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Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:36 pm
by Ballerina
I bought a dozen jar candles on sale a couple moths ago. Now, I can't find them. How could they just disappear. I remember bringing them home from the store. What happened next I haven't a clue.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:47 am
by Forry Cow How
Ballerina wrote:I bought a dozen jar candles on sale a couple moths ago. Now, I can't find them. How could they just disappear. I remember bringing them home from the store. What happened next I haven't a clue.
Sounds like me. And you would think a dozen would be hard to miss? I hope you find them.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:24 am
by starrydreamer
My sister was diagnosed with RA earlier this year. Apparently, someone on my dad's side of the family died from complications from RA. And it's looking more and more likely that I also have it. I'll get tested, but that's just what we need on top of all my kid's medical problems.

But hey, my sinuses are still working properly!

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:18 pm
by Somnambulist
starrydreamer wrote:My sister was diagnosed with RA earlier this year. Apparently, someone on my dad's side of the family died from complications from RA. And it's looking more and more likely that I also have it. I'll get tested, but that's just what we need on top of all my kid's medical problems.

But hey, my sinuses are still working properly!
AI's cluster heavily on my mom's side. I went through the ringer with this for 2 years. I ended up with pelvic floor dysfunction, but a Googling of those symptoms shows a pretty easy comparison to MS/IC in some ways, although IC is heavily debated as an AI. I don't think it's that common for siblings to have the same AI.

I'd demand a lymes disease test. There are two.. the one they offer first on offices has an abysmally high false negative rate but people don't often know about that. Since you lived in this area that's the only reason I mention it.

Good luck. The worst thing to deal with is the healthcare system when you don't feel good.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:13 am
by starrydreamer
My sister got tested for MS - thankfully it was negative. As for Lyme Disease, it might be a good idea to get tested, although it's been 7 years since I last lived in the northeast. Even without RA, I need to get treatment for the arthritis in my finger joints anyway.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:03 pm
by Tessablue
The distribution of Lyme disease has expanded quite a bit in the past few years especially in the midwest, and it can have very long-term effects. Like Som said the test isn't the most reliable, but I think it's definitely worth bringing up to your physicians. Best of luck and I hope you feel better soon, starry.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:39 am
by starrydreamer
Tessablue wrote:The distribution of Lyme disease has expanded quite a bit in the past few years especially in the midwest, and it can have very long-term effects. Like Som said the test isn't the most reliable, but I think it's definitely worth bringing up to your physicians. Best of luck and I hope you feel better soon, starry.
Thanks, Tessa.

Ballerina - have you found your candles yet? :lol:

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:36 pm
by Ballerina
starrydreamer wrote: Ballerina - have you found your candles yet? :lol:
Nope - I think Yankee Candle snuck into the house and took them back. It's truly a mystery.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:56 pm
by starrydreamer
Ballerina wrote:
starrydreamer wrote: Ballerina - have you found your candles yet? :lol:
Nope - I think Yankee Candle snuck into the house and took them back. It's truly a mystery.
They'll pop up eventually and you'll wonder why the heck you put them there.

Saw the doctor and the only thing my blood tests show is that I have lower than the standard range for mean platelet volume. ANA Screen was negative, Rheumatoid Factor negative. Only waiting on Anti-CCP test, but I expect that to be negative too. But I'm not making up the joint pain, so I've ordered some supplements and I'll probably go see a rheumatologist anyway.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:24 pm
by sweettalk
i have RA and my rheumatoid test was negative, as well. the dr i saw said that it happens sometimes, so i'm glad you're going in anyway.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:04 pm
by starrydreamer
sweettalk wrote:i have RA and my rheumatoid test was negative, as well. the dr i saw said that it happens sometimes, so i'm glad you're going in anyway.
Yeah, the internist I saw made it sound like it was all in my head.

However, I also need to lose about 30 lbs. I think that will help my poor knee out, at least.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:18 pm
by Tessablue
starrydreamer wrote:
sweettalk wrote:i have RA and my rheumatoid test was negative, as well. the dr i saw said that it happens sometimes, so i'm glad you're going in anyway.
Yeah, the internist I saw made it sound like it was all in my head.

However, I also need to lose about 30 lbs. I think that will help my poor knee out, at least.
Ugh, I hate it when doctors act like we're crazy for... what, being in pain? I did a literature search and it looks like low mean platelet volume is an indicator for systemic inflammation, but it's a very very recent discovery so it's quite possible that it isn't common knowledge yet. Glad you are still planning on going to a rheumatologist and I hope you get answers there.

