Me & my speech.


SORRY not done yet…I’ve reordered the previous post, BUT it’s still too huge, which means it MAY be split more, AND I’ve not added the images with the active link to the CDC info or the other image again…sorry.

My treatments have gone way more natural because of multitudes of reasons as well as many useful options available for me AND for you.

Pain Care & Diabetes Care

When looking at issues with diabetes there are always aspects about sugar to consider with treatment options and actions. For instance I got steroid and gabapentin prescriptions’ AND both those drugging’s caused raised sugars OR even lowered sugars. Having to raise and lower my insulin amounts because of the medication was a huge issue, AND in some cases these issues can vary reality depending on the type of drug AS WELL AS the type of application AND where sugar readings are gotten from with the body and measuring system.

Medicine sugar Changes

Please be aware before reading this info, that I have had issues with acetaminophen raising the interstitial sugar levels approximately 0.15 to 0.55 more per basal amount, that’s from about a 10 to 30 percent rise in insulin amounts. This is for both my basal/base insulin rates AND my bolus/bonus food & sugar correction insulin rates, depending on how much acetaminophen I get. My blood sugar tests versus the sensor aren’t near the same amounts at all. BUT I’m using a more modern sugar checker and I’ve not had any issues with the insulin when I calculate the changes by the time of taking the med and how long it works for me.

NOT DONE-Possible Delivery System Variation Options

This requires that I calculate blood glucose and sugar amounts accurately instead of utilizing the sensor readings OR the pump in automode normally. But for healthcare this action can be shifted depending on the need people have for sugar altering drugs. The variations of insulin delivery systems can use similar math, but it’s dependent on the system and how the insulin versus rates are calculated.

Some links provide multiple pump options, but make sure to read the info, you’ll note that water resistance, basal & bolus use options, amounts of insulin possible, types of insertion devices and setups vary.

·       Minimed Pumps- Paradigm with sensor adaptations, 630g, with Enlite,& 670’s- Info from Rhapsodie’s use of these pumps
  • BOLUS INSULIN
    • Carb Ratios (Insulin for Carbs)= Grams divided by carb ratio of insulin units (Grams/units)
    • Corrections= (sugar levels- target goal range) mg’s to reach goal sugar amounts divided by delivery Levels of insulin. (mg/dL)
      • In cases where there is already active insulin the initial correction rate is figured then the amount of active insulin is subtracted from the correction dL.
      • Where sugars are low the same formula works in the negative for the mg, and a minus in the correction dL so that extra insulin isn’t delivered
      • AND at times the pump will show that more insulin is in use than the body needs, because of sugar levels, generally I will consume an amount to meet this level, but at times I take more, so I add the whole carb amount to the pump. The pump subtracts the correction carbs as well as the working insulin, so the correct rates are delivered.
    • BASAL INSULIN
      • Sensitivity [Corrections with Tandem pumps]= mg’s to reach goal sugar amounts divided by delivery Levels of insulin. (mg/dL)
·       Tandem t:slim, t:slimG4, t:slim X2, t:flex and (PDF guide from Tandem Link)

The math for this process is the same as the Minimed pumps, but the readouts show the calculations differently when on some screens. [Visuals show a smaller delivery setup than the Minimed pump, but multiple devices are needed for pump uses. The pump alone can’t do the work, like it can with the Minimed. No sensor OR other device is needed for that pump to function. BUT a connected Blue tooth device is needed for the Tandem control, at least that’s how it seems.]

  • BOLUS INSULIN
    • Carb Ratio (Insulin for Carbs)= Grams divided by carb ratio of insulin units (Grams/units)
      • “The carb ratio is the amount of carbohydrate in grams that 1 unit of insulin will cover. For example, a carb ratio of 1 to 10 (also written 1:10) indicates that 1 unit of insulin is needed for every 10 grams of carbohydrate.”
    • Corrections [Sensitivity with Minimed pumps]= (sugar levels- target goal range) mg’s to reach goal sugar amounts divided by delivery Levels of insulin. (mg/dL)
  • BASAL INSULIN
    • Unit(s) of insulin divided by a whole hour (U/H) which is supposed to deliver consistently and incrementally through the hour.
·       Omnipod & Omnipod Dash Insulin Pumps

“Its unique design consists of just two parts; a lightweight, tubeless, waterproof7, wearable Pod controlled by a smartphone-like touch-screen Bluetooth® enabled controller, minimizing the number of components to carry… Tubeless and Waterproof7 Pod design with 200-unit insulin reservoir [Minimed pumps have up to 300 units in a reservoir with no air.]… Automatic cannula insertion at the push of a button [a real pain in avoiding pain issues and areas.]

