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Board: Relationship Health 05-15-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,670
Posted By MSNik
Re: My husband (oh where do I start?)

Sounds like your daughter and your current husband need some counseling professionally...either she is going to apologize (she did violate his privacy and recording someone without their knowing is...
Board: Eye & Vision 04-12-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,178
Posted By MSNik
Re: Retinal detach post surgery and exercise

If they said walking is okay,,,,walk. But do not jump or run.. no jogging. You can detach it again.
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 03-17-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,529
Posted By MSNik
Re: Trigger finger?

My mom has arthritis and has broken her wrist twice...now, she has trigger finger. She gets cortisone shots every 9 months or so and they seem to help. You might want to see a hand specialist, most...
Board: General Health 03-09-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By MSNik
Re: Need cure for extreme fatigue

I take LDN for my MS..its low dose naltrexone a drug which is compounded especially for MS patients. It helps with fatigue quite a bit.. You might want to ask your neurologist about it! I get mine...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 02-19-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,040
Posted By MSNik
Re: Fruits and vegetables

The recommended daily allowance of fruits and veggies are 5 servings of each a day.. a serving is about the size of what you can hold in your hand.

Baked potatoes have very little nutrients,...
Board: Hysterectomy 01-12-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,752
Posted By MSNik
Re: Senior Hysterectomy

Your muscles were cut and although 6 weeks is standard for them to heal, they continue healing up to 12 weeks; thus what your doctor said is true.

If you are having that much pain, give your...
Board: Abuse Support 01-03-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,697
Posted By MSNik
Re: narcississtic mother

Hi RoseQuartz...is it possible this is happening as she ages? I know my mother who is almost 80 is seemingly more and more narcissistic lately...my brother and I joke about it.

It really has...
Board: General Health 01-01-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By MSNik
Re: Please help - feeling desperate

It is not indicative of a stroke or TIA...Im guessing this is tooth related since nothing was found.

Be grateful nothing was found and now go talk to your dentist! Im willing to bet they find...
Board: General Health 12-29-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By MSNik
Re: Please help - feeling desperate

Im sorry to say that you need to hang on until you get the results of your MRI. I send you prayers and good outcomes...but please let us know. A MRI is a very telling test...you will get answers.
Board: Lupus 12-17-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,949
Posted By MSNik
Re: My PCP thinks I may have Lupus

It could be lupus, or it could be one of a million other things. Until the Rheumy checks you out, its all a guessing game.

I have MS, Lupus's cousin. I clearly remember the day they told me I had...
Board: Kidney Disorders 12-13-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By MSNik
Re: Ureter

Ureters do heal on their own, it usually takes 4-6 weeks to completely heal..

Talk to the urologist- but I cant imagine there is anything they can do other than wait and give it time. Sorry this...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-10-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By MSNik
Re: PSA Screening Saved My Life

Congratulations. My father died of cancer which started with his prostate. I wish more people would have the sense you had- and get this test done. Glad to hear you are doing well!
Board: Heart Disorders 11-14-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By MSNik
Re: Being sent for a TEE test. Transesophageal Echocardiogram

I had it.. the test takes 20 minutes. I was sedated, but not under general anesthesia- twilight sedation...I remember nothing and went home an hour later. I had zero side effects.

The test gave...
Board: Back Problems 10-21-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By MSNik
Re: Lower back pain

Has anyone considered gallbladder disease? GB disease can do exactly what you are talking about. a Gastroenterologist (GI) doctor can give you a HIDA scan to make sure that it is working properly
...
Board: Arthritis 10-20-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By MSNik
Re: Awaiting PsA Diagnosis ... exhausted and depressed

Hi there. Your doctor will help you if you cannot afford your drugs, but drugs like embrel which have now been out for a decade are no longer as expensive as they once were and they are covered by...
Board: Colds & Flu 10-13-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By MSNik
Re: I got the flu injection

This time of year is high for allergies no matter where you live! You can try any of the overthecounter allergy medicines; but if they do not work, consult your doctor for something prescription.
...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-13-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,365
Posted By MSNik
Re: Called off my wedding. Have I done the right thing?

