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About Noreen

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  1. It sounds like costochonditis - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costochondritis . Check out the link and see if it fits. I have been battling it for 12 years or so.
  2. Rama I used to use motherwort frequently as a new mother for ease of anxiety. It has helped subsequently now that I know they are adrenal surges. I used a couple drops of the tincture in a glass of water. As info for others, this is a safe herb to use while breastfeeding. Thanks for posting this as I ran out a while back and was unable to find a source that delivers. Then, as happens more to us than the norm, I forgot. There have been a few conversations on the forum about it but I had no luck trying to paste in my search results. tks again, noreen
  3. Reen,

    I'm glad to have you as a friend. You're a very caring person.

  4. Cute kitty! Cats get me through the rough days (and nights)


  5. Apache- That is very interesting. Could you point me to some journal articles on the subject? As a matter of curiosity, who dx'd your dysautonomia? tks, noreen
  6. Would keeping a crockpot of soup going help? My thinking is a cup of soup an hour would provide some liquid and nourishment and depending on how you prepare it could provide substantial salt.
  7. So enjoy your wisdom filled posts. You are an inspiration!

  8. Hi Reen - Thanks for adding me as friend! :-)

  9. LOL You are one funny man. thanks for the laugh
  10. I hear ya, Issie. I think they missed at least one TIA on me - magna cum laude MBA in acctng - and I can't trust myself to write a check. Here is a link to basic info on APS also known as Hughes Syndrome or sticky blood syndrome. Obviously I am not a doctor Issie and you should clear it with your doc but generally a baby aspirin (81 mg) is considered good when there is a stroke risk or hx. The idea is to thin the blood a little so clots do not form - clots cause strokes. The collagen disorder results in your vein breaking when external pressure is applied.
  11. Issie- There is a condition referred to as 'sticky blood' syndrome - Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Elevated APS occurs in Lupus (SLE) as well as on its own. Generally it is the rheumy who orders this test as part of a complete panel. APS is one of those hard dx as you generally have to have a major stroke to have definitive dx. My level is just at borderline - I can tell when the level will be high because the blood almost clots while being drawn. I have EDS and I think the tendency to bleed is why my levels are not higher. The firstline drug of choice (without major thrombotic event) is pla
  12. Stace- The only problem is for those of us who have sleep issues. Insomnia can be a bear and I try to be careful about things that interfere with sleep. My migraines have been wicked and, strangely, fiorinal keeps me up. More so than can be explained by caffeine content. Do they have to pick on us - no alternatives and sensitive to everything!
  13. My experience too Stace except I take the short acting version but the time frames are the same.
  14. [quote name='dsdmom' date='Aug 13 2010, 10:18 AM' post='144373 I take 10 mg of Adderal in pill rather than the time release. I took up to forty when I was working.
  15. Sorry I hadn't realized the rave scene was present in other countries. The US NIH has attributed serotonin syndrome to ectasy use Your situation is so different because it has lasted for so long - well beyond any normal half-life. A medication mentioned that might be worth checcking into is Cyproheptadine (Periactin), a drug that blocks serotonin production. best of luck, noreen
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