March 19 I went to ER because I was short of breath and felt like I was in a daze and lost strength in legs and could hardly get uo without help. This had gone on for over a week. I had pneumonia and was admitted.
Besides antibiotics, IV's and my regular meds, they gave me cortisone for five days. I wore shoes when I went in and had no swelling of ankles. 2 1/2 days after I got the cortisone my ankles started swelling even though I was on lasix and have been for a long time. Also my belly is swollen. I've gained about 10 lbs. My right ankle is about three times it's normal size and I can't get shoes on either foot. Compression socks only seemed to make it worse. They cut circulation off. A nurse comes twice a week and in insisted I had to wear them. Prior to going to the hospital my legs lost strength and now I have therapy for that so I'm not able to take socks on and off easily. Last night the right leg bothered so much I managed to get that tube sock off ( about 4:00AM) and by 7:AM the swelling in my foot had gone down so much I managed to get a shoe on. Now I have an ace bandage in the ankle and lower leg. My doc wants me to take 2 lasix for a week and then check my kidney function to be sure it's not harming my kidneys. I also have decreased kidney function.
Anybody know how to get the effects of cortisone out of the system without resorting to lots of vitamins because the kidneys can't handle it?
I received an cortisone steroid shot to my right jaw last January. I IMMEDIATELY got an extreme reaction. My face turned sheet-white, I had extreme problems breathing, the room was spinning and I became extremely nauseous. I had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. I then had to stay in the hospital for 6 days. Since then the right side of my face AND EYE will suddenly swell up and get itchy. My throat closes up and I have to carry liquid Benadryl with me at all times! The problem is getting even worse and now the right side of my throat swells up so much, I have trouble swallowing. I even feel something rubbing against the right side of my throat and I start gagging. Of course the doctor who gave me the shot wouldn't even get on the phone with me. He had his secretary tell me that the shot he gave me had nothing to do with it. This has been nearly 10 months ago and I'm getting worse and worse! Could someone PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME??? Thank you very much. D.S.
I was recently listening to a health talk radio show where the guest speaker was talking about the drug Coumadin and one of its side effects, being easily bruised. He was in the middle of his sentence saying that a certain vitamin could be taken which could help alleviate this sensitivity and I missed the answer. Might someone have the answer and possibly a suggestion for an alternative to Coumadin? Thanks
I was on Protonix and Plavix because I have 2 stents. But since I had to have a Pacemaker I must be on wayfarin/coumadin all the time, and with the Protonix I'm super tired all the time. Is there a natural remedy for my jittery-upset stomach that will work well with the wayfarin/coumadin?
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
Pls. Help me. Doctors prescribed me many meds for my diabetes, BP, heart, & blood thinning. When I take these meds I experience chest pains, tightening of chest, difficulty breathing, headache and weakness. If I omit some, I feel a little better and my BP remains normal at 120/80. What must I do. I had this DM since 2000 after my 3rd and last conception. I've been to many doctors hoping to find one who prescribes meds with lesser side effects and not threatening as well.
HI U Timh, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , I've told bits and pieces of my health saga that has evolved over the years. In this ditty I'll try to put it together so folks can learn from mistakes made by me and my doctors. All this story is in 20- 20 hind sight.
Here goes, , , , , , , , about 10 years ago I learned that my pelvic area was consumed with osteoporosis and I had no clue as to why. I'd always drank lots of milk and have eaten well. After much research I learned that the drug Dilatin was the culprit. I had taken it for about 15 years. It was to avoid blackouts. It helped that problem but as you know there is the devil to pay later on with any drug. Also, in the late 80's, my family doctor put me on a diuretic to lower my blood pressure. That too will remove your minerals and then your body has to pull calcium from your bones to keep your blood pH right. Stupid doctor, and dumb ass me.
For osteoporosis, my next family doctor put me on a drug, which after more research, I learned that it would cause my jawbone to disappear. Soon that was revealed and I stopped it. I then just took bone building supplements, but I was long in tooth and it takes you seven years to rebuild your bones.
