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8 hours ago · Grover's disease in Skin Health

Hi all, I've posted this previously, but as the group grows with new members, it's good to keep in mind the limited research done on cilantro. While the effects and results some of you are experiencing are promising, please note that there isn't yet enough information to know for sure if cilantro is safe when taken as a medicine. More research is required.

I agree that it is valuable to tell your specialists about your experience with cilantro. Gathering anecdotal evidence is often the first step to prompting more research. Here's more info to help your conversation with your allergist and dermatologist. (Note, for some people cilantro can cause allergic reactions.)

– WedMD https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1533/cilantro
– Elsevier Review Article – Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) essential oil: Chemistry and biological activity https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115000647
– American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Health-promoting properties of common herbs https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/70/3/491s/4714940

1 day ago · Mother coughs constantly for the last 5 months in Lung Health

Hi @pfritz and welcome to Connect. That must be so frightening seeing your Mom have this chronic cough. It can be very difficult to see a loved one show ambivalence toward the situation.

I thought @ginak may be able to share their experience with chronic cough and offer you support.

Has you mom been willing to go see a doctor since this has lasted for so long? Does she exhibit any other symptoms?

1 day ago · Cluster headaches in Brain & Nervous System

Hi @elsie37 you my have noticed I moved your post to this existing discussion on cluster headaches so that your post would be seen by more people wth similar experiences. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to find your post.

That must be frightening to see your husband have this severe attacks right now. @msb18, @mnvo96, @kristiesmith221 and @kariulrich may be able to offer you support as you search for ways to help your husband.

Back to you @elsie37 was your husband given any treatment at this time?

1 day ago · Music Helps Me in Just Want to Talk

Hello everyone, I thought it'd be a great time to check in on how music is impacting your lives since you last posted. Personally, music has provided me some immense comfort in some stressful times recently and it would be great to hear some of your experiences.

@peach414144 @parus and @cherriann have there been any moments where a particular song or music in general has lifted your spirits or calmed you down?

Wed, Nov 27 9:37am · Voice Loss for almost 3 Years in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Hi @maxine321369 you may have noticed I moved your post to the Ear, Nose & Throat group (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/ear-nose-throat-conditions/) so that your post would be seen by more people with similar experiences.

I would like to thank @hopeful33250 and @imallears for responding to your post and would like to add to the response that Mary gave you. My Mom has had similar experiences of voice weakness for the majority of my life. As an elementary school teacher it obviously affected her greatly and she would come home frequently saying how tired her voice was. She was recently diagnosed with muscle tension dysphonia and, like Mary, has found vocal exercises and retraining herself how to speak and breath has been very helpful.

Here's a Mayo Clinic Radio episode on Muscle Tension Dysphonia: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/muscle-tension-dysphonia/
Here are some exercises to help you breath from your diaphragm: https://inside.mountsinai.org/blog/the-interelationship-of-breathing-and-speaking/

Do these symptoms sound similar to what you are experiencing? Is this something you could ask your doctor about to see if this could help your case?

Tue, Nov 26 9:33pm · Friend with long term Type 2 diabetes with insulin in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Hi @kateia that must be so difficult to see your friend struggle so much.

@astaingegerdm @retiredteacher and @lovette26 all have experience with type II diabetes and may be able to offer suggestions.

Back to you @kateia, have you been able to find any resources to help your friend?

Tue, Nov 26 4:54pm · Autoimmune Hepatitis & CBD in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi @jromanmi and welcome to Connect. These conversations may be benefeciial to you as you seek to connect with others who have similar experience.

Autoimmune hepatitis*: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/autoimmune-hepatitis-1/
Primary Biiiary Cholangitis and Autoimmune Hepatitis: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/primay-biliary-cholagitis-and-autoimmune-hepattitis/

Are you receiving any treatment at this time?

Sat, Nov 23 8:17pm · Stroke and very over active bladder = sleepless nights in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Hi @buffaloriver that must be very frustrating for your Mom.

Here is more information on overactive bladder's and potential treatments: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/overactive-bladder/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355721

Are you your mother's primary caregiver? Did her doctors think the over-active bladder was caused by the stroke?