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Board: Back Problems 03-20-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,807
Posted By Titchou
Re: Sciatica, course of action?

Well! Obviously this has been coming on longer than the last 6 months. My MRI was very similar to yours with the main difference being my 2 totally dessicated discs, not mildly. Did you get a disc...
Board: Cancer: Breast 03-09-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,696
Posted By Titchou
Re: Mammogram results. Please help..

It was - it picked this up. The regular may not have. And do you know if you have dense breasts? It's been a long time since your last mammo and things can change normally in that length of time. ...
Board: Vaccination & Immunization 03-02-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,987
Posted By Titchou
Re: Reaction to Covid injection

There is no way to know. Everyone is different. I've had both shots and only arm pain at injection site. I have friends who had bad chills, etc. on the first and some on the second and some with...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 02-27-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By Titchou
Re: How to lose fat from tummy

Isolate your exercises to those locations you wish to lessen - such as, ab exercises, etc..
Board: Menopause 01-12-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,808
Posted By Titchou
Re: Is anyone else irritated by everything?

You should. There's no need to suffer.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-09-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,245
Posted By Titchou
Re: Severe sprained ankle

He needs to get an x ray. May need a walking boot or aircast also
Board: Anxiety 12-22-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,050
Posted By Titchou
Re: Brain Zaps

For me they are more annoying than anything.
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-19-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,098
Posted By Titchou
Re: Blood pressure readings have significant variance within a minute

No, not at all. But either are excellent so I wouldn't be concerned. The optimal time to take your blood pressure is first thing in the AM when you wake up. Sit on the side of the bed and take...
Board: Menopause 11-02-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,898
Posted By Titchou
Re: Brisdelle

Thank you for taking the time to do that =however, I am very aware of the risks of all my illnesses/conditions/etc.. With NO female cancers in my family going out to great aunts and first cousins...
Board: Allergies 10-05-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,128
Posted By Titchou
Re: prednisone injection

Yes, I have. I would say the same reaction as taking a large does of oral steroids - hyped up, couldn't sleep, etc.. Took about 3 days for that to calm down.
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 09-19-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,593
Posted By Titchou
Re: Allergy to green tea

I haven't - and I quit caffeine about 40 years ago. But all teas - decaf or otherwise - have those two in them - not just green teas.
Board: Eye & Vision 08-21-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,896
Posted By Titchou
Re: Floaters in eyes. How urgent to see a doctor?

Floaters are normal. At your age, I wouldn't worry but just mention at your next annual checkup.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-19-2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,642
Posted By Titchou
Re: Tingling and numb feeling along with ill-sensation at my left foot

Have you done PT to learn exercises to relieve the issues in your spine? Yoga? You might find these can help.
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 08-14-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,747
Posted By Titchou
Re: Plate and screws pain.

You should see the ortho to determine what is going on. I have had hardware removed as screw was hitting a nerve.
Board: Birth Control 07-26-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,235
Posted By Titchou
Re: Birth control pills

Very normal. it can take several months to get your periods back on track.
Board: Women's Health 07-08-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,061
Posted By Titchou
Re: Concerned about ultrasound and odd cycle - opinions and perspective please.

Sorry you went thru this. Sounds like the second gyno is more reasonable. My only comment otherwise is that brown blood is blood that wasn't expelled in a previous period so is perfectly normal.
Board: General Health 07-07-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,862
Posted By Titchou
Board: General Health 07-06-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,862
Posted By Titchou
Re: Phlegm at the back of my throat causing very strong gag reflexes.

You will have to just try OTC ones till you find one that works. I take Zyrtec. Claritin and Allegra seem to work for others. Or you might ask your doctor.
Board: Skin Problems 05-29-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,172
Posted By Titchou
Re: lip skin lifted

Your logo doesn't say if you are male or female...but...lipstick can cause this. I can't wear any that has red dye in it...so I have to search the ingredients in all lipsticks for it.
Board: Back Problems 05-12-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,997
Posted By Titchou
Re: MRI Results.

You have two bulging discs. I have 2 bulging and 2 desicated in the same area. PT was a God send for me. I strongly encourage you to ask for that. I also took prednisone and it did not help. You...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-23-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,830
Posted By Titchou
Re: Ongoing breathing problem since 12/14/19

The PFT should tell but COPD or asthma are both possibilities. That would mean you'd need to be on a maintenance inhaler and have a rescue inhaler. They'll explain it all to you based on your...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-12-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,239
Posted By Titchou
Re: Chlorthalidone Questions

Delay taking the BP meds till after you eat. Also with a diuretic, you will need to increase your water intake. Yes, you'll urinate more but you won't get dehydrated -which I suspect is going on...
Board: Allergies 12-31-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By Titchou
Re: prednisone pill

As I said above, I do not use it prophylactically but rather once I encounter an issue. However, I have been instructed by my immunologist that I can use before. The scrip is twice daily or as...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 12-01-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,032
Posted By Titchou
Re: uterus cancer

Ah so....better info. Yes, with a risk history like this and a lesion of some sort, a biopsy would be the next step. SOunds like she is doing due diligence on this. And be sure to ask questions...
Board: Menopause 11-29-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,641
Posted By Titchou
Re: Light spotting

Correct. You are menopausal once you go 12 months without a period. So a little bleed isn't unusual at this point. Happened to me about 4 years into it...very faint when wiping and then that was...
Board: Nail Problems 11-02-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By Titchou
Re: How to 'Soften' Nails; Regrowth After Big Toe Nail Removal

I would see a podiatrist too just to make sure nothing untoward is going on again.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-31-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,583
Posted By Titchou
Re: Throat closing up and chest pain

