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Aug 04, 2010 in the Autoimmune Disorders Community - 5
Hi, I was dx with Fibromyalgia Syndrome in 1990. I was dx with IBS in the early 1980s. I have had 3 positive ana's for lupus. Each time, the doctors called it a false positive. I just got my blood work back once again, and this time the ana is positive for Nucleola pattern. The other 3 times it was speckled. I have a rash on my left hip for a year now....
Jul 30, 2009 in the Fibromyalgia Community
I just joined this forum. Fibro dx 1990. Open heart 2 times for congenital heart defect. I have had some success with Lyrica! I have been on it a few weeks now, and it seems to be helping with the pain.
Apr 21, 2009 in the Heart Disease Community - 2
Anyone out there who has had, or is scheduled for any type of heart valve replacement surgery, there is a great site called . Help with Coumadin administration, self testing, self dosing, what to expect at the cardiologist's office and more. You will be glad you came. Colleen 1997, May- Ross procedure OHS for congenital bicuspid ...
Apr 21, 2009 in the Epilepsy Community
Newsweek, this week (3rd wk April 09) is all about Epilepsy! Everyone with E should read it! If there is one thing new that you learn from it, it is worth it! Colleen
Mar 11, 2009 in the Epilepsy Community - 2
Hey there. My dd has it and has gone thru high school, dating, jobs, etc. She hasnt been preg. yet though.She has always gotten hired first, then told her employer about the ep. She is in school for nursing now and working full time. Been seiz free 2.5 years now. She knows when she is going to have one...gets that aura feeling. She does have it in her tempo...
Mar 10, 2009 in the Agoraphobia Community - 5
I heard Celexa has sulfa in it. I am allergic to sulfa. back to square one.
Mar 10, 2009 in the Epilepsy Community - 2
I use They are very thorough and you do need a prescription. Hope this helps. Colleen PS What med are you on?
Mar 06, 2009 in the Epilepsy Community - 2
I just found out my 21 y/o daughter has been taking half of her doctor ordered dose in order to save MONEY! She is on lamictal, works 2 jobs, has health insurance, but Lamictal is a third tier drug for them and costs $5 a pill in the US. I bought her Zarontin (she was on that from age 3-10) before from a pharmacy in Canada. She is now buying her lamical in C...
Mar 06, 2009 in the Hearing Loss Community - 9
No never been checked for Meniere's. I dont have any symptoms other than hearing loud cricket type noise in my ears. Meniere's I understand, has vertigo and such associated with it.
Mar 06, 2009 in the Agoraphobia Community - 5
Thanks for writing. The depression, without a doubt, came first. Started in high school. Tried to take my life 2 times, hospitalized once. I am female. I have been on one or a combo of 2 meds most of my life. Buspar worked ok with prozac 40mg a day. Met a new PA that put me on Celexa instead. I was too tired from life to argue with him (should have said "...