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    I think I get the picture, although I am...

    I think I get the picture, although I am unfamiliar with some of these medical terms. I was thinking of getting a medical dictionary anyway, and this is the perfect catalyst for that. Thanks for...
  2. Neighbors Who Impose and Can't Leave Us Alone

    What do you do with neighbors who impose on you and won't leave you alone? I have a couple of neighbors who always want us to do this and do that for them. We have our own problems to deal with and...
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    Barking Dogs are Driving Me Crazy

    I have a very high concentration of barking dogs where I live. I am located in a rural area, but the houses are close together. I don't mind the chickens, birds, or other noises, but the barking...
  4. Thread: Sciatica

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    Went to my fourth session. It didn't go as well...

    Went to my fourth session. It didn't go as well as former sessions. My left knee was swollen and the therapist taped and iced it. I found out that my left ankle is extremely weak. I wasn't given...
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    I would definitely go to the ER. Please keep us...

    I would definitely go to the ER. Please keep us informed.
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    Tumis lupus diagnosis

    I have never heard of tumid/tumis lupus. How does it differ from other forms of lupus or does it differ?
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    Kim, so sorry to hear that you have had more...

    Kim, so sorry to hear that you have had more problems. Here is hoping this is the last of them for some time to come, and that things will get considerably better for you and yours.
  8. Thread: Sciatica

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    Well I went for my second session and had a...

    Well I went for my second session and had a different therapist. She was considerably better than the first. The session went well and I returned for my third session yesterday. The therapist said...
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    Nonna, I know someone else who just fell on her...

    Nonna, I know someone else who just fell on her face. She has been in the hospital for a week. I hope you didn't end up in there. Are you o.k. now? It seems like everybody I know has had some...
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    Sticky: I see Dr. Isabel Gonzalez at the West Ventura...

    I see Dr. Isabel Gonzalez at the West Ventura Medical Clinic in Ventura, CA. She is extremely thorough and listens. She explains things very well when you ask her questions and is very patient and...
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    What exactly was this ice bucket challenge? ...

    What exactly was this ice bucket challenge? Please clue me in!
  12. Thread: Sciatica

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    Will go to physical therapy Monday, but if that...

    Will go to physical therapy Monday, but if that doesn't go well I am giving up on it. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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    It's good that you have a formal diagnosis, some...

    It's good that you have a formal diagnosis, some of us here on this website have never gotten one. I got an informal diagnosis in my early 50's, although the Dr. thought I have had lupus since my...
  14. Thread: Sciatica

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    I don't know about this physical therapy! I felt...

    I don't know about this physical therapy! I felt worse after having done the exercises. They put a strain on my neck and left foot. So today I went to the chiropractor and had an adjustment. That...
  15. Thread: Sciatica

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    Sciatica

    Today I go in for my first physical therapy session for my sciatica in the right leg. It hurts when I move around. It is probably going to hurt even more in physical therapy. I don't even know if...
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    I hope you get some answers in the future, but if...

    I hope you get some answers in the future, but if not, please accept the fact that you may never get a formal diagnosis.
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    My stressors were a delay in getting treatment...

    My stressors were a delay in getting treatment for extracting my wisdom teeth (no money to have them removed), a diagnosis of mucious colitis, and trying to complete two difficult, accelerated...
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    I think accumulated stressors were the trigger...

    I think accumulated stressors were the trigger for me, not just one particular event.
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    Alicake, I find the Drs. are absolutely paranoid...

    Alicake, I find the Drs. are absolutely paranoid when it comes to prescribing pain meds. They must think we are all addicts. They are scared of the feds who, I believe, randomly pick Drs. offices...
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    I for one, am I whose tests came out negative,...

    I for one, am I whose tests came out negative, but my Dr. believes I have lupus anyway. He thinks I have had it since my teens and I am 64 years old. The Drs. try to relieve my symptoms the best...
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    I have never had all over muscle twitching and I...

    I have never had all over muscle twitching and I have several overlapping conditions -- lupus, sciatica, chronic sinusitis, arthritis (not rheumatoid), high blood pressure, etc.
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    Glad to hear the pain is subsiding and that you...

    Glad to hear the pain is subsiding and that you are progressing along well.
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    Allergies are really bad right now.

    Progress -- I am now down to once a month allergy shots. Saw my allergist the other day, he said the ragweed is bad right now. I have been suffering. I knew something was causing me so much...
  24. Sciatica Acting Up Again, plus knee problem

    Finally got a physical therapy appointment for two weeks from now. I am hoping physical therapy will help. Has anyone out there had an success with physical therapy for this problem?
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    Could I have undiagnosed lyme disease?

    I had a tick from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in my head when I was a kid. My dad pulled it out with a twiser because I was complaining of buzzing in my head. The tick was in there for several days. ...
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