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Sun, Oct 27 9:15pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Hi @rosy33: Thanks for your quick reply, it made me smile also! I'll be 81 August 2020! No wonder my primary doctor didn't offer any help when I told her the electric shock I felt on top of my right foot, because no doctor knows! Could it be vitamin B1 and vitamin B12 deficiency? What is PIN? Thanks!

Sun, Oct 27 8:54pm · Electric shock on top of my right foot middle of the night! in Neuropathy

I was kept awake all night last night! Every few minutes my right leg will jerk so bad because of the electric shock I felt on top of my right foot. This happened at least once or twice a year before! I had previously mentioned to my primary doctor but she didn't refer me to any specialist or offer any advice! Even if doesn't happened often, when it does happen it is really bad! Has any one experienced this exact problem or have some idea what the cause is? Thank you for your caring!

Mon, Sep 30 7:14pm · Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) procedure in Eye Conditions

@azpowells, I cancelled my very 1st SLT to the displeasure of my ophthalmologist! I read that the most we can have is 2 SLT procedures! My neighbor told me she lost count of how many SLT she had and she still has to use 6 kinds of eye drops! I got very good news last week that after 1 month of switching from Latanoprost and Dorzolamide to Latanoprost to Dorzolamide+Timolol, my eye pressures came down to R11, L11 from R22, L18! I understand that these drops may stop working, then I have to experiment with different drops all over again! Hopefully I don't last that long!!! Life is not a box of chocolate for me at this stage of my life!

Sun, Sep 29 10:23pm · Depression and Anxiety at an older age in Depression & Anxiety

@lioness, I really like your answer! All the things you said are so encouraging that we should be our own advocate! Thanks!

Fri, Sep 27 4:32pm · Depression and Anxiety at an older age in Depression & Anxiety

Hi Parus: You and I probably the only TWO who think this way!!! Every time I mentioned that life after 75 is going down hill. I'm 80 now, I don't know what parts of my body will give me problems the next minutes! I'm anxious and depress about my failing health due to old age! Can't talk to any one about the subject of ending your life painlessly before the real pain arrives. They all say you are depressed, you have so much to live for, take depression drugs, see a psychiatrist, think about your kids, everyone is in the same boat, do volunteer works, etc… What's so wrong if you have enough of this LIFE vacation and want to go HOME!
Hope I don't make you more depress. I was just glad that I know you think the same way!

Sat, Aug 31 3:49pm · When is a Stent needed? Tough call! in Heart & Blood Health

Going to have a Nuclear Stress test next month to find out what caused my chest pain while I was walking on the treadmill at my cardiologist’s office. Praying that there is nothing serious.

Read an article heading “When is a Stent needed? Tough call!” It said “For heart patients with few symptoms and less than severe artery blockage, whether to use a stent is a question with no clear-cut answer, say cardiologists. In fact, these days some heart experts say the mesh metal tubes used to keep narrowed or weakened arteries propped open are overused for blockages that can be treated just as well with medicine, a healthy diet and exercise”

To ease my worry if the time came for me to decide, I would reach out to you, to hear and learn from your experiences. Did you have the implant and how successful? Or you are doing well with just medicine, a healthy diet and exercise? Thank you for your help & time!

Fri, Aug 9 2:55pm · Palpitations in Heart Rhythm Conditions

@afrobin: How long were you on mediation for irregular heart beats? My cardiologist put me on 25 mg Atenolol 2 weeks ago. After 10 days, it did slow down my heartbeats so I can sleep at night, but it makes me very tired! I wonder to keep the palpitations away, I have to take beta-blockers for life? (curious to know the answer before I see my cardiologist next month) I also have mitral valve prolapse.
Thanks so much for your kindness in sharing!

Wed, Jul 31 6:41pm · Heart Rhythm Episodes in Heart Rhythm Conditions

My fast heart rate 133 bpm started 6 days ago and still keeping the same rate! The cardiologist diagnosis is Paroxysmal Atria Tachycardia (PAT). I am taking Atenolol 25 mg. The cardiologist also said PAT will not cause heart attack. I am going to have treadmill test in a month to check if Atenolol is working. He didn't say how soon Atenolol will take effect to slow down my heart beats! I hope it doesn't take one month! I think he probably doesn't know the answer, everyone reacts to drugs differently.
Would you please share your experience if you had fast heart rate and your treatments?
Greatly appreciate your input!