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3 days ago · shingles and neuropathic pain in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@ethanmcconkey: yes, the pain medication helps. It is just costing me my health, since I cannot afford my asthma medication, so I take over the counter ephedrine, that is not helpful for my Coronary Artery Disease. Sigh…there are no solutions….just venting here I guess. I sometimes hope I go into heart failure, o it will all be over. That is NOT a statement of a plan to end my life; just a thought that it would sure be easier.

3 days ago · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@swim4ever: From what I understand, getting off Prolia is not that easy without risk. I would consult your physician, or find one who understands your isssues. Despite all our suggestions here, few if any of us are doctors, and so take the advice with caution.

4 days ago · shingles and neuropathic pain in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@lisalucier: Actually pretty well. She got several certifications in Yoga training and now teaches and works at her Yoga studio. I guess it is MY mental health that suffers. I take ephedrine instead of the inhalers since it is so much cheaper and over the counter. Having heart valve issues, and cardiac artery disease, I worry about just blowing out my heart some day from the ephedrine. Knowing it is used to make meth, I wonder how ANYONE could like that feeling???

4 days ago · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@twocents: Correct. That is why I walk, and do not use the bicycle, or any other machine at my gym other than walking. Of course I do weights also, especially for my legs. I also find that most pools, other than outdoor pools, smell strongly like the chemicals they put in the pool. Having had several outdoor pools, I know not only chlorine is added, but also muriatic acid, that can cause damage your eyes, nose, throat and lungs if fumes are inhaled. Already having asthma, I prefer to be in an environment that does not risk breathing potentially toxic fumes. My "bronchials" get tight any time I walk into a enclosed pool.

5 days ago · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@barrym: I guess your story along with so many others is why I have chosen to NOT take it. I want to live and enjoy my life NOW, and IF I have a fall, or a break, I will then deal with it. But I don't want to take something that impairs my quality of life NOW, when I may never have a fracture. My best fried who had it so badly that she had kyphosis, fell off a treadmill at our gym, had serious bruises and scrapes, yet broke nothing. Several other falls, nothing broke. She died from a severe fall. Broke NOTHING, but had brain damage that led to her death. The fall was due to excessive alcohol use, NOT osteoporosis.

5 days ago · Forteo vs. Tymlos in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@electii: There are Facebook groups that deal with this subject. I am skeptical since their money back guarantee is only if you do the dexa right before starting algaecal which many people don't.

5 days ago · shingles and neuropathic pain in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Has anyone suffered from LONG lasting neuropathic pain as a result of Shingles, and what treatment do you use for the pain? My daughter had shingles at 21, a spinal cord stimulator inserted and removed, many trigger point injections, all of which may have contributed to the thoracic pain she has. She is now 34, and teaches yoga, but is still on a compound prescribed by a pain management Dr. in NYC what is basically Oxy. I am paying for this, since neither she nor her husband can afford it at around $500 a month. She could not find a physician in Fl. I know who would prescribe this medication after 10 years, thus the use of an out of state physician. I do not want to see her suffer, nor can I discuss much with her since we barely speak, but this expense, coupled with paying for asthma inhalers that are expensive is becoming more and more of a strain. Any thoughts for alternatives are appreciated.