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My brother cut his middle finger really bad on a part of his car that spins. Maybe the engine?

Question asked 15 Nov 2014 5 answers

Support groups: pain, skin

bnagoh's response: Gosh I have worked on my cars over the years and I know that a spinning motor can rip your finger right out of your hand even worse. He needs to go to the ER Immediately and not be macho about it. Sorry that's not what he needs to hear just get him ...

Just had a RHA and got a little fever at the injection points, some strange brusing?

Question asked 2 Aug 2014 1 answer

Support groups: injection, neck pain, head & neck surgery

bnagoh's response: I must tell you I went that route and I must have had maybe 6 sessions of radio frequency thermocoagulation and I never got months of relief. At best maybe 4 to 6 weeks of a third to half of my pain levels which considering they were 11's was not so ...

Peripheral Neuropathy: anyone else missing useful diagnosis?

Question asked 18 Apr 2013 1 answer

Support groups: peripheral neuropathy, tongue, lips, male

bnagoh's response: Well your symptoms seem familiar especially the pain and weakness but not the causes. I have peripheral neuropathy and I also get this burning sensation on my right hand around the third finger. Since I have been taking gabapentin nearly all my ...

What is the advantage of Galvus met over metformin \ salfonylurea combination therapy ?

Question asked 28 Apr 2014 1 answer

Support groups: diabetes, type 2

bnagoh's answer: I take metformin and have not had any problems with it at all but I did some research here at and there are some reports that salfonylurea may lead to a higher percentage of deaths from other causes. Now the combination therapies you ask ...

Can your oxygen level get low with pacemaker?

Question asked 4 Mar 2014 2 answers

Support groups: oxygen, pacemaker

bnagoh's answer: I found that I had to get used to my pacemaker, took maybe 3 to 6 weeks cause without it I had a total heart block, slow heart beat that kept slowing until it stopped. Of course I had been passing out over a dozen times before they realized what was ...

They stopped making Hydrocodone/Acetaminoph. 7.5-500. What is other pain med. is equal or better?

Question asked 2 Apr 2014 3 answers

Support groups: pain, hydrocodone

bnagoh's response: Maybe what you could do is add the acetaminophen that is missing from your Hydrocodone. Its over the counter and maybe you will get the same results. So just take Tylenol 175 mgs with each pill but dont take to much not good for liver, and that will ...

Back Pain - I recently was in a car accident and had a sprain cervical and now I feel pressure in my

Question asked 26 Mar 2014 1 answer

Support groups: pain, back pain, accident, pressure, hospital

bnagoh's answer: Absolutely! Any injury to the back or spine can be debilitating. At least see your PCP and get x rays to see whats going on. Good Luck

I,m taking cymbalta 60mg for back pain and I start gain weight how I can stop that what food to eat?

Question asked 23 Feb 2014 2 answers

Support groups: cymbalta, pain, back pain, weight, food, chronic back pain

bnagoh's comment: Thanks I started with 30 for a month and no help went to 60 and noticed after another 3 weeks noticed an improvment and my Dr said no go to 90. I was surprised too untill I started that dosage and my pain levels from arthritis were better than ...

What are the risks of dissolving ,Allopurinol Bisoprolol,and others instead of swallowing them?

Question asked 2 Feb 2014 1 answer

Support groups: allopurinol, bisoprolol, felodipine, irbesartan, metformin, simvastatin, tablet

bnagoh's response: You dissolve them in water I hope. Well if you did it in anything else then I would worry water should be fine though. But if one or two pills are time released then you may have problems those would be hard to dissolve. Taste would not be the best ...

The drug Metformin, I was advised it has been taken off the market. Is this information true?

Question asked 19 Mar 2014 3 answers

Support groups: metformin

bnagoh's answer: No! I certainly hope not it works very well to control my type 2 diabetes but I haven't heard anything like that...

What is in gabapentin ?

Question asked 16 Mar 2014 4 answers

Support groups: pain, back pain, gabapentin

bnagoh's answer: Yep Im on it too, years and it really works for my burning sensations that I get in my hands. Just like a match is burning my fingers wrist and lower arm. Doesn't help much with my pain symptoms but the nerve burning... aaahhh! Neurontin is the ...

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