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    Head Pain, twitching behind the right ear...

    I need help. It started with sort of an earache. I thought it was because of the air conditioner blowing on that side of my head. But it blossomed into a crippling head pain, sort of like a twitching...
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    OMG is that funny.

    OMG is that funny.
  3. Wisconsin.

    Wisconsin.
  4. Well, I'm back. Just taking Atenalol and it's...

    Well, I'm back. Just taking Atenalol and it's working just fine. Had another trip to hospital, about 3 weeks. Took way too many Tums and calcium went through the roof. I was hallucinating and my...
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    It's normal to be scared.

    It's normal to be scared.
  6. I always suspected these fillers might be a...

    I always suspected these fillers might be a problem to some people. I've taken name brand drugs then switched to generic and had trouble but when I questioned the pharmacist or doctor they just blew...
  7. Thread: To ER and Back

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    Raw spinach in the blender with a bit of wheat...

    Raw spinach in the blender with a bit of wheat germ and honey makes a delicious iron rich drink. IF he can tolerate it. I do that when I get anemic, everyday and within a short time I feel much...
  8. Thread: Doctor Question

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    No, you are not wrong. You are caught up in what...

    No, you are not wrong. You are caught up in what I call the Medical Mill. The more visits the more money they get. It's very simple. I've been on it for 2 years now. A dozen trips to the ER, 6...
  9. I have been spending most of my time in my room...

    I have been spending most of my time in my room with the AC on and drinking ice water. It's when I come out into my 105 degree kitchen to get food I go down FAST.
  10. High Blood Pressure med side effects during HOT weather??

    Does anyone else have a worse time during the summer?
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    Yea, Google them or make them or go on Craig's...

    Yea, Google them or make them or go on Craig's List and see if someone has some they'd sell you. What about the hospital? Ask there, they should supply them but you might need to press them quite a...
  12. 100+ with a lot of humidity.

    100+ with a lot of humidity.
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    Hi ya salpal :friendly_wink:

    Hi ya salpal :friendly_wink:
  14. Bad mood maybe and the heat?

    Bad mood maybe and the heat?
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    Nobody can really say anything to make you feel...

    Nobody can really say anything to make you feel better. We can TRY but only you are doing your suffering not us. We are just sympathizing with your situation and doing the best we can. I will include...
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    Eleanore Grace sure is a pretty litle girl, looks...

    Eleanore Grace sure is a pretty litle girl, looks like me when I was her age.

    Heat is making me feel boneless. Limp as a noodle here, just trying to stay calm and cool.
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    Give yourself time, things will improve. We...

    Give yourself time, things will improve. We always think we should be better sooner than we really are. I've had a few surgeries when that has happened but eventually I did improve, not in my time...
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    You could call your hospital and ask. Most...

    You could call your hospital and ask. Most hospitals do have a doctor referral service. But I think, not 100% sure, that you want to see a neurologist for your epilepsy. Good Luck.
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    I sympathize with you Eva, I know what migranes...

    I sympathize with you Eva, I know what migranes are like. I used to get them frequently along with the aura. Since I have been taking Clonazepam they have just dissappeared like magic. I only take...
  20. I recall a family member severly depressed,...

    I recall a family member severly depressed, suicidal as a matter of fact. In trying to pep her up when another family member started talking about all kinds of fun things that she had been doing in...
  21. I anticipate my attempt to point out this problem...

    I anticipate my attempt to point out this problem to the hospital admin is going to be met with much resistance so I have been thinking about using vehicles they already have that are not used during...
  22. Now YOU are way off topic. Is this YOUR site...

    Now YOU are way off topic. Is this YOUR site exclusively? I'd appreciate a lot of things too but I don't make that kind of statement. If you can't add to my thread then just don't post in it instead...
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    I believe Hitler referred to the sick and/or...

    I believe Hitler referred to the sick and/or disabled as " unproductive eaters ".
  24. Please note the title of this thread. I don't...

    Please note the title of this thread.

    I don't think you know how EVERYBODY feels.
  25. cloudz. This thread is not for bragging about the...

    cloudz. This thread is not for bragging about the good care you got. That makes the rest of us feel subpar.
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    This IS terrible news. Sick people need things to...

    This IS terrible news. Sick people need things to be made easier for them. Many times I've felt put upon for having to go TO instead of having someone come to me or at least be close by. I can't tell...
  27. I yearn for the days when I was just 100% ME,...

    I yearn for the days when I was just 100% ME, drug free and feeling normal. This isin't living, it's just barely existing. I hate my existence now. I am always in some kind of distress and it stinks.
  28. Bathroom Medicine chest, HA! I need a whole Kitchen Cupboard!

