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I was just discharged yesterday from CTCA and now I am back again. I was feeling OK this morning and as the day went on I felt more winded, my back was killing me and my stomach hurt. My best ...

lowengail commented on Melissa Waller's post Trying to Stay Positive with Lung Cancer

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I came across this article today. It wasn't very long, but (if true) did a very good job of explaining what medical issues Michael Jackson had and how that let to his drug abuse. Here is the link: ...

Michael Jackson's Health Issues Explained

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Hello everyone, Have any of you ever used a Neti Pot? I have several friends who just swear by them and they all insist that I absolutely have to get one too. Like most people I get sinus ...

lowengail commented on Michelle King Robson's post Have you ever used a Neti Pot? If so, what do you think?

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I was going through my mail this weekend and noticed that I had gotten a bill for my recent ultrasound. The ultrasound was requested by my in-network doctor and done by an in-network facility. I ...

My $1,250 doctor-requested, insurance-covered ultrasound

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Ok, so i was diagnosed with pmdd. I knew i had something because 2 weeks before my period its hell, anyway been placed on all of the depression meds you can imagine finally found the right one ...

lowengail commented on jolainajo's post Need help. Doctor put me on progesterone therapy from a compounding pharmacy.

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I just found out today that my uterine fibroid has doubled in size since my last ultrasound in March 2008. It was 3cm and now it is 6cm. Does anyone know why it is growing and what I can do about it?

lowengail commented on lowengail's post My fibroid has grown in size -- anyone know why?

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I just found out today that my uterine fibroid has doubled in size since my last ultrasound in March 2008. It was 3cm and now it is 6cm. Does anyone know why it is growing and what I can do about it?

My fibroid has grown in size -- anyone know why?

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For years I've been battling allergies and right about this time of year, I could always look forward to a major afternoon slump leading to a fog-headed drive home and then bedtime around 8 p.m. ...

lowengail commented on Tina Tran's post My Adventure in Allergies

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I was out with friends this weekend and they were putting balsamic vinegar on their pizza. They said that it helped cut the fat during the digestion process. Does anyone know if this actually ...

Does balsamic vinegar cut the fat in foods?

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I just came across a video of Suzanne Somers on Oprah talking about her daily hormone replacement and supplement routine. You can watch the clip ...

Suzanne Somer's Hormone Routine

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I just read a great article about a surgical checklist that when followed, can reduce deaths and complications by more than one third. What a great idea this is, and it's so full of common sense. ...

lowengail commented on Michelle King Robson's post Following new surgical checklist found to lower deaths and complications by more than one third

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I have read that a lot of peanut butter, and peanut butter products like peanut butter crackers are being recalled in the Midwest. I always thought of salmonella poisoning coming from undercooked ...

lowengail commented on GauguinFan's post How is peanut butter causing salmonella poisoning?

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There is so much evidence today that shows the value of vitamin D and as such, it is gaining the respect it needs. Vitamin D offers vast health benefits but why are we still ignoring it? We have ...

lowengail commented on Coach Virginia's post How Important is Vitamin D in your Life?

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I tend to share everything in my life on this sight and I am looking for advise. Love can certainly be a wonderful thing as well as pretty trivial at times. Your life changes in so many ways ...

lowengail commented on Loca's post SELFISH: How do you stop being selfish in love?

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I remember when I was done fooling around with cigarettes and began a serious love affair with smoking, I chose menthol cigarettes. By that time, I was a pack-a-day 17 year old who enjoyed the ...

lowengail commented on Susan Cody's post That fresh, minty feeling! Menthol cigarettes are more addictive than any others

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I just found out that my progesterone level is in the single digits (I don't know the exact number yet). What does anyone know about low progesterone levels? what should I be concerned about? What ...

lowengail commented on lowengail's post What do you know about low progesterone levels?

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I just found out that my progesterone level is in the single digits (I don't know the exact number yet). What does anyone know about low progesterone levels? what should I be concerned about? What ...

What do you know about low progesterone levels?

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I recently asked for a copy of an ultrasound I had a couple of months back. I wanted a copy because I am going to show the results to another doctor. I had two doctors look at my results already ...

lowengail commented on lowengail's post ALWAYS Ask for your a copy of your ultrasound results

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I've been chronicling my story at http://MyDoctorIsKillingMe.blogspot.com, and it's about being a female patient in the Veterans Medical system; it's about being a woman misdiagnosed with several ...

lowengail commented on ratmando's post My Doctor Is Killing Me

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Ever since my divorce last spring, I've been on a journey to reclaim myself. I believe that for many years I lost myself in different ways. I definitely lost my voice, lost my self-esteem, ...

lowengail commented on Kristin Davis' post Running a half-marathon is just part of my journey

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I recently asked for a copy of an ultrasound I had a couple of months back. I wanted a copy because I am going to show the results to another doctor. I had two doctors look at my results already ...

lowengail commented on lowengail's post ALWAYS Ask for your a copy of your ultrasound results

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I recently asked for a copy of an ultrasound I had a couple of months back. I wanted a copy because I am going to show the results to another doctor. I had two doctors look at my results already ...

ALWAYS Ask for your a copy of your ultrasound results

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Tired of using tampons & pads every month? Apparently there is another alternative! It is called "The Diva Cup." Check it ...

