My GYN put me on Effexor to help with hot flashes. But one side effect is loss of sex drive. Maybe discuss this with your physician.
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Thanks, Justin. I will check out those videos. What surprises me is that IT band syndrome is caused by overuse which would not be the case after knee replacement surgery. I will have to ask my PT more about how this happens. Actually my flexion and extension are very good when I am laying down. The pain and limitation of movement are only with walking/weight-bearing.
My pain is behind my knee toward the outer side. It mainly hurts when I am walking making me walk with a stiff-legged gait. The K tape seems to be helping and I can get some bend in my knee now when walking. It might be worth asking your surgeon or physical therapist if your problem might be IT band inflammation.
I had both knees replaces last month. Right on 6/4 and left on 6/13. The right knee has done great. But the left has had issues. This week both PT and the surgeon’s nurse said I have IT band syndrome. PT put a strip of K-tape down the side of my leg and suggests ice massage to the area. And the nurse showed me a stretching exercise to do. I am wondering if others have had this problem and how it was handled and how long it took to get better. The pain behind my knee prevents me from raising my leg while walking.
Last year I saw a PA in my internal medicine office for a lump between the nail and joint of my left index finger for about a year. I had thought it was caused by a foreign body as there was a tiny speck in the center of it. They did x-rays and I was told it was a mucus cyst and that it could be surgically removed or just observed. I decided to soak it in Epsom salt solution and after that it nearly disappeared and has not come back. BTW I do have swelling on my other index finger but it is from osteoarthritis and it was not helped with the Epsom salt soak.
I just picked up this thread today while researching stem cell treatment for knees. I am scheduled for staged knee replacement but would definitely consider stem cell treatment. I live near Jacksonville FL. Please let me know of any doctors here that do this. thanks
Hi Teresa — thanks for your reply. My question about followup care was for my sister. She is getting CgA checked every six months. From what I read this marker is not as specific for pulmonary tumors as it is for GI tumors. Just hoping she is getting best advice. Can I email @dzerfas from here?
Thank you, John. I will do more research.
Actually it is my sister who had the surgery for lung carcinoid. I have become the family advocate for her and my nephew with Merkel cell carcinoma (a rare NET) and now another sister’s boyfriend who has an autoimmune thyroiditis which causes pernicious anemia and gastric atrophy and has higher chance of stomach carcinoid.