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Seeking More Natural Therapies

Hannah7287
  • By Hannah7287 · New reply 12:41 am
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • As I fill up my daily medicine container for the week I am sickened by the number of pills I take. 17, plus 3 others on an "as needed" basis, then vitamins to top it all off. And the number of prescriptions ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

Duvie
  • 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'”

John2
  • 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 ...

Clumsy, clumsy days

joylav
  • By joylav · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • I don't know about anyone else, but I get days where I am so clumsy I could scream. I try to laugh it off, but sometimes I get angry that I can't seem to hang onto anything and I trip over my own feet ...

Sunshine....and a little wind

joylav
  • By joylav · New reply April 13, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • So nice to finally see the sun shining most every day again. Admittedly we are getting quite a bit of wind, but it's nice to see the sun out and a little warmer weather. Somehow, it always helps me feel ...

Orthostatic BP Changes post Stent Angioplasty?

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply March 31, 2014
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • Anyone have a problem with low BP or orthostatic BP changes after stenting? I had a stent placed on Friday. BP after procedure was running around 90/60 after procedure. In the morning it dropped below ...

Leg or Foot Massage Devices???

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply March 23, 2014
  • Journal · 57 replies
  • Wondering if anyone uses a massage device and how well it works. Jo and I sometimes suffer with our legs wanting to cramp up. Jo even has problems with her left arm occasionally. If anyone can give us ...

NY Times article. Sat Fat, no link to Heart Disease

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply March 22, 2014
  • Journal · 58 replies
  • Recent Article. Thoughts anyone?? Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link http://nyti.ms/1gGO9vY Lisa ...

Does Anyone Use A Cpap Machine?

eward02
  • By eward02 · New reply March 21, 2014
  • Discussion in My diagnosis · 2 replies
  • I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and I have been given a C pap machine with a face mask, which I can not sleep with. The mask strangles me. The machine wakes me every hour on the hour. I have not ...

Just letting you know what is going on

scootergirl44301
  • By scootergirl44301 · New reply March 20, 2014
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • Well one of my friends on here suggested that last month the breathing issues I was having could be caused by Ascites but both the hospital and my own PCP did not give this a thought back in February ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Guess the Effient is working, Part 2

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Went to the ER last night for pain and wooziness. Had tried to make it to Monday to call internist but no dice. In too much pain and my whole left flank was covered in bruises, some large. Don't know ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

update on recent angioplasty/stent

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply March 15, 2014
  • Journal · 18 replies
  • I had my second angioplasty with stenting on Friday. It followed up my stents on February 19th after unstable angina. Then I had two stents placed in LAD and Diagonal (bifurcation lesions). At that time ...

Nerve Conduction Test

joylav
  • By joylav · New reply March 13, 2014
  • Journal · 17 replies
  • Well, today I had the Nerve Conduction Tests done on my feet and my hands. Not fun. Without a doubt it is he most uncomfortable, painful and tiring test I have had to do to this date. Thought it would ...

Sources sought for article about co-insurance to pay for specialty drugs

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 13, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 3/13/14 Dear members A healthcare journalist with the Associated Press (AP) is seeking more people to interview for an article she is researching on ...

Credit to the docs

joylav
  • By joylav · New reply March 3, 2014
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • I am so blessed to have the GP and Rheumy that I have. I thanked my GP last week for finding out what was wrong with me and he said credit should go to the Rheumatologist. I thanked the Rheumy yesterday ...

follow-up on SOB

scootergirl44301
  • By scootergirl44301 · New reply February 24, 2014
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Well after a week I had to finally go to the ER for this and boy did they put me through the wringer. Started out with EKG, chest x-ray, ultrasound of both legs to rule out blood clots, blood work and ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
  • Journal · 36 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

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