    You should see all the prescription bottles in One whole kitchen cabinet AND I won't take all but 4 or 5 of them. And the thing is WE PAY for all this stuff!!! What a RACQUET!!!!
    Needlessly...
  29. Yes tc, you're right, I am angry, VERY angry...

    Yes tc, you're right, I am angry, VERY angry because no one has given me any kind of answer. The 5 polyps they removed were benign. Wouldn't you think he'd have been able to tell that just from their...
  30. I had one last summer and have been miserable...

    I had one last summer and have been miserable since with all kinds of intestinal distresses I never had before. I was stupid to believe "I NEEDED" TO HAVE ONE AS HE TOLD ME!! :livid: Closer to the...
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    For this problem, unless you feel like you are...

    For this problem, unless you feel like you are going to die, I'd have just called someone, a pharmacist even. Unless you go to my ER by amblance, it's a 5 hour wait, minimum.
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    Do you feel bad? You could call the ER and tell...

    Do you feel bad? You could call the ER and tell them exactly what you did, see what they say.
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    I had a friend a long time ago that had CP. She...

    I had a friend a long time ago that had CP. She was always slapping someone, even me.
  34. I know! EVERYTHING is an illness now, even...

    I know! EVERYTHING is an illness now, even peeing. It's getting obscene. It's called MARKETING, find a need and fill it. It's more like CREATE a need and exploit everyone.
  35. Many times I defied my doctor because to do...

    Many times I defied my doctor because to do everything he says is sure death. At one point he had prescribed for me 17 different drugs to take DAILY!! 2 were mood altering. At one point I had more...
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    Not stopped, not really smoking steady, just...

    Not stopped, not really smoking steady, just wrestling with the thing. But have cut way down to maybe 1/4 of what I was smoking. I can go 2 or 3 days without one, then get a couple from my friend...
  37. Almost a Million people die yearly from Medical Mistakes

    http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/topscrewups-pp/
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    I take clonazepam to help me sleep and it has...

    I take clonazepam to help me sleep and it has totally stopped my migranes and the visual stuff that goes with it.

    I wish I didn't have to take any bp med, it really disrupts your life. I have no...
  39. Or bad side effects. I don't think they really...

    Or bad side effects. I don't think they really care. Or believe you when you tell them something new. If they haven't heard it before it's like talking to a fogbank.

    But I know about triggers for...
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    Yea, but it seems your mother has issues that...

    Yea, but it seems your mother has issues that spill out all over you from our PMs.

    The waiting list for me was only a couple months.

    Go ahead and contact the HUD office. They MAY help you find...
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    Waltham is a relatively large city so there is...

    Waltham is a relatively large city so there is probably an office in town.

    http://www.local.com/results/?keyword=hud&location=Waltham%252C%2520Ma
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    First find your closest HUD office then call and...

    First find your closest HUD office then call and see if applications are being accepted at this time. You may have to stay on top of this because sometimes they will open up for new applicants for...
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    How about applying for HUD? They will pay half...

    How about applying for HUD? They will pay half your rent if you qualify.
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    I sympathize with you. My sleep has been messed...

    I sympathize with you. My sleep has been messed up for years.
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    Maybe you could ask her to lower your rent OR...

    Maybe you could ask her to lower your rent OR could you get a roommate?
  46. I purposely left the ER one time because the...

    I purposely left the ER one time because the nurse attending me was so horrible. She left me sitting in the room 5 hours. I told here I needed food since I have gastritis and an empty stomach is very...
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    I don't think children should pay rent to their...

    I don't think children should pay rent to their parents unless it's for a separate space like a house or apt. Especially when the kid is just starting out. It's very discouraging and unmotivating to...
  48. It's better but not great.

    It's better but not great.
  49. It's a HOSPITAL!! With all the revenue they pull...

    It's a HOSPITAL!! With all the revenue they pull in I think retaining a couple of vehicles and people on call to drive them home in the middle of the night is in no way a flimsy request.

    What if...
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    Prilosec Vs. Zantac

    I have to go with Zantac. Been taking it now for quite a few months and it works very well for me. Takes away nausea and heartburn.

    Took ONE 24 hour Prilosec yesterday and felt horrible. Nausea...
  51. I called 911 and the Police gave me a ride home.

    I called 911 and the Police gave me a ride home.
  52. I plan to but I'm sure it will fall on deaf ears....

    I plan to but I'm sure it will fall on deaf ears. Hospitals aren't about the patient, it's about the hospital and it's procedures and staff.