… Integrated Bolus Calculator, Presets & CalorieKing® that does the thinking and math for you. BUT the delivery needs to be off for any delivery adjustments to be added to the system, which alter the program calculations, which means it can be better to do the delivery rates on computer OR paper, then put the numbers in the system…AND records of places like Calorie King are NOT accurate when it comes to vegetables AND at times fruit…variations in activity alter insulin rates and needs also. The pod is LARGER than most Minimed insertion setups.]

 

Dose wirelessly* without having to wake or interrupt your child [or mate or patient] at school, while playing or sleeping…[This is also great for health care with individuals who are injured OR sick needing insulin care from caregivers.]  Small, tubeless and waterproof7 design [this is great, the 670g isn’t water proof, the sensor only works for up to 30 minutes under water.] The Omnipod DISPLAY™ mobile app helps you stay informed remotely, … The Omnipod VIEW™ mobile app enables nurses and caregivers to monitor up to 12 Omnipod users, keeping them informed at all times.

Both Omnipod & Omnipod Dash
  • BOLUS INSULIN
    • Carb Ratios (Insulin for Carbs)= Grams divided by carb ratio of insulin units (Grams/units)
    • Corrections= (sugar levels- target goal range) mg’s to reach goal sugar amounts divided by delivery Levels of insulin. (mg/dL)
      • “The calculator uses your current blood glucose, carbs entered, and your insulin on board (IOB) to determine a suggested bolus dose.”
      • [In cases where there is already active insulin the initial correction rate is figured then the amount of active insulin (IOB) is subtracted from the correction dL.]
      • Where sugars are low the same formula works in the negative for the mg, and a minus in the correction dL so that extra insulin isn’t delivered
      • AND at times the pump will show that more insulin is in use than the body needs, because of sugar levels, generally I will consume an amount to meet this level, but at times I take more, so I add the whole carb amount to the pump. The pump subtracts the correction carbs as well as the working insulin (IOB), so the correct rates are delivered.]
    • BASAL INSULIN
      • Basal= units per hour based on the ability to adjust for 24 hours[, like the Minimed pumps. BUT the delivery needs to be off for any delivery adjustments to be added to the system, which alter the program calculations, which means it can be better to do the delivery rates on computer OR paper, then put the numbers in the system.]
Additions with Omnipod Dash
  • Extended Basal [Called Square Basal with Minimed pumps]
  • Temporary Basal
  • Up to 6 Basals, which you can self name [Minimed pumps have these, but the non-Bluetooth devices only have letters and specified basal titles, but 8 different basal options.]
  • Food Look up option based on the Calorie King info
  • Can create a custom foods menu for regularly used food option items, maybe also for homemade food creations.
  • Temp Basal Presets [called Preset basals in Minimed 670g]
  • Bolus Preset options- You can add food types for a click quick of what is normal OR common OR even unique for you.

 

·       Valeritas V-Go

“…If regular adjustments or modifications to the basal rate of insulin are required in a 24-hour period, or if the amount of insulin used at meals requires adjustments of less than 2-Unit increments, [this is abnormal with the Minimed pumps increments as small as 0.05 can be taken] use of the V-Go Wearable Insulin Delivery Device may result in hypoglycemia…”

