Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

cleo

Members
  • Content Count

    46
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About cleo

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday February 22

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female

Recent Profile Visitors

248 profile views
  1. Thanks targs66 for me I think the medication sensitivities are the worst part of my pots. I can only tolerate 7 mgs of prednisone which I've been on for years and only from one manufacturer. If ever I couldn't get that one I'd be in trouble because it can't be stopped suddenly. That's why I'm considering surgeryso to possibly get off it. I can't tolerate most vitamins as well. Folic acid made me so sick.
  2. Thanks Pistol. I haven't met with the surgeon yet so am notcompletely sure of if the stitches would in fact be disslovable. Don't think I can have staples because am I can'tolerate even wear titanium earrings in my ears. Have had the earring sensitivity long before I had pots. My GI doc doesn't understand the med sensitivities and gets frustrated and angry.
  3. Thanks. You've made me feel better. Having so much anxiety today worrying about developing chronic constipation a d not tolerating any laxative or being able to eat fiber due to a stricture from crohns. And then possible impending surgery for crohns. Thanks again it means a lot to know I'm not alone.
  4. It seems like I have a reaction to every medication. : (
  5. JaneEyre9 Thanks so much for replying. We're your stiches internal? This past weekend was made so sick by a reaction to an over the counter medicine and thenot started thinking about the stitches.
  6. I am extremely sensitive to meds. Am worried about how I would react to internal stitches from surgery as they are ultimately absorbed by the body . Has anyone who is very med sensitive done been okay with them?
  7. I've heard that apple cider vinegar helps acid reflux. It seems like it would make it worse. Wonder if it would help with bile reflux. I have been following a diet of no spice, no fried foods, very limited veggies, for years for crohns disease which I have in addition to pots. The only culprits left in my diet are caffiene, margarine and mayo. I've cut down on my caffeine but am having a hard time giving it up completely. It makes me feel better potswise. Never knew I'd miss margerine and mayo so much : )
  8. Jackmxoxo is carafat an over the counter med? Thanks
  9. I'very been on Nexium for a few years for acid reflux and it works well for it. The Dr said there wasn't any acid present when she performed the endoscopy. There was a lot of bile. Have been taking Gavison which helps temporarily. My doc suggested I see a doc that performs surgery for reflux but I think I would like to try more meds before that. So far my esophagus is undamaged. The surgery for bile reflux is actually gastric bypass, the weight loss surgery. Don't even know if I would be a candidate for that. Am not overweight. Well I'd like to lose about 20 lbs but from what I've heard much more weight is lost with that surgery.
  10. Has anyone been diagnosed with bile reflux? If so, are you on medication to relieve the heartburn like pain? Am hoping to find some med that will give me relief.
  11. I think I have a degree of anxiety all the time. I don't really get a break from it. Now it's much worse. I'm having a health issue which is not pots related. Have been sent from doc to doc, just like when I first got pots : ) My symptoms are GI like. I have crohns as well as pots but they don't feel like crohns symptoms at all. Am driving myself crazy with worry. Years ago I took ativan and it worked well in the beginning. I took it everyday. After a while it stopped working for me and I was weaned off. IAm missing the relief it gave initially gave me.
  12. Has anyone found an anxiey med that really works for them? I have high as well as low blood pressure and have heard that some anxiety meds increase blood pressure which wouldn't be good for me. Also I'm really sensitive to meds.
  13. Thanks everyone. Imapumpkin the surgery I may have is a sacrocolpopexy. Its done to lift a dropped bladder in someone who has previously had a hysterectomy. Its laproscopic. The surgeon attaches a sling from the front of your body to the ligaments in the spine. My doc initially told me when he didn't think I needed the surgery that I wouldn't want this surgery, that it was very painful. Big mistake on his part.:-) Even if I could have the lidicaine patch I wonder if it would work for me. I know it sounds crazy but lidicaine doesn't work for me at the dentist.
  14. I'm very sensitive to painkillers. Just two hydrocordone pills and I'm vomiting. I may be having surgery and am worried how I'll how I'll do pain killer wise. Has anyone else had surgery with this sensitivity?
  15. Thanks everyone. I've been putting off surgery for a long time because I worry how I'd react to general anesthesia. It's really good to know that other people with med sensitivities have gone under and been okay. :-)
×
×
  • Create New...