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  1. It sure sounds as if vitamin D has been a problem for you, so it's suspicious as a contributer to the pms. Letting the sunlight on your skin, especially on your torso may help. It's really the best way to ensure that the vitamin D levels in your body rise appropriately. For some people, taking the oral vitamin D raises the vitamin D level in the blood, but the D in the body is not being absorbed systemically. Getting the sunlight in addition to your supplements may help.
  2. Peace to you as well. This on grief (Buddhist content) http://www.pbs.org/thebuddha/blog/2010/mar/11/buddhist-perspective-grieving-roshi-joan-halifax/
  3. Do you have any pain in the upper right quadrant of your abdomen? It's another common gallbladder symptom in late pregnancy. The fact that your palms and soles are itching is very suspicious. It takes a few days to get the bile acid results, so if the itching gets bad, ask for the meds before diagnosis. You can stop them if the labs are negative.
  4. Ugh, so sorry about the Lyme and the treatments. To help with comfort, drinking a glass of pineapple juice each day is purported to help with bacterial cysts.
  5. Chiropractic maneuvers have been known to cause strokes in those who are predisposed, so I'd be careful doing anything there until a neurologist gave me the okay.
  6. I'm sure it is probably bacterial. It could be that the baby's stools are infecting any little opening in the skin because they contain bacterial strains that are difficult for the skin' normal flora to fight. So improving the baby's intestinal flora can help deter further bacteria to cause rashes. Using over the counter antibacterial creams for diaper rash is not usually recommended if it recurs at all. By changing around ointments, you can kill the beneficial bacteria on the skin, while letting the bad guys proliferate and become resistant
  7. I would sprinkle some acidophilus powder (from capsules) in the baby's food daily for a week or so to help establish helpful intestinal flora. Over the counter antibacterial creams, soaps, or washes can make things worse in the long run. I'd see the regular pediatrician and use what s/he recommends.
  8. Prayers and peace and strength What a terrible shock for your family. [emoji173]
  9. Sorry this happened to you! Don't rub or massage it. You don't want the clot to travel.
  10. As far as pasta goes, we eat the whole wheat kind, and always add some kind of legume, some dried and fresh mushrooms, some peppers, onions, garlic, other veggies that we have around like peas, corn, carrots. Sounds crazy, but a half can of pumpkin (not the sweet kind, just pumpkin) is good with the red sauce. Or some coconut milk with the red sauce, or avocado as a garnish. Spices are the main thing with vegan food. LOTS of spices, peppers, and herbs are used around here (four adult long term vegans live here.) We eat vegan whole plant foods: high carb, low salt, very little oil, li
  11. Only some BKs have the veggie patty. "The veggie burger from Burger King comes with a sesame bun, veggie patty, lettuce and tomatoes, ketchup and mayonnaise and has 410 calories..... Burger King claims that its veggie burger has whole grains and that the burger provides 7 g dietary fiber.... Veggie Patty: Morningstar Farms makes the veggie patty in Burger King’s veggie burger. The main ingredient is a vegetable mix with mushrooms, water chestnuts, onions, carrots and other vegetables. The next ingredient is textured vegetable protein. The patty is free from meat but it contains eg
  12. I like the "or claims to be" part [emoji23]
  13. Me too. Reiki distance healing has been sent. Your attitude is so good; it will get you through these hard times [emoji173]
  14. I would make an appointment with her PCP, bring all the medications she is on, and discuss her suspected dementia. Even things you wouldn't suspect, like statins (cholesterol lowering meds), can cause denentia-like symptoms in the elderly. Sometimes it's a combination of medications that can do it. Always suspect the medications as he cause first, ime, especially for an old or a young person.
  15. Yes, even 20 years ago when my daughter was tested, it was just a bunch of pinpricks on her back. She didn't mind those (was 8 years old), but had a huge reaction to the fire ant test, a large hive wheal that covered 1/4 of her little back. (She had had an anaphylaxic reaction to fire ant stings, which was why we were there.) They had to make up a special formula for her injections, of one part to 100,000 instead of the 1/10,000 usually used for treatment, so it took a long time to just get to baseline. We went weekly for over 2 years for allergy injections. She still carries an epipen.
  16. Also watch for constipation, common side effect of iron supplementation.
  17. There are different types of iron, so the 65 mg of ferrous sulfate (regular OTC iron) won't all be absorbed. Here's a copy pasta about it. (Whichever kind you use, vitamin C containing foods eaten with it enhance absorption.) "If you’ve shopped for iron supplements you may have noticed two different amounts of iron listed on the same package. The higher number is the total amount of iron in the supplement. The second, smaller number is the amount of elemental iron. Elemental iron is the total amount of iron in the supplement available for absorption by your body. Each type of iron has
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