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  1. I tested negative for Sjorgren's too but iffy on lupus. I've had dry eye issues for 3 yrs since getting laser surgery to try and "fix narrow angle problem" but that's a long story. After using lots of Tears Naturale Free (no preservatives, and lots of warm compresses for the clogged mebomian glands (sp) I found drinking fresh home made carrot juice to help with dry eye pain and as a bonus dim vision!! I get baby carrots to save standing time and made, first in vitamixer (or you could use strong blender IF you dilute with a cup or 2 of water) I now use a juicer. Please note 1 lb of carrots
  2. Has anybody mentioned allodynia, where normal touch can feel like pain? I've got this. Tight hugs, or even soft massage hurts like heck !! and brings on fluish symptoms later...course I've also fibromyalgia but allodynia can be more common and many drs are ignorant http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/glossary/g/allodynia.htm I have never been able to use heavy winter comforters in cold weather. Hurt my toes/feet. I dog sit for some friends and last time I was there I woke up 2 mornings at 5AM feeling like shoulders were sore. The sheets were new, and 100% cotton but heavy, scratchy and noisy! I
  3. I've had a goiter for years, as well....probably almost 10. All tests normal...just had 3rd ultrasound...always in normal range but recently I had horrible lump in throat sensation again that almost felt like mild choking...so I emailed my dr and had another ultrasound and slew of blood work as well as the TSH Free3 or whatever the other ones are....I see my Dr next week...I have not seen him in months.....odd how this can all be "normal" ...he is a 50 minutes away or I would've seen him when I felt the enlargement. It even made me hoarse this time if I talked or raised my voice (like to yell
  4. has nothing to do with bladder spasms. Simply a vagus nerve response common in MANY dysautonomia patients. with some it's tachycardia, others syncope (fainting) or pre-syncope. hope this helps. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micturition_syncope
  5. Cordelia, thanks Bella, I stated earlier I do NOT HAVE SMART phone or ipod or any of that modern junk. Thus I need a BASIC wrist HR monitor that is dependable I need something EASY to read due to bad vision and wear STRONG reading glasses! ps My HOUSE mate has an ipad but I find it most difficult to type on touchpad.
  6. I want to HR monitor but if you wear a chest with a beep, can you shut it off? I don't want to be using things at the Y & call attention to myself. I'm thinking maybe a watch monitor if those are accurate. Would like one UNDER $100 even better if around $50. I'm concerned with volume on the beeping too. anybody have any tips or links of what to buy? p.s. I want something self contained. I do not use a smart phone. My house mate has an ipad but their stuff is $270. OUTRAGE. I dont' work and he lost his job :-(
  7. Been using DDAVP for 10 yrs. Life changing. keeps me from being dehydated. Use as needed. never had water deprivation test to check ADH levels..Dr said too dangerous. So we went by clinical symptoms & I no longer lose 5lbs a day from EXCESS urination. Been fine for me. Good luck.
  8. was dx with CFS in 86 when it was called Perpetual Adult Mono by am Immunologist I saw..then they changed name to CFS as it was more than EBV..then Johns Hopkins found the ANS connection (as had the late Dr. Streeten for years but didn't know Dr. David Bell was studing CFS pts with O.I.) Anyway, sleep centers found I have alpha delta sleep disorder which means very LITTLE refreshing sleep...so vicious circle for decades. Very complicated this CFS umbrella just like ANS issues. But any documentation in tests is always a good thing though many many SERIOUS isssues are dx by exclusion of other t
  9. Sandy shell. this is the best GF Pasta (was on the diet for awhile & folks that are GF really love this brand) http://www.tinkyada.com/ Also there are good Pamela's cookies that are great though pricy and all sorts of GF mixes easily found. I made a great GF chocolate cake recipe, too. That said GF products go stale quickly so wrap & freeze accordingly. http://www.food.com/recipe/one-bowl-gluten-free-chocolate-cake-209764 (*I got gas & pains from xanthum gum, which is hard to find info on online for this. In store bought versions, no issues. Something about the kind I bought &
  10. I'm CONFUSED. IT says Midodrine in the title but the post/link do not mention it. Please ENLIGHTEN me. And is this drug OFF the market again. I don't currently use it but LOVED.IT!
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