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Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-01-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,017
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Starting Splint Therapy

I just got used to the fact there were some foods that it wasn't worth trying to eat while I was in splint therapy. Things like lettuce/spinach, pickles, peppers, steak, etc. are tough since the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-28-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Vomiting after Nissens

I had my NF in 2008. For the most part, I don't vomit. I just get queasy until things pass through the stomach. About a year after surgery, I got a nasty gastro bug and the vomit had a way of...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 12-22-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Mild stomach pain

I have seen a GI doc for years and he is the one who does my scopes. I think seeing one is a good idea. If it is after the scope, they can help you interpret the results.

It is possible to have...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-17-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,820
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Has anyone gotten braces after their TMJ splint and seen improvement?

It took me a long time to figure out the ear/TMJ connection. I have an incredible ENT who I had been with for years who I went to twice and he couldn't find anything wrong with my ears. He offered...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-16-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,820
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Has anyone gotten braces after their TMJ splint and seen improvement?

My TMJD manifested itself as intense ear pain/stuffiness. While some strategies are similar for each TMJD patient, I think that in the end, you need to make decisions based upon your underlying...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-19-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Have Really Bad Headaches - Could it be TMJ?

TMJD can absolutely be a source of headaches.

There is a good sticky at the top of this TMJD board that has a list of symptoms common in TMJD that you might find helpful.

Another good...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-06-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,260
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Still having reflux symptoms after a Nissen fundoplication

I forgot to mention...I avoided solid meats and breads for several months. Those foods don't break down well when you chew them. This can make it easier for foods to get 'stuck' above the wrap. It...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-05-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,260
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Still having reflux symptoms after a Nissen fundoplication

I had my NF in 2008 after my symptoms became life threatening. It helped...significantly. It doesn't take the GERD away, it just lessens the amount of acid coming up. Since my LES was pretty much...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 10-27-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,854
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar shortening query

Cameragirl,

I had the same thing happen. When swelling went down so much after casting that I was flopping around. Had to have it replaced. It felt better after that.

I used a "cast cooler"...
Board: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 10-25-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,120
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Trigger thumb and trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. Alternative therapi

Hi flowergirl,

I had cortisone shots in both thumbs too. I guess it must be pretty standard for the trigger issues.

I actually asked my hand specialist about the splint for my right thumb when...
Board: Allergies 10-22-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,863
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Please Help Me re: Allergies

I wrote a long response and lost it with a computer problem. It is late now.

Please do some research on POTS or postural orthodontic syndrome and mast cell activation disorder/syndrome MCAS/MCAD....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-19-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,981
Posted By MountainReader
Re: How soon can you squat/deadlift after ankle surgery?

Have you started physical therapy yet? The PT would be a good person to get advice from too.
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 10-15-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,504
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Rotator cuff - does this seem "treatable" with more and better specific exercises

Bicep tendonitis is common when people have rotator cuff issues. It can also cause the clicking feeling.

Both cubital tunnel and golfers elbow are forms of tendonitis that can also cause the...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 10-13-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,504
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Rotator cuff - does this seem "treatable" with more and better specific exercises

I agree with ClassicRockGuy. I'm hesitant to share the exercises until you know what you are dealing with. I don't want you to make things worse.

My shoulders both click. I found out I have...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 10-12-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,504
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Rotator cuff - does this seem "treatable" with more and better specific exercises

Your symptoms sound a lot like Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. This can include the bursitis and tendonitis in the rotator cuff.

Many people can find relief with exercise. Sometimes it depends on...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 10-06-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By MountainReader
Re: AROM after surgery

Unfortunately, the rehab for shoulders has been some of the toughest in my experience. It is tough, but take it a day at a time. The improvement is gradual until one day you look back and realize...
Board: Asthma 09-12-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,635
Posted By MountainReader
Re: GERD or Asthma, Infection or all of the above?

