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uniquelyme
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   Posted 3/3/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Hello,
Good news!! I am having my latest MRI in the morning.  Finally saw my PCP (I haven't had one in almost 2 years) yesterday and I feel much better.  I have bronchitis, finally got my medicine and an inhaler, and put on some good BP medicine.  My BP was 182/124 when I went to the Doc .  Can you say HIGH!!!  That would explain the headaches, huh?
 
So, I am on a pill called Lisinopril 10mg.  Anyone else taking it?  So, it's day 2 and I think it's working.
 
So, wish me luck tomorrow.  Can I ask for a copy of the MRI right after I have it done?  I would like to have a disc to take home and look at.
 
Me.

 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 

 


Chartreux
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   Posted 3/3/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope the mri goes good for you and is quick, don't ya just love those machines,
the noise makes me think of old indian drums and I kinda hum to the sounds,hehehe...
Hope the BP medicines help you, you might wanna invest in a bp cuff at home so
you can monitor your progress while on the medicine to see if the medicine is helping,
and to chart your progress and I wish you well in that, plus start cutting some salt from
your diet will help, you'd be surprised how much salt is in butter and frozen vegetables.
I'm the opposite of you my bp is usually low (usually109 over 64, and once was 101 over 62)
but it goes high when I'm ill.........

Lots and Lots of soft Hugz to you
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 3/3/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Rhonda, Me Friend, : )

I am glad to hear that your bronchitis is better. Real happy. The only time I feel
like a really really old person is when I have bronchitis. I turn gray faced.

I had high blood pressure ONCE. It was high like yours, in fact. This was several
years ago and I was under extreme stress. Now I take Hydrochlorothiazide and
Monopril daily and my bp is always 120/80.

Follow the rules to get that BP down. : )

I believe we're not encouraged to discuss medication actions. Well ... hmmmm ....
Poo Bah : D.

We will have our ears up waiting to hear from you, dear lady.

I sing when I'm in the MRI also. I have learned that there's a microphone in there.
Now if I sing, I sing GOOD and very soft.

Oh Solo Mio!
Pamela

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 3/3/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Rhonda,
That's great news about the Meds & MRI!!! Yes, I take Lisinopril for HBP, been taking it for a long time along w/ Verapamil240mg (Dr.House loves to scream 240mg of VERAPAMIL STAT!!") I guess it's also a heart med. I used to take 10 mg of lisinopril but it gave me such a cough & sore throat that I'm now on 5mg. So once your bronchitis symtoms start to wane, be aware that this drug can make you cough your brains out! Even w/ 5mg, I get a sore throat sometimes depending how I break the pill in half. (sometimes it doesn't quite break exactlly down the middle!) I still have a script for the 10mg so I only have to get them every other month. My co-pay would be the same. Every little bit of $$ helps, Ya know? Be careful in that MRI and ask your doc for a muscle relaxer is you don't have any. I really wish I'd taken 2 of them before my last MRI!!! Never again will I go in one of those things tense!!
Goor luck & BIG BIG HUGGIE WUGGIES!!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


uniquelyme
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   Posted 3/3/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone, and Pete? it makes you cough? Wow, I am doing enough of that right now! I think they are going to reschedule the MRI due to the bronchitis. :(

Hey Pamela, My friend too ;) How are you today? I hope they don't try to record your singing in there...they might make some money off of you....LOL

I usually fall asleep in there....Yep, I fall asleep!!!

Me.
 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 

 


PAlady
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   Posted 3/3/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Me,
Maybe rescheduling might be best - especially if you cough and the films end up being ruined from movement. I know it's frustrating. I have enough difficulty sitting still but even if I'm having sinus drainage I get nervous about clearing my throat unintentionally! I wish these people would realize we don't move because we WANT to ruin our MRI, or have to stay in there longer, or whatever.

Anyway, me, you asked about the report. I have often waited for the disk to be made right there. But I learned last time two things; one is that the report from the doctor won't be on it right away as that will need to be dictated and put on the disk. So if you want the doctor's report on there, you might want to ask when that will be on and pick it up in a few days. The other thing I learned is I couldn't open it on my Mac! PC's are ok, though.

Good luck!

PaLady

straydog
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   Posted 3/3/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Me,
 
Glad you are scheduled but do you think you can really stay in the machine w/o coughing. You might consider taking some cough syrup before going or have some cough drops to suck on. It takes very little movement to mess up a scan. Most of mine are done with sedation. I was having lots of problems with restless leg type symptons and was trying to have an MRI done on one of my knees. It was a no go, too much movement, They sedated me the next day and it went fine.
 
You really should consider getting a home blood pressure unit especially with you starting a new medication for the high BP. My drs have all requested when being started on a new medication that I keep a log for 30 days to see how its working. They are reasonable to buy or you can spend a bunch of money on a fancy one that works no better than a reasonable priced one. I have gone thru several of them in the past. I have had high BP since I was 28 yrs old, I come from the bad gene pool, lol. My drs always holler about low salt, I am not a salt eater, its in our foods regardless unless you buy everything low sodium. Read your print out of your blood pressure medication, it should tell you the potential side effects of the medication. A cough is one, you won't know till you are over your bronchitis. Not everyone gets the cough from it. I take 2 BP meds a day cannot even remember their names.lol
 
It usually takes a couple of days for a written report to be made of the exam. I don't know how quick they can make a cd of your film, ask them. I have one waiting to be picked up, its the CT with contrast of my stomach for gi to review. Good luck on the MRI....Susie


skeye
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   Posted 3/3/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck me! Glad you are feeling better, too!

Skeye

bamaskies
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   Posted 3/3/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Uniquelyme,
about the copies of the MRI. I have most of my mri films. I look at them to remind myself that I did have the surgeries for a good reason. You see, at one time I was surrounded by people that said that I had the surgeries just to get out of work. Imagine that!
Frankie
all cervical disks removed and L4L5 removed. nerve damage from surgeries and nerve root blockage on siatic nerve in left leg.
chronic pain from failed back and neck surgeries. spinal stenosis, sciatica
depression
 
Look for the better times; they do come. God bless you. 


uniquelyme
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   Posted 3/4/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Bamaskies,
I can imagine that!!! Some of my old friends thought I had surgery to get attention...Oh, that's why I did it!! I never thought of that. idea    Not!
 
I still have copies of an early MRI that is actually like an x-ray...or like a lot of x-rays. 
 
And I did reschedule my MRI for next Tuesday.  That way I can be over most of the coughing and not worry about having to redo it. 
 
They had to reschedule it because of my insurance.  So, it worked out for the best.
 
My BP medicine seems to be helping already.  It has gone down significantly in the past few days.  Hooray!!!
 
Me.

 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 

 


straydog
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   Posted 3/4/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear the BP is dropping. Thats will help you feel somewhat better. I thinks its probably a good thing the MRI got ressheduled-not sure you could have made it thru it w/o a coughing fit. Heck, I will feel like I am going to cough even when nothing is wrong with,lol...Susie

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