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    Inositol - Anti-cancer too!

    I find this fascinating! Sometimes veterinarians are really at the leading edge when treating chronic, incurable conditions. A friend of mine who is a vet commented about how they use nutrition...
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    Different people have different reactions, and...

    Different people have different reactions, and different side effects. And - there can be something like 200 different medical-related reasons for having the symptom called "depression," including a...
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    A reading by the author

    Here is a reading by the author of "Its Not Mental", on Internet Radio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edinroad/2012/03/01/author-jeanie-wolfson
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    Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) maybe? I know vitamin D...

    Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) maybe? I know vitamin D is required for thyroid hormone to work at the cellular level. Oh - and anemia or iron deficiency is also known to cause thinning of the hair.

    But...
  5. Paul, Always happy to hear such good news. By the...

    Paul, Always happy to hear such good news. By the way. The garden looks beautiful!
  6. Thread: News on Lor

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    Thank you both for the updates.

    Thank you both for the updates.
  7. I used to get ocular migraines daily when I was...

    I used to get ocular migraines daily when I was working in a disgustingly filthy, damp warehouse with stalactites of black dust stuff hanging from the vents, leaky ceilings and crickets. They stopped...
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    I had it and was frustrated by it. The...

    I had it and was frustrated by it. The recognition is not bad (still frustrating, though), but corrections are only one frustrating aspect. I find that I write using a different part of my brain...
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    Oops

    Oops... reposting below.
  10. The idea that there is an underlying metabolic...

    The idea that there is an underlying metabolic component is not new, which is why it is being studied in more detail. Perhaps this is why some dietary strategies seem to have an affect in various...
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    Thanks MontyJack. My kids said I NEEDED this dog...

    Thanks MontyJack. My kids said I NEEDED this dog I have now. My very old cat had already passed, and the little family dog was dying... They were right. This dog is pure joy in motion. She is working...
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    What I told my younger dd was that as long as she...

    What I told my younger dd was that as long as she was on psych meds she HAD TO be in counseling.
    Another approach is to say "Look, we are all suffering, and I need counseling and I want all of us...
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    Are the gatherings at HIS house? If not, then...

    Are the gatherings at HIS house? If not, then you are isolating yourself from all the family gatherings just because ONE member has an issue. It happens in almost every family that someone has some...
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    I know someone who had something similar happen....

    I know someone who had something similar happen. Benadryl may help ease the dystonia when it happens.
  15. Thread: Provigil

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    My dd also does not have MS but takes it for...

    My dd also does not have MS but takes it for sleep-related issues (and she has other auto-immune issues). She had low blood pressure. The Provigil did not increase her blood pressure.

    Another...
  16. So much suffering because patients did not come...

    So much suffering because patients did not come first - profits did. It is not just the antiseizure medications! This happens with hormones, and more! We have to pay $100 per name-brand prescription...
  17. Thread: Provigil

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    One of my daughters takes Provigil/Nuvigil for...

    One of my daughters takes Provigil/Nuvigil for something else, but that same thing still happens to her. On her bad days, she can still sleep through it. Nuvigil is a once-per day pill, but Provigil...
  18. Thread: TMJ

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    My dentist said "occlusion" is everything - the...

    My dentist said "occlusion" is everything - the fit of our bite. Everytime we get a filling or a crown we have the potential for our teeth to not fit together right and it may take the dentist an...
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    Thank you Rose, for this vital reminder. WE must...

    Thank you Rose, for this vital reminder. WE must constantly advocate and demand, even if they then act like WE are the "crazies." I have regrets. None of my regrets are from demanding better care......
  20. This family member has "issues." We could sit...

    This family member has "issues." We could sit around trying to find diagnostic labels for her - narcissism, personality disorder, ... whatever. None matter... just the knowing that something is...
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    Oh YES... I, and other family members have been...

    Oh YES... I, and other family members have been through withdrawals from several of these meds. Cymbalta and Paxil were the absolute worst, for me.

    Tips for easing withdrawal:
    Temporary, and...
  22. Thread: SAD

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    Our family members use a 10,000 lux "sunbox" -...

    Our family members use a 10,000 lux "sunbox" - broad spectrum light. Even in our kitchen, we have our "happy lights" and two switches so we can use less lighting at night. And getting out walking...
  23. Thread: Vitamin D3

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    My daughter was on Lamictal and her "overdosed"...

    My daughter was on Lamictal and her "overdosed" symptom was falling over like you describe. When she went on a vitamin/mineral supplement, she started sleeping more, was clumsy, falling over, and she...
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    Sigh. Thanks Jeannie. I have a prescription...

    Sigh. Thanks Jeannie. I have a prescription anti-inflammatory which I have been avoiding taking. I take it only when needed to break a vicious cycle with my hips and lower back... never for neck and...
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    Can this be muscular???

    My neck has been increasingly painful over the last 4 weeks. When I turn my head to the left I have pain going to the base of the skull on that side. Just sitting, I have burning pain on that side,...
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    Ditto. THANK YOU!

    Ditto. THANK YOU!
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    I looked them up. They sound a bit like what we'd...

    I looked them up. They sound a bit like what we'd been calling "Cluster Headaches" in my daughter, which some people refer to as "suicide headaches" because they are excruciating. When she'd get...
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    I understand dropping in on an old familiar forum...

