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Board: Environmental Disorders 12-03-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 38,845
Posted By danabarb
Re: Why do doctors and my family treat me as if I am imagining things?

As far as the doctors and their knowledge about this, they know next to, if not, nothing about this. The sprays do not work and also can upset your stomach.
Board: Environmental Disorders 12-03-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 38,845
Posted By danabarb
Re: Why do doctors and my family treat me as if I am imagining things?

NO ONE will totally understand this until he or she has had it and that includes the medical profession. I also have some of this and it is very difficult to live with. Had to give up my theater...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-22-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By danabarb
Re: Ankle and foot pain after dorsiflexion mobilization?

it does sound as if the person may have pulled too hard. If you want to improve your dorsiflexion, a good way to start is to sit in a chair with one leg crossed over the other knee and gently turn...
Board: Allergies 02-24-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 854
Posted By danabarb
Re: Right eye droops on occasions

I also have allergies and when they flare, which is most of the time, my eyes swell and itch and I will wage that I look like the city drunk. I asked my ophthalmologist if allergies can do this to...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-26-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By danabarb
Re: heel and bottom of foot pain

You could have a tight plantar facia, which is the ligament on the bottom of your foot and a very important one. If that gets tight, you can have pain from your heel up to the front of your foot. ...
Board: Allergies 04-17-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By danabarb
Re: Nasacort side effect (?)

If you look that up, you will see one of the side effects is what you asked about. I was having the same problem; stopped using it and noticed a difference for the better.
Board: Allergies 03-13-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By danabarb
Re: Headache for 3 weeks possibly due to allergies

Have you tried a saline nasal rinse. I am on allergy injections and NONE of the medication works for me. These last couple of years have been HORRIBLE for people with allergies. Good luck!
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-07-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,525
Posted By danabarb
Re: What Else to Try?

Aloe vera helped me VERY much and I was able to toss the medication. Did this years ago and have never regretted it. The medication I was on only worked for so long and that is when I went to aloe...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-14-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By danabarb
Re: Plantar Fasciitis

****** has everything from soups to nuts and I think I got mine there, so try looking it up. There are different settings, which make it nice.
Board: Environmental Disorders 09-02-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,653
Posted By danabarb
Re: Near-constant Dizziness and Headaches

Mold allergy can raise all sorts of problems with a person. It can make your head fuzzy, give you headaches, throw you off balance and the list goes on and on. If you have not seen an allergist, you...
Board: Allergies 08-01-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,795
Posted By danabarb
Re: Need recommendations for alternative allergy meds

Allergy injections have REALLY helped me and not too long ago, the serum was made stronger. It is HORRIBLE this year, so join the club. I wish you good luck!!!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-17-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,047
Posted By danabarb
Re: Bursitis Neuroma Surgery, Ball of Foot

Your message gave me a chuckle, but it certainly is true!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-17-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,047
Posted By danabarb
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-14-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By danabarb
Re: Claw toe after PTTD surgery

Yes, I do swear by Yoga toes, but it will take time for any one to see a change. Another thing that one can do to loosen the tendons in the feet, is to step on a tennis ball; first on the upper part...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-09-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By danabarb
Re: Is there P.T help to strength the flat foot without surgery?

If forgot to tell you that for years I was wearing athletic shoes that were very stiff as well as other shoes that were stiff Our feet need flexibility when we walk, so we need flexible shoes. I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-09-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By danabarb
Re: Is there P.T help to strength the flat foot without surgery?

I had a feeling you did not get it, so will try again. Of course, I cannot remember what I wrote in either letter, so please bear with me if I repeat. My feet were so flat that one of them was...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-03-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,713
Posted By danabarb
Re: acid reflux but still worrying its something more

I buy mine in caps, but they are very expensive and worth it. I have them sent from the east coast. If you look up acid reflux on the computer or digestion problems, you may find it. I am not sure...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-26-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,060
Posted By danabarb
Re: Is pttd causing back pain?