    I sat in my bed last stay, blind and with food tray at...
  53. Hospital is woefully deficient in protecting the sick and helpless...

    A few weeks ago I had to call 911 to go to the ER because my stomach pain was unbearable, it was around 10:00. I got to the ER and was examined by a doctor, had a sonagram of my entire abdomen done...
  54. Yes we did and they gave me the 2 antispasmodics...

    Yes we did and they gave me the 2 antispasmodics you suggested. They sort of half @ssed work, better than nothing.

    It went on so long because they told me if I didn't take it I would die. They had...
  55. I Believe MY stroke was caused by a Blood pressure medication...

    I WAS taking Metropolol, it was a nightmare, for about 8 months. The side effects were so bad I was doubled over with abdominal pain most of the time. Some nights I just couldn't take my dose because...
  56. Can a homeless person HAVE insurance?

    Can a homeless person HAVE insurance?
  57. Thread: Meds and JAIL

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    I used to tutor inmates at our county jail. I'd...

    I used to tutor inmates at our county jail. I'd hate being confined in there but I could leave whenever I wanted to. I enjoyed the tutoring part all that other stuff, Na. We were in a room alone but...
  58. Thread: Meds and JAIL

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    Geeze Zus Christo!! If I were in jail for one day...

    Geeze Zus Christo!! If I were in jail for one day it'd probably kill me. I am in a sort of prison already with all my ailments, I have no life, no freedom, no nothing. :blue: AND I feel guilty about...
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    Atenolol is brutal on your insides, every beta...

    Atenolol is brutal on your insides, every beta blocker I have taken that exact same thing that is happening to you happens to me. I cannot take more than maybe 1/4 to 1/2 a tablet every 4 or 5 days...
  60. Thread: Idiots Inc.

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    Tell her YOU need a break from her. That aught to...

    Tell her YOU need a break from her. That aught to do it. I mean you HAVE 911 if something happens.

    Or maybe she has changed her mind and doesn't want to go for some other reason???
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  62. Gee sd. I hope you don't live in my area. The...

    Gee sd. I hope you don't live in my area. The hospital here does absolutely NOTHING for you. They just run through their expensive diagnostic machine routine then send you on your way.

    AND the...
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  64. Thread: Howdy Dave

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    My condolences Dave. I'm glad to hear his passing...

    My condolences Dave. I'm glad to hear his passing was made easier. I have sat with 2 people that passed at home alone and it was rough.
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  66. Thread: Atenolol anyone

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    I take it now but not a whole pill a day. I take...

    I take it now but not a whole pill a day. I take lisinopril, one a day and if I feel my heart racing I'll take a quarter of an atenolol. When I took a whole one for a while my heart was jumping...
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    I don't know why they tell you to put COLD on a...

    I don't know why they tell you to put COLD on a migrane, that just made me scream. The heat relaxes the spasming blood vessels. The caffiene in the Excedrine helps too with that spasming.
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    Been there so I know how you are suffering. I...

    Been there so I know how you are suffering. I found that Excedrin really did take away quite a bit of the agony and sleeping with a heating pad on or under my head gave me many hours of pain free...
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    I tried gluten free a couple years ago, it made...

    I tried gluten free a couple years ago, it made no difference, actually I think it made me worse, sorry.

    I took ONE of the Bentyl today before lunch, that's how you are supposed to, 30 min before...
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    I did years ago. Took ONE lesson and went running...

    I did years ago. Took ONE lesson and went running for the hills it scared me so much. Never loaded or fired it either. I'm such a Wuss. :cower:
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    Anyone here take Bentyl or Triactin?

    My doc just prescribed it for me for nausea. I have terrible spasms in and around my stomach and thought this might help.

    How do you take it? With or without food? Any extreme negative side...
  72. Thread: Earlier I wrote

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    Huh :crushed:

    Huh :crushed:
  73. Thread: Earlier I wrote

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    I think the correct spelling is GEEZE. :tongue:I...

    I think the correct spelling is GEEZE. :tongue:I saw that thread and think I posted in it. I don't recall anything that should upset anyone. What did you say?
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    I leave the T.V. on all night. I turn down the...

    I leave the T.V. on all night. I turn down the brightness and contrast so I can barely make out what's on the screen and the volume way way down so I can JUST hear words and it won't wake me if I do...
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    Geeze girl, calm down! It's probably all the meds...

    Geeze girl, calm down! It's probably all the meds you are taking that's making you nuts. I got that way for a very short time until I decided I take ONLY bare minimum. These crazy doctors would have...
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