  • This insulin pump isn’t a programmed computerized device, it is a manually programmed device, which means it doesn’t suffer computer OR programming issues. It is more like a fan where you set the speed of air flow, adjust it for possible moves, and let it mechanically function versus a computer controlled temperature control system which can be programmed for temperature, times, and additional options.] It also is limited use wise:
    • Wear each V-Go for one (1) 24-hour period
      • [Basal rates are set before insertion, they do not shift OR vary like the body does.]
      • [“To begin use, the V-Go is filled with insulin using their EZ Fill device. Valeritas recommends that you apply the V-Go within 24 hours of filling the reservoir with Humalog. If filling with Novolog, you have up to 5 days if refrigerated OR 3 days if left at room temperature.” (https://www.diabetesnet.com/animas-vibe/ ) Which means travelers & busy people & parents & caregivers can prep 3 sets of the V-Go for daily uses at any time that the future, of up to 3 days with no fridge OR 5 with fridge when the, process of filling will be a hassle OR an issue.]
      • Push the Bolus Ready Button followed by the Bolus Delivery Button to provide
        • bolus doses at meals as prescribed by your healthcare professional.
          • [The insulin delivery doesn’t allow extension OR different bolus deliveries, because it works like a needle that doesn’t come off for 24 hours. Which means there is a limited insulin control & adjustment use with the device.]
        • At the end of the 24-hour period, retract the needle by sliding AND then
        • pushing the Needle Release Button AND remove the V-Go from your body
          • Discard the device after use (V-Go is 100% disposable)
        • Repeat these steps for each 24-hour period using a new V-Go
      • IMPORTANT: Each V-Go has a total of 36 Units of insulin available for on-demand bolus dosing per 24-hour period [only].
        • The 36 Units of insulin can only be delivered in 2-Unit increments (1 click = 2 Units). [This could be too little insulin in many cases, while the limit to, Rhapsodie’s, my pump is set for a single total maximum of 20 units there’s been times where at a Super bowl party I’ve had 35 units total with no sugar drinks. For me one slice of pizza with 70 carbs has been about 14 units of insulin…BUT other people have varied rates.]
          • You can only click the Bolus Delivery Button 18 times in every 24-hour period. After 18 clicks, the Bolus Ready Button will lock.(p. 24 instructions)
·       Lifescan Animas Vibe Insulin Pump
  • 15th January 2019- co.uk
  • “…Amongst its key features are its direct integration with the Dexcom G4 Platinum CGM, its on board food database, to help with carb counting, and its proven to be waterproof for extended periods of time…But manual pump button uses needed for bolusing [when sensor isn’t used]…The Animas Vibe is therefore a strong choice for water lovers, children and other people that have experienced, or are wary of, water damage to their pump…BUT it only holds up to 4 different basals at one time. Otherwise it seems to be as great as the Minimed devices, it’s even better being water proof for up to 24 hours with depths up to 12 feet…” (https://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetic-products/pumps/lifescan-animas-vibe-insulin-pump.html ) & https://www.diabetesnet.com/animas-vibe/   “Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Sensor and Transmitter [work] with pump” (https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1430396/Animas-Vibe.html )
  • NOT DONE
  • BOLUS INSULIN
    • Carb Ratios (Insulin for Carbs)= Grams divided by carb ratio of insulin units (Grams/units)
    • Corrections= (sugar levels- target goal range) mg’s to reach goal sugar amounts divided by delivery Levels of insulin. (mg/dL)
      • In cases where there is already active insulin the initial correction rate is figured then the amount of active insulin is subtracted from the correction dL.
      • Where sugars are low the same formula works in the negative for the mg, and a minus in the correction dL so that extra insulin isn’t delivered
      • AND at times the pump will show that more insulin is in use than the body needs, because of sugar levels, generally I will consume an amount to meet this level, but at times I take more, so I add the whole carb amount to the pump. The pump subtracts the correction carbs as well as the working insulin, so the correct rates are delivered.
    • BASAL INSULIN
      • Sensitivity [Corrections with Tandem pumps]= mg’s to reach goal sugar amounts divided by delivery Levels of insulin. (mg/dL)

Adjusting Pump Uses for Better Medical Care

 

I’ve written a partial setup of information about use of the pump with insulin adjustments, drugs, and surgical situations also. So I’m adding a link to that first set of posts…please remember this info isn’t finished, but I’ve tried to make it as useful as possibly could be needed already when it comes to insulin issues.

 

For example acetaminophen raises interstitial fluid, under the skin, sugar levels, BUT not blood sugar levels.

