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Donna, I think the physical only counts as a physical if you are feeling fine. If you go in for the breast pain, it will be covered like a regular doctor's appt. ... you won't get a complete physical, just the exam for the reason you went in.

I had a gyno issue last year ... same thing, two months before my appt. Seems like it would have been cheaper and easier to do the full exam at the same time, but since when does insurance make sense?

Oh, good advice on the foundation color ... it is always better to error on the lighter side than the darker side. :) If you want more color, use blush or bronzer.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Thanks Carla! I think I'll go home today and check my journal to get my dates straight, then call and see what happens.

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Donna,

My mom had the same problem last yr. She was so scared. She could not even put an bra on that it hurt way to bad. She has had lumps in her boobs for years before this due to drinking pop. But when she went to the dr, they couldnt find anything wrong with her breast. She did end up having other problems in the other female area but they were not connected to the sore boobs.

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btw, I have had breast pain from Lyme, and it is one of the symptoms on the list of symptoms that my LLMD has us check over every time we go for an appt. So, it could be Lyme-related ... but it's always good to have something like that checked out.


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diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Yeah Donna, I would have to agree that this is something you should have checked out, just to rule things out and put your mind at ease.

I know nothing about insurance and such, but I am hoping Carla's thoughts on going in for a normal appt. will work in this case.

I have always had lumpy cystic breast tissue, but I only get pain at ovulation and the pms part of the cycle.

Maybe it's hormone related and your hormones are shifting?

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Maybe it's hormone related and your hormones are shifting?

Maybe, but the pain is pretty constant. It's been every day for a couple of months now. I'm 52, so it could be hormonal, but wouldn't that be constant? Could also be some of the supplements I'm taking for the neurotransmitters I guess.

I've seen Evening Primrose Oil suggested on several sites for breast pain and was thinking of getting some just to see if it helps, but for some reason, Evening Primose Oil sticks out in my mind as something I might not want to take...wish I could remember why, lol.

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Maybe, but the pain is pretty constant. It's been every day for a couple of months now. I'm 52, so it could be hormonal, but wouldn't that be constant? Could also be some of the supplements I'm taking for the neurotransmitters I guess.

I've seen Evening Primrose Oil suggested on several sites for breast pain and was thinking of getting some just to see if it helps, but for some reason, Evening Primose Oil sticks out in my mind as something I might not want to take...wish I could remember why, lol.

I wish I knew, keep us posted about what you decide to do.

I took EPO years back, and I remember hearing something about it too that was a good reason not to take it...can't recall what it was either :lol:

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Donna,

Let us know what your doctor says.

T was on EPO until we ran out of it.


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Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Well, I couldn't find a lot of serious side affects from EPO:

SIDE EFFECTS: Indigestion, nausea, soft stools, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor promptly. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: psychiatric disorder (schizophrenia). Liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence or liver disease. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of this product. This product is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this product. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

From another site:

Contraindications: Pregnant women should not take evening primrose oil due to increased risk of pregnancy complications. (10)

Adverse Reactions: Reported: Headache, GI upset, nausea, and increased risk of pregnancy complications

Herb-Drug Interactions: Anticoagulants / Antiplatelets: May have additive effects and increase risk of bleeding.

Phenothiazines (e.g. fluphenazine): Evening primrose oil may lower the seizure threshold and precipitate seizures in patients taking phenothiazines.

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PRECAUTIONS: If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: psychiatric disorder (schizophrenia). Liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence or liver disease. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of this product. This product is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this product. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Maybe it was the liver congestion I was thinking of.

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Yeah, maybe that's what I was thinking too...or maybe it was because had some surgery...I don't know, lol. I don't remember really ever checking into it before, so it was something that said don't take this if... :lol:

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I used to take Primrose Oil ... now I'm taking fish oils from my LLMD. It could be of benefit to you. I gave it to both Morgan and Chloe as they were going through puberty ... I know Morgan really noticed a difference in her hormonal swings (read "mood swings", LOL).