I totally agree, but, after what I have been through, I really feel there is a light at the end of the tunnel for you. As I may have said, strengthening exercises are great. Good luck, and please...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-28-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By danabarb
Re: Flatfoot Reconstruction second thoughts

Thank you for backing me because I speak from a lot of experience. I have had the bunion surgery, which I wrote about as well as a Morton's neuroma removed, all done years ago. Foot surgery is no...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-28-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By danabarb
Re: Flatfoot Reconstruction second thoughts

[QUOTE=Lately;5359885]I am having serious doubts about going ahead with my surgery, and I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced a tremendous improvement in the pain and functioning of a foot...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-16-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,778
Posted By danabarb
Re: Chronic Sore Throat -- LPR? LSN?

Mine was more a case of acid reflux, which can go into the throat and make it tender, but the aloe vera helped a GREAT deal. When I had that horrible acid reflux, I could not even go near a drop of...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-16-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,778
Posted By danabarb
Re:

Try taking some aloe vera because that is a healing plant that does wonders for aggravation of any sort. I had horrible acid reflux a number of years ago, so some dr. put me on a medication that...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-16-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By danabarb
Re: Bit of a mystery - any thoughts?

I am no doctor, but from my experience, to me, it sounds as if your hips and legs and feet need strengthening. If any one of those parts of the body are not strong, one is bound to have trouble in...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-14-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,878
Posted By danabarb
Re: :-( Chronic Dyspepsia, Chronic Indigestion

I tried the apple cider vinegar as well, only to have it make me MISERABLE. Aloe vera is a healing plant and that has done wonders for me. You can get it in pill form as well as liquid, but if you...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-03-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,448
Posted By danabarb
Re: Weird Reflux Issue, help?

I am no doctor, but can tell you that aloe vera is DEFINITELY a curing product. I also feel a lot of drugs do more damage than good and the side effects to them are HORRIBLE. If you look up aloe...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-03-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,448
Posted By danabarb
Re: Weird Reflux Issue, help?

Good luck with it! I suggested this to someone who bought it and it had a pinch of vitamin c in it; worked for him, but when I tried it, it raised the Dickens with me. So, if you are sensitive...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-02-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,448
Posted By danabarb
Re: Weird Reflux Issue, help?

Try natural aloe vera; it does wonders for acid reflux-more than any drug and I speak from experience. Was on one of the acid reflux drugs and it worked just a short time, so I went back to the dr.,...
Board: Epilepsy 01-28-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,984
Posted By danabarb
Re: Dilantin and calcium/vitamin D supplements

Calcium should NOT be taken at the same time as those drugs. I am on the same medications you are on and was told years ago to take the calcium a good two to three hours after or before the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-21-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By danabarb
Re: Heel Pain

Orthotics are the WORST things for your p.f. because they will make the muscles and tendons in your foot or feet much weaker than they should be. All you need to do is stretch the foot and that...
Board: Epilepsy 12-01-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,006
Posted By danabarb
Re: Epilepsy pills

OH!!! How they LOVE to try new drugs on us, but I wonder if they would be as :jester:willing to push them down their throats as quickly as ours. Our book should be a CORKER!! You stay well as well!!!
Board: Epilepsy 11-30-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,006
Posted By danabarb
Re: Epilepsy pills

I back you 100%!!! Years ago, they started trying different medications on me because they wanted to totally control me. All they did was drug me and make me a zombie. After three and a half years,...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-08-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By danabarb
Re: Pttd newbie!

Thanks and good luck with your surgery.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-14-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By danabarb
Re: Please Advise :)

I VERY much agree with the person who told you to stay clear of podiatrists. They LOVE to cut. If you can get yourself into the hands of a GOOD physical therapist, go for it, but you will also need...
Board: Allergies 09-02-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,890
Posted By danabarb
Re: Pressure around the eyes and constant fatigue. IS THIS SINUS or what!?? Help!

If you are asking if I have tried Prednisone, the answer is that I have, but I have found it works for a few days and then I am back to square one, so, to me, it is a false lift and I am HORRIFIED of...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-28-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,324
Posted By danabarb
Re: Recommendation for Morton Neuroma Cyrosurgery in So. Calif?