Ever heard of The Diva Cup?

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Hi all -- I just found out about a fertility seminar going on in Phoenix that some of you out there may be interested in attending: A Day of Hope: Restoring Fertility Naturally January 17, ...

Fertility Seminar in Scottsdale, AZ

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My friend is having a hard time healing from her mastectomy & this is pushing back her reconstruction dates. Has anyone out there dealt with this? Thanks!

lowengail commented on lowengail's post Anyone out there who has had problems healing from a mastectomy?

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My friend is having a hard time healing from her mastectomy & this is pushing back her reconstruction dates. Has anyone out there dealt with this? Thanks!

Anyone out there who has had problems healing from a mastectomy?

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I took my daughter to her weekly swim class this weekend and 5 minutes before the end of the class, everyone suddenly jumped out of the pool. The manager then announced that there had been a ...

Poop in the pool!

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I just read Christina Applegate's breast cancer story online & thought I'd share it. You really understand what she went through after reading this.... Christina's Applegate's Breast Cancer Story

Christina Applegate's Breast Cancer Story

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I wanted to let you know about oregano and oil of oregano. I used to take it years ago & took it recently when I was dealing with a nasty bug. People around me were on antibiotics & I wanted to ...

Oregano and Oil of Oregano

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HI, I really need help!. I need fertility treatment but I don't have insurance. Is there any hospital in MI or Detroit that can allow me to pay monthly. I am fed up and I don't know what to do. I ...

lowengail commented on lola's post I need fertility help

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I've seen a few scar creams being advertised (also claims to work on stretch marks). Do these really work? Are some brands better than others?

lowengail commented on Connie555's post Do Scar Creams really work?

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The news that more people have become sick with salmonella gave me pause. I honestly haven't changed my eating habits since word of the outbreak well ... broke. I'm not avoiding tomatoes or other ...

lowengail commented on Tina Tran's post Have You Changed Your Eating Habits Given the Recent Salmonella Scare?

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Hi, I am Sathiya of age 24, single. I have adult acne problem. My skin is oily skin and I am getting depressed because of adult acne. I also have scale formation in my scalp. If my adult acne ...

lowengail commented on SathiyaPriya's post Adult Acne Cause and solution needed

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So I grabbed a soda the other day and noticed it was loaded with Aspartame -- yummy. I know that products made with Sucralose cause my stomach to cramp intensely so generally skip the artificial ...

lowengail commented on Tina Tran's post Sorting out sweeteners ...

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I have been trying to use Stevia, a natural sweetener, in my coffee instead of sugar for the past couple of weeks. It does taste a little different, but it's not bad. Have you used it? What do you ...

Do you know about Stevia? If so, what do you think about it?

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I just found a link about a test run on the BPA levels in canned food. Turns out the concern comes from the lining in the cans. The most concerning levels were found in canned chicken soup, infant ...

lowengail commented on joanna's post Yikes! Look at what I found out about BPA levels in cans

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My biggest problem is verbal and mental abuse my my husband. At family gatherings, my in-laws think he is a saint. His friends and co-workers think he is a saint. The truth is is that he plays ...

lowengail commented on kwolek21's post Validating My Feelings - My biggest problem is my husband's verbal and mental abuse!

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Hi Michelle: I recently underwent a very successful breast reduction surgery and was wondering if there were other ladies on this site who might have questions about this procedure, and/or who ...

lowengail commented on EmpowHER's post My Breast Reduction Story

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I just want to update you all on my weight training progress since my recent post about my "skinny obesity" issue. Here's what I posted three weeks ago: I was at the Y and they were ...

lowengail commented on Kristin Davis' post My "skinny obese" update

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Hi Michelle: I recently underwent a very successful breast reduction surgery and was wondering if there were other ladies on this site who might have questions about this procedure, and/or who ...

lowengail commented on EmpowHER's post My Breast Reduction Story

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Hi I am wondering if you all have living wills (advanced directives)? These are specific and enforceable instructions on what to do if you get seriously ill and are unable to tell family or ...

lowengail commented on Annefleur's post Do all you women out there have a Living Will?

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Do you think that breastfeeding is truly healthier for you and for your baby or do you think it's more of a trend that we're seeing now?

lowengail commented on Kristin Davis' post Is breastfeeding really best?

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I found this pdf today about plastic food storage containers and bottles to avoid. The whole thing is kinda scary. Please take a look and let me know what you think: ...

Plastics & food -- what do you think about this?

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I am a breast cancer survivor who had a mastectomy in one breast two years ago. I am now cancer-free, but my other breast is very sensitive and painful. Has anyone has this problem also?

Any cancer survivor out there that has experienced pain in the other breast?

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People think food like Chipotle and Baja Fresh are health food options.....not so much! Check our the link below: http://www.chipotlefan.com/index.php?id=nutrition_calculator Have you ...

"healthy food" that isn't so healthy

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I have TMJ. I wear a night guard, but I still have some occasional pain. Does anyone know of anything I can do to help alleviate this pain?

jaw pain

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Everyone runs into a skin issue at one time or another. Ask questions or share what worked for you and become a resource for women like you.

lowengail commented on EmpowHER's post General discussion