  • Health Grades- How Pain Relievers Can Affect Blood Sugar Levels
    • 8/7/2020 “…You may take a low dose of aspirin or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like
      • ibuprofen or naproxen [sodium/ ibuprofen] to relieve the occasional headache or muscle pain. A regular dose is unlikely to affect your blood sugar levels, but a higher-than-usual dose MAY LOWER your blood sugar level
      • salsalate. Research has shown that this drug can also LOWER blood glucose levels
      • Duloxetine medication can also RAISE your blood sugar levels
      • opioid painkiller … tramadol may be more likely to cause your blood sugar levels TO DROP DANGEROUSLY LOW, causing hypoglycemia
    • Endocrinology Advisor- Acetaminophen Interference With Blood Glucose Readings: What Clinicians Need to Know
      • 6-12-2017 “…The study investigators found that peak concentrations of acetaminophen were higher when measured by CGM when administered intravenously vs enterally or rectally (33.9±2.2 mg/dL, 27.6±2.0 mg/dL, and 15.0±4.1 mg/dL, respectively). The results suggested that, after acetaminophen is administered, clinicians should wait between 2.4 and 3.7 hours, depending on type of administration (2.4 for rectal, 3.7 for enteral, and 3.3 for intravenous) to avoid treating falsely elevated blood glucose levels…”
    • + Treatment- Acetaminophen Can Affect Meter and CGM Readings
      • 9-22-2015 “…There’s been evidence as far back as 2009 that acetaminophen can cause inaccurate blood sugar readings with meters. Now, a more recent study suggests that the common pain reliever also might interfere with continuous glucose monitor (CGM) readings, as well…In July 2009, The Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology published a paper discussing sources of meter errors in measurement of blood glucose levels, including patient use of acetaminophen… Researchers in the 2009 study documented how acetaminophen use seemed to cause errors in blood glucose readings with meters… The researchers did say older meters were more prone to these erroneous readings than newer meters, but that such fluctuations can be possible with all meters they researched.

 

Now, a similar inaccuracy has been documented in connection with CGM use. In 2015, clinical investigators published a paper in Diabetes Care describing meter and monitor variations for a group of acetaminophen-using patients who tested both with meters and CGMs. The study, led by Dr. David M. Maahs of the University of Colorado Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, was a stress test to predict the reliability of investigational closed-loop artificial pancreas systems relying on CGMs. Study participants took 1,000 milligrams of acetaminophen at breakfast and tested their levels at seven intervals within eight hours using Dexcom G4 monitors and a variety of blood drop test strip meters. Researchers saw the same elevated glucose reading phenomenon as had been found with [older] meters. In some cases CGM variances were recorded of up to 100 mg/dl over [up to date/ more accurate] meter testing.

 

Blood drop test strip meters read the electrical current generated by the reaction of blood glucose to a glucose oxidase enzyme impregnated in the test strip. CGM sensors read the electrical current generated by the reaction of blood glucose and glucose oxidase loaded in the sensor tip cannula assembly. It’s believed that one’s own body chemistry can affect the range of inaccuracy exhibited in CGM results, as many CGM users report no elevated blood glucose readings after taking acetaminophen. Also, some CGM users who regularly take acetaminophen have reported that they need to replace their sensor tips more frequently than manufacturer recommendations.

 

It’s important to identify if this phenomenon is happening regularly in your diabetes self-care, as erroneous readings can lead to dosing more insulin than needed.

If at all possible using other treatments may be a lot better, like Natural Pain Treatments which can be effective for you in ways like they are for me.

Pain Care Methods

Because of the diabetes and Whoops Disease under skin bone clasping, the injuries remain, but do not show outside the skin in most instances. The stress fractures of the left calf and left arm have grown because of additional splicing of splintered bones. While the damage to the right calf has allowed the micro bone portion to go into the bone core instead of floating away from the bone. AND the right arm fractures have been contained, so only Rhapsodie notes their shifting when using her arm.

Common Opioid Prescription Avoidance & Reasons to NOT Take These

The lies in Rhapsodie’s medical files have doctors avoiding giving her correct medical assessments and they prefer to prescribe narcotics, addictive drugs, instead of reading the tests accurately which were falsely reported multiple times as being ‘nothing found’. They keep trying to treat the ‘pain’ without trying to treat the reasons for the pain, this is bad treatment. It’s amazing that the majority of treatment options are ‘prescription painkillers’ with many doctors very ignorant of natural treatments without side effects issues.

