid. Prilosec can cause rebound symptoms when you quit, so it's best to try Zantac and Pepcid first, and only use Prilosec...
Board: Orthopedic 09-09-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,580
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Inner Ankle Problem- Can you help?

Okay, so it seems like the posterior tibial tendon is where the problem might be. Trouble is, the doctors aren't seeing severe problems there. However, MRIs of the foot and ankle aren't always 100%...
Board: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 09-09-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,755
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Shoulder Pain from CTS

For me, I have wrist/hand problems and shoulder problems, but in my case it's not CTS really. Instead of a nerve compression at the wrist, I tend to get a nerve compression in my shoulder, caused by...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-09-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,468
Posted By janewhite1
Re: To have kids or not to have kids

I am really liking this thread. 31 years old myself, probably going to try to get pregnant within the next year.

I'm not really afraid of the fibro getting in the way of bearing a child. About...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-09-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,278
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Bile Reflux vs Acid Reflux

Definitely, your gallbladder removal could be playing a role in all this. Sounds like you need to make another appointment with your GI doctor to develop a new game plan.

Actually, some sources...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-09-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,074
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: Ear, Nose & Throat 09-09-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,670
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Strep Throat vs. Mono

I doubt it's mono, the symptoms don't fit at all. It could be a throat infection like Strep that just isn't responding to the antibiotics well.

The white things are usually a classic sign of a...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-06-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,309
Posted By janewhite1
Re: For those that have successfully gotten off ppi's and had rebound

I'm not a fan of going "cold turkey" through severe pain. This isn't like a headache from caffeine withdrawl, severe rebound can actually injure the lining of the stomach or esophagus, further...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Ankle Sprain Cont.

If you're going to wear the boot, it's absolutely vital that you get a high shoe on the other foot, to even things up. Might help the hip pain, anyway.
Board: Allergies 09-05-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,333
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Wave/flashes of intense itching all over

It is possible to become allergic to a medicine you've taken safely for years. Or, it could be something else. Try NOT taking the diclofenac, and see if it stops these reactions.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-05-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By janewhite1
Re: Ankle Sprain Cont.

ATFL = Anterior Talo-fibular ligament. Most common ligament injured in an ankle sprain.

If the ATFL is stretched out, then a stress x-ray is indeed the best way to tell. Sometimes rest and rehab...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-05-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 87,414
Posted By janewhite1
Re: How long does acid rebound after PPI's last?

I mean it shouldn't take very long.

Unfortunately, acid rebound just isn't very well studied, and it varies from person to person. As Johnah said, some folks don't get any rebound at all. Do...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-05-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 87,414
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...
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