Then two years ago I fell and crushed my T 12 vertebra. Flubbed that situation by going to a chiropractor and requesting an X -ray. He took the film too low to catch the problem and I allowed him to manipulate my spine for a week before I went to get an MRI. Then it was too late to address the problem properly. It just healed with a brace. That resulted in about 6 months of back pain, but I got better over time. Then about 6 months ago pain returned but in a different place. After months and months of ineptness by my spine folks, I finally learned this week that my T 12 Vertebrae has now collapsed and has drawn my L 2 and L3 way out of line such that it is now impinging on my sciatic nerve. I did not know this would happen, but it seems that my spine doctor should have known. In hind sight this is another SHEET + 2 = 8. A no brainer.
What I am so thankful for is that my spine doctor passed me on to his physician assistant. He spent an hour and a half going over my situation and the path we will go down to allow me to live with my problem. It will be work because I must build up my stomach and back muscles so that they can hold my back in place. I am now on pain drugs for the first time in my life. Hard to believe but he gave me his essential oil formula that he uses for pain. Told him that the bugger bears were going to get his medical license.
Pain has transformed my personality. A few years ago I was old, but still young at heart. Now I just old physically and mentally. This not a pity party. I just want to tell my story in hopes others can avoid my trail. You have told bits and pieces of your saga and I know my tale is a walk in the park compared to yours.
Your Tenn buddy ======ORH=====
America, New York
I was perscribed Flagyl (Metronidazole) on Thursday. I understand how serious it is to not drink alcohol with this medication and asked my Dr., with it being my birthday on Friday, if I'd be able to drink then. She said finish on Thursday and I will be fine Friday. Every bit of research I do says I should wait 3 days to cleanse it out of my system. I'm confused whether that 3 days is just DR. precautionary or what. So here's where you guys come in. I'm much more into holistic approaches anyway, and this medication has already been bothering me a bit. I have been taking probiotics like crazy, and am wondering if there is a way to flush it out of my system faster, or even end it one day early. So I guess my questions are:
Is Dandelion Root tea, or anything of the like an option for me?
How serious is the "super bug" scare if stopping an antibiotic early, with my probiotic combo?
Thanks in advance!
Hello all, I am a 41 year old female 140 lbs and had an mri 2 days ago with contrast for a fibroid surgery I will undergo in december.
I have had 2 other mri's with contrast within this same year, which always gives me a brief period of nausea then subsides within seconds. This last mri, as soon as I received the contrast through my vein, as they put me in the machine I broke out in welts and started itching all over. They gave me benadryl which resolved the welts. Breathing, everything else fine.
Ever since, I've have slight but noticeable numbness and tingling in my hands, nausea, run down like when you're just starting a flu or cold, fatigued and periods of feeling cold and hot, like feverish but no fever, chest pain. They did do labs beforehand and my kidney levels were normal.
Can anyone explain what is going on? I found out after the fact that gadolinium has not been fully researched for side effects, and I pretty much get mri with contrast every year for my breasts. I recently resolved my fibromyalgia symptoms from reading your wonderful remedies and Dr Teds and Bill by alkalizing with the lime/baking soda (for a month now), switching to purified water(1 month ago as well) and taking several supplements suggested here for the fatigue from the fibromyalgia including (the following I've been taking since june of this yr) b-complex, 1000mg vit c(I took an extra 1000mg morning of mri to prevent catching something from the other patients at the imaging center), magnesium, selenium, multi with iron(due to past anemia from fibroid), calcium. I also take (for gyno problems) royal jelly and barleans women's flax oil/lignans and evening primrose oil combo. I eat mostly vegetables and wholesome food. I just mentioned all this in case maybe the mri contrast is interacting with one of these?
My medical history/background: I started recently with fibro symptoms last year, november triggered by a repetitive motion injury (tennis elbow) which I am still going to therapy for. I resolved all fibro symptoms (thanks to God and you all!! ) I have fibroid, fibercystic breasts, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Glaucoma. history of intestinal polyps, stomach polyp, IBS, asthma.
I am hoping someone out there can help me get back to normal; I was doing so good and now I just feel so run down and not myself. I wish the numbness in my hands would go away, the fatigue and the nausea. I could barely eat 3 bites last night for dinner. Im scared of going to the ER for fear of more radiation/tests. Thank you so much in advance.
