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Old Jan 19 2014, 09:24 AM   #1841
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Regular Excedrin (called Excedrin Extra Strength) and Excedrin Migraine have identical active ingredients, but I do believe the bottle I bought was the one marketed for migraines.
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Old Jan 19 2014, 11:25 AM   #1842
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I know. That's why I was wondering.

But there is still a regular strength (and hard to find) Excedrin.
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Old Jan 19 2014, 12:18 PM   #1843
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I'm surprised the hospital did not do an MRI when you took him in. That should have been one of the first things they should of done.
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I had to look back because I wasn't sure if Cheryl's son had been admitted to the hospital. It looks like it was only the ER. I'm not sure if they do MRI's from there? Anyway, I hope the MRI is scheduled soon and that he'll be feeling better. Poor kid, and your poor family. I know what it is like to go through a period of worry about a child's health. You feel like your whole life is "on hold" and you can't breathe until they are better.
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Old Jan 19 2014, 08:39 PM   #1845
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Oh yes, I so agree. I am so sorry for you all, poor little chap.
I'm sure you'd accept a last minute appointment because of a cancellation or just no show? Is this something they'd do.
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When I was in a car accident a few years ago I had an MRI in the emergence dept.
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Cheryl, my thoughts are with you.

Micah continues to lose weight. He's lost over 20 lbs in the last two months. If this keeps up he'll be in the hospital and on a feeding tube. On top of it, he experiences momentary, extreme pains in the back of his head. His doctor ordered and MRI and nothing showed up. So its the waiting game. So far the only good news is that they are brief.

We saw my mom this weekend. I wish euthanasia was legal. My mom is not in pain thanks to the morphine but she has horrible hallucinations about being abandon from it. It broke my heart. I held her and kept telling her I was there. This morning, she asked me to help her OD on the morphine because of it all. If she makes it through the week, I'm going to drive up for a day next weekend but I'll leave my boys with a friend(s). It was good they went this time but it was hard on them.

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Old Jan 20 2014, 06:57 AM   #1848
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Oh dear. I also think euthanasia should be legal. Over 50 years ago my mother's brother had bone cancer and was in terrible pain. His wife was a pharmacist and my mom a registered nurse. I'm not "saying" they did anything illegal but it was generally understood inside the family that he had an overdose of pain medicine and that this was the right thing to do. I'm glad at least your mom is not in pain. I do hope you get to spend more time with her. While it was hard on your sons I think they would feel worse if the hadn't seen her.

How old is your son who has lost all the weight? I hope they get it figured out. You really are having a rough time!
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Old Jan 20 2014, 09:14 AM   #1849
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Moonlady, I hope they can get something figured out soon for your son. I'm sorry for the stress and worry while you wait for answers. And I'm so sorry for the wait with your mother. I agree about euthanasia; this is a clear case where it the humane thing to do.


When we took my son to the ER, it was day 3 of this headache. At that point it was looking like a migraine and the ER staff didn't feel an MRI would yield any useful data.
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I am sorry your mother is having such a hard time. My bio-step father had hallucinations, but they were no bad ones. He took trips, he went snow skiing in Aspen once. He had never been snow skiing.

Hopefully your mother's hallucinations will become more pleasant.
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Thank you everyone.

Priscilla, I agree that it was good for my boys to see my mom as hard as it was.

Micah was diagnosed over a year ago with gastric emptying delay something. It has more than one name and I forget them but the cause of his weight loss is the fact that he can't eat enough food (calories) and he fights me on the liquid supplements all of them. Basically, his stomach empties too slow because the sphincter opens too slow. Food then sets in his stomach too long which has often made him sick in the pass thus his resistance to almost all food except a few small things. That's why he had the botox treatments in the pass. Before we started the botox, he couldn't eat anything without getting sick. At this moment as long as its easy to digest, I don't try to feed it to him. So no to little fresh veggies (too hard to digest), mainly white grains instead of whole (again the digest problems). In the long run if nothing works, there is surgery but it is only 70% successful because they don't know if its the muscles or nerves that cause the problem. He was born with it and starting at age 5 his growth slowed down from it. Five years later we learned why and now with adolescences and all the calories needed to grow, he is losing weight and his growth is barely occurring.