I am the one who referred you to Community Ortho. and I have another referral for you. Call Mark at Innovative Results in Costa Mesa and I will be surprised if he cannot help you. When he first...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-20-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,906
Posted By danabarb
Re: My GERD turned into Anxiety

If your stomach is acting up, it can drive you nuts because it is so frustrating and it definitely effects the nervous system. As I have said on this board to others, go buy some aloe vera pills...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-05-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,324
Posted By danabarb
Re: Recommendation for Morton Neuroma Cyrosurgery in So. Calif?

I meant to tell you that I agree with the person who wrote that an ortho man should do it. Stay clear of the podiatrists when it comes to this type of surgery.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-05-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,324
Posted By danabarb
Re: Recommendation for Morton Neuroma Cyrosurgery in So. Calif?

Look up Community Orthopedic in Mission Viejo and read the reviews. I had very good luck there and Dr. Kent Adamson was the surgeon, but I should think any of them would be good.
Board: Digestive Disorders 07-12-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,917
Posted By danabarb
Re: lemon juice verses stomach ulser

Go buy yourself some aloe vera because it is GREAT for any stomach problems, and, I, personally, would cut out all citric of any kind until things settle down. Good luck. You can get the aloe vera...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-04-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By danabarb
Re: Gerd for along time, anyone had success with diet alone?

Aloe vera does wonders for acid reflux and it is all natural.
Board: Sleep Disorders 04-12-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,580
Posted By danabarb
Re: Sleep disorder, no snoring

Unfortunately, with most of the medical profession, one has to be VERY pushy! It is your life and can't you just tell your dr. that you want a test done? I had had sleep apnea for years and never...
Board: Sleep Disorders 04-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,580
Posted By danabarb
Re: Sleep disorder, no snoring

You do not have to be overweight to have sleep apnea, so if you can have a sleep study test done, that may give you some relief. Another thing it could be is allergies because people with allergies,...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-01-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By danabarb
Re: Gerd/acid reflux-

I had HORRIBLE acid reflux a number of years ago and when one pill didn't work, the doctor told me to take another. Came home and went on the Internet and found that aloe vera pills will do the...
Board: Allergies 03-22-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By danabarb
Re: am I the only one?

You want to know how the salve helps the ears and what I have is a rash caused from the allergies. Since you have dry skin, I would not be one bit surprised if this MAY be your problem. You...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,535
Posted By danabarb
Re: Update on my Plantar fasciitis

If you are wearing shoes that are stiff, they could make your problem worse. You want to wear flexible shoes, so that when you walk you have flexibility. The plantar facia controls not only the...
Board: Allergies 01-17-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By danabarb
Re: Swollen glands in neck, swollen larynx

I cannot give you a direct answer about this, but can tell you that I have horrible allergies and after it rains, I feel AWFUL and am even on injections. After the rain, I tell the dr. to double the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-02-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,535
Posted By danabarb
Re: Plantar Fasciitis, Shoes

The worst thing for PF is orthotics!! The reason you have PF is because the plantar facia, at the bottom of your foot, is way too tight! You are off balance somewhere from your hips on down. So,...
Board: Allergies 05-05-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,182
Posted By danabarb
Re: What's Going On Here... This is Scarey

If you wonder why you had such a reaction to the windows being cleaned, and, if your allergist did not tell you, you most likely have an sensitivity to chemicals and this often walks hand in hand...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-20-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,957
Posted By danabarb
Re: Bunion Surgery

I don't think your feet could be any worse than mine were and it is something that runs in the family. I had the bunions taken care of a number of years ago and had I known then what I know now, I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-03-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,735
Posted By danabarb
Re: Severe Pain Arch of Foot

I agree 100% with the ortho man. Look up stretching exercises for plantar faciatiis on the Internet. The plantar facia is the band that runs under the foot and if that is too tight, it can raise all...
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