New York, US
Ten Mile, Tn
Vero Beach, Fl
Vero Beach, Fl
San Fernando, Philippines
Vero Beach, Fl
San Fernando, Philippines
Vero Beach, Fl
Vero Beach, Fl
Vero Beach, Fl
HELP! 2 months ago I had a severe case of cellulitis in my lower left leg. MD put me on 500mg of Levaquin for 2 months now. It has gotten to the point where I can no longer stand up without assistance. Switched MD's. Ordered off the levaquin. Today is better but pain in knees, forearms and shoulders still present. I started Oil Pulling a week ago, along with ACV in water. Is there anything else I can be doing to flush this nasty drug and its side effects out of my system? I have to add that the fear that was instilled in me of the possiblity of losing my leg kept me from stopping this drug. Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me.
I've been on Lexapro 10mg for 5 years. I am 13 weeks pregnant and I'm trying to get off of this medication due to possible birth defects. I've tried in the past to taper off but I became very dizzy, nauseated, irritable and depressed. Do you know of any remedies that I can use to help me?
My husband had a lung transplant in 2012. The medications are making him depressed and he is losing weight, can't sleep, no desire or motivation for anything. He has been a marine and 30 years of of law enforcement and I need to help him.
These are the medications he takes for lung transplant retention:
CELLCEPT -METROCLOPRAMIDE - SEROLIMUS - TACROLIMUS - PREDNISONE - PROGRAF.
I will appreciate it if someone can provide remedies or natural medications. Thank you.
Hi, I seem to have what feel like dots on the roof of my mouth. I have got my mother to look at the roof of my mouth and she says that there is nothing visible. I have stopped brushing my teeth last thing at night as all the toothpaste that I use seems to be causing a very bad burning sensation, and as a result I now seem to be getting a build up at the back of my tongue which I presume might have something to do with it. I take lyrica medication which causes me to have very bad hypersensitivity. Even when I am lying in bed on my back, my back feels to be burning. I cannot sleep on my side as the burning on the side of the breasts is just too intense to tolerate. I can only presume that is a side effect of the medication. Thank you.
Hi, is it safe to take high amount of antioxidants while on medication? I presume they help the body detox? Will it interfere with efficacy of medication, or even stop them from working? Thanks.
HELLO EC AND FANS OF EC ! I WOULD LIKE YOU TO START A NEW PAGE WITH INFO REGARDING MEDS THAT CONTAIN HARMFUL THINGS SUCH AS MEDS THAT CONTAIN FLUORIDE ! I DID NOT KNOW THAT MY ADVAIR(ASTHMA MED) CONTAINED IT UNTIL I READ IT HERE I AM TOO TRUSTING OF MY MD AND WE ALL NEED TO DO MORE RESEARCH ABOUT WHAT WE CONSUME. THANKS AGAIN.
I'm looking for input from anyone who has ever had anything like this happen to them. First a little background. This last year has been the longest and worst of my 58 years. It started with Gout that took 8 months to get diagnosed. I was put on Prednisone, Allopurinal & Colchicine. The Pred. caused my heart to pound and skip beats so I was put on Bystolic for that in June, although it zapped my energy my blood pressure and heartbeat were fine.
Then the first week of Sept. The muscle in my left eye started having spasms with caused my vision to bounce all over(very upsetting) I went to two different Md's and an Ophthalmologist, then to a Neurologist who did an MRI(which turned out fine) They all told me to stay calm and it would settle down in a week or so. Well it took just over a month before it stopped.
Then about a week later I got a little twitch in my left thumb, in the next couple of days I had them in my toes, arches, calves, knees, thighs and just about any place that has a muscle to twitch. I went back to the Neurologist. He says that I have Myokymia and wanted to give me an anti-seizure drug to try, he said it wouldn't cure it but it might help. He said it was more like a band aid. I took a pass on it for now. I started Transderal Magnesium Therapy 12 days ago hoping for some relief from this, thinking I might be magnesium deficient. So far there may be some slight improvement. I also asked all these doctors if any of my meds would have anything to do with this. I got a no from all of them.
Anyway here's my list of meds. Terazosin 5mgs, fosinopril 20mgs, allopurinol 200mgs, colchicine 0.6 mgs 2 X a day and the last one is bystolic 5mgs that was added to the mix about 10 weeks before all this started. If anyone has any thoughts or input, it would be greatly appreciated.
Atlanta, Ga Usa
Flowery Branch, Ga