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Fri, Dec 1 7:34am · Central retinal artery occlusion in Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat

Hi Scott, I’m sorry to hear this. Did you wake up and it was just gone? Can you recall feeling any symptoms before it happened?

@bonitav, @rosemarya and @cherriann– you have all discussed some kind of occlusion on a thread here — https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/after-a-slow-degradation-of-my-vision-especially-close-as-in-computer/?pg=2#comment-29352. I hope you all will be willing to share your experience and symptoms with Scott.

If you wouldn’t mind- Keep us updated with what you find out from the retinal specialist and most of all…. strength, courage and peace to you!!!

Sun, Nov 12 11:32pm · Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash). in Brain & Nervous System

Hi @donnany. Welcome! Happy to have you here.

That’s great you have had success with your Chiropractor. What kind of regimen does he/she have you on?

@thedinnymurph, have you considered Chiropractic care? I would be curious to know if acupuncture would help?

Sun, Nov 12 8:22pm · Chicago Area HELP! in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Hello @tbone45. Thank you for posting to Mayo Clinic Connect.

I can understand being scared and frustrated. If your friend is interested- here is the link to the Mayo Clinic Appointment line, if he decides to seek a visit with a specialist here. http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63. Maybe looking into talking with someone at social services office to see if any qualifications are met for financial help. Also, here is a link to finding a physician in his local area. https://doctor.webmd.com/

I would suggest that your friend seeks some support. There is always the option of Mayo Clinic Connect or maybe check in with a local church for support?

Sun, Nov 12 1:12pm · celiac artery aneurysm in Digestive Health

Hello @geor! Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. We’re happy to have you here.

You will notice that I moved your question to a thread that already exists on Celiac Artery aneurysm. Here you will be able to meet other members and read about information and experiences.

can you tell us, is the information you are seeking for yourself? or a family member?

Sun, Nov 12 12:50pm · Inability to stop diarrhea in Digestive Health

Hello @ricey! I would like to add a “welcome” to Teresa’s. Great to have you join the group.

Sorry to hear you have been having such symptoms as diarrhea for 6 months. Can you tell us a little more about yourself? Have you had any other symptoms?
When do you see your doctor for results?

Sun, Nov 12 12:35pm · What kind of mobility can I expect with an antibiotic spacer in my hip in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Best of luck to you, Jan (@janelaine)! You sound strong and ready for this challenge. I have two family members that have had this same procedure done and both of them had a flawless outcome. I’m wishing the same for you! Being physically and mentally prepared was a huge help to them and it sounds like you are on that same track- good for you!

Here were a few more tips I found that will hopefully aid you in a smooth transition post operatively.
•Arrange to have a friend or relative prepare some meals for you
•Place everyday items at waist level, so you can avoid having to bend down or reach up
•Consider making some modifications to your home, such as getting a raised toilet seat if you have an usually low toilet

I’ll be checking back on you!
Please let us know along the way 1) how you are feeling and 2) if you feel up to it- try to document any tips or tricks you have found useful that can be shared with the community. 🙂

Sat, Nov 11 1:51pm · Has anyone had a PAO (Periacetabular Osteotomy)? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hello @vicaba! Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! We are glad to have you here. Thank you for posting about PAO (Periacetabular Osteotomy).
I was able to dig up a little information on Mayo Clinic.org –> https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hip-dysplasia/multimedia/img-20126290. However, I wasn’t able to find other members that have had this particular surgery completed. The great thing about Mayo Clinic Connect is- the next member that comes looking for information on PAO will find some here and will be able to connect with you.

While we wait for other members to join, I would like to introduce you to some people that have had either hip replacement or hip dysplasia or avascular necrosis and hopefully will be willing to share experience, thoughts, ideas and/or information with you. I’m sure you will find some of the other members stories and experiences useful and be able to relate to your own. Without further ado, I would like to introduce you to @grandmacheryl, @rspaulling, @popolopo, @leigh60, and @tallteri, @sma1952, @dzoneill and @lynzze . All, if you don’t mind- please offer some thoughts on how long the recovery took and what to expect.

Sat, Nov 11 3:42pm · Cold induced uticaria in Brain & Nervous System

Hello @robino001, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! Thank you for posting! I can understand your concern!
Have you talked with your sons pediatrician about this? Is there another type of antihistamine that his primary would be willing to have you try besides Allegra?

Here is a link to what Mayo Clinic has to offer on information for cold induced uticaria- https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-urticaria/basics/treatment/con-20034524.
Also, I read on the link above that the other things you can do to help prevent a recurrent episode of cold urticaria:
•Take an over-the-counter antihistamine before cold exposure.
•Take medications as prescribed.
•Protect your skin from the cold or sudden changes in temperature. For example, wear a wetsuit when swimming in cold water. Some people have had success with this method, but it isn’t proved.
•Avoid ice-cold drinks and food to prevent swelling of your throat.
•If your doctor prescribed an epinephrine autoinjector (Epipen, Auvi-Q, others), keep it with you to help prevent serious reactions.
•If you’re scheduled for surgery, talk with your surgeon beforehand about your cold urticaria. The surgical team can take steps to help prevent cold-induced symptoms in the operating room.

I did see that another member, @jewel8888, has also talked about cold induced uticaria. I’ve tagged Jewel here hoping that she is willing to share her experiences with you, or maybe share some tips on how symptoms were personally handled.