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    I can only hope that my talking to others about my cancer will help them realize that it's not a death sentence.

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    KancerKiller asked a questionMultiple Myeloma

    My doctor started me on thyroid medicine a couple years ago.

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      DW has thyroid problems. Has been on various meds. What you might do:
      1. Ask doctor about decreasing dosage until you can sleep.
      2. Ask doctor about a sedative like Trazodone, a non-habit forming anti-anxiety/anti-depressant that produces a good night's sleep.

      2 months ago
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      I have taken Synthroid for years and the only time it caused any sleep issues was when I was getting too much.....caused pounding heart and severe sweating which kept me awake. Do you take your medication in the morning? If not, you may want to try that. I learned while interviewing pts pre-surgically, that many people are never told to take thyroid meds first thing in the morning with plenty of water and to not take other meds at the same time. Also many were never told to wait 1hr before eating otherwise there can be problems with it absorbing correctly.

      2 months ago
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    KancerKiller asked a questionMultiple Myeloma

    It's national bean day! It almost slipped by me! I happened to see this online, I know some of us are looking for protein sources.

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      Didn't know, but I guess I celebrated. We have pintos or white beans all the time. Lima sometimes.

      5 months ago
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      @JaneA Being a 'consumer' of Graft-versus-Host-Disease form a transplant, my colon definitely functions differently from before. However, what I cooked before I still do: Chili made with ground chicken or turkey - the fat drained off - whatever stewed or diced tomatoes I have on hand, and up to 5 varieties of beans (light and dark red kidney, Canellini, pinquito, pinto, small red, and seasoned with Amazing Taste Chili seasoning. It really is amazing. Very low fat, lots of protein, and fiber? Oh yeah.

      5 months ago
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      Just came up with a bit of bean trivia. Beans and onions were a staple of the Roman army. Beans were also a staple of the chuck wagons that fueled the cattle drives in the pioneer West. One might say beans conquered the world and won the West.

      5 months ago
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