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Have you ever had that sensation that your foot has fallen asleep? Sometimes it’s easy to determine why this happens, like when you are sitting in an odd position or something. But if your hand ...

Pinched Nerves—A Painful and Common Condition

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It’s been over 25 years now, but I can still picture it as clear as day: my Dad lying down on the living room floor every single night performing a series of exercises that a local physician told ...

How Emotions Can Impact Back Pain

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I just viewed Dr. Ramsey's Video here, and interesting what she says with doctors doing a "Quick Fix". This is how I feel what was done to me. I suffer immensely for this now, and not told of ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on SeeDandy1's post Hysterectomy Done - Feeling Worse Than Before - Upset Done

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When I was little, if I scraped my knees, my Mom was at my side pretty quickly with some hugs and maybe even a Popsicle. But if I was running a 102-degree fever and couldn’t keep anything down, ...

The Challenges of Aging Parents—When is it Time to Step in and Call Their Physicians?

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I was trying to get some work done at my desk when the phone rang. It was January of 2007 and caller ID showed that my Dad was calling. It wasn’t Thursday, his usual day to phone me, so I knew ...

Worrying About Our Health When a Loved One is Ill—Normal or Not?

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You can totally see it in the photo. My Mom is standing next to my two sons at the Oregon coast. Because it was warm that day, she is wearing flip flops. And right there in the picture, clear ...

Crossover Toe: A Seemingly Common Toe Problem

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In recent years, cancer policies have become more and more common. These allow for payment of benefits which can be used towards rent, groceries, medical bills and a host of other expenses when ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Bonnie Diraimondo RN's post Confusion over cervical cancer terminology causing cancer claim denials.

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I was diagnosed with hypthothyroidism in October 2008 by my GP. She prescribed 25 mcg of levothyroxine and did bloodwork two months later in December 2008. She did not change my dose then. ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Cheryl's post Need an Endocrinologist Who Takes AHCCCS, Mercy Care

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I was diagnosed with hypthothyroidism in October 2008 by my GP. She prescribed 25 mcg of levothyroxine and did bloodwork two months later in December 2008. She did not change my dose then. ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Cheryl's post Need an Endocrinologist Who Takes AHCCCS, Mercy Care

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I was diagnosed with hypthothyroidism in October 2008 by my GP. She prescribed 25 mcg of levothyroxine and did bloodwork two months later in December 2008. She did not change my dose then. ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Cheryl's post Need an Endocrinologist Who Takes AHCCCS, Mercy Care

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several days before my last period, i started to experience extreme fatigue and a dull, constant pain in my left ovary. i have a history of ovarian cysts and thought i must have another one, but ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Anonymous' post ovarian pain and fatigue

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several days before my last period, i started to experience extreme fatigue and a dull, constant pain in my left ovary. i have a history of ovarian cysts and thought i must have another one, but ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Anonymous' post ovarian pain and fatigue

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Finally, the two hours of waiting in the lobby were over, and I got to go back into an exam room and get poked again for some more blood work. Then I headed home and ate a big lunch. I spent the ...

Winning the Battle Against Diabetes--Part 7

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When we last left off, I had just drank a bottle of super sweet orange soda pop at a Sonora Quest laboratory as part of my two-hour glucose tolerance test to check to see if I had Type 2 diabetes, ...

Winning the Battle Against Diabetes--Part 6

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On Tuesday, April 8, 2008, I got up, drank a nice cup of strong black coffee (with no cream, according to the rules the nurse at my doctor’s office told me the previous day), got my older son off ...

Winning the Battle Against Diabetes--Part 5

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Hello everyone! Tonight after dinner my mother-in-law and I got to chatting once everyone else cleared away from the table, and somehow the subject of breast implants came up (you all know how ...

If you have breast implants, can you still breast feed?

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On Monday, April 7, 2008, I summoned up my courage, picked up the phone, and made an appointment to see a physician’s assistant later that morning at my regular doctor’s office. I told the ...

Nancy Drew Fan: Winning the Battle Against Diabetes--Part 4

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Okay, I'll try to make this post as "non-TMI" as possible. I had my first-ever sinus infection a few weeks ago, and the PA at my doctor's office prescribed Omnicef for me for 10 days. It did a ...

How long should antibiotic-related intestinal side effects last once the medicine is done?

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After years of treatment and no success in curing chronic asthma and recurring infection, acid reflux has been identified as a significant component of the infections. Antibiotics were ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Anonymous' post Acid reflux major component of recurring lung infections contributing to asthma

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Having a dry mouth is really not a lot of fun. It’s like feeling sort of thirsty, but in a different, cotton-mouthed sort of way. I was never dying of thirst or anything, but in spite of the ...

