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First Name
Ginger

State/Province
OR

Country of Residence
United States of America

Health Interests
Autoimmune diseases, Blood disorders, Chronic pain, Healthy Living, Immune disorders, Kidney and urinary tract disorders, Mental health disorders, Bone, joint, and muscle disorders, Healthy Aging, Other

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1 hour ago · Bipolar and ECT Treatments in Mental Health

@sadeyes Welcome to Mayo Connect. We welcome all here, and as you say, each person is different. It is important that we hear the experiences of others, good or bad, as it assists us in our journey, truly it does! By listening we can find others whom have had similar things happen and also we can learn about different ways to treat situations. While ECT did not work beneficially for you, I hope that you will find a treatment option that will. Have there been other things you have tried? Please come back to our cyber table and let us know how you are doing.
Ginger

17 hours ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@ayeshasharma Hi my cyber friend! I eat a lot of chicken/poultry [one day may wake up clucking]. Veggies that meet the approved lists. Apples are my go-to fruit. Fortunately I like iceberg lettuce. Cannot have dairy except for maximum 4 oz per day, so go-to there is almond milk. Breakfast is usually some form of oatmeal topped with berries or chunky home-made applesauce. Favorite dinner is chopped lettuce with onions, celery, bell peppers, pineapple tidbits, with heated chopped chicken or ground turkey mixed in.
Ginger

23 hours ago · Back pain between shoulder blades in Chronic Pain

@davidadams123 Welcome to Mayo Connect. We are here to help each other with support and experiences. We are patients, caregivers, family members, but we are not medical professional who can diagnose or give advice. That must have been quite a surprise to have this sudden pain! Sometimes I have had a similar experience when I turn or twist the wrong way, and a muscle complains. When you say "it hurts to breathe and everything", is it taking any kind of a breath or just a deep breath? Were you uncomfortable resting last night afterward? If you can tolerate NSAIDS, did you take anything last night or this morning, and if so, did it alleviate the discomfort at all? Have you tried a heating pad or ice pack? Topical pain lotion? I realize this seems like a laundry list of questions, but I am tossing out many options. You might have tweaked a muscle and if so, it takes a bit of time for it to return to normal. Are you dealing with any other physical issue right now that might be interfering with your experience from last night?
I am answering this from your original post.
Ginger

1 day ago · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

@davidadams123 I see that your original post was under another conversation, so I will respond there.

1 day ago · pain in my head in Chronic Pain

@davidadams123 I see your original post was under another conversation, so I will respond there

1 day ago · Lessons I Learned From Caregiving in Caregivers

@lah Ouch! It makes me cringe just to read your words! Would aloe vera lotion help ease the discomfort? Can he take any NSAIDs like acetaminophen to help?
Ginger

1 day ago · What are the financial challenges after transplant with medicare? in Transplants

#contentandwell I did the same thing as I turned to Medicare. I have been very happy with my Plan F. I pay about $165/month for it, which is a godsend based on all the recent testing! My husband turns to Medicare next year, and I am walking him through his optimal choices for coverage due to his transplant.
Ginger

1 day ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@ayeshasharma Because of my kidney disorder and gout issues, I have a laundry list of things not to eat. Half of a California avocado has about 550 mg of potassium [why would I stop at a half?]. My max potassium per day is about 1200 mg. No potatoes, tomatoes, bananas, melons, oranges [except mandarin], shellfish, purines. Careful tracking of potassium, phosphorous, sodium.
Ginger