I am in pain all the time! It is from my waist,down both legs to the very tips of my toes! had polio as a child,almost died,spent months in the IRON LUNG(which did not surface till 1992 but that is another topic) but managed to come out of it with only some spinal,back & leg problems-no permanent paralysis.Although,I was paralyzed for a length of time. As I aged,my legs began giving me more & more grief.Cramping was quite frequent but only the right leg,knee down.Mid 20s-hip would lock up painfully with rest of leg contorting as a daily occurrence-along with that I had weird sensations on my skin (?wet dripping down.?crawling on me ,stabbings,slashings) all the while with an underlying nagging ache which kept me from sleeping because it always seemed to magnify in intensity from evening 0n.Tossing and turning for 1hour then up and pacing for rest of night -then off to work. eventually,had to leave work.because the pain just kept increasing over the years and affected my overall health with lack of sleep,nausea,migraines, back pain was also an issue with degenerative disc disease,etc... plus 2legged cramps-hips down-made quite an interesting show when it occurred!! I am ,finally ,on some medication to help relieve my pain:60mg x2 at 3 Xs /day Plus 8mg Dilaudid up to 3Xs for breakthrough pain. This made a big difference in my life.It allowed me to be able to go out & get a few things done without groaning,out loud,& having to think about actually lifting each foot to take a step.LIFE had become that complicated for me & the PAIN was all consuming. OF course,forgot to say that a few decades have gone by! Now,my major problem is that I have been on these meds for 1 1/2 years!!! If,any of you have similar dilemna-I would very much appreciate your input. NOW<I KNOW THAT THESE MEDICATIONS ARE ADDRESSING MY NERVE PAIN & I KNOW EXACTLY (well,not quite right-I can only imagine by my past experience without) so I HAVE A VERY GOOD IDEA OF MY SUFFERING W/O MEDS---BUT FOR THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS,I HAVE BEEN IN SERIOUS PAIN ALL DAY,EVERY DAY.I FEEL LIKE I USED TO FEEL PRIOR TO STARTING THESE !! Again,it has become all consuming/i am pacing again/concentration is poor.... my appetite is nill and nausea is daily-so chewing ginger and my life is on the down swing... CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE ME IDEAS ON HOW TO ALLEVIATE THIS PAIN IF THERE IS SOME METHOD OR CONCOCTION HOME MADE BREW OF YOUR GREAT AUNT'S....pLEASE, I need to find a way to lessen it!
I must apologize & hope that I did not cause any distress but went again to check with person who recently told me about their elderly father having contracted West Nile Virus & being given Antibiotics for it because he said it had been caught early!! This is my fault,as well,I should have checked further before coming in & putting my 2cents worth,on your page!!!Therefore,we are all very red faced about this! No,antibiotics were not given,finally!They,the family,had been told not to worry-that Antibiotics would be given to stop problem,in its tracks But it was a volunteer at the clinic,who was only trying to calm everyone down(because of bull eye pattern,on his back-that they had no idea how long it had been since the father(87yrs) had been bitten! all had heard that it could be very serious and.... Again,I apologize & hope I did not cause too much distress.Plus my remarks regarding rest.. were the proper way to go.View Thread
That was certainly confusing-did you ask him WHAT he meant by you have made it through it--Through what?? West Nile does not just go away,by itself!! It is not a cold or like a flu where you tough it out -get some rest-drink plenty of fluids... My understanding of it-it is best when diagnosed EARLY so that they can start you on the appropriate ANTIBIOTICS...etc... Maybe you should call him back and find out... well...the start...middle ... He has to do more,I would think-Find out exactly how up to date is he with the subject of WEST NILE VIRUS? Because HE certainly left you HANGING without any kind of parachute!!!!View Thread
This must be disconcerting for you!! You must not be able to eat at all & if you manage to get something down-hoping that you will be able to keep it there...This was at start of September,have you been back to your doc to request help-he does not seem very worried while you are suffering!Did he give you any advice on what to do..at all??Did you,previous to this,have problems with acne and facial hair???If,no prior facial hair & all of a sudden there is an increase in testosterone(i think that is the hormone which causes facial hair in women)-then there has to be a reason for these changes within your body and HE-Presume doc is male to show or rather not be concerned with your displayed symptoms at 34 yrs.You must pressure the doctor to run tests! Can you go to the emergency dept. and tell them that your stomach has been very painful & that you are extremely nauseous,all the time,having problem eating which is severe due to fact that you are DIABETIC!!! That would certainly get the ball rolling,in the right direction-giving you some answers that you dearly need!! I know that no one likes to go there & sit around waiting but if you keep putting this off -The entire matter might very suddenly be taken,out of your hands- if this is SERIOUS- and quickly comes to a head & you have to call for an ambulance,in the middle of the night!! Still,if you do none of the above,will you consider perhaps doing a CLEANSE.If you know little about cleanses,you,of course,can look up information about this subject.But I believe that you should go to your nearest HEALTH FOOD store and speak to the owner or head person and tell them everything that has been happening with your health lately and ask about a CLEANSE but do not forget to tell them that you are,also,DIABETIC.The people who own & work in these stores are usually very knowledgeable & many have taken courses so that they have the knowledge to help/Hope That I have'nt been too long winded with you & confused the matter!!!View Thread
