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  1. Please do get the vaccine. Pfizer and moderna are mRNA vaccines which means they are just proteins. Drink lots of water/ fluids and take Tylenol after the shot. I have two of my patients have hives and dizziness. If you have flu like symptoms, that is just a reaction to be expected. If you don’t get the vaccine, you will probably get the virus. And there is not guarantee if it will be a mild case. We don’t have AstraZeneca here. It is a shame that Johnson is on hold due to clots. I see many people all the time with clots. Some due to sitting in plane/ car/ train, some due to immobi
  2. I'm a family physician graduated in 2001. I had my shots in Dec and Jan. It was Moderna. Arm pain with first shot and flu like symptoms but not fevers after 8 hrs of second shot. Lasted may be a day and totally better the next day. It is a normal reaction of your body trying to make antibodies. It is very safe protein molecule so it can’t change your DNA or cells. You won’t grow a tail 😺 it is very unstable that is why they keep it cool. Moderna has a better method of putting the protein in a fatty/ butter like substance so it does not need extra cold temp. Pfizer does not
  3. Welcome. Please take time and read many threads here. You will find them very helpful. I know things are frustrating with the way the world is today but take one day at a time. Try breathing exercises, insight meditation, hydration, no noise for a period of time etc. Suggest these books Finding peace in frantic world and Loving kindness. Good luck to you.
  4. Try insight meditation. There is Imc uk there and ims barre in Massachusetts and Imc USA in Maryland if you are interested. Try a weekend after the covid. Now I can’t take off work and quarantine to go there so I do home virtual course. No tv, work, phone, music for a week or so. You sit as a group three times a day and there is checking with a teacher via zoom daily. There are two 30 mins sessions of lectures. I did that in oct and was very good for stress level and my brain. Very rested. I m doing that again in March. It is basically in breath, out breat
  5. I m very cautious too not catching the virus because I won’t be killed by anything made in China as a friend puts it lol. Many months later, me and my staff is still covid free. It is a miracle. Lots of prayers and meditation helps I believe. I was happy to get the first vaccine on dec 31st too. Never spent a night inside the hospital so far as a patient so no thank you. Sometimes marriage is luck or it is the choice we made and sometimes we don’t know it till one is tested. We are almost 50. I try to make the most out of life by doing good things.
  6. Have seen a patient had it after a car accident. They were on a bike/ motorcycle. But that was years ago and I still see her and she has no lasting issues.
  7. I don’t think people should abandon their partners. But it has to with fate, luck, karma, people s attitudes, work related stress, support system etc. I hope that you will find the peace and happiness. Sometimes it is better to forgive and forget. Be safe and rest well. Stay away from alcohol and smoking.
  8. Yes there are different stents and same with heart stents too. Some stay on blood thinners for one year. Long ago, they had to do hernia surgery on one of my patients but he had stents and he can’t stop the thinners. So they did it while on blood thinners. Patient did well. They also carry a little card in the wallet telling what kind of stents that is.
  9. Welcome to BTG. You will see many useful threads here. Please take time to read. Yes the blood needs to go away. I m not sure where you are and if covid is slowing things down such as appointments. Stay hydrated , away from alcohol, rest, no stress. good luck and stay safe.
  10. Welcome to BTG. There are many threads that are useful and please take time to go through them. Drink lots of fluids, rest, sleep, no stress, write down questions for the neurosurgeon and neurologist. Give yourself time to adjust if you fly back. We cannot give you medical advice but I am sure you will find the information here useful. Goodluck.
  11. Congrats. Yes stress will do many things to the body. Stay safe. We are open again in carroll county Maryland but I did not venture out . Patients seem to stay home too, they are mostly country folks and seem content.
  12. Donated some money to BTG in memorium to win. We will all miss her. I thought about her this weekend when I had to dye my hair myself. she always made us smile. May she rest in peace.
  13. I don’t even have words to say. I am very sorry for your loss. I was just thinking about her this weekend. RIP😿😿😿😿😿
  14. Hope you are ok. The thing with tia is sometimes nothing is on the mri or ct scan. But you still need close follow up and may be meds. Goodluck
  15. Welcome to btg. There are many helpful threads here. We can’t give you medical advice but there are many topics that are helpful. Impressed with the 4th degree black belt. I did it for three years now it seems impossible with work schedule and most schools here are tae kwan do not traditional karate. Drink lots of water, hydrate, rest, no stress, etc etc. good luck.
  16. I would not drink. Safest option/ no issues involved for yourself or others.
  17. I didn’t read all of it since I m at work but it is crazy. If they order something, they need to call you. It s no excuse if it s ten weeks ago. If it was ordered over Xmas , I can understand. I don’t know about over there but we sometimes have portals where you can check your info. I would leave messages, write them a letter. Patients here say they will call the lawyer or congressmen or the evening news. I was told as a resident, if you order something, you follow and take action , otherwise why do we order things? I think that makes sense. my patients mostly are
  18. You are very welcome. I humbly learn about many things from this site including medicine, side effects, life, history etc etc. Merry Xmas to everyone.
  19. You know I can’t give you med advice😿 but everyones different and I have seen many react differently to same meds. I have taken them long ago for my back. Sometimes it makes me feel dizzy and sleepy. And it can be due to interaction with other meds. Goodluck. You can talk to the doc.
  20. We cannot give you med advice but 3 months is still early. I would rest and won’t do anything that might upset the brain. Rest, rest, rest and hydration. Colors and crowds and noises might be too much for the brain. I would call and ask the neuro what they think. I m sure there are other xmas traditions you can do and it might just be this year that you can’t shop together.
  21. Welcome to BTG. You can also follow up with the neurologist about the eye issues and might need to see neuro ophthalmologist as well. Goodluck.
  22. Welcome to BTG. We can’t give you medical advice but if you read the threads, there are many posts that are helpful. Rest, drink lots of fluids, etc I know it s easier said than done with two kids. You should be able to get some form of Medicaid if you are in the US due to sah. But your doctor or neurologist need to fill out forms. Good luck. Keep your blood pressure under control.
  23. Welcome to the site. You know I cannot give you med advice. I have seen many patients in coma for a long time but it s not from SAH. It is very common to have headaches and the key is to drink lots of fluids, rest, no stress, etc. you ll see there are many helpful threads here.
  24. Welcome to the site. We cannot give you med advice but you ll see many helpful threads. you should also see neuro ophthalmologist. Good luck.
  25. Welcome to the website. You can take time and read thru some of the threads. They are very helpful. We cannot give you medical advice but I m sure you will get lots of info.
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