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Apr 13, 2011 in the Blood Disorders Community - 1
I don't know if iron store anemia counts as a blood disorder, but I wasn't sure where else to post. I recently had tons of bloodwork done (I have migraines that have suddenly gotten much worse) and was told that my Ferratin levels are only at 8 when they should be about 50. Dr has me doing IV iron infusions once a week for three weeks (for now). I ...
May 02, 2010 in the Back & Neck Community - 7
Thanks guys! You've all just confirmed pretty much everything I was worried about. I was pretty shocked they released me from the hospital so quickly the day of the accident. And I'm even more shocked to hear that there is actually a disclaimer on xrays like that. I guess they have to cover themselves and all, but that really isn't something...
May 01, 2010 in the Back & Neck Community - 7
Almost a month ago now I was in a pretty bad car accident. I was taken to the hospital for hip pain, severe chest pain, and pain in my neck. The hip pain turned out to be nothing, the chest x-rays were clear, but when they tried the range of motion with my neck I could look every way except lifting my head. Only those x-rays came back clear too, so they se...
Feb 24, 2010 in the Undiagnosed Symptoms Community - 5
I've been on the Topomax for about two years now, and the most notable side effects have been the tinglings in the hands and feet, the dizziness when standing up, and the fogginess (especially the word recall... that's the worst for me). I don't know how much it's really helping me. I still get really bad migraines, but much less frequen...
Feb 20, 2010 in the Undiagnosed Symptoms Community - 5
Wow, I didn't realize they would censor "the word for what a vacuum does."
Feb 20, 2010 in the Undiagnosed Symptoms Community - 5
The ultrasound came back "within normal limits." No stones in the gallbladder or kidneys, even though the pain continues in both areas. They don't consider me to have a fever because it was such a short time total through the whole duration of all of this. Appendicitis has never once been mentioned, probably because nothing is overly tender ...
Feb 11, 2010 in the Undiagnosed Symptoms Community - 5
About two weeks ago a dull pain started suddenly in my lower back on the right side. It was just an uncomfortable pain, just enough to be noticed. I was nervous because my father has a history of kidney stones, I'm 24, and I'm on a medication (Topomax) that makes me likely to get them. However I did not have any blood in my urine, my back was not ...
Oct 13, 2009 in the Migraines & Headaches Community - 4
Hi. I've been on Topamax since July of 2008, and in twelve months time I lost approximately 40-45lbs. Now it's a little more (I was about 144 when I went on it, and at my lowest last Thursday I was 98lbs; usually I'm between 101 and 104). My neurologist sent me to a gastroenterologist because he felt that this weight loss was troubling. Now...
Aug 15, 2009 in the Birth Control (Contraception) Community - 3
She FINALLY went to see her doctor! They did some bloodwork, blood pressure, squeezed her arms and legs a bit (according to her), and from that they determined that she does not have a clot. I wasn't too comfortable with that diagnosis, but I'm not the doctor here (I would have asked for an ultrasound). Her doctor said that even though it isn...
Aug 11, 2009 in the Birth Control (Contraception) Community - 3
Hi. I'm writing for my younger sister. She's 19 years old and was put on Sprintec about 2 months ago. She doesn't smoke, doesn't drink, is in good physical health, and has no known medical conditions. This is the the third or fourth pill her doctor has had her on since December. She's been having an awful time with all of them, b...