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501792 tn?1261111106 Since I have tried many IC treatments and medications. I have tried Installments, a distention and IC mediactions OTC and prescribed. I have always prefered an all natural approach to medicine but my pain has not responded to those options enough to stop taking the narcotic pain meds. I eat as naturally and organically as possible and follow an IC diet. I have SVT which interferes with alot of the options I've tried like Lupron and being able to consitantly use NSAIDS.
Avatar f tn Redheads do not absorb anesthetics and some pain medications the same way as others due to our mealnocortin-1 receptor. Here's a short article from the NIH on that: I am not sure about other meds, but these differences in anesthetics and pain meds are known.
Avatar f tn Not sure if this is the same study, but I was also told it was funded by NIH. I had a MRI the day before surgery and will have another at my 12 week post-op appt. I was happy to participate, it is promising that more research is being done and CM is being taken seriously.
Avatar f tn The NIH says that they can be caused by: Diet deficiency, Drug overdose (caffeine) Drug side effect (such as from diuretics, corticosteroids, or estrogens), Exercise.
Avatar m tn Carvedilol will lower blood pressure... if your Dad continues to respond to the dosage by fainting you should consult your doctor about lowering the dose...a slightly higher blood pressure is far better than falling and fracturing a hip. Just for your information you can get the facts from the NIH web site on Carvedilol----- a direct quote from their web page is below. "Carvedilol is in a class of medications called beta-blockers.
Avatar f tn I have Kaiser insurance and they only use NIH. I may have to appeal to use John Hopkins Pituitary Center if NIH fails to meet my requirements for expertise. My biggest fear is that it's a research/teaching hospital and a resident in training will be assisting in the operation. Has any one had pituitary tumor removal from NIH and can shed some light on their experience?
572651 tn?1530999357 Imagine what progress could be made if everyone on March 17 drank just one less beer and donated that money to NIH or to NMSS for research. This also tells us how underfunded the NIH is for MS research. I've shared this thought over on my Facebook page and encourage all of you to share it as well, it helps to illustrate how our priorities need to shift.
Avatar f tn re starting to have increasing responses to medications/foods/etc, it might be worth reading up on to see if this might be a fit for your symptoms. I can try to get you in touch with the people I know who know a lot more about it if you want . . . just let me know.
1035252 tn?1427227833 As always, you and your doctor should make the final call about medications during pregnancy (And TTC) - I just thought this was some interesting info from a reliable source that I would share. I've seen so many questions about melatonin during pregnancy, and I've always seen the answer "it's safe"...but maybe not?
Avatar n tn Stick to authoritative sources such as reputable medical universities and government agencies, such as the NIH and CDC. The web site at also seems to have a lot of good information.
Avatar f tn I was recommended to participate in clinical trials for PPMS by my neurologist at NIH. After getting the entire work-up again, the NIH team could not give me a PPMS dx because there were no lesions in my spine. So what should I do next? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/798903'>MS or Post Viral?</a>.
333672 tn?1273792789 The New York Times has an interesting article on the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at NIH where they are taking a team approach to trying to diagnose or identify what's going on with people who have complicated problems that have eluded diagnosis. They are also doing a lot of genetic investigation to see if they can pick up any patterns that way. A couple of interesting tidbits.
1836987 tn?1319116216 I did reach out to NIH and was able to speak with Meg yesterday regarding my daughters issues. I am trying to get more copies of the last MRI then will package and send off.
Avatar n tn When will more medications be available for those of us with Gastroparesis? There is only one available in the U.S. that is Reglan which has all sorts of side effects. I cannot take this medication because of those side effects so purchase Domperidone through a Canadian drug company. Since I do this, insurance does not cover it. Also, I am very frustrated with the medical profession's lack of awareness regarding this disease.
866647 tn?1283979365 Sharon Begley of Newsweek discusses some of the barriers in the medical research system and advocates for President Obama to appoint an NIH director that will make this hers/his priority. Read the article here: The Myelin Repair Foundation is gathering signatures for a new petition, Appoint an NIH Director Who Will Make Cures for Patients a Top Priority. We are trying to gather signatures as quickly as possible.
715705 tn?1229830569 * Take your medications as directed. Carry a list of medications with you wherever you go. * Limit salt intake. * Don’t smoke. * Stay active. For example, walk or ride a stationary bicycle. Your doctor can provide a safe and effective exercise plan based on your degree of heart failure and how well you do on tests that check the strength and function of your heart. DO NOT exercise on days that your weight has gone up from fluid retention or you are not feeling well.
Avatar m tn Has anyone heard that viral load can go from high to low in a matter of hours? I thought someone told me that at NIH but not sure if remembering correctly. Something to do with how the virus replicates? Last time kaiser did my viral load test on 4/14/14 it came back as 17,949,137, NIH determined this result by TTV to be 6.5 ml using real-time PCR . Also NIH PCR results taken on 6/9/14 was 2,680,316 and on 6/13/14 it was 1,734,728. All of these PCRs were taken just BEFORE treatment started.
Avatar m tn Yes, any trial listed on the NIH site has to comply with their rules and they must have IRB approval. International trials like the REDEMPTION trials have even more requirements they must meet to be listed. They must also list each national or international health organization with authority over the protocol.
Avatar n tn Some supplements, however, cannot be taken -- and are quite *dangerous* if individuals take certain other medications or if they have specific conditions. Since so much information about supplements is provided by organizations who earn money by selling those supplements, it's hard to separate hype from fact. However, I have found an interesting research report by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) http://nccam.nih.
Avatar n tn My husband has been "ill" for over two years. One thing we have definitely confirmed is early stages of Diastolic Congestive Heart Disease. He has been tested with blood work, urinalysis, CT scans, cardiac cath, MRI's and the list goes on. Everything, with the exception of the DCHD, comes back normal, or negative for disease. He also has Type 2 diabetes, and is on Metformin.
Avatar m tn I have sent my stuff to Dr Oldfields at UVA and working on getting it to NIH as well. If I fit into the study at NIH, all the treatment is free. Both are about 2 hour drive.
148588 tn?1465778809 The National Institutes of Health declared a moratorium in late September on funding this kind of research. NIH officials said they needed to assess the science and to evaluate the ethical and moral questions it raises. As part of that assessment, the NIH is holding a daylong workshop Friday. Meanwhile, some prominent scientists worry the NIH moratorium is hindering a highly promising field of research at a crucial moment.
Avatar f tn m being worked up at NIH in Bethesda, MD, for Sjogrens Syndrome. People with Sjogrens often have other autoimmune diseases, but these tend to be the connective tissue types, such as Lupus and RA. In these instances, Sjogrens is considered secondary to the connective tissue illness, and can cause all kinds of serious systemic problems. For me, if I do have Sjogrens, it is the primary type, which is not more prevalent in MSers than in the general population.
1765695 tn?1313669583 This is a diet developed by researchers at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and is focused on a dietary approach to lowering BP. Below is a link to the NIH DASH site, take a look and let me know what you think;