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  1. I was interested in reading about this, but can't get the pdf to download.
  2. Shelley, I forgot to mention a condition called temporal arteritis, or giant cell arteritis. symptoms can include changes in vision, headaches, and generally feeling like being run over by a bus might feel better. The scary thing is that in this particular condition, if not treated - with massive long term prednisone up to 2 yrs- just something to look up an compare symptoms. neck and jaw pain,

  3. Thanks---I've bookmarked it---I need to take it in little bites---lots of stuff there!
  4. Melissa B.---I've been reading up on porphyria---and other stuff too---but I think that somewhere, Porphyria was called the "royal" disease---due to lots of English royalty being afflicted with it. I have the same thoughts about Henry VIII being a cushie---he could have already been pre-disposed to the disease---and a head injury could have thrown things totally out of whack. I may be imagining things---but it seems like the documentary I saw on Henry VIII stated that he was a very nice fellow when he was younger---but turned into a royal tyrant later on. Of course being under ton
  5. I personally think that way too many people who are in jail or prison, are there due to health problems---that no one has ever picked up on. I'm not excusing the behavior---just saying that I think it's super important to have some serious screening for health problems.
  6. Link: http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache:2yjXv...lient=firefox-a http://www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_08_2_whalen.pdf.
  7. I met a guy who was working on a local tv ad, and he had shoes with springs on them---very similar to what the dad is wearing. I wondered if they were therapeutic shoes---the guy said no---just comfortable. I looked to see if I could find the manufacturer---couldn't find that exact one---but there are others: http://z-coil-miami.com/catalog1.htm I kept thinking that if I tried walking in them, I'd end up the same way I do when I wear heels---tottering around and worried about falling down. After reading this: http://z-coil-miami.com/Testimonials.htm I wonder if this gal (from C
  8. I remember seeing Tanya on the Today show (I think)---another guest was the founder (I think) of the Pituitary Network. He mentioned that often times patient's like Tanya are told there is nothing that can be done---but there are doctors/specialists out there who may be able to help. It's sad when something so obvious is going on---and people still treat you like you're a freak. Ugh. It just goes to show how ignorant we all can be.
  9. Thanks for sharing this---I've been told that "drug store" brands are pretty good about maintaining good quality control---but I still wonder about things--- especially after the dog food/cat food melanin fiasco. A factory or plant might have good quality control---but they're taking the word of their suppliers, that they're being just as careful. Garbage in, garbage out. Don't know if anyone saw a recent Rachel Ray---she had Dr. G. Medical Examiner from Florida on---talking about how to be safe---shared a story about how a major pharmacy blunder caused the death of a young boy w
  10. My roid rages come and go---and they are nearly impossible for me to control---it's not a matter of choice---it's more like I'm in the fight of my life. I'm the same way---I'm usually very calm and don't get rattled---but talking to my pcp today, I told him that when I get bad, I'm a total, 100%, certified jerk. And I hate it. Check out your bp and your blood sugar when it happens---my bp and my blood sugar seem to be high when I'm raging. BP at doctor's office was high---they didn't say how high, but the machine took about four minutes to get a reading---and the cuff got so
  11. I keep refusing the drugs to "hide" things. I want to figure out what the heck is going on! Taking anti-depressants is like lying to my brain and my body.
  12. Thanks for setting me straight Monica. I have been looking at some other stuff about BPD---and I swear, I must be oozing cortisol right now---I'm so frigging mad!!! I was just complaining to our bishop from church who came by earlier this evening. His son just completed his first year of medical school, and we were talking about how he wished his son was here so he could look at the labs and reports that I have that cover the last 10 years. I've got what looks like hypokalemia, low DHEA-S's, polyuria, nocturia, polydipsia, etc., and more and more and more!!! It matches almost perfectly
  13. They didn't mention that these folks tended to be fat. Oh, I forgot. That's 'cause we're lazy and we eat too much. I don't know if it's the cortisol talking, but I find this all offensive. Personality??? Oh wait, now I remember---'cause I've seen the notes talk about suspected borderline personality disorder. What kind of borderline and non-border line personality disorder do doctors, lawyers, politicians, etc., have when they make misdx's, when they drink too much, lie, cheat and steal??? Oh, yeah, they have a DISEASE---not a personality disorder. I don't think it's the co
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