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  • abdominal aortic anuyesms

    Discussing the topics: Abdominal aortic aneurysm

    I am 73 years old and have been taking several supplements to raise my nitric oxide and sometimes take some cialis, I have developed two anuyesms one ascending and one descending ,,I have been trying to find out if the making of nitric oxide is actually causing this. Since everything is in doctors terms and cannot make heads or tails of the answers.. my guess is that nitric oxide enhances my problem.... where can I go to see if I am correct....very frustrated

    Members: Ron Langley

  • abdominal aortic anuyesms

    Discussing the topics: Abdominal aortic aneurysm

    I am 73 years old and have been taking several supplements to raise my nitric oxide and sometimes take some cialis, I have developed two anuyesms one ascending and one descending ,,I have been trying to find out if the making of nitric oxide is actually causing this. Since everything is in doctors terms and cannot make heads or tails of the answers.. my guess is that nitric oxide enhances my problem.... where can I go to see if I am correct....very frustrated

    Members: Ron Langley

  • Lorazapam side effects and withdrawl

    Discussing the topics:

    I am taking Lorazapam for anxiety but it is giving me terrible racing heart and palpitations. Has anyone experienced this? I am trying to wean myself off it now. Feel absolutely terrible.

    Members: Deborah Patraker , Carolyn Warnke , Ricky III

  • Zoloft Sertraline Compulsive Gambling Awareness (ZS-CGA)

    Discussing the topics: Zoloft, Sertraline, Gambling

    Preface: Many years ago I was prescribed Sertraline (Zoloft) shortly thereafter I started a downward spiral of slot addiction that destroyed my life. I lost my friends, my family, my business, my freedom, and my self respect.

    An Irresistible Compulsion That Could Not Be Stopped! I tried everything I could to stop going to the casinos and playing video slots but I couldn't stop!

    I went to GA (gambling anonymous) meetings, where I learned about the reasons I was addicted (dopamine high rushes) but I still couldn't stop!

    I knew why I was gambling and knew how the slots worked (through a random number generator making there no way to win consistently) but I still couldn't stop.

    I voluntarily 86'd (Self-Excluded) myself out of at least 4 casinos and risked arrest by sneaking back in to play, because I just couldn't stop!

    I threw away a successful business and was charged and convicted of felony fraud do to this addiction, but I still couldn't stop!

    At sentencing I made a tearful speech to the judge about my gambling addiction, but after my release I still couldn't stop!

    To God, Who has delivered me out of so many afflictions in my life, I prayed to over and over again, but I still couldn't stop!

    I was hospitalized for sharing my suicidal plan to throw myself off the balcony of a local casino to express my pain to them over my addiction. Yet even after my release from the hospital I couldn't stop going to the casino.

    10 years... Day after day... I couldn't stop... I couldn't stop...

    How I Finally Discovered The Simple Truth: Growing up I had survived a deadly child-hood cancer and even was a well-known make-A-Wish kid. Because of the effects of that chemo-therapy I still have to take a lot of health medicines. One day I was looking up some of the side effects of my post chemo-meds and while doing that I also did some research about the antidepressant I had been taking for so long, Sertraline (Zoloft), and I started linking my compulsive gambling to around the same time I started taking Sertraline (Zoloft). I discovered how Sertraline (Zoloft) can mess with your brain's dopamine functions causing an irresistible desire to gamble. I also discovered many others who had similar experiences with Sertraline/Zoloft.

    Quitting Sertraline/Zoloft = Deliverance From Compulsive Gambling: After much research I decided to stop taking my Sertraline (Zoloft). I was aware that one should not stop all together so I cut my dosage in half for a while... then all together (recommended).

    Since then I have not had that monstrous compulsive desire to go to the casino and play slots. When I stopped Sertraline (Zoloft), my 10 year compulsive gambling nightmare was over! Today I finally have the peace of being casino free. When I have money I don't think casino. My heart no longer races un-controllably when I think of hitting a jackpot. I no longer have to see the face of my heart broken family when I blow the rent money at the casino.

    Why Didn't They Tell Me This? During that 10 year nightmare it never occurred to me that the anti-depressant Sertraline (Zoloft) is what was driving this irresistible compulsion. No Dr. had ever told me this. Even when I was hospitalized for sharing my plan to throw myself off the balcony of a local casino, the psychiatrists there (who continued to give me Sertraline/Zoloft) never told me.

    Psychiatrists and Psych Med Manufacturers - Caring People or Greedy For Gain??? Psychiatrists and drug manufactures have a lot of motives ($$$) to try and suppress what I and many others are saying about Zoloft/ Sertraline: Psychiatrists make tons of money for referring clients to these medicine drug companies, via prescribing them. Though I'm sure there are many caring psychiatrists, remember they are also a sales representative for these psych med drug companies. The fact is: These psych med drug companies don't make a dime unless these psychiatrists dish out new consumers for them.

