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Fri, Aug 21 8:17pm · High Blood Pressure in Heart & Blood Health

My BP was always high in the morning. When I told my cardiologist this he said to take my BP med in the evening before bed. That works for me. I only take one BP med once a day.
Hopefully this gives you some insight.

Tue, Jul 21 8:24pm · Are you taking Reclast for osteoporosis? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I was on reclast. I was fortunate to have had no side effects whatsoever.

Sat, Jul 4 9:18am · Undiagnosed after 1.5yrs after many tests and specialists in Digestive Health

If you are thinking of Mayo you would initially ask for an appointment in general internal medicine. After their exam, they will decide which departments to send you on to see.

Fri, Jul 3 11:50am · Undiagnosed after 1.5yrs after many tests and specialists in Digestive Health

Jon, I went 10 years being undiagnosed with my issues. I went to the Mayo Clinic here in Minnesota. In ten days I had a diagnosis and a treatment plan in place. Mayo has a lot of technology and expertise. However, they don’t have answers for everything. I’d encourage you to give them a try. Good luck to you, I hope you find some answers.

Tue, May 26 9:49am · "Electric Shock" type pain in my scalp! in Chronic Pain

I have this type of pain on both sides of my head in the back. Was diagnosed with occipital neuralgia. I get shots to block these nerves every three months. Relief lasts about that long for me.

Sat, Apr 18 10:49am · Heart rate questions: Rate increases when standing or waking up? in Heart & Blood Health

@learningstudent I hear you. I have a fast heart rate, 145 at rest and higher when moving. I also have the lightheadedness. Here’s what I do. My cardiologist found that the lightheaded was from a blood pressure problem. So, I take fleccainide for the fast heart rate and have recently started lisinopril for blood pressure. I had my vitamin and mineral levels checked and was low on vitamin d. Started taking vitamin d once a day and that is making a difference in my lightheaded and dizziness. I would like to recommend that you ask for a cardiology appointment if you haven’t already. Ask questions about both tachycardia and brachycardia.
All the best to you, I hope you find the answers you need.

Tue, Apr 14 1:25pm · Central Sensitization - please share your stories in Chronic Pain

I have osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis in my feet, knees, shoulders. I have head pain; occipital neuralgia in the back up and over the top, auricular neuralgia on the left side of my face from bones sclerosis. It just strikes whenever it wants to. I have been getting injections every three months for this. I injured my knees from a fall, tears in the meniscus. Decided not to go with surgery at this point because the tear is small. I use diclofenac pain cream for that. I also use the diclofenac cream for arthritis. I had Morton’s neuroma in one foot that I did have surgery for. That helped with the pain but not the arthritis in my toes. For lower back pain and neck pain I see a chiropractor.
With so many areas of pain they like to clump everything into one so I believe that’s why they’ve come up with this new term.