    I understand dropping in on an old familiar forum every so often. I've done that on another one that felt like "home" to me. But it has changed. People come. People go. The ambiance changes. So cool...
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    I clicked on the link and just did the gender...

    I clicked on the link and just did the gender guesser. They say they can tell your gender by which photos you find more pleasing. They said 93% chance I am male. Hmmmmm..... Not last time I checked...
  30. Thread: Foot pain

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    My rheumatologist had me change shoes. He had me...

    My rheumatologist had me change shoes. He had me go to a specific running store in town with my old shoes. There, trained personnel examined the wear, watched me walk, decided where and how much the...
  31. Thread: colonoscopy?

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    Just a tip for afterwards

    My child never had a colonoscopy. That would be scary... even an MRI is scary. I just have a tip passed along from one of my daughters that she learned in dietetics/nutrition classes in college which...
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    Well, someone else I know just had the home sleep...

    Well, someone else I know just had the home sleep study with the gizmo going on the head and tube up the nose (or whatever - I'll soon find out when I have to undergo this this week)... and guess...
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    Hello, Karenica. I also am a long-time member but...

    Hello, Karenica. I also am a long-time member but mostly a lurker on the spinal and chronic pain boards. Your name sounded familiar to me. I read about your types of troubles and that's one reason I...
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    I get a headache there from my neck, next to the...

    I get a headache there from my neck, next to the base of my skull towards the side (not the center-towrds the ear but below) where there is a bump. I think tendons and muscles attach there. For a...
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    Awesome! Glad to hear he put on weight and is...

    Awesome! Glad to hear he put on weight and is rock stable!
  36. I think GABA is a good idea. A sleep aid product....

    I think GABA is a good idea. A sleep aid product. "Nutrasleep" has that in it. L-theanine is also relaxing. Some people use amino acids such as Genesa's "Total Amino Solution." Another thought is...
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    Sleep study at home

    The sleep study in a sleep study lab was with the EEG type electrodes caulked on all over the scalp, and wires all over the place. That was a decade ago. Now I am told it is done with something in...
  38. Some cases that get diagnosed as bipolar or...

    Some cases that get diagnosed as bipolar or schizophrenia can have their symptoms go away, but then that always makes people wonder if it really was "bipolar" or "schizophrenia." A book by Lia...
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    I have a daughter with some neurological issues...

    I have a daughter with some neurological issues and autumn was always a bad time for her. I always figured it was allergies, and I am certain it was a contributing factor, but not the whole story. I...
  40. Oh well. The fibromyalgia label just says you...

    Oh well. The fibromyalgia label just says you have a lot of pain - tender areas... but it doesn't say why. In that way it is similar to some of the psychiatric diagnoses except that it is saying, at...
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    Rose, this is wonderful news! I know how it feels...

    Rose, this is wonderful news! I know how it feels when things finally go RIGHT for a change! All your work advocating has paid off! YAY!
    -Naomi
  42. Thread: Hypnotism???

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    Wow... I was wanting to look for something about...

    Wow... I was wanting to look for something about hypnotism, and here is your post!
    No, not everyone can be hypnotized. For example, someone I know with tardive dyskinesia is not a candidate...
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    Christina, I just wanted you to know I understand...

    Christina, I just wanted you to know I understand the feeling expressed in your first post on this thread. For me, the trigger was just stress, grief, more stress, more grief... and the roller...
  44. Calling Child Protective Services (CPS) should at...

    Calling Child Protective Services (CPS) should at least open an investigation.
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    I'm around. Glad to see familiar "faces."

    I'm around. Glad to see familiar "faces."
  46. SS, I think it is normal to worry about these...

    SS, I think it is normal to worry about these things, to some extent. My level of worry about my future in pain fluctuates according to pain. When I had to get off one medication and could not even...
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    Sigh. Autism and Asperger's are listed under...

    Sigh. Autism and Asperger's are listed under NEUROLOGICAL. Schizophrenia, OCD, Tourette's and Bipolar are NO DIFFERENT. They are all listed in the DSM but are biological, not psychological. Sure...
  48. Thread: Prolia

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    Prolia

    A young female family member had to get a shot of this. We had exhausted most other paths - exercise, diet, nutritionals, and hormones. A bone biopsy showed abnormality with rapid bone turnover. The...
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    Yep. Looks like you were first.

    Yep. Looks like you were first.
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    I do know that often the dairy (casein) goes...

    I do know that often the dairy (casein) goes hand-in-hand with the gluten, and the reason in some people is supposed to be with some protein similarity (??). I know that all three of us in my family...
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    LOL!! Well, regardless, it is obviously the...

    LOL!! Well, regardless, it is obviously the "Goverment's Fault"
  52. Welcome back, Butterfly. I am so sorry about your...

    Welcome back, Butterfly. I am so sorry about your problem, and the insult added to the injury of having doctors tell you your complaints were not real. It seems such a frequent tale around these...
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    I don't want behavioral in it at all -- as if the...

    I don't want behavioral in it at all -- as if the behavior is the reason for the illness/diagnosis, rather than there being a medical reason for the behavior (i.e the cause of the diagnosis is the...
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    Behavioral Disorders

    I feel quite uncomfortable that brain disorders, or medical illnesses affecting brain function, such as schizophrenia, bipolar, ADHD, etc are listed under a category of behavioral disorders. As NAMI...
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