After years with experience with this, I've come to the conclusion that there is absolutely no way to know which it is. I've also had several specialists tell me the same thing. (Pulmonologist,...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-07-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,009
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Mucinex Fast-Max DM Max For Acid Reflux Cough?

If your acid is coming up and irritating the nasal passages and sinuses, it could result in PND contributing to your cough. The Mucinex could certainly help in that case.

Glad you found something...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-17-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Stitches out today & into the beloved boot. :)

That is a great step. I love being able to wash the skin. It makes me feel so much better. Even if it is just being able to use a baby wipe or something instead of soaking.

Speaking of...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 06-03-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Need more sleep after surgery

I had my first impingement surgery at age 38. I'd lost almost all of my ROM and was in extreme pain prior to surgery. Rehab from that one was much harder. I'd been in PT for a couple months prior...
Board: Asthma 06-03-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,451
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Advair250/25

Has your breathing improved?

Did they show you how to use the inhaler properly?

Are you having problems with thrush?

How is your voice connected to your asthma?

If you are having...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 06-03-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Need more sleep after surgery

I've had subacromial decompression surgery on both shoulders for shoulder impingement. While it does take time to heal, I understand it is much less painful than the repair surgeries.

Are you...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-30-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,778
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nissen fundoplicature 2 months ago, still sore

What a difference a few weeks make. I'm glad to hear you are doing better. Thanks for sharing your good progress.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-18-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,778
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nissen fundoplicature 2 months ago, still sore

If you are having allergy issues, it may be worth seeing about upping your treatment. I used Flonase and Astelin with my Allegra for years. Nasal sprays are a good complementary therapy.

Are you...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-17-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,778
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nissen fundoplicature 2 months ago, still sore

You didn't provide much information about yourself. There are a lot of factors involved.

What testing did you have before your Nissen Fundoplication? Manometry? 24 hr pH testing? A Bravo test?...
Board: Asthma 03-26-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,410
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Question about managing asthma flares

Glad you are starting to feel better.

Wear a mask when you do the cleaning so you don't trigger any more problems.

Also, be careful of strong chemicals. I know for me, cleaning chemicals can...
Board: Asthma 03-21-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,410
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Question about managing asthma flares

Usually, doctors don't recommend using a rescue inhaler more than 4 times a day. When I'm flaring, I usually space out the doses about every 4 hours. When I wake, before sleep, and twice during the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 03-10-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,849
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Fundoplication Surgery

I was on a liquid only diet for 2 weeks, then a very soft diet for a couple weeks before adding in solids. Even then, I avoided things like solid meat and bread because they don't break down well...
Board: Digestive Disorders 01-18-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By MountainReader
Re: "Endoscopy Throat Spray"...

All of my Endoscopies have been under conscious sedation. I never had any throat spray with those. Never had any issues with residual sore throat either.

Now, they do use the throat spray with my...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-14-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,853
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Desperate to get off PPIs

I've been on PPI's for almost 12 years. Things were OK for a while with lifestyle changes, until that stopped working. From all of my experience, research, and trial and error, I've come to the...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 01-14-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,074
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulna surgery recovery question

It takes about 6 weeks for the bone to fully heal. You really shouldn't be pushing things before that.

The thing about the ulnar plate is that there isn't much between it and the surface. It...
Board: Anemia 01-11-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,269
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Abnormal period after iron infusions -- female advice needed

I'll post when I have some answers.

My periods became more frequent (21-28 days vs. 35 days) in July. I was diagnosed with the anemia at the beginning of August. My GI doc did a thorough...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-04-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,279
Posted By MountainReader
Re: NM/GNM - LVI, ICCMO and GNM did not work for me.

Hi,

I don't post on here as frequently as I used to. A lot of what I have experienced is represented in my past posts, but I do find your discussions very interesting.