Yes you did the right thing. You should never enter into a marriage unless you are 100% sure. Doubts - are the signs that something is not right.

You went through allot with this relationship and...
Board: General Health 10-08-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By MSNik
Re: ESBL E.coli

Have you been checked for E.coli? As crazy as it sounds, you can be a carrier and not have symptoms. You an also reinfect a person who is treated from bathrooms, even towels and sheets if there is...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 10-06-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By MSNik
Re: Flaky skin in the ears

It sounds like it could be an allergy..shampoos or even soaps can cause dry skin or allergies where the skin flakes....but eczema or psoriasis can also cause dry itchy skin.
He needs a dermatologist...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-03-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By MSNik
Re: Newly dx with diverticulitis

It can take up to a week for things to really feel better, but any day now you should be feeling alittle bit better. Diverticulitis is painful and very inflammatory...the white blood count is high...
Board: Hysterectomy 09-29-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By MSNik
Re: Pregnancy with a large Fibroid

Unfortunately these are conversations to have with your doctor. No one here is a medical professional.
Your doctor can discuss exactly where the fibroids are in relationship to the embryo and what...
Board: Relationship Health 09-18-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,755
Posted By MSNik
Re: Pure nightmare

Without berating you, Ill say the chances of a 48 year old women getting pregnant are so very slim that you need to stop worrying about it and focus on whatever it is you are working on with your...
Board: General Health 08-28-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By MSNik
Re: Panic attacks

You never want to mix supplements with prescription pills without checking with your doctor. Call your doctors office, ask for a nurse to get on the line- and if she cant get an answer immediately,...
Board: Cancer: Colon 08-27-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,031
Posted By MSNik
Re: Troubling symptoms, is it more than just hemorrhoids?

Hi Tootsie..first of all, how old are you? (age group) Colon Cancer is usually found in people over 50... and it is the slowest growing cancer and 100% curable, so stop worrying. It is highly...
Board: Skin Problems 07-26-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By MSNik
Re: dyshidrosis or dyshidrotic eczema

Hi Rose, I have been having a similar issue and went and saw my Dermatologist...she then sent me to an allergist. I discovered it was an allergy in something I was using on my face- and was applying...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 06-01-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,605
Posted By MSNik
Re: Recovering from Narcissitic abuse in the inbetween

Congratulations for making such HUGE strides in your recovery! It sounds like you have had a very good therapist or someone helping you learn what it is to love yourself again. Having a puppy doesn't...
Board: Urology 05-18-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By MSNik
Re: trying to halt midstream ... trickling continues

Hi there. This sounds exactly like Levitor Ani Syndrome and no- it doesn't have to hurt... Mine doesn't.

You do need a pelvic floor specialist and at your age, you want to address this now or you...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-16-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By MSNik
Re: Bravo test

Hi Karen, Dexilent starts working immediately... you should feel some relief as soon as you start taking it again. It does build up overtime as it is time released; however, it should make you feel...
Board: Stroke 05-06-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,451
Posted By MSNik
Re: Oversleeping after stroke

It cant hurt to call the doctor and let them know...its possible this is something they need to know to treat him futher. I would call and ask if its normal.
Board: General Health 04-27-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By MSNik
Re: Lisinopril and Intestine/Bowel issues

Hi , I am not sure what dosage you are on, but talk to your GI doctor or whoever prescribed it. I was on that drug and my bowel habits went from zero to 60 in about 5 seconds flat. It took some...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 04-23-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,769
Posted By MSNik
Re: 5 Years Postmenopausal No HRT Bleeding

Hi there. I have had a similar issue with the hyperplasia and yes, cancer was ruled out. I have had several uterine biopsies...

As far as how long it takes to get the preapproval- it can take a...
Board: Anemia 04-14-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By MSNik
Re: Blood tests

I did have that happen once... before you go for a blood draw, do you hydrate? I found that if I drink a half gallon of water before I go, it really helps. It doesn't matter if you pee it out, it...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-10-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,881
Posted By MSNik
Board: General Health 04-08-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By MSNik
Re: Vomiting on Day 4 of water fast?