    Quitting Meds Is Losing A Customer/Side Effects Are Bad For Business So Keep Them Hidden From The Consumer As Much As Possible: Often these psych med side effects are masked by prescribing more and more un-necessary meds when all that is needed is to quit the drug all together, like I did. But of course that's a lost customer for the psych med drug companies. And side effects from their product (like a un-controllable compulsion to gamble one's life away) would even be worse for their profits, If the public found out. So perhaps informing patients isn't in THEIR best interests.

    WHY??? I really hate to insinuate it like this, but how could they not just say "stop taking Sertraline/Zoloft and your compulsive gambling will be cured." I mean they are the experts. They know how it screws with your brain's dopamine functions. They know dopamine factors in with compulsive gambling. Why did I go 10 years talking to these "experts" and never heard the truth?

    Medicines Can Be Good & Medicines Can Be Bad - Do Your Own Research: Don't get me wrong, there are some real mental health issues and some psych meds are wonderful in the treatment of them. But the fact is: The more prescriptions, the more money made and when that is the case one can easily see how it's being abused. As a cancer survivor, I have no other choice but to believe in modern medicines. Without the chemo-therapy medicines I wouldn't be here. However antidepressant medicines like Sertraline (Zoloft) and other medicines that mess with your natural brain dopamine functions are unpredictable, at best! Now that I think about it, of course that's what drove my gambling compulsion! No matter how much you may trust your doctor or psychiatrist you have got to do your own research because it's your life. You will have to face the consequences of your actions on these medicines, NOT the psychiatrists and drug manufactures who make lots of money off of you.

    The Easy Conclusion: When I stopped Sertraline (Zoloft), my 10 year compulsive gambling nightmare stopped as well!

    Victims Must Stick Together: If you have taken Zoloft/Sertraline and have had similar issues - Just know I consider you family! Please contact me. Together we can make a real difference. God Bless.

    Members: Zoloft Sertraline Compulsive Gambling Awareness (ZS-CGA)

  • Paxil and Dystonia

    Discussing the topics:

    Has anyone else suspected Paxil as the cause for Dystonia (and/or other movement disorders?)

    Members: Njk77

  • Coccydynia - For Real!

    Discussing the topics: Quality of life decreased

    Do you suffer from coccydynia pain? Let's get together and chat about it. How long have you had it? Are you in pain all the time? Some of the time? Do you want to talk about it with other people who suffer from it too? Come join our group.

    Members: Patricia Dempsey

  • Advice and discussion for those who suffer from Conversion Disorder

    Discussing the topics: Conversion disorder

    Is there anyone suffering from conversion disorder that has yet to find treatment that's resolved or even eased your symptoms? My seemingly seizure like episodes have become an everyday struggle that is what most of my day consist of... between the episodes themselves and the painful and seemingly disabling side affects thereafter I'm 19 and have recently been diagnosed with conversion disorder After undergoing multiple testing in attempt to diagnose the increasingly severe symptoms of which appeared to me and those around me to mimick seizures. I'm devastated and can barely leave my own house due to the sudden onset myself. I just want to find something to help me function and be normal again... im so lost with this diagnosis.. especially being as some physicians believe it to be unfounded or not a true medical condition...as if im faking these horribly painful episodes that have turned my life upside dowm to say the least...HELP!!???!dd

    Members: May Carter

  • management of rheumatoid arthritis

    Discussing the topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis

    RA is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, which can cause cartilage and bone damage as well as disability. Early diagnosis and good management are keys to optimal therapeutic success. We have used five balances regulating strategy to follow up the patient with RA, among which the balance between neuroendocrine system and immune system is the most important. It seems that using this strategy could assist rheumatologists in achieving low disease activity or remission in the majority of their patients. This Review argues that RA is self-limiting to some extent, but the duration of disease will leave sequela with different degrees of joint deformation. Therefore, it is necessary to use this strategy in the RA management early. During the day, glucocorticoid plays an important role in controlling of inflammation, and hu-man growth hormone plays an important role in eliminating inflammation dur-ing the slow-wave sleep at night. Finally, RA and psoriatic arthritis are two of the most prevalent inflammatory rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases. Five bal-ances are also important to other causes of arthritis, such as psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, osteoarthritis, infectious arthritis. RA disease network model based on complex network is important for the analysis and treatment of disease. But at the present stage the research of complex network theory is not clear enough to describe the relationship between structure and function of complex system [40][41]. Through reviewing literature, this Review has found five important layers of RA complex network. At next step we hope more researchers to participate in "Network Medicine" study to accumulate more cases, constantly improve the RA network model and analyze parameters characteristic and interaction relationship of RA network model. Only common characteristics network model based on the more RA patients improved in the future, could RA be individualized treated. Zou, S.R. (2017) Five Balances in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 5, 10-21. https://doi.org/10.4236/jbm.2017.59002