Perhaps you could ask???? That may be a more permanent fix.
Board: Back Problems 10-30-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By Titchou
Re: Pulled back muscle

Take an anti inflammatory and use a heating pad.
Board: Diabetes 08-11-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,621
Posted By Titchou
Re: WHAT CAN I EAT besides water

Ask your doctor to refer you to a nutritionist to help design a plan customized for you since you are confused as to what you should be eating.
Board: Menopause 07-19-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,209
Posted By Titchou
Re: Heavy bleeding and provera

Provera is not an HRT. It's given strictly for the excess bleeding. So you could stop it now or whenever they told you to. After the D&C,you might want to ask about a traditional dual HRT such as...
Board: Menopause 07-19-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,949
Posted By Titchou
Re: Bleeding after menopause

Brown blood is old blood that wasn't expelled in a previous period. Your body is simply cleansing itself. Also, as long as you have your ovaries, you could possibly bleed. That would be red blood....
Board: Bowel Disorders 06-20-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,919
Posted By Titchou
Re: How can I taper off Dicyclomine?

Eveerything I'm reading says per doctor's instructions. So give her a call tomorrow and ask.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-13-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,092
Posted By Titchou
Re: Parenting and activity after big toe fusion

I had my right one done..Other than feeling like I had been run over, the foot was a non issue after about 4days. I had an air cast for about 3 months. Was allowed to drive after 2 weeks if I...
Board: General Health 04-27-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,438
Posted By Titchou
Re: Desperate for help! Damaged by an unsafe medication

Mold poisoning is indeed a real illness. And it is treated with antibiotics. Sounds like what you need is a course of steroids to shut down your immune response. Oral steroids plus a nasal inhaler...
Board: General Health 04-24-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Titchou
Re: Is it ethical to money in my will to my doctor

You can leave whatever you want to whomever you want. And you don't have to tell them they are in your will. So, if you are trying to curry favor with him by doing this, I assure you he will tell...
Board: Back Problems 03-31-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,902
Posted By Titchou
Re: Unbearable leg pain - from Spinal Issues.

they do an eval when you get there and then set exercises for you to do at home. They will do many of the same ones there and others. They can also use local ultrasound on you that helps relieve...
Board: Women's Health 03-11-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By Titchou
Re: Worried sick cervical cancer symptoms or just something innocent

Sorry you are so stressed over this. Dark brown discharge is simply old blood that wasn't expelled in a previous period. That's it. No other reason. So it is perfectly normal, esp when going off...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 03-07-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,541
Posted By Titchou
Re: Diagnostic slippery slope?

Well, it won't lead to a high dose one if you say no....it is all up to you. Since you never had a previous xray, I might go on and do the scan...just for information's sake.
Board: Menopause 01-26-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,008
Posted By Titchou
Re: Heart skipping beats??

It's called palpatations and it isn't skipping a beat. It's actually beating real close to the previous beat and then the next beat is where it belongs. In other words, beats 1 and 3 are where they...
Board: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 11-24-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,001
Posted By Titchou
Re: OCD and house guests

It is YOUR home and YOU have the right to determine who comes to visit. Just very politely explain that your home is not set up for children and to do so would be impossible at this time. They are...
Board: Gallbladder 10-19-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,059
Posted By Titchou
Re: Freaked out about gallbladder and liver

You might also ask for a HIDA Scan. It will test for gb function. A contracted gb can be a sign of low function. A score of below 35% or above 75% is generally grounds for removal.
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-12-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,155
Posted By Titchou
Re: 4 yr old grandson issues

That absolutely can! These days they don't yank them out like in my generation. Friends tell me most docs wait till the child has had 4-6 strep episodes in a year before they take them out.
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-11-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,155
Posted By Titchou
Re: 4 yr old grandson issues

I'm surprised his teachers/school didn't do a concussion protocol on him. We are required to at the school where I work with any head injury.
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-06-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,155
Posted By Titchou
Re: 4 yr old grandson issues

He should be going to a concussion clinic. Sounds more like concussion than seizure from your description. I'm sure your local childrens' hospital will have one.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-26-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,635
Posted By Titchou
Re: Purpose of a walking boot if you're NWB?

It's far more comfortable than a cast. You can remove it to bathe the leg. You can sleep better-which you probably need by now. You can do more exervises than with a cast.

Seems all like good...
Board: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 07-29-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By Titchou
Re: Anal Warts and Monogamous

The virus can lay dormant for decades. You could have contracted it long before you met your wife. It can also be transmitted during vaginal child delivery if the mother is positive for HPV. Get...
Board: Menopause 07-26-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,089
Posted By Titchou
Re: Question

Have you considered birth control or maybe even skipping that and going to HRT? When I started skipping bleeds on bcp at 57, we went to HRT and haven't had anoother period.
Board: Arthritis 05-22-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,779
Posted By Titchou
Re: Arthritis due to injury?

Lack of cartilege is arthritis. Are you taking Aleve or some other anti-inflammatory? That can help as can the injections. There is no way to generate more cartilage so this will worsen over time...
Board: Gallbladder 05-07-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By Titchou
Re: 2 weeks post op severe pain

TOo bad you can't fire that surgeon! NO fat for 2-3 weeks. Then SLOWLY -like 1 pat of butter a meal...your bile duct is taking over for the gb and that takes time. Plain chicken or turkey breast,...
Board: Gallbladder 05-07-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By Titchou
Re: 2 weeks post op severe pain

Butter on anything? Chicken Marsala????Oh dear. Honey, you are supposed to be on a no fat,non spicy diet for 2-3 weeks and then add it back in slowly. You are doing a number on your system.
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