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  • Birthday 07/20/1955

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  1. I loved your question. My situation was similar. For 25 years I did not cook with or add salt because my husband was hypertensive. My serum sodium was always normal. But when I finally got diagnosed after three miserable years, my doctor told me to drink salt water every day. With the very first sip I could actually feel it tingle as it traveled through my body. It was such a great feeling because I knew it was going to help me. I had been salt deprived all that time and didn't know it. I wouldn't use the word 'cure', but I can say that in my case, salt was a major factor in my recovery. I recently stopped drinking salt water after eight years because my blood pressure was actually going a little too high. Who knew lol? Now I am at a normal pressure and I feel fine. Best to you!
  2. My starting dose of Zoloft was 25 mg. and I have stayed there.
  3. My story is similar to Pistol's. I started Zoloft one year ago and it has changed my life. I had to stop working because of increasing panic attacks and I really felt hopeless and helpless. I am on a very small dose - 25 mg - but what a difference. I have held a part time job since November with no panic attacks at all. It has been such a relief. Hang in there, it can get better.
  4. Yes. That is when I knew something was really wrong. I was in PT walking very slowly on a treadmill when it started. I couldn't stop and they laid me down, but I was shaking so hard for so long they called an ambulance. Resolved on its own by the time I got to the hospital. I do what the above posters do, cover up and rest. They are scary, though. They didn't kill me, and that is what is important to know. Just our crazy bodies acting badly!
  5. I agree with everything above. But what stood out for me in your post was that you are married to a great husband. I did not have that kind of support, and believe me, it was rough. I still have nightmares about it. This is a great place to vent and I did plenty lol. Plus, I learned so much from others. Hang in there!
  6. I am so happy to read your post. It is such a good feeling to be cared about and it can change everything. Similar thing happened to me many years ago and I cried happy tears, too! Sending you my best wishes.
  7. Same thing happens to me. I can't tolerate it. Even tried calcium citrate recently and got bad reflux. In the past I have had your same reaction. Citrus for me only in very small amounts! But I am ok if I follow a rotation diet so at least I can eat a clementine every few days. I do tolerate vit c 60 mg in my multivitamin every day.
  8. I loved keeping fish. Recently I downsized and did not take my tanks with me. A former neighbor took them thank goodness. But I had a male Betta that really was quite a sweet pet. I wonder if you could do that for just awhile? My Betta was easy to keep and was company. I have had dysautonomia for many years and it got better for me in time. So there is hope. Take care.
  9. Thank you for posting. I am so much better without gluten. Two celiac tests were negative, one biopsy and one blood test. Many of us are on the cusp and that is why we can't get definitive diagnoses. Hope you continue to improve! Love to hear success stories.
  10. I was diagnosed there and they were very helpful. All the diagnostics and then some. I honestly think they saved my life because I went undiagnosed for three years and was failing fast. But my physician has since retired. I would not hesitate to see the doctor(s) who replaced her. It is a top notch facility, at least it was for me in 2010.
  11. Hi Teriann, Doing better now although still not working full time. But I'm getting there. I remember trying LDN after my fibro specialist recommended it. He is a physiatrist. I was a medical mess at that time and thought what have I got to lose? After I took the first dose I had this nice feeling of well being so I continued it. No side effects at all. During that time I was also treated for hypothyroidism and dysautonomia, plus I was in perimenopause. So when those things slowly started stabilizing, I wanted to take as few meds as possible. I think I stopped cold turkey but I could be mistaken. Anyway, no withdrawal etc. so it makes me wonder if it was really doing anything lol. But I am glad I tried it. Marsha
  12. Hi Kim, I understand what you are going through. I would recommend Michael Waickman MD in Akron OH. Patients travel hours to see him. He is an allergist/immunologist and is top notch. But it does take about eight weeks to see him as a new patient. He literally saved my life several years ago and I still see him today. He is thorough and really cares. I am fortunate to live in Akron but I would drive from anywhere if I moved!
  13. Thank you for posting this. I have always made my own because the commercial stuff I have seen either contains corn syrup or preservatives. So nice that this is so pure! I have many allergies and my choices are so limited. Good find!
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