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Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 01-03-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By blossom4th
The disease is diagnosed with a biopsy;sometimes...

The disease is diagnosed with a biopsy;sometimes taken from the abdomen or rectum.Amyloid proteins are also found in the urine.
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 01-02-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By blossom4th
One of my sisters was just diagnosed with...

One of my sisters was just diagnosed with amyloidosis.After reading up on the disease,I'm beginning to think that I 'went down the wrong road' in my search for what is wrong with me.Because of all my...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 12-27-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By blossom4th
Pat, I'm truly sorry to hear of your...

Pat,
I'm truly sorry to hear of your discomfort,isolation and even your sense of smell being affected in such a bad way! :(

You might want to look into some alternative methods of treating the...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 12-24-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By blossom4th
Congratulations Kay! Because of my daughter...

Congratulations Kay!
Because of my daughter having to take her nursing course a bit slower due to health issues,I absolutely understand the challenge you're up against! In fact she spent a week in...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 12-24-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By blossom4th
Smile Welcome

Welcome Dixie Amazon,
I hope you get a diagnosis soon.But whether you do or not,know that you can come here for support and also to get information.
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 12-23-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By blossom4th
cricket, Actually,nothing has changed with...

cricket,
Actually,nothing has changed with the Clonazepam....dosage remains the same.I was just relieved that the Dr didn't give me a difficult time about refilling the medication,once she...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 12-21-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By blossom4th
Lorraine, Glad to hear that you've been...

Lorraine,
Glad to hear that you've been feeling better;well enough to enjoy life! :) Remission is a wonderful time.....it's sooooo easy to forget how sick you were...or even that you were sick!!!...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 12-19-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By blossom4th
I did call my Dr's office yesterday morning and...

I did call my Dr's office yesterday morning and ask for an antibiotic to be prescribed.I let it be known that I didn't want a dentist working on my teeth until all infection is cleared up! :eek: By...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 12-17-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By blossom4th
Wow...2 ft of snow! It must be pretty...and at...

Wow...2 ft of snow! It must be pretty...and at the same time dangerous! I agree,I prefer to stay inside where it's warm!!!

Well...I'm still on Clonazepam! The Dr understood that I just take it at...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 12-16-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By blossom4th
cricket, By all means take care of that...

cricket,
By all means take care of that toenail fungus!!! :o My mother had surgery on both feet (toenails of big toes) last week.The Dr prescribed something to "paint on" (like fingernail polish)...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 12-15-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By blossom4th
Dr appt

Today I had the Basal Cell Carcinoma removed...good to have that done and over with!

I've also been dealing with a loose tooth and gum infection.I had to make a separate appt for the Dr to take a...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 12-11-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By blossom4th
Exclamation possible new test to detect MS

While doing some research I came across an interesting article about a test under consideration for the use of detecting MS.It's an eye test.It's cheaper and more comfortable than a MRI.The article...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 12-07-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By blossom4th
Thumbs down Fibro Runaround

Kris,
Yep...once one has received the Fibro diagnosis,it is a 'blanket diagnosis' for anything and everything! :rolleyes:

A friend of mine has been treated for Fibro for years and was in...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 12-04-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By blossom4th
Hi everyone, I've been worried due to having...

Hi everyone,
I've been worried due to having bone pain as well as flank pain lately.And itchy skin.So went to PCP yesterday.She said the itchy skin was evidently just due to dryness and...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-28-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,346
Posted By blossom4th
Hal raises a really good question! One I'd never...

Hal raises a really good question! One I'd never even considered...and one that possibly the medical profession hasn't either.I wonder if lesions on the the "gut nerves" would have any other affect...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-25-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By blossom4th
Whew! I don't think I would score very well IF I...

Whew! I don't think I would score very well IF I did neuropsycological testing! :o
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-25-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By blossom4th
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well,MS Bites :(...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well,MS Bites :( I hope this virus doesn't hang on too long...take care of yourself! Any idea what kind of virus it is? You mentioned earlier that all kinds of tests...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-24-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By blossom4th
terric, I haven't had the testing done that...

terric,
I haven't had the testing done that you mentioned (other than a MRI in '05).I just wanted to say that I truly understand what you're going through!
I feel so bad because I can't keep my...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-24-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,007
Posted By blossom4th
Gretchen, 5 HTP is 5 Hydroxytryptophan;a...

Gretchen,
5 HTP is 5 Hydroxytryptophan;a form of tryptophan, an essential amino acid that is known to help promote a positive attitude by increasing the body's level of seratonin naturally.
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-24-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,007
Posted By blossom4th
One good article :...

One good article : www.lamarfreed.net/anxietyms.html

an interesting study with statistics is posted at:
http://scamparoo.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/ms-and-anxiety-disorders/
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-24-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By blossom4th
biopsy results

I found out that the lesion is a Basal Cell Carcinoma.It started out as an Actinic Keratosis,but progressed.However,The Dr said that only the first layer of skin has been affected.She will remove...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-24-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,007
Posted By blossom4th
I take 5 HTP at bedtime.It helps with sleep but...

I take 5 HTP at bedtime.It helps with sleep but I've also noticed that I feel calmer.
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-22-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By blossom4th
Dr's office called Friday morning and said the Dr...

Dr's office called Friday morning and said the Dr wants to discuss biopsy results with me Monday afternoon.She must have rushed those results! I think the Dr was concerned that my skin was thin.
...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-22-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,007
Posted By blossom4th
Although I'm not diagnosed with MS,I "hang...

Although I'm not diagnosed with MS,I "hang around" because I suspect it.And yes,in the last year I have started experiencing anxiety.Like Cherie,I don't have much faith in anti-depressants and have...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-18-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By blossom4th
agate, I haven't had an EEG since Dec '04, and...

agate,
I haven't had an EEG since Dec '04, and there was abnormal activity at the time.Now that I've had another "seizure",I'm sure the neuro will order another EEG.

MS Bites,
WOW! Thanks for...
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