I got lucky finding a...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 11-17-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,835
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy Questions

For sleeping, I agree about propping with pillows. It works well. Initially I slept on my back with my arm up on a pillow. At some point, I found it comfortable to sleep on my side with my arm...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 11-14-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,423
Posted By MountainReader
Re: TFCC tear ulnar shortening and carpal tunnel release

I can't answer your 2 questions, but can speak on the cast change.

I only had a short arm cast, but I found the transition from my initial plaster splint/cast to the fiberglass one made things...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 11-14-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,835
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy Questions

I think I waited 2 days to shower. I used the CastShield when I showered to keep everything dry.

I wear my hair kind of short. Before surgery, I went to my hairdresser and he gave me a shorter...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 11-13-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,835
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy Questions

With regards to cooking, I think it depends on what you are doing. Once in the fiberglass cast and had adjusted, I was able to do some basics with my casted hand. I'm right handed and had the...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 11-12-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,835
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy Questions

I highly recommend pushing for PT after the cast comes off. I had 2 hand therapists tell me that some people need more rehab than others after the surgery. Early work on the scars and adhesions...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 11-11-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,835
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy Questions

I had my ulnar osteotomy on my right dominant wrist in 2012. I should be able to find some of my postings as I was going through the experience if you search under ulnar osteotomy.

At this point,...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-30-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,467
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Dexilant and stomach pain!!

Everyone reacts differently to different PPI's. That is why they caution about side effects with the medications.

I've been on all of the PPI's over the years. For me, Dexilant is my go-to...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 10-16-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,225
Posted By MountainReader
Re: cmc arthroplasty failure

Sorry to hear you are going through so much. I hope others on this board can help you.

My problems are with a MCP joint that has become very unstable. I wear a Silver Ring Splint that helps with...
Board: Allergies 10-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,022
Posted By MountainReader
Immunotherapy and medication contraindication

I learned something new today. I've been on Immunotherapy for 12 years of my adult life...I'm 7 years into this go-round, and I thought I knew most of the important stuff around the immunotherapy. ...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-02-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,487
Posted By MountainReader
Re: TMJD and Sensorineural Hearing Loss

A question I've explored and haven't found a clear answer.

My TMJD symptoms manifested through my ear. I had a stuffy ear that didn't pop for over a year, tinnitus and significant ear pain. My...
Board: Menopause 09-30-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,766
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Change in period ... when should I be concerned?

Thanks for your thoughts on this.

I did have a transvaginal US, but that was about 2 years ago. Might be time to inquire again.

Chris, I wish you well. I've found the Health Boards to be a...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-24-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,192
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Quit PPIs for 3 months - but had to start again

Try researching Neurogenic cough. There is a great book called The Chronic Cough Enigma by Jamie Koufman. It discusses the differences between LPR, asthma, and neurogenic cough. Many of us have...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 08-31-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,997
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Tfcc Repair + Ulnar Osteotomy, at same time,anyone?

I had an Ulnar Osteotomy a couple years ago. I can't speak to the TFCC Repair healing, but will say that the 12 week healing time they gave you seems pretty ambitious even if it was just the...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-19-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,708
Posted By MountainReader
Re: TMJD- Night Guard sucess.

There are many different kinds of splints out there. Some will help, some won't, some could make things worse.

I had an occlusal night splint that I wore for years at night that basically...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 08-10-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,777
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Have IBS-D but never had this happen before

I have IBS-D too. I have periods of time it isn't too bad, then others that flare bad.

I end up seeing my Gastroenterologist fairly regularly. He will do blood work and stool samples when my...
Board: Allergies 07-23-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,378
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Yellow Jacket stings/Prednisone

I keep benadryl and an epi-pen on hand for emergencies.

I do ok on the lower dosages of Prednisone, but the higher dosages kind of freak me out. My pulmonologist has,given me orders to avoid it...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-12-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,036
Posted By MountainReader
Re: TMJ Disorder

Yes. It can. There is a sticky at the top of the board with a list of diagnostic symptoms. There is a section for the throat.
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