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    I pray you are doing well today! I live in Flagler Beach.

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      banditwalker

      Thank you. I knew you were close to me. Loving that the weather is warmer and I can get some work done in yard. Hoping you are well also.

      8 months ago
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    Fibromyalgia

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      SuSudoggie

      I take vitamin D and my count is great

      8 months ago
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      The MRI should show everything wrong in your back, and there are other things a doctor could do, including surgery. Two Advil (ibuprofen) isn't enough to treat inflammation. The prescription dose of 600-800 mg several times a day is needed for inflammation. (Any anti-inflammatory, including meloxicam, has to be taken after eating to prevent stomach problems.)

      If you don't feel better, consider getting a second doctor's opinion for your medicines. Refreshing sleep is key, and the anti-depressant helps that. Great news about your Vitamin D, which should be at least high normal level.

      A support group would help you understand fibromyalgia, plus uplifting. Did you know even weather pressure impacts your body? Long after I was diagnosed in 1995, they decided fibromyalgia was caused more by nerves than muscles, and I haven't studied that change in emphasis. (I was focused on new diagnoses of diabetes, cancer, etc.) Best wishes!

      8 months ago
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      Thanks! Great advice!!!

      8 months ago
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    SuSudoggie asked a questionBreast Cancer

    How many more diagnosis!

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      BarbarainBham

      Jesse0218, if you are still as anxious as you were about going to doctors, it might be helpful to go to a counselor to help you reduce your anxiety. I'm sorry you had such a bad time in the hospital when you were young. Now that we are older, we need doctors to stay healthy, so I hope you will learn to view them differently.

      One of the things menopausal women are routinely monitored for in yearly physicals is osteoporosis and Vitamin D loss that effects bone density. Osteoporosis weakens bones and can cause bone fractures from little movement, so you may want to get your primary care physician to check for that. A Vitamin D check can be done with blood work, and bone density exams are special X-rays. It's treated with diet, exercise/physical therapy, and medicine.

      Best wishes.

      10 months ago
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      I️ am waiting to find out if I️ join the 3 primary cancer club or two and now metastasis. (11/28). I️ had gone to my every 6 months see everyone (breast surgeon, plastic surgeon, oncologist, urologist, blood work, ct scan). Miss Naive was setting up last reconstruction dates when CT showed the scar that had been seen 18 months before had decided to grow thus thoracic surgeon added to my A Team. Had the lung wedge resection last Monday. Maybe I️ can get back to that positive, leave all that behind me place. This place is so great where support is there! I️ know it has helped me.

      10 months ago
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      Thanks BarbarainBham, I've actually had counseling for this problem. That's when I was also diagnosed with PTSD. Plus, the way I was raised didn't help things either. My mother was a big hypochrondac and when something happened to me, she always said - don't worry. It came, it will go. So, I have that mentality even now. As long as I can stand up and walk, I'm fine.

      My oncologist had put me on Vit D3 and calcium supplements when I started the AI's. Plus, the bone density scan. I just had the bone density scan last Dec. My oncologist was looking at my records when I saw her after breaking my ankle and tearing the tendon. She was afraid they might have missed something. But, everything was fine. It was just one of those stupid accidents we all have from time to time. I'd had a tendon transfer in that foot in 1984. My foot didn't bend and wasn't supposed to bend. It was fine all these years. I didn't use a mounting block getting off the horse and when I landed in the nice, soft footing in the indoor arena, I felt it roll and heard 4 snaps. Other than 2 ribs I fractured and have no idea when or how that happened, I made it to 66 before I really broke a bone.

      When I met my PCP for the first time last year, I actually thanked her for understanding me and my issues. She's absolutely great. Her husband is also great too. I had the NP last month for a problem and there was a little kid next to me. When she came in and introduced herself, I said if that kid is going to get shots and cry, I'm done. I told her I can't deal with it because I have PTSD and that will set it off. She was so great and understanding. She took me right out of there and we ended up in their break room and shut the door so there's no way I'd hear him cry. I only had a rash but was in there more for the fact that I'd stepped backwards on my cats metal food dish because I didn't look behind me and rolled my bad foot again. Fortunately, I didn't do a lot of damage and undo it.

      10 months ago
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