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by Patty G
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Cautionary tale; it's not always OT
Replies: 7
Views: 6370

Re: Cautionary tale; it's not always OT

Thank you, Teresaann, for your kind words. I have always had pain in my back from OT. If you place your hands flat on your back just above your waist, you are over what I call my OT muscles. These are the ones that tell me when I need to sit down and if I ignore them, they sit me down!
by Patty G
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Cautionary tale; it's not always OT
Replies: 7
Views: 6370

Cautionary tale; it's not always OT

I wanted to let folks know that we should always be careful when we think that a pain is OT. I fell in September and was going to my chiropractor for adjustments. In early Oct. he said he thought something else might be going on and I should go to my primary doctor and make sure we weren't missing s...
by Patty G
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: First Mayo meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: First Mayo meeting

Gloria and Jeff, Thank for your quick reply and the wishes. I don't know how soon I will be back on after the surgery but will do the best I can to let you know how it goes. The surgery is on Tuesday and I should be home sometime Thurs. Patty
by Patty G
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: First Mayo meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 518

First Mayo meeting

Hi everyone, I am trying to remember exactly when we had our first meeting at the Mayo clinic. I think it was in April of 2008. I am having back surgery next week and we are trying to figure out when I had a drug reaction. I remember it was just before the meeting. Thank you for the info. I hope eve...
by Patty G
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Two Tremors?
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: Two Tremors?

That's 3600 mg a day. It helps me not start to shake as soon as I do without Neurontin. It allows me to stand and do things longer before the muscle( I've named it my OT muscle) in my back warns me to stop. If I don't stop, it will go into a spasm and make me stop. I think it helps me go longer and ...
by Patty G
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Two Tremors?
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: Two Tremors?

I take Neurontin (900 mg 4 times a day) and have for at least 12 years. It helps a lot. I tried Klonopin and had a bad reaction after two days. I tried it first but since I had such good results with Neurontin (Gabapentin) I haven't tried anything else. Good luck. Oh, I did feel very off when I trie...
by Patty G
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Gabapentin - does anyone have any expierience of this drug?
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: Gabapentin - does anyone have any expierience of this drug?

Hi Ali, I have been taking Gabapentin also know as Neurontin for over five years and it has been a great help to me. I take 900 mg at breakfast, dinner and bedtime and 1200 mg at noon. The only side effect that I think I have is that I have trouble with word retrieval. If I am planning on saying tha...
by Patty G
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Registered Disabled
Replies: 13
Views: 4594

Re: Registered Disabled

Hi Mike, I was given a note from my neurologist for my first blue placard. I had to get a note to renew it every few years. Then, I bought a new car and asked for handicapped license plate. Much to my surprise and delight I discovered that the State of Alaska gives the first handicapped license plat...
by Patty G
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Requip
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: Requip

Hi everyone, My mother has had severe restless legs for the past ten years. She is 83 and lives with me. She fell last year and we waited in the emergency room for several hours. She started having trouble with RLS and so I tried rubbing her legs to see if that would help. Her muscle were like rock....
by Patty G
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Do any of you suffer from backache due to OT ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3336

Re: Do any of you suffer from backache due to OT ?

Hi Everyone, I have been away from the site too long. I have back pain in the right lower back muscle if I have been doing too much. It hurts and if I don't get off my feet, it makes me sit down. I find if I have been inactive that I can stand for shorter periods of time before I need to sit down. I...
by Patty G
Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:36 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Meds for orthostatic tremor
Replies: 16
Views: 7631

hello from alaska and I have a question

I have been away from the forum for awhile and just read what Kaylie said in May of 2005. She said her doctor said that OT was a familial disease and so her children would inherit it. I didn't think there was enough research on OT for any conclusions to be made about passing it on to children. I kno...
by Patty G
Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:21 am
Forum: OT- "THINGS" that help
Topic: Travelling tips
Replies: 18
Views: 11797

Dear Lynda and Other OT travelers, I am from Alaska and fly for most trips. The use of a wheelchair at the airports is a must. People don't look where they are going, many bump into you and/or stop short in front of you. If you request a wheelchair, most airlines will have them available when you ge...

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