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Wed, Aug 7 12:10pm · Can Temporal Arteritis Symptoms be Caused by Medication in Autoimmune Diseases

Alas I am unable to help as I take methotrexate for Giant Cell Arteritis. It is an anti- inflammatory drug. I have taken this since August of 2016 and have had little to no side effects. Carol

Wed, Aug 7 10:04am · Ascending Aortic Aneurysm & Stage 1 Diastolic Dysfunction in Aortic Aneurysms

We travel about 400 miles to Mayo from Illinois. It has not been a problem to be away from there as after the first year which involved 2 post op checkups, I now go once a year. Because I take methotrexate for giant cell arthritis, I have my blood checked every 3 months but this can be done at home. I am much closer than you so I understand your dilemma of whether or not to move.
BTW, Dr Pochettino is the best, I think.
Carol

Wed, Aug 7 8:51am · Ascending Aortic Aneurysm & Stage 1 Diastolic Dysfunction in Aortic Aneurysms

My surgery was done by Dr Pochettino at Mayo in May of 2016. As I have said, I got along well. Surprisingly, the pain was easily tolerable and for me, it was the drains afterword that gave me discomfort but they come out after 5-8 days. Good luck, Deby!
Carol

Mon, Aug 5 9:16pm · Ascending Aortic Aneurysm & Stage 1 Diastolic Dysfunction in Aortic Aneurysms

If you have questions, I would be happy to try to answer them. I had an aneurysm bigger than 5cm. At that size, surgery is indicated. At the age of 72, I had open heart surgery to repair the aneurysm at Mayo. I really got along fine after the surgery and was back to feeling very good within 2 weeks. Then I did rehab starting after 4 weeks and have had no problems. At the time of the surgery I also had giant cell arthritis which was treated with prednisone and an anti- inflammatory. All has gone well. Best to you, Carol

Sun, Mar 24 8:53pm · Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Chronic Illness in Neuropathy

Would love to know where you got the fluid. Am in pain most of the time. Thanks in advance for your generous offer in your post to share the information. Carol

Thu, Mar 21 1:17pm · Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Chronic Illness in Neuropathy

Donna, I would love to,know more about your particular brand of CBD and dosage. I have used the oil which has some effect but not the way you described your pain relief. Thanks for posting this.

Sun, Mar 17 4:52pm · New Diagnosis - ascending aorta aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

I had the open surgery at Mayo at age 72 and while I was scared, everythng worked out very well. Went home after 8 nights and did very well. I was in the hospital a bit longer than most because my oxygen levels dropped at night. Had oxygen at home at night which was very easy to do for about a week.
I could do most anything after two weeks but didn’t exercise until four weeks after the surgery. At that time, I was enrolled in cardiac rehab and had no problems. Try not to worry as there are good answers in the medical community should your aneurysm grow. Best to you.

Sun, Mar 17 4:45pm · Diastolic blood pressure in Heart & Blood Health

Please pursue at the Mayo Clinic. You will not get an answer like your current one there. Mayo will .oom everywhere for your problem. I am no doctor but it could be an autoimmune disease at which Mayo is in the forefront. Best to you and good luck!