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Pain is back

  • By aprilsmith63 · New reply 5:48 pm
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • These past few weeks have been rough mentally and physically. I am healing well from discectomy and my youngest daughter is taking steps to renew her life. I pray for the courts to be gentle on her. I ...


  • By FernM · New reply 4:12 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Hi; What is the best and safest way to balance your hormones. I dropped the Dr I was going to not long after he diagnosed that my estrogen was low and the testosterone was high. My old Dr when I mentioned ...

What are my options

  • By Akight · New reply 3:21 pm
  • Discussion in Living with a bone, joint or muscle disease · 4 replies
  • My name is Rodriquez, I was diagnosed with CIDP in April of 2011; Nov. 2011, I was told that I have bone infacts of my lower legs (2 to 4 inches above and below knee caps), by December 2012, I was told ...

QSART test result

  • By BehcetsGirl · Posted 3:10 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I went to the Cleveland Clinic recently and they did a QSART test (aka Sweat Test). The doctor just sent me the results. She said "it was decreased in the arm but normal in the leg." She also said that ...

Supplements to help with hair & nail problems

  • By FernM · New reply 11:15 am
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • HI; My hair is getting very thin & breaks easy and also have problem with my nails. Has anyone found a supplement that has helped with this problem? I have tried a few with no results. Thanks ...

Nothing seems to help

  • By Kena · New reply 8:39 am
  • Discussion in Treatment of injuries · 1 reply
  • I got a soft brace about a month ago for my right foot from a podiatrist. I was getting tendinitis, so if I use the brace, I get relief from that, but when I use it I get an ache in the ankle. I feels ...

Research into arthritises

  • By Ds_wife · Posted 12:02 am
  • Discussion in Bone, joint and muscle diseases · 0 replies
  • Hi everyone: This morning was reading my 's "medscape" application on current research. There are a couple of articles on Psoriatic Arthritis, one looking at both RA and Pa and another looking ...


  • By FernM · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 57 replies
  • I would like to hear from people with osteoarthritis at what their Drs has told them about treatments and if they have found anything that really helps? Thanks ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

  • By Duvie · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 67 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Looking for answers, lots of questions!!!!

  • By nikkilee23 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 47 replies
  • Im slightly disappointed. As my first post received many replies and lots of help, not so much on my last post. I have some questions that ive done a little research on, but cant seem to find too much ...


  • By FernM · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 64 replies
  • Hi; I went on line to try and find the best shampoo & conditioners for fine & damaged hair and it just left my head spinning. I can't say I know much more now then I did before I went on line. Shampoo ...

Diagnosis of back pain

  • By Rose321 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment of diseases · 3 replies
  • I wonder if anyone can tell me what it takes to get a doctor to order an MRI or some sort of test to actually diagnose my back pain. The pain is in my neck as well as my lower back, legs and feet. I take ...

osteoporosis and protaxos

  • By Sarra · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with a bone, joint or muscle disease · 1 reply
  • I m only 56 and have osteoporosis: 2 fractures: wrist and L1. Anyone taking protaxos. I gave it up because I had too many side effects : loose stoles and massive headache, couldn't get any sleep. Feeling ...

3 days post op

  • By aprilsmith63 · New reply April 5, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • I slept pretty good last night. I have been taking my pain medication and flexeril= faithly around the clock. I really hate take pain medications. I am a registered medical assistant and I seen how bad ...

April 2, 2014/Frustration/getting loved ones to understand

  • By aprilsmith63 · New reply April 4, 2014
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • Well, here it is 2 days since discectomy and fusion. My boyfriend , Tony., is driving me CRAZY. We have been engaged and living together for 4 years. Everything was fine until I got answers to all my ...

Can SLEEP CENTERS teach you to sleep naturally?

  • By FernM · New reply April 4, 2014
  • Journal · 53 replies
  • Hi; Is it possible to learn to sleep natural at a sleep center after being on sleep aids for some time? Do they really work? thanks ...

Day One - Happy to join

  • By mianzi · New reply April 3, 2014
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • I am a positive and happy individual that like many of the members on this support group lives with pain. After many years, many diagnoses, illness and injuries was recently diagnosed with EDS. I am grateful ...


  • By Denise1973 · New reply April 3, 2014
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • I have been having an issue lately and I am unsure what is the reason for it but my stomach is swelling. Not just a little bloating I mean swelling like i am 6 months pregnant. I have tried prilosec and ...

Post op/anterior discectomy and fusion

  • By aprilsmith63 · New reply April 2, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Well, I had surgery on my neck. It has been very rough. Dr. placed a "space" and removed old disc. He place a plate at c-5 and c-6 to fusion. I am not doing as well as I thought I would. It appears I ...

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