MAVgirl, can I just ask why you are fasting to begin with? Your body needs energy... your title says "day 4 of a water fast"....were you really on day 4 of not eating? If so, you have your answer.
...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 03-28-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By MSNik
Re: 4th rhinoplasty/please help

I am curious as to how many consults you have gotten; how many different doctors did the 3 surgeries already; and why you were not satisfied the first time.. unfortunately, the more surgery you have,...
Board: Arthritis 03-22-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,929
Posted By MSNik
Re: Can you recommend any herbal/alternative remedies?

Have you tried over the counter sprays which "freeze" the area...there are so many OTC sprays which get hot or cold... I have an autoimmune disorder which causes inflammation- I use a spray which is...
Board: General Health 03-21-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By MSNik
Re: I fell in my above knee cast

The only way to know for sure is to call your doctor and have it Xrayed...no one can tell you if you did any harm to your fractured area.
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-20-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By MSNik
Re: Stool Softeners Question for hard stools?

Truthseekers, you really want to talk to a GI doctor about this... there are a ton of different stool softners on the market and each one works differently.
Some draw water into the colon to help...
Board: Stroke 03-16-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,409
Posted By MSNik
Re: Some very scary things happened to me this morning. Transient Ischemic Attack(TIA

I would have your wife take you to the ER to be checked out...or at the very least, an emergent care. Make sure you did not have a mini TIA. Its important if you did, to get help NOW before it...
Board: Women's Health 03-11-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By MSNik
Re: Worried sick cervical cancer symptoms or just something innocent

Cervical cancer is treatable if you get it early....and it is important you go get tested. Have you had a Pap test or an HPV test? You need both as both will give you information.

Ive been where...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 03-10-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,320
Posted By MSNik
Re: Emphysema?

The pulmonary doctor will run some breathing tests- easy peasy. They are done in the office; with the results, they will be able to tell you more such as whether or not your airways are constricted...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-07-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,419
Posted By MSNik
Re: lower jaw sliding backward?

Hi. I havent personally had this, but my daughter did...we wound up in an oral sugeons office where TMJ was diagnosed. She had surgery, which was 6 weeks of having her jaw wired...but in the end, it...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-01-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,573
Posted By MSNik
Re: Some advice please ...

If nothing comes back from the ultrasound, then a colonoscopy is the next test to have...but it has nothing to do with the belly button. The US will show the gallbaldder and other organs-so they will...
Board: Dental Health 02-27-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By MSNik
Re: red semicircle on gum

I would skip the dentist and go straight to an oral surgeon. They can take the Xrays and biopsies which you will need to find out what this is. They should not have told you to wait 6 months- as long...
Board: Pain Management 02-23-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,093
Posted By MSNik
Re: Fibromyalgia - chronic Pain - Opiods - Narcotics

Hi there. Sounds like you are doing really well. Have you ever heard of or thought about LDN? It is short for Low Dose Naltrexone and lately is being prescribed for all kinds of neuopathic pain. I...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 02-08-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By MSNik
Re: White Lump in Gums

It could be anything from a cyst to a fatty tissue to a tumor. Unfortunately, there is no way to know until you are seen by a dentist. If you need something removed, you will probably be sent to an...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 02-08-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By MSNik
Re: skull still hurts 8 days after falling and hitting it on the ground

Hi there. Being that you are not complaining of double vision or any other real symptoms; you probably are just really tender from the fall. Like anywhere else on your body, the head can bruise- and...
Board: Neuropathy 02-05-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,654
Posted By MSNik
Re: neuropathy from tight boots in military

Hi 4Tom, I also tried gabapentin, it did nothing for me...Lyrica didnt do it either. Eventually I begged to try LDN- I had read all about it and really wanted to try it...so my Neuro gave in. That...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-30-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By MSNik
Re: Blepharitis and driving

Glad to hear you are being referred to the right doctor. Optometrists are great, but they cannot always dx diseases of the eye. An Ophthalmologist is the place to be! Good luck!
Board: Eye & Vision 01-29-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By MSNik
Re: Blepharitis and driving

Are you seeing a specialist or at least a good ophthalmologist? If you are seeing a regular eye doctor or optician, please do get a second opinion.

Maybe look for a specialty eye hospital? Many...
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