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Whee!   We'll pick a day soon!
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post

I wish I could, but a friend from Iowa is coming out the 13th to help me move and I'll be giving her a ride back home.  I can't ask her to sit in the lodge.......or can I?  ha
Seriously, I can't leave cats and friend in a huge truck while I go ski. 

The cats won't be all alone.  Wallace will be with them.  And, I'm only going to ski for a few hours myself since I also have some significant driving/speeding to do Sunday.
Edited by crgildart - 1/14/10 at 10:42am
post #993 of 1017
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Yes.  Wallace will be with them.  He is firmly situated next to my iPod display and a constant friend.
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Well, I've been here since March4-5, and did well for a while, but I'm right back to daily headaches.  I tried Imitrex;  it failed miserably to do anything for me but it did make it worse.

 

I'm giving up, I'll be living with it, and I'll be a hermit in the Colville National Forest, grown my own food and a beard, and talk to trees.  This thing has ruined my life and it will never ever be the same.

 

C'est la vie.

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I was afraid this might happen.  I've been reading about Elavil.  can't remember if you tried that one yet....

 

I seriously think whatever it is you brought WITH you from Massachusetts.  And I'm afraid it might be the cat....  Which, of course, is the easiest thing to point at.  But, you were fine without all the household stuff.  It was when you moved it out there with you that the problem came.  So, what did you import from Mass that you did not have when you were living in Spokane for a month or so at a time before?

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I would think that a cat allergy might be fairly easy to confirm or eliminate through testing, or anecdotal evidence.  Unfortunately, it sounds plausible.

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So sorry for your terrible situation Bonni. :(

post #998 of 1017

Ride a bicycle as fast as you can for a couple of hours each day. To keep it running right, your body needs to be driven, just like your car.

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Might it be fumes and dust from all that scraping, sanding, and painting you do?  I tend to get mine when I stop working though, like the blood runs back to my brain when I try to settle down, or early in the morning.  I don't stop if I feel one coming, I take sumatriptan and keep on my feet until I know the meds are starting to kick in.

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Bonni

I have not read this whole thread ,but has anyone looked closely at your diet?

Eating a USDA food pyramid based diet is the quickest way to poor health.

A grain based diet will cause ,inflammation,irritation(both in joints ,intestines,and arteries).

 

 

 

What Are the Symptoms of Celiac Disease?

Symptoms of celiac disease vary among sufferers and include:

  • Digestive problems (abdominal bloating, pain, gas, diarrhea, pale stools, and weight loss).
  • A severe skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis.
  • Iron deficiency anemia (low blood count).
  • Musculoskeletal problems (muscle cramps, joint and bone pain).
  • Growth problems and failure to thrive (in children).
  • Seizures.
  • Tingling sensation in the legs (caused by nerve damage and low calcium).
  • Aphthous ulcers (sores in the mouth).
  • Missed menstrual periods.
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That's why I eat plenty of red meat. Lots o' protein keeps you healthy even if the "experts" and their "science" tells me I'm crazy. 
 

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Originally Posted by loboskis View Post

Bonni

I have not read this whole thread ,but has anyone looked closely at your diet?

Eating a USDA food pyramid based diet is the quickest way to poor health.

A grain based diet will cause ,inflammation,irritation(both in joints ,intestines,and arteries).

 

post #1002 of 1017
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I've been tested for cat, dog, dust, etc allergies.  Negative.  I've had the same diet my whole life.   Since I can pinpoint the start of this headache (the night I coughed up the pill and it lodged in my sinuses), I can only assume that there is something going on with that.

 

Some days I just cry, it hurts so bad.  Nothing helps the pain go away.  I'm trying hard to live with it, but I just want to take a sledgehammer to something and obliterate it.

 

Telerod, you may have the answer.   I noticed that when I was in Hawaii and swam for an hour every day that I felt better.   And I always feel better when I ski all day.  I'm going to try and get an hours swim a few times a week and see what that does.  I have a bike, too........I'll get on that and get going, because YES, I am too fat.

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Bonni .check out this link .You say you've had the same diet your whole life and you're over weight.

Strictly follow the Whole30,No cheating.It will be tough for a couple weeks as your body adapts.No cheating .Purge your house of all the foods your not supposed to eat.If you follow this way of fueling your body You will see change.

Nutrition is everything .add constantly varied exercise and things should improve.

No Cheating. Eat clean for 1 month and i guarantee you'll never go back to eating the way you do know. 


http://whole9life.com/2010/05/whole-30-v2/
 

 

 

also read robb wolfs blog ,alot of info there as well

http://robbwolf.com/ 

post #1004 of 1017

So sorry for your misery Bonni. 

post #1005 of 1017

You might also try a DIFFERENT triptan, such as Maxalt.  Just because one didn't work for you doesn't mean another might not.  Supposedly each works slightly differently.  And you have to take them before you're in full bore pain, when you get the "signs". 

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

You might also try a DIFFERENT triptan, such as Maxalt.  Just because one didn't work for you doesn't mean another might not.  Supposedly each works slightly differently.  And you have to take them before you're in full bore pain, when you get the "signs". 


Amerge does NOTHING for me but Imitrex/sumatriptan is da bomb.  Both are triptans, but only one works for me.  Working out helps if I'm not already hurting.  Sometimes I can go all day on the edge of a headache,but as soon as I stop and sit down it hits like a mack truck.

post #1007 of 1017
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I've tried a couple of triptans a couple years ago.   Not much help.

 

There is one thing that helps:   Steroids.   When I take Prednisone I feel GREAT.  No headache and I have energy.   However, "YOU CAN'T TAKE THOSE" the doctors all say.  

 

That's where I stand.  The one med that works is the one I can't have.  Joy.   I brought medical records with me (a box FULL), but the neurology clinic here in Spokane (that first mis-diagnosed MS in 1992) now won't make an appointment with me until they get records faxed to them and review them.  They'll call me if they want to see me.  I'm not holding my breath and frankly, I don't think they will shine a light anywhere new.

 

I'm "Mack Truck" 24/7, without breaks, relentlessly.............go to bed with it, wake up with it...........and it's 3 years and counting.   I'm weary, I'm tired of the battle, I'm frustrated, I'm short-tempered, I rail at everything.  I still wake up every day and find a reason to get going (well, most days), but for the most part, I basically just want it all to end.   I drive everyone around me insane.

 

No solution.

 

The Colville National Forest looks pretty good these days.  Hello, Trees.

post #1008 of 1017

Huh.  I'm taking Nasonex for my allergies, that's some kind of steroid for your sinuses.  I wonder if that would help since it almost seems like it's your sinuses that got burned or something......

post #1009 of 1017
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Tried that, too.   I don't think there's a remedy that I haven't tried.

 

It's 97 degrees today and I'm not functioning.   I'm not painting, I'm inside with a raging headache.   I cleaned a closet.  

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Shit.

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Shit.


Interesting solution but I think she has tried this one too.

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Bonni, I haven't checked in on this thread since before the winter. I am so disappointed that the move didn't do it for you. You've got to persevere in looking for a solution; you're obviously a strong and unique individual who has a lot to offer the people around you.

I'm in total awe at the several people here whose life is a constant battle with pain. I pray that all of you find medication to control it so you can have improved quality of life.

There's been some reference to "self medicating" and you may not want to discuss it, but it sure sounds like the whole concept of "medical m" came about to relieve the pain in cases like yours.
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And she's in a medical marijuana state.  Have you tried that, Bonni?  Personally, I'd think it would make my headaches worse, but who knows?

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Is this the guy who went to Africa to get hookworm and is now selling them mail-order?

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