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    I haven't had an mri or ct scan for sinuses yet. ...

    I haven't had an mri or ct scan for sinuses yet. I found an ears, nose, throat doc near me and I have an appointment on the 24th. If this doesn't pan out I am making an appointment with the pain...
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    My doctor wants to put me on Inderal. Has anyone...

    My doctor wants to put me on Inderal. Has anyone tried that?
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    It tore my stomach up, shot my heart rate to 139,...

    It tore my stomach up, shot my heart rate to 139, and gave me a 2 day migraine. I finally heard from the nurse, she is talking to the doctor about another preventative medicine, not sure which one...
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    I tried that one nurse. Messed me up after 2...

    I tried that one nurse. Messed me up after 2 days. Just saw neurologist a few weeks ago. Tried calling her nurse but get no response.
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    Corinne, As a result of my Muscular Dystrophy...

    Corinne,
    As a result of my Muscular Dystrophy I've used a power chair for almost 11 years now so weakness I'm not worried about. It is mainly the dry eyes and the drowsiness the second dose...
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    Neurontin for migraines?

    Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

    I have been having frequent headaches, my neurologist said they are migraines and put me on Topomax (sprinkles). After 2 days my stomach was messed up, had a...
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    I have a Zagg InviShield on my iPhone. I love...

    I have a Zagg InviShield on my iPhone. I love it, you can still see some fingerprints when the phone is off but not like the other protectors. The tricky part is getting it put on but my nice was...
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    Paste isn't an adhesive; it is just to smooth out...

    Paste isn't an adhesive; it is just to smooth out uneven areas. You would do well to try a convex wafer/flange that pushes the skin into the stomach; this will push the stoma out. Try leaving a...
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    Stephanie, I sent you the link via pm. :)

    Stephanie,
    I sent you the link via pm. :)
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    Shannon, Do you know if you have a temporary...

    Shannon,
    Do you know if you have a temporary colostomy or a permanent one? If it is permanent the surgeon will usually staple then cut off the unused portion of the bowel and there should be no...
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    Ok the chart is hiding from me but I will keep...

    Ok the chart is hiding from me but I will keep looking. This is a list of foods that increase odors for now.

    Foods That Increase Odors
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    asparagus
    broccoli
    brussels...
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    I copied and pasted this from a newsletter I get....

    I copied and pasted this from a newsletter I get. Still looking for the food chart. This is in regards to blockages.

    WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF A FOOD BLOCKAGE Via: Sharon Williams, RNET, Metro MD.,&...
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    Shannon, Just a few more quick notes. If...

    Shannon,
    Just a few more quick notes. If your stool is formed or paste like you will probably have a hard time draining it. That's why 2 piece systems work well for colostomies. Convatec...
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    BTW if you haven't been able to get registered...

    BTW if you haven't been able to get registered over there after a couple of days let me know through pm. I know some of the people in charge over there are very busy right now so that might be why...
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    The usual signs of a blockage are nausea,...

    The usual signs of a blockage are nausea, vomiting, and pain. With mine it was right at the stoma level. I could feel stool trying to push itself out and couldn't. I looked at my stoma through a...
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    Shannon, Most of the time the foods that you...

    Shannon,
    Most of the time the foods that you eat can determine how bad your stool stinks. There is a chart somewhere that shows what foods produce gas, odor, etc. I will look for it and post...
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    Sorry guys I guess I wasn't clear. I don't do a...

    Sorry guys I guess I wasn't clear. I don't do a bowel program at 4 am; I have a colostomy. lol I need to urinate at that time. My doctor and at home nurse have advised me against an indwelling...
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    fw, I have the EXACT same problem and nothing...

    fw, I have the EXACT same problem and nothing fixes it. Even with 4 inches of foam on the other side of the bed the chambers STILL moves. ARGH!!! I wish I had 2 grand so I could get a bariatric...
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    I've never noticed a smell to the mucous. If it...

    I've never noticed a smell to the mucous. If it did I can guarantee that it would be slight and certainly not as bad as the stool. It can feel like stool when you need to pass some but as long as...
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    No I can't afford to hire them on my own. ...

    No I can't afford to hire them on my own. Medicaid pays for it.
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    Shannon, My colostomy was also noisier in the...

    Shannon,
    My colostomy was also noisier in the beginning it will settle down eventually; sometimes mine will let one rip but not to often. My colostomy was huge when I first had it, I actually...
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    Alternating Air Mattress & Aides

    I don't know if this is in the right section but if it isn't please feel free to move it. I have a hospital bed and an alternating air mattress. The only way I can sleep is on my left side and in...
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    I've had to do a lot of calling to Social...

    I've had to do a lot of calling to Social Security this past year. I would call their 1-800 # and put the phone on speakerphone and let them tell your son what he is "entitled" to vs what the check...
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    I kept my regular medicare. I have parts A, B,...

    I kept my regular medicare. I have parts A, B, and D.
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    Dr Wise, Thank you for your reply and help. ...

    Dr Wise,
    Thank you for your reply and help. I don't think my pain is from the scoliosis either. I have had scoliosis for most of my life. Right now the doctors just want x-rays of the spine to...
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