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by ziskasun
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Health Guide
Topic: Explain Your Pain
Replies: 2
Views: 5170

Explain Your Pain

I really struggle sometimes to explain to others why I'm in pain and what my limitations are. Do any of you ever have a friend or family member or co-worker say "you look fine." Or sometimes people that say "Well if you just imagined yourself better, you'd be better." Still, othe...
by ziskasun
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Home Remedies & Treatments
Topic: Probiotics
Replies: 1
Views: 4208

Probiotics

Does anyone else use probiotics? Probiotics boost the immune system, help prevent UTI's, improve digestion and absorption, manage and even prevent eczema outbreaks and help heal inflammatory bowel conditions. I began taking them when a doctor suggested it after a few rounds of antibiotics for a stub...
by ziskasun
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Back & Hip Pain Discussion
Topic: Ankylosing Spondylitis
Replies: 1
Views: 4879

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Recently I have been hearing about ankylosing spondylitis. Before I relocated my doctor mentioned it to me as a possible reason for my back and ankle problems. I don't know how it is diagnosed, but as far as I know, this is an auto-immune disorder that causes inflammation of the spine that is not re...
by ziskasun
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Back & Hip Pain Discussion
Topic: Chair Support
Replies: 5
Views: 7005

Re: Chair Support

Thanks for these tips. Floor sitting is not an option for me, but I am looking for a better chair. It is hard to find a chair that works as a back support but also compensates for the fact that I am short. ( A little over 5' ) So many chairs are made for people taller than me. Right now I usually re...
by ziskasun
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Eye Pain Discussion
Topic: Does Glaucoma cause any Pain?
Replies: 5
Views: 5900

Re: Does Glaucoma cause any Pain?

Thank you for this information. I have always had bad vision. Mostly astigmatism and near/far sightedness. I don't notice any tunnel vision at all or any floaters or narrowing of vision. Sometimes I think that because I have lupus, I automatically blame everything on that. I do have an appointment n...
by ziskasun
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Home Remedies & Treatments
Topic: Niacin
Replies: 0
Views: 3922

Niacin

I was diagnosed with HBP a couple of years ago. I had my doubts because it mostly seemed like a "white-coat HBP" situation, but they prescribed ACE inhibitor drugs which it turned out I was severely allergic to. With my Doctors approval, I began taking 1,000 mg of niacin a day. This has wo...
by ziskasun
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Back & Hip Pain Discussion
Topic: Back pain has taken over my life
Replies: 8
Views: 8002

Re: Back pain has taken over my life

I am truly sorry for your pain. Back pain is so hard because in some cases people see you and you look "normal" and they don't understand your pain. I am sure it is especially frustrating to have doctors tell you they just don't know. When it comes to the spine, there is so much that is st...
by ziskasun
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Eye Pain Discussion
Topic: Does Glaucoma cause any Pain?
Replies: 5
Views: 5900

Does Glaucoma cause any Pain?

Recently at an eye exam, the Doctor told me I have some symptoms of glaucoma and referred me to an ophthalmologist. I am wondering what the symptoms of glaucoma are. He said I have increased pressure in my eyes. All I notice is a lot of swelling, tired eyes, irritation, chronic dryness etc. My eyes ...
by ziskasun
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Back & Hip Pain Discussion
Topic: Chair Support
Replies: 5
Views: 7005

Chair Support

I am wondering about devices you put on a chair to help with back pain and positioning. I sit in an office chair way to much and after a short while I am fatigued and starting to feel pain. it is mostly lower back pain. I also notice my legs begin to ache and might get tingley and numb at times. Doe...
by ziskasun
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Foot, Knee & Heel Pain Discussion
Topic: Broken Toe
Replies: 7
Views: 4440

Re: Broken Toe

Thank you. This is helpful. I didn't think of the wearing a shoe issue as far as how it might slow down or prevent proper healing so I am going to try that. My shoe does kind of push my toes into a crunched up position. A family member suggested taping it to the toe next to it but it is probably to ...

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