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Persistent Hiccups in Cancer – 0.1 ml Vinegar Squirted Into Nose and What Else

Using vinager for hiccups is a Japanese folk medicine treatment. After testing in regular subjects for safety, 0.1 ml; of vinerger (4.2% acetic acid) was used in a cancer patient with persistent hiccups with effect.

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Diabetic Medication Aids

Putting together info on using newer agents. Note: DPP4 and SGLT2 combo not allowed by EDS

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Cervical Radiculitis Without a Cause ? Chickenpox Zoster Virus History High

If you take cases of cervical radiculitis – if imaging shows possible reason for it, they give a history of having had shingles at about 18.4%. In cases with normal imaging, the prior incidence jumps to 81.6%  (p<0.01) – most of … Continue reading

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A Multisystem Disease Problem Case

Below is a recent email of someone with multisystem undiagnosed problems that would be daunting to say the least;

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Friedrich Nietzsche – What I got out of his Sayings

Friedrich Nietzsche  – What I got out of his Sayings

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Certain Orthopedic Issues over 70 yr Old – Easy Pain Help – low Dose Radiotherapy- But Will you ever see it?

Low dose Radiotherapy over age 70 has minimal risks but can often drop pain by 1.9/10 in following issues – sore heel and achilles pains, knee pains, and trochanteric bursitis.

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Buttock-Posterior Thigh Neuropathic Pain – Posterior Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Injury and Treatment

Pain in butt and hamstring is not uncommon and usually involves hamstring. However, neuropathic level pain in areas can happen after surgery or injection suggesting nerve damage to Posterior Femoral Cutaneous Nerve. Present article used cryoablation successfully to treat.

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Please suggest help for this case of post back and post hip back-hip pain

A case in desperate need of help wrote and I have put it in a patient discussion forum: http://painmuse.org/?topic=post-laminectomy-post-hip-pains/

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Pramipexole Stops MS in Animal Model – Helps Restless Legs and May Help Resistant Depression

In the mouse model of Multiple Sclerosis, Pramipexole, a antiparkinson drug, stops the brain neuroinflammation and that form of MS called “Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis”. This agent is used extensively for restless legs – Got MS and restless legs? – I … Continue reading

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Dying in Long Term Care Facility (LTC) Issues

Some LTC facilities are reluctant to be involved in end stage care as they already have a reputation as the place the old go to die. Those that embrace it, require more staff, as the dying have rights to increased … Continue reading

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Reasons Why Vit D Helps Chronic Pain Coming Clearer – Vit D Genes

A Fokl DNA gene polymorphism in the Vitamin D receptor would reduce its sensitivity to vitamin D. Vitamin D supports many metabolic processes beyond calcium and gene variations are even associated with certain cancers.  In athletes, the FF Fokl genotype … Continue reading

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Simulating Ketamine Infusions with Repeated Deltoid Muscle Injections

Protocol from Anodyne Headache and Pain Care in Texas gave 0.3 mg – 0.4 mg/kg ketamine divided into 3 deltoid IM shots separated by 15 minutes for headache and neuropathic pain.  A remarkably successful ketamine IV treatment for depression gave … Continue reading

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Shooting Trigeminal Neuralgia – Facial Epicrania Fugax – and a New Treatment

6-8 years ago a brief neuralgic pain in the scalp that radiated to front or back of head was described. I wrote about it here: http://painmuse.org/?p=1516 Now a facially originated version has been defined and sounds very much like trigeminal … Continue reading

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I Stand Corrected- CT Do Help Problems – Alzheimer’s and Asthma Treatment

Some specialists will leave patients in abject pain with the implication that the imaging they have ordered will in some way help their pain. It does not.  However, an Alzheimer victim was subjected to 4 head CT and has made … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Gone Badly – needs Quick Diagnosis and Treatment

Came across this while searching pain. It is so deadly, I had to write it up. Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rarely occurring condition leading to death in up to to 1/3 of cases. It can be confused with … Continue reading

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Chronic Headache Tragically Missed Cause – Intracranial Hypotension – And Poor Imaging Issues

New cases series of patient twith chronic headache that oft went thru a litany of doctors without success with a clearly treatable disease. Each gave a history of  headache on arising and relieved by lying down that was discounted because … Continue reading

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Predicting Response to SSRI Antidepressants (Not SNRI’s though)

Less than 30% patients respond to antidepressants. Study cataloged depression scale and other features and came up with predictors of depression response particularly to Escitalopram. They included Demographics like black, unemployed, and uneducated; Depression severity and persistence all day ; … Continue reading

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Could Marijuana Help Headaches?

With Medical Marijuana,  migraine frequency dropped from 10.4 to 4.6 headaches per month.

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Arthritis /NSAID Allergy – Want Can You Take?

Odd as it sound people allergic to aspirin and arthritis pills can tolerate Sodium salicylate and is non- acetylated. Pharmacy College assures me it is still available as Dodd’s sodium salicylate which is still available through pharmacy suppliers so pharmacy … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Rib Impingment

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More Painful Bladder Syndrome Non-invasive Treatments

I have painful bladder victims that do not want instillations – multiple allergies that would make infections impossible to treat is one issue. There are some other options mentioned in a recent review that are not common.

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Benign Positional Vertigo? – Modified Canalith Repositioning Maneuver (CRP)

Effectiveness of Treatments for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo of the Posterior Canal Helen S. Cohen, Kay T. Kimball Otol Neurotol  26: 1034–1040, 2005 Modified  Canalith  Repositioning  Maneuver  (CRP)  technique: The head was held in each position as follows: The subject … Continue reading

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Help – Biotin (Vitamin B7) High Dose – and What More Could You Take?

In MS cases, 1/6 noted clinical improvement over 2-8 months with Biotin 300 mg/day This is exciting not just for the improved people but potentially for a group that might not further deteriorate. Suggestion was to take 100-300 mg/day which … Continue reading

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Pseudofolliculitis cutis – ingrowing facial hair Treatments

Ok this is not a pain  condition but I wanted to put advice where patients can find it.

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Headache Just At Night – Try Indomethacin

Hyponic (night only) solely headaches are uncommon. In some ways they are distinct from migraines as the drug of choice is Indomethacin 50 mg twice daily.

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