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Tue, May 14 3:39am · Cymbalta in Chronic Pain

I had the same issue with Cymbalta. So on a weekend when I didn’t have to work ,I took in the morning and had no problems and now I can sleep again! Plus the Cymbalta has helped so much with depression and pain,

Mon, Apr 22 4:27am · Fibromyalgia or something else? Pain in thigh and entire left leg+knee in Chronic Pain

I had similar symptoms and it was a back problem!. One of my discs in my lower back was messed up and laying on some major nerves going down my leg. I have had surgery – fusion of discs 4 and 5 – and no more pain in my leg and buttocks! Get your back checked! An MRI and xrays showed the problem. Hope this helps!

Tue, Apr 16 3:48am · I'm having multiple odd episodes that are keeping me undiagnosed. Help in Brain & Nervous System

I believe you need to go to an internist who is “trained to treat simple and complex problems…coordinating patient care with other specialists as difficult medical problems arise. I got this definition from PIEDMONTHEALTHCARE.COM. Hopefully there should be a choice of several internists close by. They are pretty common. My internist was awesome and solved a lot of complex issues for me. Also I have put you on my prayer lis.t! Hope this helps.

Wed, Mar 20 5:15am · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Dear ggm43, I feel for you! I had prolapse surgery (Birch procedure), pelvic floor redone, and a full hysterectomy and did fine! The pain was not bad, and the hardest part of recovery was being bored while waiting to heal! 25 years later my bladder has fallen again, but only because I lifted things way to heavy for years! The limit for lifting was supposed to be 20 pounds. I also would suggest learning some relaxing techniques to help you deal with the anxiety and you will feel so much better! I’ll be praying for you as you go through this! Hope this helps!

Sat, Mar 9 2:49am · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

The best investments I’ve made with my prolapse, was to go to a teaching hospital meaning a hospital connected to a university where where they have programs for medical doctor degrees and go to the urology department for help. My doctor Dr. Matthews is the head of the Urology department of Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC connected to Wake Forest University. She actually did not recommend surgery at this time, but did recommend bladder physical therapy. I went from getting up multiple times a night (and day) to getting up once a night and much less during the day. My therapist taught me exercises to strengthen the muscles that hold the bladder. I have a friend who also went and she went from going ten times a night to once a night! Dr. Matthews also helps with bowel prolapse too. Hope this helps!

Mon, Mar 4 4:24pm · GERD and IBS: Meds causing constipation, laxatives & FODMAP? in Digestive Health

Thank you for thinking about me, but the opening to my stomach doesn’t close at all and peppermint makes it real bad. The ginger, I can tolerate and I don’t know about the fennel. I appreciate it!

Mon, Mar 4 4:14pm · GERD and IBS: Meds causing constipation, laxatives & FODMAP? in Digestive Health

I agree! It has been proven to keep the sphincter open to the stomach.

Mon, Mar 4 5:13am · GERD and IBS: Meds causing constipation, laxatives & FODMAP? in Digestive Health

I just read some more replies and saw some on Linsess. I get very severe diarrhea with the full dose and still some diarrhea, but not as much on a lower dose. I don’t use it any more. Prunes or prune juice give me bad gas. I take Dexilant in the morning and Ranitidine at night for reflux. I also take 2 Colace in the morning and 3 at night. I also have very bad reflux because the opening to my stomach doesn’t close at all. Citracel gives me severe reflux as does anything with citrus. I also have endometriosis so bad that all of my intestines are one big lump of scar tissue. My bowels and bladder have dropped again and my Urology doctor said no surgery now, it won’t help much.
So I eat a lot of vegetables (not in the cabbage family-too much gas) and fruits, especially bananas and blueberries and exercise like taking a walk or stretching or even lots of vacuuming, gardening, etc. The oatmeal recommended by my urologist is to add bulk to my bowel movements. I soak it with milk and eat it raw not cooked. Try it, it has a nutty texture. I also make a pumpkin mousse which is just pumpkin pie filling made with skim milk, eggs, 3 packs of sweetener, pumpkin and a little pumpkin pie spice. I bake it at 370’ for 55 minutes uncovered and it keeps in the fridge for a week. I add it to my morning cereal like bran flakes or wheat Chex plus the soaked oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of ground flax, some sliced banana and 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries. This breakfast keeps me full and satisfied and keeps my bowels moving.