If you could get rid of one of your symptoms, which one would it be and why?
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With chronic conditions comes difficult symptoms... each condition presenting with its unique symptoms.
We thought we would start a discussion today asking you, if you could get rid of one of your symptoms, which one it be and why?
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The shortness of breath I experience with activity. It really makes it hard to enjoy life with others.
I really have a lot of difficulty with feeling like my blood sugar is low when it's really only 90. I know this is because my sugar run time most of the time in my body sees 90 as being low. Not sure how to break this cycle.
The burning sensations I get with headaches. it is a constant thing everyday and sometimes more than once!
Fatigue from prostate cancer.
I want to be free of the constant chronic pain in my right hip, due to traumatic arthritis, that is inoperable because it can't be done under local anesthesia and my pulmonologist forbids me to have general anesthesia because of my emphysema.
HAPPY UPDATE TODAY, 2/6/2020! At the suggestion of my neighbor who had chronic knee pain but no longer does after her treatments, I made an appointment to see the Pain Management Specialist at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. I was seen two days ago. They took x-rays and then I received treatment in the form of a three injections, one at each of three sites surrounding my hip. The injections consisted of an anesthetic/steroid combination. The pain intensity is now a bit less than half of what it was and I can actually walk without using a cane although I do limp, but the physician is confident that two or, at the most, three more treatments - one a week - will rid me of the pain completely.
NOT SO HAPPY NEW UPDATE, 10/12/2020. I had three treatments as suggested, and then a fourth, but he ended up admitting he was wrong. I'm scheduled for hip replacement surgery on December 17th.
HAPPY NEW UPDATE, 10/26/2020. My pulmonologist realizes how necessary the surgery is so he is signing off on the anesthesia but will definitely be present during the surgery to monitor and treat if necessary. The orthopedic surgeon would not do anything without my pulmonologist signing off so, thank heaven, I can envision a pain-free life!
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Judith A Carlson
Being tired from the after effects of heavy radiation. wearing pads day and night for leaks etc, would be happy to lose both
I have two bulging discs, degenerative, arthritis in most joints (they already saying they gone replace my knee in the future) and worst of all a pinched nerve in my back. I had gotten control of all the radiating leg pain, burning, tingling and numbness. However I started working May 1 this year I’m on my feet five days a week which is causing so many problems. My newest issue is burning like 3rd degree sunburn in my thigh and at times feels like scalding hot needles being pushed and pulled in my thigh it’s so painful I have to stop everything and just feel like I’m dying. Meds help for a few hours but then it comes back.
I wish just to get rid of the burning,stabbing pain,like little pins in my toes and the upper part of my feet! Just to go walking pain-free would be so awsome to me!
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LINDA C FORTIN
I suffer from diabetes and kidney disease due to the diabetes. Insulin is the pits
I would love to get rid of the shortness of breath I get when doing almost any activity. Also I have degenerating arthritis in my spine so I cant stand or walk for any length of time. I would love to be rid of that. I did just see someone who is going to do pulmonary rehab on me and says through exercise he can have me doing the things I love to do again. He could tell just by looking at me that I have some scoliosis in my back so I'm all out of alignment. I sure hope he can fix me!
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