Cheryl, I wish you the best with your son. I know the agony of the weight of waiting. I hope the doctors are able to find an answer quickly.
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Old Jan 21 2014, 08:16 AM   #1852
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We are waiting for snow here. Most of the schools have already posted early dismissals. I feel like the school year is far longer than it was when I was a kid (they start in late August and go almost to July). Some of it I blame on all the snow days. We used to go unless it was a blizzard. Now, the threat of snow closes schools. It doesn't affect me, but it bothers Mike. He finds it very disrupting to the "flow" of teaching. Not that he can't handle that, but it does seem at times they close when it isn't necessary.

Moonlady, I had not heard of the condition your son has. How awful! I hope he does not have to have surgery, in my mind that is always a last resort!

Any news on getting an MRI scheduled, Cheryl? Years ago Mike's younger brother was in an accident at school during gym class that involved banging his head. Not good! I hope they get your son feeling all better very soon!
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Old Jan 21 2014, 12:18 PM   #1853
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You can watch the news and see it coming from the pics they show. It is snowing in Roanoke, about 2 hours away. It is heading to Bedford.
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MRI is scheduled for Thur.

The snow has been coming down here since before 9 am. We were already off school for a professional development day, so at least we're not using another snow day.
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Snow began right about noon here. Our next door neighbor is out sweeping the 1/4 inch dusting we've gotten so far off his driveway. Yes, he's a bit eccentric. Last little bit of snow we had he was out there blowing it off the driveway with a leafblower! He's also got both garage doors wide open and they've been open for hours. There's a bedroom directly above the garage. Must do wonders for the heating bill!

I'll be thinking of you on Thursday.
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It has just started snowing here.

How can someone lose a large roll of plastic? We can not find it anywhere. I know it has to be in the house some where.
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My thoughts will be with you on Thurs, Cheryl.

Yes surgery is the last resort, Priscilla.
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Old Jan 22 2014, 05:14 PM   #1858
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On the news today it was mentioned that the 85 richest people in the world control as much wealth as the bottom 3 billion poorest people combined. That is staggering! I'm pretty sure I am not one of the 85. I also don't think I am in the bottom 3 billion. Middle class I guess.

Thinking of you tomorrow Cheryl and hoping for good, positive answers!
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G did fine at his MRI yesterday, and we even got sent home with a disc of images from it. Which of course mean nothing to me, but it's both cool and freaky to have.

Now we wait for the neurology appointment.
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Good to hear things went well. I suppose those images go to the neurologist who will use them to help with (hopefully) a diagnosis. Are his headaches still as bad? Poor kid!
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Good, not everybody finds it easy to "pose" for an MRI scan
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Last one i had reminded me of that Jody Foster film ..... Contact?
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The one I had on my head, made me sick. Laying flat and lights moving, not a good combination for me.
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I have never had this done. Do you have to keep your eyes open while the scan is being made? About how long does it take to do an MRI? Is the amount of time different depending on what part of the body is being scanned?
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http://www.radiology.ucsf.edu/patient-care/prepare/mri

This might enlighten you, Cilla.
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Old Jan 25 2014, 09:34 AM   #1867
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His MRI took no more than 15 min, from lying down to getting back up. His pediatrician called and said the MRI looked fine, which does not rule out G having had a concussion -- concussions don't show on CTs and not usually on MRIs either. So now we still sit back and wait for the neuro apt, in just over a week now.
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I did not have to keep my eyes closed. I've had two, one was after a car wreck. That one was of my head and neck. The other was my foot, I had a tumor, which was removed.

It is good that the G.P did no see anything.
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Today is my son's 28th birthday. Man, I'm getting old!
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Some of you may already know because I sent a private message from Facebook.

My mom died Friday night at 10:30 PM. My sister, her fiancée and I were with her till the end.

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I am so sorry, but also glad for you that you were able to be with her.
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My mom died Friday night at 10:30 PM. My sister, her fiancée and I were with her till the end.

Thank you everyone for your support throughout this.
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Commiserations Moonlady. I hope you and the boys find comfort now that her fight is over.

Keep focused on your future, I'm expecting to hear great things of your Doctorate.
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You're a young thing, Cilla. My son will be 30 in April! And I wasn't exactly young myself when he was born!
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Well, my son is the younger of my two kids. My daughter will be 32 in May.
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Moonlady, I'm glad you were able to be with her and that she's not suffering anymore. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Old Jan 26 2014, 10:08 PM   #1879
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You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Moonlady
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Cheryl, we had neighbors over last night. I had a migraine which led to talking about causes of headaches. Al said he use to wake up with bad headaches every day for years, many, many years. Finally he got a Dr. who listened to him. He was put on a C pap machine at night and has not had a headache since then.

It might be worth talking to your Dr. about.
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