    Members: shengrong zou , Mark

  • Modafinil with SSRI or antidepressants

    Discussing the topics: Fluoxetine, Modafinil

    About the use of modafinil combine with SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)

    Members: Alok Singh

  • One year post vertebrae compression fracture

    Discussing the topics: Fracture, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, Neck Pain, Hip Pain, Swelling, Hot Flashes, Sweating, Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhea, Migraines, Diverticulitis

    In still not able to walk stand lay down or sit without pain. Walking and standing are the worse and cause me to be housebound for 10 days or so. I'd like to know how others ate dealing with it and what they believe caused it. For me I feel it was caused either by not enough blood flow or a digesyive infection. No doctor will even take notice but neurosurgeon did say it is a fracture as did the bone scan. I had surgery three months ago and still have the same pain. Another thing is I have severe buttock pain, I don't know if it's actually coming from the spine cause surgery l4-s1 plif w/laminectomy didn't seem to help. I can't seem to even get Disability because doctors are being so vague and act like I did something to cause this. I just worked as a house cleaner, light one, and office work. I had sever two years of twisting spasms prior to the break and the doctors just said that's odd. It has been brutal and still on going. My neck is bad now, I cannot look down causing pulsating jaw and neck pain plus my ear goes deaf, my vision changes just like it's a blood flow problem. My arm and keg actually turn red and so far no treatment except surgery.

    Members: Renee Noyes

  • DECAAF II

    Discussing the topics: Atrial Fibrillation

    DECAAF 2 is a clinical study on MRI guided ablation surgery for Atrial Fibralation. It's a two year study and I was wondering if anyone out there is part of the study and have already had the ablation proce4edure done?

    Members: david lee

  • Psoriasis and Black Cumin Seed Oil

    Discussing the topics:

    For those who see relief from psoriasis after using Black Cumin Seed Oil.

    Members: Mary Denson , Mary Denson , Sue Ram

  • Uricosuria and Jc Virus Test Positive

    Discussing the topics: Uricosuria, Uric Acid - Urine, Jc virus test positive

    Support group for people who have Uricosuria and experience Jc Virus Test Positive, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com

  • Ptsd and Galactose Intolerance

    Discussing the topics: PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Galactose Intolerance

    Support group for people who have Ptsd and experience Galactose Intolerance, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com

  • Zosyn and Kybella

    Discussing the topics: Zosyn, piperacillin sodium; tazobactam sodium, kybella, deoxycholic acid

    Support group for people who take Zosyn and Kybella, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com

  • Cholebrine and Ultrasound Liver Abnormal

    Discussing the topics: Cholebrine, iocetamic acid, Ultrasound liver abnormal

    Support group for people who take Cholebrine and have Ultrasound Liver Abnormal, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com

  • Glipizide and Angelica Sylvestris

    Discussing the topics: Glipizide, Glipizide, Angelica sylvestris, angelica

    Support group for people who take Glipizide and Angelica Sylvestris, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com

  • Calcium D-Gluconate and American Adders Tongue

    Discussing the topics: calcium d-gluconate, calcium, American adders tongue, american adder's tongue

    Support group for people who take Calcium D-Gluconate and American Adders Tongue, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Vaginal Cancer

    Discussing the topics: Apnea - sleep apnea syndrome, Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, Sleep Apnea, Cancer - vagina, Tumor - vaginal, Vaginal cancer, Vaginal tumors

    Support group for people who have Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and experience Vaginal Cancer, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com

  • Sulfatrim Pediatric and Quality Of Life Decreased

    Discussing the topics: Sulfatrim Pediatric, sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim, Quality of life decreased

    Support group for people who take Sulfatrim Pediatric and have Quality Of Life Decreased, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com

  • Safflower Oil and Easter Giant

    Discussing the topics: safflower oil, Safflower, Easter Giant, bistort

    Support group for people who take Safflower Oil and Easter Giant, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com

  • Mastocytosis and Painful Urination

    Discussing the topics: Mastocytoma, Mastocytosis, Urticaria Pigmentosa, Dysuria, Painful urination, Urination - painful

    Support group for people who have Mastocytosis and experience Painful Urination, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com

  • Brintellix and Salivary Gland Cancer Recurrent

    Discussing the topics: Brintellix, vortioxetine hydrobromide, Salivary gland cancer recurrent

    Support group for people who take Brintellix and have Salivary Gland Cancer Recurrent, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com

  • Gelsemin and Saffron

    Discussing the topics: gelsemin, gelsemium, saffron, saffron

    Support group for people who take Gelsemin and Saffron, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Galactose Intolerance

    Discussing the topics: PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Galactose Intolerance

    Support group for people who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and experience Galactose Intolerance, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

    Members: eHealthMe.com