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Apr 12, 2018 · Plan B, please need help in Women's Health

Hello, @ememem23. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sounds like a puzzle, indeed. So, it sounds like you took Plan B following intercourse on the 24th, then experienced heaving bleeding more than 10 days before when you'd expect your period to start, for a time span of 3 days, and the question is whether that earlier than your expected menstruation time was your period, or if it's still coming.

I'm tagging some members here who have had experience with irregularity with menstrual periods, like @skylarfox @kas1792 @nash2011 @swilliams55.

Has anything happened with your menstruation since you first posted here? Have you by any chance spoken to your doctor to get their input on this question?

Nov 17, 2019 · Crohn’s disease: Questions about medication and natural treatments in Digestive Health

Hi, @sandyjr – I would also like to invite some others on Connect who've talked about Crohn's to join this conversation. They may have some thoughts about whether taking 10 prescriptions a day is a lot to them, like @eden @pen2015 @cak71 @bentley33.

Tue, Mar 10 10:51am · Glioblastoma (GBM) trials and therapeutic devices (Optune) in Brain Tumor

I wanted to catch up those of you in this discussion on glioblastoma trials and devices and see how things are going recently.

@bjh369 – how have things been going? When do you have to undergo another MRI?

@marcyprof – did you end up trying out the Nativis device you mentioned in this discussion?

Mon, Mar 30 4:09pm · Aspirin sensitivity, asthma and polyps in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Hi, @squirt0104 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sounds like it's been a long road to finally get a diagnosis of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD), or Samter’s Triad. Sounds like you were persistent and observant in getting to that point.

I'd like to point out some reputable information on AERD from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/asthma-library/aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease. I'd also like to invite @glj86 @emaria back to this discussion and ask if @lioness @becsbuddy @brightwings might join to provide you some support as you deal with these symptoms and to offer any input they may have. I'm not certain if @imallears @johnbishop are familiar with AERD, but they also may be able to provide some information and/or support.

Feeling like cr&p all the time, even off aspirin, would be very hard. Are there any medications, other treatment or self-care practices that have brought you even temporary relief from your symptoms (tinnitus, weird taste in your mouth, fatigue, confusion, loss of words, headaches, rashes, aches, soreness, rhinitis and sinusitis, etc.), squirt0104?

Mon, Mar 30 10:08am · Getting off of Seroquel in Depression & Anxiety

Hi, @chrisjc – you are really dealing with a lot of harsh symptoms. Glad that others here are offering their input. I'd also like to invite @jimhd @gingerw @jakedduck1 to join in this discussion for any thoughts they may have as you are facing symptoms like feeling delirious, vomiting, sweating, etc. with your taper.

Have you had the chance to contact your doctor this morning about what you are experiencing and to get some direction for your taper given the symptoms? If so, what did she or he suggest?

Mon, Mar 30 9:39pm · ASMR for Anxiety Relief in COVID-19

Hi, @januaryjane – thanks for sharing a strategy that has been effective for you in controlling anxiety. I'm certain other members would be interested in this and potentially have some questions or comments for you.

Mayo Clinic Connect director @colleenyoung actually mentioned her daughter has used ASMR and may be able to share more about how it's been helpful. Members like @jenniferhunter @nannyned @befferly @helenfrances and others also may be interested in this topic. Additionally, they may have personal experience with using the technique and if so, offer some feedback on their results with it.

What part of ASMR seemed weird to you at first, januaryjane? Which ASMR do you use? How have you found it's helped you?

Mon, Mar 30 5:07pm · False positive drug test in Addiction & Recovery

Hi, @tippy, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sounds like your wife is getting unexpected results, testing positive for fentanyl when she didn't believe it was in her system. How frustrating.

Will you share more about the context for the testing? Was this a test strip she self-administered, or a test in another context?

Mon, Mar 30 4:35pm · Living with epilepsy - Introduce yourself & meet others in Epilepsy & Seizures

Hi, @momofconcern – I applaud you for your interest in and pursuit of learning more about seizures, with your 24-year-old son starting to have them three years ago. I've moved your post to this discussion where you were participating before, "Living with Epilepsy: Introduce Yourself and Meet Others," as there have been many participants in this discussion who can potentially respond to your questions in trying to understand seizures.

Hoping that others here can share about whether this seizure pattern that ultimately culminates in basically destroying the room till he regains consciousness, with him having no memory of the whole incident and then feeling rather horrible thereafter and not wanting to participate in things for several hours is typical of their own or a loved one's experiences with seizures. I'd like to invite @caseybach @jakedduck1 @patrassi @crstyday40 @dawn_giacabazi @mmas @frosty27 and others to share and offer some support as you look for answers.

How often does your son have this type of seizure? Has he gotten injured at all during these episodes?