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1 day ago · Nausea, Pain and Headaches after Gallbladder laparoscopic Surgery in Digestive Health

@jeffreysgirl13 Having had chem, I very much know what it’s like to eat when nauseous. That said, there are some great medications that can help, like Zoltan, which works on the brain. That might be helpful until you get to bottom on what’s causing your problem. I would go see a gastroenterologist for follow-up. Best of luck.

Fri, Feb 8 3:57am · Infusions for widespread, intense nerve pain, probably due to MS in Chronic Pain

@elsa. I have neuropathic and bone pain from chemo and two stem cell transplants for lymphoma. I also get IVIG to help with a compromised immune system. I don’t feel IVIG does anything for my pain issues…if anything it can sometimes make it worse. Granted I don’t have MS, but I am very informed on my therapies and I have not seen anything about IVIG improving nerves.

I had bone pain from my autologous transplant (using my own stem cells), it only got worse with second allogenic transplant from sister’s cells…so I have my doubts about stem-cell therapy for nerve-related pain. There has been some success with stem cell therapy for joint pain and ligament/tendon injuries, but it’s not a medically accepted therapy yet for nerve pain. Most places offering stem cells for nerve pain are chiropractors with a lower threshold on treatments…insurance won’t pay for it either.

Have you tried Gabapentin, Lyrica or Cymbalta? Some people get relief from these. Also massage which increases blood flow and loosens muscles that tense from pain.

Ketamine is a strong medication used for anesthesia, much like a pain med. I have not heard of IV lidocaine, but it might help…though I would think it would work best administered to the location with the pain. Steroid injections might also help especially if it’s related to nerve impingement from inflammation (maybe from botched surgery?).

Hope my experience helps….Best of luck!!

Mon, Jan 28 4:19am · Medical Cannabis as a treatment for Seizures in Epilepsy & Seizures

I would say don’t be too disappointed as there are many different strains of MMJ with different terpenes that give you different results. It’s a bit trial and error. My son has had good luck with vapes 2 parts CBD to 1 part THC. talk to a good bud tender about your best options…they are the most familiar with different strains and what works for which conditions. Best of luck.

Sun, Jan 27 6:30pm · Erosive oral lichen planus in Autoimmune Diseases

Whole body, complete autologous and allogeneic for lymphoma. Not a stem cell injection, a transplant. I now have my sister’s blood type.

Sun, Jan 27 8:33am · Erosive oral lichen planus in Autoimmune Diseases

I have oral like in planus following a stem cell transplant. Or use a combination of swish and spit dexamethasone (steroid) and Nystatin for yeast because the steroids can create yeast growth. Because I don’t swallow the steroid, I don’t get the impacts on my whole body, just my mouth. I also drink a lot of water all day. I find iced water keeps inflammation and pain down. It has all helped keep the lichen planus controlled and I don’t get so many erosive episodes. I rinse twice a day with the dexamethasone, up to four times when I have a flair. Or use the nystatin as needed when I get a used bloom. Hope this helps someone.

Sun, Jan 27 7:56am · Epidiolex in Epilepsy & Seizures

Isn’t it pretty much the same as Charlottes Web? You can purchase that online and there are many who have had success with it in kids. My son (24) uses a CBD product and feels like it helps. Good luck!

Sat, Jan 26 6:26pm · Nausea, Pain and Headaches after Gallbladder laparoscopic Surgery in Digestive Health

If you’re not eating enough, you could have hypoglycemia which could contribute to your lightheadedness and headaches. When they do your lapirscopic surgery they fill your abdominal cavity with air to better see. Following the surgery, you can have aches and pains as this air works its way out—frequently in the shoulder/neck area as it tends to move up. Because the gallbladder holds the bile that your liver releases for you to digest your food, the bile is now going directly into your stomach and that can cause some nausea and discomfort on its own. Talk to your doctor about anti-nausea medications and antacids to help you adjust. Wishing you all the best of luck. I had the surgery several years ago and it took me a good 4 to 6 weeks to feel good and comfortable eating. Smaller, bland meals are the best.

Sat, Jan 26 6:10pm · Adverse Drug Reaction / Lichen Planus? Erythema Multiforme? SJS? in Autoimmune Diseases

You might try an allergist? And don’t be afraid to bring up your thoughts with doctor. Yes they have a medical degree, and yes they see hundreds of patients, but they don’t necessarily see patients just like you. You are the authority on you, and you probably know more about the potential for various diagnoses then he might. Any doctor who’s going to be irritated if you bring up a thought isn’t a doctor worth seeing again. Good luck to you