Lots of vents but I'm particularly bummed out by the impending wholesale devastation of the scientific infrastructure that I've basically devoted my life to.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:25 pm
by Somnambulist
I can't wait until my boyfriend and I are together long enough we can ignore everyone on holidays and people aren't offended.

Also the last doctor that told me it was in my head I immediately walked out and didn't pay. Nothing like idiots.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:45 am
by stark
A few days ago I went shopping at Target, used my debit card to cover the $197.00 in damages.

Something is very wrong.....the charge hasn't hit my bank account yet and it usually does before I leave the store.

What am I suppose to do at this point?

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:01 pm
by starrydreamer
Kid is being sent home from daycare with a nasty cough AGAIN. It's been almost two months with him having this nasty cough. He sometimes needs oxygen support (which we can provide at home) and we gave him a dose of oral steroids a month ago, but nothing will kick this. He acts fine when he's not coughing up a lung and hasn't had any fevers. It's extremely frustrating.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:46 pm
by serenassong
starrydreamer wrote:Kid is being sent home from daycare with a nasty cough AGAIN. It's been almost two months with him having this nasty cough. He sometimes needs oxygen support (which we can provide at home) and we gave him a dose of oral steroids a month ago, but nothing will kick this. He acts fine when he's not coughing up a lung and hasn't had any fevers. It's extremely frustrating.
So sorry about this. I have read that Whooping Cough is making a comeback- Im sure the doc has checked for this. Hope all is ok.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:01 pm
by Catalina
stark wrote:A few days ago I went shopping at Target, used my debit card to cover the $197.00 in damages.

Something is very wrong.....the charge hasn't hit my bank account yet and it usually does before I leave the store.

What am I suppose to do at this point?
Talk to the bank, I would imagine.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:08 pm
by Catalina
starrydreamer wrote:Kid is being sent home from daycare with a nasty cough AGAIN. It's been almost two months with him having this nasty cough. He sometimes needs oxygen support (which we can provide at home) and we gave him a dose of oral steroids a month ago, but nothing will kick this. He acts fine when he's not coughing up a lung and hasn't had any fevers. It's extremely frustrating.
There seems to be a lot of this making the rounds right now, kid as well as adults.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:44 pm
by starrydreamer
Catalina wrote:
starrydreamer wrote:Kid is being sent home from daycare with a nasty cough AGAIN. It's been almost two months with him having this nasty cough. He sometimes needs oxygen support (which we can provide at home) and we gave him a dose of oral steroids a month ago, but nothing will kick this. He acts fine when he's not coughing up a lung and hasn't had any fevers. It's extremely frustrating.
There seems to be a lot of this making the rounds right now, kid as well as adults.
Yeah - my husband finally seems to have a handle on his cough, two months later. But his cough doesn't make him throw up like it does our kid. Husband used Mucinex to help clear him out - and kids can't have it. Somehow I didn't get it. I had three days of fever with a pounding headache, but it went away without a cough developing.

I guess I really can't complain. The child has stayed out of the hospital so far this year! Last time this year, he was in the hospital for surgery after it was delayed because he was in intensive care with RSV.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:52 pm
by Somnambulist
starrydreamer wrote:
Catalina wrote:
starrydreamer wrote:Kid is being sent home from daycare with a nasty cough AGAIN. It's been almost two months with him having this nasty cough. He sometimes needs oxygen support (which we can provide at home) and we gave him a dose of oral steroids a month ago, but nothing will kick this. He acts fine when he's not coughing up a lung and hasn't had any fevers. It's extremely frustrating.
There seems to be a lot of this making the rounds right now, kid as well as adults.
Yeah - my husband finally seems to have a handle on his cough, two months later. But his cough doesn't make him throw up like it does our kid. Husband used Mucinex to help clear him out - and kids can't have it. Somehow I didn't get it. I had three days of fever with a pounding headache, but it went away without a cough developing.
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Can you diffuse peppermint oil/eucalyptus oil in his room?/shower? This def isn't a cure but when my sinuses/chest are awful (frequently) I diffuse this when I'm in the shower and it always helps. Everyone in my family benefits from it and I'm not sure it gets worse than my dad's allergies.

My 2.5 year old crown apparently has a massive hole in it. Bye bye $1k. No wonder no one goes to the dentist.
Still no energy. I'd be concerned but I don't have the energy.
Piriformis syndrome is awful. Additionally, not hitting the gym 100% is actually worse so in comparison the pain is tolerable.