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Old 10-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #3551
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I'm not suggesting that someone shouldn't take a medication that has been prescribed for them. I assumed that Lasix hadn't been prescribed or the person would be taking it.

I'm suggesting that they try other things until they go see their doctor. When the doctor says he/she is going to prescribe something, ask if there are good natural alternatives. If not, then, of course take the medication.

My doctor is very open to natural alternatives, if they work. We always discuss that sort of thing. Sometimes she tells me to do some research on the internet and let her know.
It sounds as if you have one great doctor. That is so wonderful. I'm sick to death of doctors who KNOW IT ALL!!!! You're so lucky I know you weren't suggesting not to take our meds and no she has'nt be prescribed any lasix it was just me suggesting it. She has diabetes like me and I'd hate to see a kidney problem like mine happen.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:44 PM   #3552
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my, my, you are the brave one, aren't you, addie? i have the 'baby' version of windows. my computer turns itself off. eventually. i don't use the x and the dash very often as that tends to bring on a crash-wave situation. i know it shouldn't, but it does--'it's dead, jim'...and there you have it.
Sometimes I have had as many as ten windows open at the same time. I have Windows 7. I also can reduce the size f a window and move it off to the size. Then I open another window and do the same. I was doing a copy and paste and had three windows reduce on my screen going back and forth between all of them.

I learned computers when you had the program on one big five inch floppy and you had a second one to write to. You had to know all the commands for indent, new paragraph, bold, etc. I was in my glory when I took a temp job at a bank. All their employee restaurant information was manually done. Then they got in a Mac computer. I had to transfer all their information to the computer. And I also had to teach the present staff how to use the computer. Including the head honcho. I have learned at least 15 different programs. Medical, legal, food industry, newspaper columns, ad nauseum. The list goes on and on. When I did a job for Key Bank, they had just had a new Windows program installed. I had to teach everyone how to create charts, use the Publishing program, mail merge, print envelopes, etc. My favorite program though is Excel. I did a program for a church. It had over 125 pages in one book. All they had to do was enter the amount of money in each envelope and it all rolled over to the final page for the bookkeepers report at the annual meeting once a year. It took me six months to do that one.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:47 PM   #3553
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It sounds as if you have one great doctor. That is so wonderful. I'm sick to death of doctors who KNOW IT ALL!!!! You're so lucky I know you weren't suggesting not to take our meds and no she has'nt be prescribed any lasix it was just me suggesting it. She has diabetes like me and I'd hate to see a kidney problem like mine happen.
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Yes, I am very lucky with the doctor I have. She's over 25 km and about six towns away, but I'm keeping her.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:50 PM   #3554
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Addie, I am very fond of spreadsheets too. Back in 1984, when I had an Atari ST, people would ask what games I played. I would reply, "spreadsheet".
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:52 PM   #3555
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I too love my doctor. No matter what my complaint, he will take an hour if necessary to make sure I am happy at the end. He is definitely a patients advocate.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:37 PM   #3556
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I am getting quite concerned about the blood thinner that the cardiologist put me on until I can get an angiogram (could be another 2-3 months). I was bruising easily on my legs where the dogs would jump up to be on my lap. But now, if you barely touch me I bruise.

On top of that my fibromyalgia is in full swing and even my clothes hurt so any touch is painful and leaves a bruise. And it has spread all over my body. I am afraid to go to a clinic or ER because they would probably think I was a battered wife, that is how bad it is.

Does anyone know if this is common with blood thinners and if it is anything to worry about? The fibromyalgia is what it is, but I am more concerned about the bruises.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:13 AM   #3557
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I am getting quite concerned about the blood thinner that the cardiologist put me on until I can get an angiogram (could be another 2-3 months). I was bruising easily on my legs where the dogs would jump up to be on my lap. But now, if you barely touch me I bruise.

On top of that my fibromyalgia is in full swing and even my clothes hurt so any touch is painful and leaves a bruise. And it has spread all over my body. I am afraid to go to a clinic or ER because they would probably think I was a battered wife, that is how bad it is.

Does anyone know if this is common with blood thinners and if it is anything to worry about? The fibromyalgia is what it is, but I am more concerned about the bruises.
Yes, it's something to be concerned about. Go to the clinic in the morning and tell them you are bruising easily and need a medication adjustment. You should not be bruising with just a touch. Or call your doctor and tell them what is going on. They may just need to do a lab draw and can adjust your medication without an appointment.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:54 AM   #3558
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I am getting quite concerned about the blood thinner that the cardiologist put me on until I can get an angiogram (could be another 2-3 months). I was bruising easily on my legs where the dogs would jump up to be on my lap. But now, if you barely touch me I bruise.

On top of that my fibromyalgia is in full swing and even my clothes hurt so any touch is painful and leaves a bruise. And it has spread all over my body. I am afraid to go to a clinic or ER because they would probably think I was a battered wife, that is how bad it is.

Does anyone know if this is common with blood thinners and if it is anything to worry about? The fibromyalgia is what it is, but I am more concerned about the bruises.
Hi LP :) It is a problem but one that can be solved. It happened to me while I was on full strenght blood thinners. My Dr just adjusted my meds.
It's much better now but I still bruise easily. Not nearly as bad though.
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That sounds awful Laurie. I hope your doctor can fix that soon.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:01 AM   #3560
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I am getting quite concerned about the blood thinner that the cardiologist put me on until I can get an angiogram (could be another 2-3 months). I was bruising easily on my legs where the dogs would jump up to be on my lap. But now, if you barely touch me I bruise.

On top of that my fibromyalgia is in full swing and even my clothes hurt so any touch is painful and leaves a bruise. And it has spread all over my body. I am afraid to go to a clinic or ER because they would probably think I was a battered wife, that is how bad it is.

Does anyone know if this is common with blood thinners and if it is anything to worry about? The fibromyalgia is what it is, but I am more concerned about the bruises.
I'm so sorry sweetie -- I hate that you are going through this. I agree with PF (would your sisters steer your wrong?), and you should have it checked out. Of course I am praying for you.
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