Nancy Drew Fan: Winning the Battle Against Diabetes--Part 3

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When we last left off, I was telling you about the day I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. As I had mentioned before, my symptoms had started a bit earlier. Nine days earlier, to be ...

Nancy Drew Fan: Winning the Battle Against Diabetes Part 2

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April 11, 2008 is a date I will always remember. It’s the day when a nurse came into the exam room at my doctor’s office and announced “You have Type 2 diabetes.” (In case you are wondering, ...

Nancy Drew Fan: Winning the Battle Against Diabetes--Part 1

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First, the good news: I've lost about 45 pounds since last Spring. Now, the bad news: Mother Nature has a cheeky sense of humor at times. While I'm pretty darn proud of my weight loss ...

I must, I must, I must increase my bust....is there anything I can do to naturally increase breast size?

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I've been using Zicam a lot lately to try to ward off the various colds and bugs that are flying around, and I've also been having a lot more migraines than usual. In fact, I've been having a lot ...

I think Zicam is causing my migraine headaches and auras--anyone else having this problem?

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This is frightening. Two new U.S. studies have found levels of mercury in about half of the samples of high-fructose corn syrup that they tested. And in 55 products where high-fructose corn ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Diane Porter's post A new reason to avoid corn syrup as sweetener: Mercury

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Hi Ladies! A good friend of mine sent me this in an email, and I wanted to share it here because I thought it was so interesting! I knew that bananas were full of potassium but that was about ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Michelle King Robson's post Interesting facts about bananas--who knew??

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A good friend of mine sent this to me in an email today and I found myself laughing as I read through this. I for one know these are all true and I had a feeling that many of you would relate as ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Michelle King Robson's post Funny "sad but true" email about how women communicate

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Hi Ladies! A good friend of mine sent me this in an email, and I wanted to share it here because I thought it was so interesting! I knew that bananas were full of potassium but that was about ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Michelle King Robson's post Interesting facts about bananas--who knew??

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I hope someone can help me with a health issue I'm dealing with right now. I've never been a wheezy person and I don't have asthma, but I'm doing it now and it's driving me nuts. I've been ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Nancy Drew Fan's post Any natural remedies or tips to help with bronchitis-caused wheezing?

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I hope someone can help me with a health issue I'm dealing with right now. I've never been a wheezy person and I don't have asthma, but I'm doing it now and it's driving me nuts. I've been ...

Any natural remedies or tips to help with bronchitis-caused wheezing?

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Hello there! Does anyone know of a good ophthalmologist in the Phoenix, AZ area? My endocrinologist suggested I get a full eye exam but I'm not familiar with any eye docs. Thanks!!

Good ophthalmologist in Phoenix area?

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Are dad's welcome on this site? Just kidding. I like your concept and am looking forward to participating.

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Tampa Dad's post Dads Welcome?

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Are dad's welcome on this site? Just kidding. I like your concept and am looking forward to participating.

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Tampa Dad's post Dads Welcome?

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I was refered to this site by several friends. I am so happy it exists. I have been ill for almost a year with what started as flu like symptoms. These progressed to include extreme fatigue, ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Bridget's post So happy to be here

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I was refered to this site by several friends. I am so happy it exists. I have been ill for almost a year with what started as flu like symptoms. These progressed to include extreme fatigue, ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Bridget's post So happy to be here

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Hi there! I was just wondering if anyone on here has tried this new "Ped Egg" thing I keep hearing about. It sounded sort of interesting and I was reading a lot of positive feedback on it, but ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Nancy Drew Fan's post Has anyone here tried the "Ped Egg"?

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Hi there! I was just wondering if anyone on here has tried this new "Ped Egg" thing I keep hearing about. It sounded sort of interesting and I was reading a lot of positive feedback on it, but ...

Has anyone here tried the "Ped Egg"?

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I have lived with Thyroid issues all my life. I was diagnosed with Hyperthroidism as a youth. I took meds until I was 18 to keep things under control. Did not start dealing with my Thyroid again ...

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Evie14's post Rediagnosed 9 years ago with Hypothyroidism. Recently lost 16-20 lbs. Not consistently workingout and eating right. Should I

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My skin is so dry after my hysterectomy. I didn't know what to do. Has anyone found any products that have worked well for you? The doctor never told me this was going to happen to me.

Nancy Drew Fan commented on Michelle King Robson's post Dry Skin after a Complete Hysterectomy?

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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?

Nancy Drew Fan commented on lowengail's post jaw pain

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The other day I went in for my annual exam. During the breast exam, the nurse practitioner noted 2 flat moles on the side of my left breast that she felt I should get checked out. Both have ...

Hurry Up and Wait--why does it take so long to get an appointment at a doctor's office?