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Nov 4, 2016 · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

see a neurologist. I take gabapentin as well for my PN. At night, I need to take Trazadone for Restless Legs Syndrome (side effect from Gabapentin?) and sleep with socks on my feet to keep the pain at bay during the night.

Sep 21, 2016 · MGUS in Blood Cancers & Disorders

MGUS has a long name and what it means is that there is an extra M protein in your blood. I was diagnosed with this about 5 years ago and my blood is checked every 6 months to make sure that the protein level is stable. I have no special diet or any treatment. I see a hematologist/oncologist for monitoring. If the protein level changes, then further testing is needed. Yes it is kind of like a time bomb, but I have my faith and that allows me to keep going.

Sep 21, 2016 · Asthma medication leading to Cardiac complications...... in Heart & Blood Health

I have had asthma almost my whole life, for 58 years to be exact. I have taken all the meds and continue with Advair, Albuterol, Singulair, predinsine. My condition was worse and have been taking albuterol daily for over 2 years now. My pulse rate revs up into the 90’s only when I take the albuterol. My heart is monitored by my primary care physician and has been checked out twice in the past two years. my heart is healthy but is monitored because heart disease runs on my father’s side of the family. I exercise daily, by walking a total of 45 minutes per day.

Sep 18, 2016 · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

Rabbit 10, I was first diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy about 5 years ago by a neurologist. In the process, it was also determined that I have M-GUS which stable. My feet are numb and tingly with pain caused by especially temperature changes. To minimize any painful tingling at night, I sleep with a fresh pair of socks on my feet. I was started on Gabapintin 300 mg, 3 x per day. It caused restless legs syndrome and I could not sleep at night. I was given Trazadone 50 mg at bed and I sleep very well now. The neuropathy has spread to my hands and have mostly numbness and little sensory feeling with respect to extreme temperatures. For example I can touch something hot like a hot potato from the oven and have a slow response to the temperature and then the pain from the burn goes away within a minute. I am taking 900 mg, 3x per day plus Cymbalta to treat the neuropathy. I pray that each find the right treatment to relieve the pain.

Sep 11, 2016 · Seasonal weather changes and bradyarrhythmia in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I do experience a couple of weather related issues especially in the summer. The hot humid weather in the summer aggravates my asthma especially when a front passes near or thru the area. I also have a long incision from a right thoracotomy that responds to the weather fronts as well. I have some pain in my right shoulder that I thought was caused by my surgery. The surgeon referred my to my primary care physician because he believes that it is related to my cervical neck area. I had an ACDF from C-4 thru C-7 with a metal plate. My neck becomes sore and the only thing I can do is wait for the storm to pass. My co-worker had both knees replaced, and has similar related problems.

With respect to my asthma, it also flares when in seasons when the temperatures are out of wack with the seasonal trend. For example, an extremely warm day in the fall or winter will trigger the asthma.

I have not found anything to help cope with it except treat the symptoms when they occur.

I hope this helps you.


Sep 5, 2016 · Pain after right thoracotomy with tracheoplasty in Lung Health

Thank you. I will do that

Sep 4, 2016 · Pain after right thoracotomy with tracheoplasty in Lung Health

The incision is about 16″ going from near my spine on the right side all the way under the armpit.  The pain is a feeling of fullness in my shoulder and a dull ache.  It was good thru June until about a week ago. When the pain became more severe and travels into my right palm and the right two ring and little fingers.  That pain is an ache that Tylenol will not work sufficiently.  The hot humid Summer air has not helped especially with the weather changes.  This past week the pain in my shoulder is much worse and seems to be aggravated when I do things like type on the PC. I tried heat which did not do all that much nor did the lidocane patch.  So I went back to the Celebrex which has helped but not entirely.  I have to be careful with Celebrex because I have asthma and am known to have wheezing with other NSAIDs.  Many years ago, I took Vioxx for a pain issue which worked but I only took it for 3 days.  I do not want to be on the Celebrex long.  Perhaps I need to see my surgeon or see if they can refer me to a pain specialist.    Bill

Sep 3, 2016 · Pain after right thoracotomy with tracheoplasty in Lung Health

I had surgery on April 11, 2016 and was treated for tracheobroncomalacia. The surgery improved my breathing significantly and eliminated the chronic cough I experienced along with shortness of breath. I had pain in my right shoulder. I received Celebrex and lidocaine patches which cleared up the pain about 60 days after surgery. I am no approaching my 120 day mark after surgery and am experiencing pain in my right shoulder and arm again. I tried heat and Tylenol with only very temporary relief. The Celebrex is helping. Is this normal? How long will I have this pain.