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1 day ago · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

Hi everyone! You all have interacted with @becsbuddy in this forum and across Connect. Learn more about @becsbuddy, what makes tick and her personal mantra and favorite hobby!


1 day ago · Undiagnosed auto immune disease in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi @pfralic I wanted to join @johnbishop in welcoming you to Connect. You may have noticed I moved your discussion to this undiagnosed autoimmune disease discussion so that you can connect with others who have similar experience. Simply click VIEW & REPLY to get to your post.

That must be frustrating having all of those symptoms. How are your knees feeling after the cortisone shots?

2 days ago · Thyroid Problems in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Hi @mcmurf2 that must be so frustrating to have these symptoms with no answers. You may have noticed I moved your post to this existing discussion on thyroid problems in order for you to see what others have said about thyroid issues. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to find your post.

I wanted to tag fellow Connect members @parus, @contentandwell and @suzy37 as they all have mentioned thyroid problems and may be able to offer you support.

Back to you @mcmurf2, how long did you doctor say until the synthroid will be out of your system?

2 days ago · M. Chimaera in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Hi @alm2019 that must be very confusing.

In regards to your question on the big 3, that would be rifampin, ethambutol and azithromycin. Are those the three antibiotics you may have to start? If so, here is a discussion on some side effects of those medications along with some info on how people take them: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/the-big-3-antibiotics-for-mac/

Fellow connect users @windwalker, @megan123 and @anniepie have experience with the Big 3 and may be able to offer support for you as you start these medications.

2 days ago · Salicylic acid in Skin Health

Hi @lotsofpain, I wanted to share this link to the Mayo Clinic page on Salicylic Acid, both it's descriptions as well as warnings prior to use: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/salicylic-acid-topical-route/description/drg-20066030

While we wait for others to join in on the conversation, what did you doctor tell you about using this for the hard skin? How long has this been going on?

3 days ago · Shingles in Skin Health

Hi @nitabauer and welcome to Connect! That must be so awful having this pain and rashes. I wanted to tag fellow Connect member @mamacita as she has experience with shingles and may be able to help you know for sure if that is what it was. Have you been able to get rid of your symptoms?

3 days ago · Pectoral area in Men's Health

Hi @jadillow how is your chest pain? Have you seen the pectoral muscles equalize in size? Has the pain gone away or been reduced?

3 days ago · Myasthenia Gravis video contest from the MGFA in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi @user_ch53e9c09 thank you for sharing this video! I bet it would be something that @jolander @tammy72 @dragonfly430 and @jlind would find interesting!