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cahill

Member Since 25 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Today, 04:18 PM
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In Topic: Bizarre Brain Symptoms?

Yesterday, 01:44 AM

Gluten can affect the brain ,,, gluten ataxia

I also have neurological symptoms when ingesting soy

DH ( Dermatitis Herpetiformis) is a skin rash that only celiacs get.

 

Welcome to the forums :) 


In Topic: Osteoporosis Medications And Celiacs

03 March 2015 - 01:35 AM

My ( very limited ) understanding of this makes me wonder if  the damage at T11 and T 12 is from the osteoporosis and the damage from L2 through S1 is from the osteoarthritis,, This is a conversation I will have with my PC .Something tells me it will be a long conversation , :P

 The Pain Management Clinic I am going to does acupuncture and I am hoping it is something that can be included in my treatment plan.

I am also hoping that swimming is something we can work into my  exercise plan

I  see my PC on the 16th and go back to Pain Management on the 23rd so I have much research to do before then.

 

 

I am considering Fosamax  as an osteoporosis med.Fosamax has been on the market the longest, seems to have the least side effects and is proven to strengthen bone in the spine  But I am also wondering if a  shot may be better tolerated than a pill because of my digestive issues ..

 

Lots to think about :unsure:


In Topic: Osteoporosis Medications And Celiacs

01 March 2015 - 02:32 AM

I have not seen my PC yet ,, I see him the middle of March.

My ortho read the report said the disc herniation   is mild and not currently needing surgery . and asked if I would go to see a back surgeon  about the herniated dics ( for a second opinion) , I said no it would be a waste of time since I will not currently consider surgery .

I was sent to the Pain Management Clinic , the doc there referred to it as Degenerative joint disease .He asked if my PC and I have discussed osteoporosis  meds I said he has mentioned it and I see him again in March he said "good plan". I thought Degenerative joint disease was associated with osteoarthritis ??  

 

What the report said ::

 

 

 

 

 

""There is old anterior wedging of T11 and T 12 , with focal central compression. A few Schomorl's nodes are incidentally noted .

There are degenerative change with endplate change,particularly L5-S1. There is degenerative signal with in the T11-12 and L2-3 through L5-S1 intervertebral discs.

The visualized spinal cord appears unremarkable , with the conus medullaris ending at about the T12-L1 level.

There appears to be bilteral foraminal narrowing at L2-3 through L5-S1.

 

at L2-3 there is mild disc bulge and hypertrophic changes posteriorly with narrowing of the spinal canal.
 

At L3-4 there is mild disc bulge and hypertrophic changess posteriorly with narrowing of the spinal canal

 

At L4-5 there is mild disc bulge and hypertrophic changes posteriorly with narrowing of the spinal canal

 

At L5-S1there is mild disc bulge , a smal broad-based left lateral disc herniation into the neural foramina on the left, as well as hypertrophic change posteriorly, with narrowing of the spinal canal

 

 

Impression .

Mulitlevel disease L2-3 through L5-S1, including small broad -based left lateral disc herniation into the neural foramina on the left at L5-S1 and narrowing of the spinal canal at L2-3 through L5-S1

Apparent biateral neural foraminal narrowing at L2-3 through L5-S1

Mild old anterior wedging T11 and T12 with focal central compression

Degenerative changes""


In Topic: I Think I Might Have Hashimoto's - What Test Should I Ask For?

28 February 2015 - 05:24 PM

I am in the US Any doctor can order the test ,,, but chances are a GP is not going to ,nor will they know the correct test to order.

 

TG AB  & TPO AB  are the testing for thyroid autoantibodies that my endocrinologist  did when she diagnosed my hashmotos . Mine were so high it made my ANA come back with a moderate positive .


In Topic: Osteoporosis Medications And Celiacs

28 February 2015 - 01:45 PM

I got a copy of the MRI report in the mail today :(

 

While the DEXA scan results are not that bad , my MRI report is BAD. :ph34r:

I need to decide which of the osteoporosis meds I am willing to take.