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4 hours ago · Why am I not losing weight in Healthy Living

@mahnoorra, @ellerbracke, @JustinMcClanahan, @jakedduck1 and @lioness — My wife has started a 16/8 intermittent fasting diet and I've been poo pooing it until I thought there may be something to it when I started to research it a little. I think my wife heard someone on TV talk about it and decided to give it a try – not to lose weight but just be healthier. I thought you might be interested in this article that explains it. Have you tried it or heard about this plan before?

16/8 Intermittent Fasting: A Beginner's Guide — https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/16-8-intermittent-fasting

4 hours ago · Not sure what to do: tremor, UTI, lightheadedness, dizziness, headache in Just Want to Talk

Hello @pamelacelia — I have no medical background or training but do know that Googling symptoms can bring out some anxiety and give you an unnecessary scare. So I agree with @lisalucier that it would be a good idea to see your doctor as soon as possible. I think the swollen glands can be an indication that your body is fighting an infection of some sort. Here's some information on swollen lymph nodes from Mayo Clinic – https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/swollen-lymph-nodes/symptoms-causes/syc-20353902

4 hours ago · Dysautonomia or autonomic dysfunction, hypersensitive nerves in Brain & Nervous System

@barbbie, Thank you for sharing this information. @neeci, @hayliesmom, @emelisseb, @bearylynn, @mojoearle, @widman, and @sydneysmom have discussed dysautonomia in another discussion and may also want to view your post and the information you shared. Hoping you will be able to return and share your progress.

5 hours ago · Shingrix and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

Hello @rita143, welcome to Connect. Thank you for sharing your story. I hope you can share your upcoming blood test results with us. I'm sure it will be helpful for other members with the same symptoms and questions. Here's what the CDC has to say about the Shingrix Vaccine:

What Everyone Should Know about Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix) – https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/public/shingrix/index.html
Complications of Shingles – https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/about/complications.html

@jager5210 has also discussed the vaccine and may have some information for you. Did the nurse who suggested it might be symptoms of fighting off an infection mention the vaccine as a possible cause?

5 hours ago · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Hello @paulv, welcome to Connect. I've tried a Zopec DT1200 tens unit and didn't get much relief but I only have the numbness.
@goetf4997 @bruce2666 @patrick17 @pdsi43one @dbentley have discussed Anodyne treatment in other posts and may have some suggestions or information for you.

While we wait to hear back from other members, you may be interested in the following information from a previous post in this discussion.

Does Anodyne Light Therapy Improve Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetes?

Effectiveness of the anodyne therapy system in treating diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a systematic review

I looked into a similar treatment from Realief Neuropathy Treatment Center but decided against it based on conversations I had with the treatment center on possible outcomes vs cost vs number of treatments required before they said I would see results…if any. On the other hand I know of a lady older than myself (and I'm old ☺) to whom money was not a problem and she had many treatments and felt it helped her. I'm just not sold on it.

Hopefully some others will join in the conversation and provide you with more information on the anodyne therapy.


6 hours ago · Numbness All Over: My story... in Brain & Nervous System

Hello @tigernike1, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with the other members. I am so sorry you are having through such a struggle to find out what's going on with your health. From what you have said, if it were me, I would most definitely find another doctor. Mayo Clinic is very good at diagnosing difficult to diagnose health conditions. I don't know if it's an option for you but if you would like to seek help from Mayo Clinic, contact one of the appointment offices. The contact information for Minnesota, Arizona and Florida can be found here http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63.

7 hours ago · Lead particle removal on hands in Skin Health

Hello @mwsa1945, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @lisalucier and other members. I enjoyed recreational shooting when I was younger and fresh out of the Navy. To be honest, the thought of lead poisoning never entered my mind. I grew up in the era before the health hazard of lead based paints was discovered. After reading your post and doing some research, I believe there is a significant health hazard for recreational shooters and law enforcement, military and other government employees that regularly use firearms. Here are some of the more significant articles I found. The overall theme was to wash your hands, face and exposed skin with cool, soapy water.

National Institutes of Health Apr 2017 – Lead exposure at firing ranges—a review

Interesting take by an ex-CIA officer – Jan 2013 — How to Avoid Lead Poisoning After Shooting

Handwipe method for removing lead from skin. – CDC (2011)

Hope this helps!

20 hours ago · Ideas for pain relief from Small Fiber Neuropathy (SFN) in Neuropathy

The R-ALA is the kind you want. Most over the counter less expensive 🙁 doesn’t do much for you.