I hope that by this time,you have consulted with your Family Physician,had the tests done & know,finally why this is happening to you! I completely feel your apprehension--your period suddenly stops,for 3 mths,then you experience what appears to be the tail end of a period(that you were unaware of..) and from august 20th on into Sept. ongoing signs of period till BAM!on the 3rd full flow .....it is scary when you do not have a clue & are alone with this,,so,please consult your doctor and have him send you for blood tests to see if you are going into or are in menaupose.He probably will want to do a D&C which is quite normal-so do not fret,that just makes you feel worse.More than likely all will turn out well and please let us know the outcome so that we may know that you are well.View Thread
It does sound like allergic reaction to something in/on your bed-since it is at its worse when you awake!Perhaps,your pillows!?Are you still using the same pillows-many people-especially younger-have their favourite pillow & will take with them when they leave home,to go to school or when move into their own place!when my lip swells-mostly it happens when I use a lip gloss-from health food store(it had peach pit as an ingredient)ended up with vastly enhanced lips-tingly,also.So,I am thinking that it is something that your lips might come into contact with,during the night-same with the white patch that is present-a contact thing.OR do you habitually bring a drink,kept on your night table that you sip on,during most nights?? OR a Snuggly -like a plush bear that you've liked to sleep with since you were young? Have there been any nights,perhaps when you slept away that this swelling did not occur,then??BUT,I do think that you should ask your doctor to refer you to an allergist-an Environmental-one woul better cover all areas! Wish you well in uncovering the cause.View Thread
1 sure way to put your mind at rest concerning whether your cats have fleas or not----buy a flea comb or 2!!!for short hair cat get cat fleacomb----longhair get dog fleacomb!!!easier to get thru long hair. Fill a clear plastic or glass container 3/4s full of water after squirting 2doses of dish detergent.No higher or fleas can jump out!!!!!!Put beside your cat and run comb thru hair-for each stroke--quickly dunk comb under soapy water--WATCH THE COMB AND REMOVE THE HAIR UNDER WATER.IF YOU SEE SMALL DARK SQUIRMING-----FLEA --SOAP WILL KILL. RESUME COMBING.JUST MAKE SURE TO KEEP DUNKING AND REMOVING HAIR BEFORE LIFTING COMB OUT OF WATER.ALSO,IF WATER TURNS REDDISH---IT'S DRIED BLOOD ON CAT-AFTER BITES.COMB AROUND EARS,HEAD,TAIL,UNDER ARMPITS.HOPE THIS HELPS YOUView Thread
Sorry,About whathas been happening to you.You must be really scared>I have to be blunt here!!Just spent 1/2 hr eplying to you & it all disappeared!SO I will just say that you sound like you have a( )TAPEWORM-----THE RIBBONS are pcs of it! 1 worm consists of many sections of live worm-ribbonShape- flat with the rice like pcs re the way they propagate-coming out the anus of animalseople...the rice...movesout(GETS LONGER & RETRACTS &GETS LONGER....till dries out & looks like rice.Try and get some of what you see when you void by putting a cheap large round bowl with newspaper or ?? and void in there so you can retrieve for you disbelieving GP CANNOT HE C THAT YOU HAVE LOST ALL THAT WEIGHT_SHOULD"NT PRACTICE!! tapeworms active at night--move around more-will pay attention to when you eat---I know you are freaking out blood systembut this is good news because it is easy to fix -ONE---1---Pill from the doctor --kills them-IT off----But THERE are other things that work from HealthFood store--I would use OREGANOL-TASTES like turpentine & burns the mouth but a must have for at home------TAKE 1-2 drops from dropper into your mouth -swish around till it coats inside of your mouth then swallow some water-I Know it burns-Repeat ?3XS/Day & NO!!more does not make it work faster!When use in mouth-it goes right into your blood system thru the membranes in your mouth---IF you try to put in glass of water(because burns)Then it has to contend with stomach acid.. SO JUST DROP INTO YOUR MOUTH!! Now Like I said ACTIVE at night--which means they probably do---the rice like pcs---come out of your anus--you could ask your husband to try and help you capture a picture--To help prove to your *^<@ GP Or ruin his rep later anyway they have a tendency to come out there to propagate and travel.these worms have been around for centuries.PL GET YOUR DOC TO GIVE YOU THE PILL<NOW BUT at least go get OREGANOL AT HEALTHFOOD STORE NOW WHILE YOU wait to C GP.HANG IN THERE!!!LET ME ME KNOW HOW YOU FEEL.View Thread