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4 days ago · Bruxism... in Bones, Joints & Muscles


Thank you for taking the time to teach me and the community a bit more about the diagnoses you mentioned. I am also glad to hear that your husband is doing so well 19 years after his AVM. While I did not find anything directly referring to bruxism on Connect currently, there is a discussion on TMJ (temporomandibular joint) taking place that many members talk about many different symptoms. I reccomend at least giving the discussion a look here:

There is also a conversation that includes some discussion about AVM you may find value in joining. You can find that discussion here,

5 days ago · Porphyria treatment plans? in Blood Cancers & Disorders

You are welcome. If your doctors have suggested Mayo Clinic, I reccomend following their direction and pushing them to give you a physician referral. Physician referrals are integral part of Mayo Clinic. You could share this with your doctors who were thinking about referring you,

6 days ago · Porphyria treatment plans? in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Hello @keestes. First, welcome to Connect. Second, if you are seeking a second opinion at Mayo Clinic for your daughter, the best way to do that is to click on this link, and call any of the numbers listed. The appointment desk will ask you many questions but they will help you navigate the process of getting an appointment at Mayo Clinic. They will also be able to answer your biggest question of how to have her evaluated at Mayo Clinic.

6 days ago · Laser treatment for spinal stenosis? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@leslie324, I see that you are still curious about laser treatment for your spinal stenosis. While we wait for other members to chime in, is this something you have asked your surgeon about or plan to ask your surgeon about tomorrow? I can certainly understand not wanting to be laid up for a long time, especially since you are also a caregiver for your husband. Could you update the group on what your surgeon says about laser therapy tomorrow or how long surgery would lay you up?

6 days ago · Bruxism... in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hello @spott, and welcome to Connect.

If I may clarify, bruxism is excessive abnormal teeth grinding, correct? If you don’t mind sharing, do you mind sharing what AVM stands for? Brain surgery must have been quite scary, I hope your husband’s recovery is going well other than the bruxism. While we cannot provide medical diagnoses on Connect, we can try to find members who share similar experiences to share their stories and how they coped which is why it is helpful when you are willing to share a bit more about your situation.

6 days ago · Fractured hip* in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@deev (Diann),

I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for your nice note of encouragement to @faith123 despite the difficultly of grieving you are experiencing right now.

6 days ago · Can i put my mind at ease? Is this possible Lymphoma?? in Cancer

Hi @atticusmom,

I would like to add my welcome to Teresa’s. Teresa is correct in that we cannot offer diagnoses on Connect, but it does sound like your current medical team is running a lot of tests and are confident in their results. However, I completely understand why you are concerned and would want to seek a second opinion. Like Teresa asked, are you located near a Mayo Clinic facility (Minnesota, Arizona, or Florida)? It is also possible to have your records reviewed by Mayo Clinic physicians if you go through the appointment request process where they will be able to provide you with more information. @atticusmom, is this something you are interested in? If so, use this link,

Mon, Oct 9 9:44am · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain


I think you may find the following discussion worth your time to read through and to jump in on regarding peripheral neuropathy,