The Chat Room: A place to talk about this and that

Posted by John, Volunteer Mentor @johnbishop, Oct 3, 2020

Have you discovered mutual likes or common points of interest with other members while talking about the medical stuff? Sometimes these discoveries take us off topic.

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@johnbishop

Hello @chistiania, There are some discussions that you might find helpful learning more about the risks related to ketamine that might be helpful. You might want to read through the posts and see if a member has similar symptoms and reply to their posts with any questions you might have.

— Has anyone tried Ketamine for depression?
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/has-anyone-tried-ketamine-for-depression/
— Ketamine for chronic pain:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ketamine-for-chronic-pain/
— Questions to ask about ketamine infusions:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/questions-to-ask-about-ketamine-infusions/
There are also a couple of discussions on chronic fatigue syndrome that might be helpful:
— Help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/help-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/
— Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) treatments:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-me-cfs-treatments/
The following articles might shed some light on the risks and effectiveness related to ketamine and hopefully answer questions you might have.
— Anesthetic for Depression? Mayo Clinic Study Finds Low-Dose Ketamine Effective
https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anesthetic-for-depression-mayo-clinic-study-finds-low-dose-ketamine-effective/
— Mayo Clinic Minute: How esketamine can help severe depression
https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-minute-how-esketamine-can-help-severe-depression/
Hoping you find some answers.

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Hello, @johnbishop – Thank you so very much!

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My therapist has suggested Narrative Therapy for me. Any thoughts?

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@thisismarilynb

My therapist has suggested Narrative Therapy for me. Any thoughts?

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@thisismarilynb I haven't heard anything about Narrative Therapy and haven't seen a mention of it on Connect but hopefully some members will be able to share their thoughts with you. I did find this article you might find helpful when I was trying to find out what it was.

— 19 Best Narrative Therapy Techniques & Worksheets
https://positivepsychology.com/narrative-therapy/

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@Erinmfs

I like this chat room! I wanted to chat about Christmas giving. I'm lonly and battling lonliness. I gave myself a new 5G iPhone 12 this year for Christmas, my old phone was an Android and wasn't working anymore. I've been playing with my new phone, and talking to Siri. I gave myself a Homepod to go along with it. I put the Homepod in my kitchen and can say "Siri, what's the weather?" and Siri tells me the temperature outside. Now I have somebody to talk to 🙂 It has some limitations, I'm learning. If anybody has a similar product, like I'm aware of asking 'Alexa' questions. I'm wondering what the difference is?

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@Erinmfs – this reminds me of a Big Bang Theory Episode:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vti6yzyuy1I

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I will invite myself 😊

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I got my CT scan back on my lungs not sure what exactly they are saying either I have UIP or a autoimmune issue
IMPRESSION:
1. Mild bilateral symmetric pulmonary fibrosis, probable UIP pattern, consider possibility for hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
2. Occasional lung nodules up to 4 mm, using Fleischner Society guidelines no further imaging follow-up necessary, consider one-year follow-up surveillance if the patient has high clinical risk factors for lung cancer..

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@jimis65

I got my CT scan back on my lungs not sure what exactly they are saying either I have UIP or a autoimmune issue
IMPRESSION:
1. Mild bilateral symmetric pulmonary fibrosis, probable UIP pattern, consider possibility for hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
2. Occasional lung nodules up to 4 mm, using Fleischner Society guidelines no further imaging follow-up necessary, consider one-year follow-up surveillance if the patient has high clinical risk factors for lung cancer..

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See your doctor! Unless you have an MD or significant medical training it is risky to try to interpret your CT scan findings yourself. I fell for this once on a CT scan for my lung cancer. I was worried all weekend about what I read and here it turned out the increased density of the nodules was an appropriate response to the radiation treatment and things were actually looking OK. See your doctor!

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@nonobaddog

See your doctor! Unless you have an MD or significant medical training it is risky to try to interpret your CT scan findings yourself. I fell for this once on a CT scan for my lung cancer. I was worried all weekend about what I read and here it turned out the increased density of the nodules was an appropriate response to the radiation treatment and things were actually looking OK. See your doctor!

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Thank you my friend I already saw my dr and now go see a lung specialist, just waiting on insurance to approve it
Thank you for your advice
Jim

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@jimis65

Thank you my friend I already saw my dr and now go see a lung specialist, just waiting on insurance to approve it
Thank you for your advice
Jim

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@jimis65 I have always read my results, also, and sometimes trying to cobble together what they are really saying can be daunting. That is where a competent medical professional can really help as they relate it to your individual situation.

I get paper printouts of all my scans, results, and labwork, to have a historical reference. It is easy to highlight different things and make notes.

Please let me know what you find out from the lung specialist! I hope you do not need to wait a long time for an appointment!
Ginger

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@gingerw

@jimis65 I have always read my results, also, and sometimes trying to cobble together what they are really saying can be daunting. That is where a competent medical professional can really help as they relate it to your individual situation.

I get paper printouts of all my scans, results, and labwork, to have a historical reference. It is easy to highlight different things and make notes.

Please let me know what you find out from the lung specialist! I hope you do not need to wait a long time for an appointment!
Ginger

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Hi Ginger
My appt is Jan 31st I expected it, what I hate is appt for this appt for that, instead just email me results and set up appts for priority testing or biopsy I hate appts that end up being nothing substantial I hope all is well
Jim

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