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  1. Here is a shot in the dark for you. Chest spasms...

    Here is a shot in the dark for you. Chest spasms can be caused by chronic hyperventilation syndrome. Check on how she breaths, more than 7 regular breaths per minute and she is probably expelling too...
  2. Thread: pain,pain,pain

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    There are other drugs for CNS pain. Klonopin,...

    There are other drugs for CNS pain. Klonopin, Ativan, Soma, that can be tried.

    I am going to do a trial of Soma here in a day or so, because the former drugs above are not keeping the pain...
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    That last part about the sexual problems points...

    That last part about the sexual problems points to a pinched sciatic nerve. Obviously in several places. You might talk to your doctor about shooting some numbing stuff into the piriformis muscle in...
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    I expect retraining in how to breath would have...

    I expect retraining in how to breath would have positive effects. But that will come in time I'm sure. Right now, I need to get the air into me during the night when I am in REM sleep.Most people...
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    I don't think you understand the depth of this...

    I don't think you understand the depth of this problem Skippy. This is not like I walk around having episodes of fast, hard breathing. This is at a cellular level where the membrane gates have become...
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    I have been dx'd with amazingly, chronic...

    I have been dx'd with amazingly, chronic hyperventilation. Oh yeah, it has done terrible things to me. Gave me stiff muscles, cramping, spasticity, muscle spasms, all the stuff that made it appear...
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    Mike I hope you've taken this issue to your heart...

    Mike I hope you've taken this issue to your heart surgeon? Not sure what all is involved in a valve job, but please don't let it go with just asking here.
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    So what sort of meds are you on now? If you've...

    So what sort of meds are you on now? If you've mentioned this recently, I;ve totally forgotten. :)
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    For the UTI's you guys and girls might try...

    For the UTI's you guys and girls might try drinking cranberry juice a few times a day, and also pure cranberry capsules. What it basically does is to inhibit the bacteria from gaining a foothold...
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    Family doctors are not really equiped with the...

    Family doctors are not really equiped with the knowledge to know what you would specifically need Mimi. And of course they don't know what really is going on with you if they only spend 15 minutes...
  11. Thread: weird feeling

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    Well I didn't think I was hypervent. in the past...

    Well I didn't think I was hypervent. in the past either. I've had pain episodes that DID make me breath harder and faster and now it doesn't take much to get me to the point when my arms get weird...
  12. Thread: weird feeling

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    How are you guys breathing anyway? I've had this...

    How are you guys breathing anyway? I've had this happen and I've been dx'd with hyperventilating. Although my situation is different than a spinal issue, it is a CNS problem. I've been in pain so...
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    I have this happening to me. My Dr tells me it's...

    I have this happening to me. My Dr tells me it's from hyperventilating and that my legs aren't getting the much needed oxygen to them. I take Klonopin for it, and since the night I woke from a bad...
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    Sciatica will cause pain down the back of the...

    Sciatica will cause pain down the back of the leg. It is not necessarily your hamstring.

    Talk to your Physiatrist about trying first an anesthetic into the piriformis muscle on that side and see...
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    Well I have found (I think) what the problem is...

    Well I have found (I think) what the problem is with the intercostal muscles and the resulting breathing problems.

    When I was rear-ended my left hand stayed on the steering wheel and I...
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    Bethany is right about the muscles and stuff...

    Bethany is right about the muscles and stuff getting loose and stretched out. The exercises can help get things back to normal, however, I would bet it's the ligaments that have stretched what with...
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    Updated info. Any thoughts on new info?

    Updated info. Any thoughts on new info?
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    Dr Young, ? on 87% oxygen & Hypoxia

    I found out today my sleep study yielded the above info. Seems my bronchial tubes are collapsing (I think that's what was said) while I sleep due to neuromuscular problems. I've had episodes of pain,...
  19. Thread: neck pain

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    I suppose it is a matter of degrees of...

    I suppose it is a matter of degrees of dysfunction. When all my stuff started happening after the car accident, I could be sitting on the couch and both arms would go numb. Compression of the nerves....
  20. Thread: neck pain

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    I would go with the PT first. I don't know if you...

    I would go with the PT first. I don't know if you are in a wheelchair or not, but if you are, this might be the problem. There might be an imbalance in your muscle useage. You could also have some of...
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    You might look into using a beta blocker called...

    You might look into using a beta blocker called Inderal, or Clonidine. They both do the same thing, but from different ends. The Inderal blockers the receptors for epinephrine...
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    I would look into what Wise spoke of. I have no...

    I would look into what Wise spoke of. I have no problem with taking the mediication unless of course it doesn't like me. LOL! But I guess you have to weigh how much of a more normal existence you...
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    I totally understand Kathi. The pain from ON or...

    I totally understand Kathi. The pain from ON or Cervicogenic headaches feel like you are going to die. It's a blessing when you simply pass out.
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    Hi Kathi. Yes, I have been taking Zanaflex since...

    Hi Kathi.
    Yes, I have been taking Zanaflex since June of 07. It was prescribed by a doctor who felt the stiffness and slowness of movement was a spinal injury. I took it readily. He also gave me the...
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    I see. Hmmm, sounds like when I upped the dose...

    I see. Hmmm, sounds like when I upped the dose from one .5 mg 2x a day to three halves. After two days of that I was sobbing in the shower. Now I know it stays in your system for a long time, but I'm...
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