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diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Yeah, my LLMD wants me to take EFAs in the worst ways, but I haven't found any that I don't react to...may as well try this too, lol.

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Does anyone have shortness of breath and really a fast heart rate? I feel like I can't breath properly...it almost feels like when I had asthma and I was having an attack. It's not air hunger I don't think, unless air hunger can last for days and days.


Dairy/Casein Free- March 2007

Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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rachel,

I was reading what u said about ttg could be other things then celiac, is that only for the stool test or is that for blood work also. If its for blood work to, is that an reason why mine is still high in blood? All of the my other numbers are normal in the celiac panel but the ttg. If so that would make so much more sense to me then trying to fgure out why that is still high. My nd did say my candida is off the charts.

paula


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Does anyone have shortness of breath and really a fast heart rate? I feel like I can't breath properly...it almost feels like when I had asthma and I was having an attack. It's not air hunger I don't think, unless air hunger can last for days and days.

sounds like air hunger .... it's from the babs .... both the heart symptom and the breathing symptom. I HATED that.

Is it time for a herx? That was always one of my first symptoms a herx was coming on. If not, it could be the full moon .... babesia is a parasite, which is affected by the full moon.


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diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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confused: i don't see how it could be anything other than the candida, that would make sense to me, especially since it's so high...see if it lowers when that's healed up a bit

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... now I'm taking fish oils from my LLMD. It could be of benefit to you. I gave it to both Morgan and Chloe as they were going through puberty ... I know Morgan really noticed a difference in her hormonal swings (read "mood swings", LOL).

I'm taking cod liver oil and I can't say enough about it either.

Cod liver oil and charcoal, who would of thought :lol:

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I'm taking cod liver oil and I can't say enough about it either.

Cod liver oil and charcoal, who would of thought :lol:

Yeah, I've been wondering if cod liver oil would work. I'm afraid to buy it. I've tried fish oil capsules and I react to those. I react to flax of all kinds, um, seems like I tried one other kind of EFA, can't remember though. Oh hemp...reacted to that too.

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Donna, I take Arctic Oils brand Omega Pure. They are mercury-free fish oil EFA's. Maybe they would test okay for you.


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sounds like air hunger .... it's from the babs .... both the heart symptom and the breathing symptom. I HATED that.

Is it time for a herx? That was always one of my first symptoms a herx was coming on. If not, it could be the full moon .... babesia is a parasite, which is affected by the full moon.

It may be time for a herx. I don't really know. I haven't herxed badly at all since I started the Mepron. It may take a while. I hate the heart/breathing stuff! Ugh, I feel like I'm dying, lol. <_<


Dairy/Casein Free- March 2007

Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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Kassandra, you might count back how many days ago you started the Mepron ... it might give you an idea what kind of herx schedule to expect. :)


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Donna, I take Arctic Oils brand Omega Pure. They are mercury-free fish oil EFA's. Maybe they would test okay for you.

It's actually a physical reaction. I bought some mercury-free...tried a couple of different kinds too...one I got from my doctor, one from Whole Foods. But, I haven't tried cod liver oil yet--I can eat cod without reacting, so it's possible. I can't eat flax in any form, nor hemp apparently.

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Maybe, but the pain is pretty constant. It's been every day for a couple of months now. I'm 52, so it could be hormonal, but wouldn't that be constant? Could also be some of the supplements I'm taking for the neurotransmitters I guess.

I've seen Evening Primrose Oil suggested on several sites for breast pain and was thinking of getting some just to see if it helps, but for some reason, Evening Primose Oil sticks out in my mind as something I might not want to take...wish I could remember why, lol.

Do you think its because Evening Primrose Oil is high in plant estrogens?

Also, you might consider the new thermography. It is less invasive, less painful and doesn't put radiatio in the body. Plus it shows more abnormalities earlier.

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Also, you might consider the new thermography. It is less invasive, less painful and doesn't put radiatio in the body. Plus it shows more abnormalities earlier.

Oh, thanks, I'll ask about this.

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