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Thu, Feb 20 10:30am · Night pain in Chronic Pain

Google PLMD variations. A newly recognized form will sometime involve the e tire body
Not just arms and legs but also backs

Fri, Jan 24 6:32am · Ways to curb your cravings for nicotine in Addiction & Recovery

It is not going well. I quit trying to quit. I know I have to start over again. wish I could have a prescription for some kind of tranquilizer pill that iI could take when I feel like I am going to jump out of my skin. I get so emotional and angry and that is when i give in and start smoking again. I never last more than one day or so.

Wed, Jan 8 4:28am · Factor V Leiden and MTHFR mutations-Blood clots in femoral artery in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Thank you so much for the invitation to other groups. I am just amazed at this forum and all that is done throughout people's communications. MY biggest complaint in life right now is that out of all of the Dr.'s I see, no one is at the "helm" of it all so to speak. I have my Ph.D., which is a research degree, so I can get to a lot of information that most of my physicians do not have. So much is inter-related . I am losing energy whe it comes to informing my physicians what is going on and all of the related tangents which are involved in this mess of a body!

Tue, Jan 7 1:49pm · Celiac Artery Aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

I too have a celiac artery compression
Not sure if it is a tangle of nerves compressing it or a ligament from my diaphragm )MALS). There is a 9 m mlm aneurysm beyond the compression
I have no pain at all . I do have factor Leiden V heterogenous, which means i have a propensity to form blood clots. I have two other arteries that leave the abdominal Ao
rta: renal and lower iliac which boyh have significant stenosis with thrombus. I just comleted surgery for clots in my femoral artery. Blood from the artery filled my abdominsl cavity. I was awake because m bp kept tanking and they could not give me anesthesia. I was in exteme pain my foot and leg started swelling and i lost all feeling in my foot. I was freezing cold and at one point mu haglobin was 4. Finally my bp went up enough and i was given something and my cardiologist inserted two stents. Ivwoke up with swelling going down and could wiggle my toes. My abdomen still hurt.i do not have any pail that MALS patients ha e and do not know why i don't. I wish you all well with your surgeries. I was 5 minutes away from a total leg amputatio.

Dec 30, 2019 · Celiac Artery Aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

somehow the first part of my reply disappeared. I ave Factor V Leiden which is a gene mutation. the Effect is that my body makes blood clots too easily. My celiac is very compressed and I may have MALS but the radiologists were hesitant to interpret it as MALS. My renal artery is narrowed, as well as my lower illiac and my femoral artery was full of clots, but I now have two stents placed in the femoral. I am on Xarelto 20 mgs and oh Plavix and will be for the rest of my life, The celiac compression gives me only mild discomfort. Beyond the compression is a small 9mm aneurysm.

Dec 30, 2019 · Celiac Artery Aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

aneurysm. Usually aneurysms are ot removed until they are 2mm or greater.

Dec 30, 2019 · Factor V Leiden and MTHFR mutations-Blood clots in femoral artery in Blood Cancers & Disorders

In May of this year I was scheduled for a femoral artery catheterization to evaluate/remove blood clots in my left femoral artery. The first attempt was to insert “clot busting drugs”. I was not awake during this part of the procedure. I was taken back to my hospital room and had to stay on my back for 24 hours before taken back to the cath lab. The sheath where the Dr. would have inserted his operating equipment was filed with clots, so he had to get some kind of thin wire to clear the sheath, I was not asleep during this part. I had been in terrible pain which got much worse during this procedure, My abdomen started to fill with blood and the entire abdomen hurt tremendously. It was then that my foot and leg started swelling and I could not feel anything nor could I move them. I was freezing cold and my hemoglobin went down to 4. My blood pressure kept dropping then going up slightly then dropping again and so they could not give me any pain meds at all. I was screaming in pain. I yelled at the Dr. to just cut my leg off. I yelled at him to just put me in a coma if they could not give me any pain meds. Little did I know that he had left the cath lab twice to tell my husband that i might need to have my entire left leg amputated!! They called a vascular specialist in to see if she could find a new vein in my arms for what, I am not sure, maybe anesthesia. She used ultrasound on my arms but could not find a vein. All of them had collapsed. at one point i was just holding my hands on my face and sobbing and suddenly realized that I had no tears at all. I was that dehydrated and still in terrible pain. finally my blood pressure elevated enough that one of his team members
ran over and injected anesthesia into a port. Then my cardiologist inserted two stents and good blood flow started up. I woke up back in my hospital room with my cardiologist fishing around the bed for my left foot. I could feel his finger on the arch of my foot. It felt hot. Everyone round (his team members) smiled. Then he asked me to wiggle my toes and I could move two of them a little bit and everyone cheered! So I am now on Xarelto 20 mgs and was on (not sure how to spell this) prasugrel? 10 mgs and went home the next day. I had horrible spontaneous nose bleeds with 3 inch gelatinous clots. I had bruises all over m legs and arms from any little bump, and very small scratches would bleed like crazy. He exchanged the prasugrel to plavix and that seems to work a lot better, with fewer nose bleeds and bruising. I have Factor V Leiden from one of my parents and the MTHFR mutation from on parent although it is a compound mutation. My homocysteine level was high so a hematologist I went to see prescribed folic acid.I take a regular vitamin that has both B12 and B6.

My daughter says she thinks I have PTSD from this experience-though I was not ever in ICU. I can’t stop talking about it. I have my Ph.D. which is a research degree, so unfortunately, I have been doing a lot of research on the MTHFR genetic mutation. So much conflicting information is out there about the MTHFR mutation effects. I feel like I am spinning. I have so many Doctors and no one is really taking this by the horns so to speak. For instance I see a neurologist for restless legs, insomnia and for strange leg movements I sometimes have. Side effects or consequences of MTHFR have all three of these plus many more listed as symptoms of MTHFR mutations. Anyway, I could go on and on and it is time to sign off and just remind everyone here that being in the ICU must be terribly frightening, but other medical procedures can have lasting negative effects as well. I know you know that. I am just PTST-ing. 🙂

Dec 29, 2019 · Can't get lyrica don't want withdrawal help in Chronic Pain

Go to their internet site to see if the company itself will help you.