I’m not famous, I don’t play sports, and I don’t have a job since years with these issues mean I’m barely able to do 20 hours of work a week without walking, driving, getting dressed, or wearing shoes. I haven’t been out in a car since December 2020, to visit the doctor, because car travel hurts too much. My only car traveling has been for necessities, my husband does the shopping, I only go out when I have to like to the doctors OR dentist. Mostly issues because of the untreated and uncared for bone injuries, not the Whoops Disease.

CDC Chart- Deaths from prescribed opioids in 2018 were about 242% higher than 1999. With numbers of about 400,000/around 165,000 people that’s a huge increase. While it’s 2021 now, many doctors are still prescribing stupidly.

According to the CDC- Appropriate prescribing of opioids is essential to protecting the health and safety of Medicare beneficiaries. [1] in [3] Medicare Part D beneficiaries received a prescription opioid in 2016.  “You are age 65 or older. You have a qualifying disability for which you have been receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for more than 24 months. You have been…” (https://www.silverscript.com/learn/medicare-part-d-eligibility)

This is a huge issue because it means that people who are in a state requiring good medical care, retirees, those with disabilities, and often with limited incomes because of not working OR not having great income are often getting prescribed without proper treatment in other ways being done if their cases are similar to mine with treatment. I’ve avoided addiction by taking the effort to research options as well as avoid ‘prescribed pain medicines’ when not needed.

Natural Pain Treatments

The struggle to find natural pain treatments is that these are often ‘unknown’ by doctors. AND they are often untrusted by doctors also. For me these treatments have worked in various ways depending on the treatment, but there are additional values to some of these treatments that I’m loving:

  • Kava Kava– is also a treatment that assists in recovery from narcotics because it reduces issues that drugging causes. AND can assist in helping people recover from issues with uses of narcotics. There are the additional benefits of how it can help fight stress as well as assist people to sleep better. AND it’s been found helpful against tension headaches. It’s been said to cause liver damage, that lie is because of ‘bad’ forms not the natural root forms and accurate amounts of kavalactones being used.

In addition today I took my second capsule of a standardized root dose of 30% kavalactones of the 250mg pill. This means with the FDA suggesting doses of up to 290 kavalactones maximum daily, that 250x.30=75mg kavalactones per capsule. So I can take up to 3 with no issues, even though if this is really from the root there should be no limit to the amount I can ingest healthily.

Plus NO new sugar issues at all, in fact taken in conjunction with the Wild Lettuce & Natto-Serra I’ve noted that my sugar levels are way more consistent and a lot less shifting is happening.

Reasons I’m trying this include the ability to assess another product that may be less tiring with uses. The possibilities of surgical treatments with chemical drugs and the need for recovery as well as pain killing without becoming addicted to the drugs OR being able to avoid addiction as much as possible.

BUT as it’s not been tried I don’t know what sugar issues could be had.

  • Turmeric Curcumin– Is a treatment I do not use most of the time because of it causing diarrhea and tiredness when used alone.  BUT it’s a great treatment to use along with prescription pain killers because of cutting nausea, tiredness, and a need to barf with post surgery drugging. It’s great because of allowing better ability to think with those drugs being used.
    • I found this with the use of prescribed codeine and acetaminophen, which I never finished a bottle of that. AND I plan on using this with surgery because of doctors trying to get me being drugged to sign forms and agree to treatments my thinking brain could disagree with.

Because it causes issues with diarrhea after being taken 3 days in a row it will lower my sugar about the 3rd day and beyond taking it consistently.

  • Natto- Serra– Which is a combination of Nattokinase, the fermented soybean done thousands of years in Japan, AND Serrapeptase…and is free from vitamin K. Serrapeptase (SP) and nattokinase (NK) are proteolytic enzymes belonging to serine proteases. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23821590/ ) There are many ‘it’s not proven to work comments online, BUT it’s often the case with natural treatments.

I know that I’ve found value in using the combination. Since about 2010 I’ve had a pained throat, which feels ripped and torn. It is often swollen also, BUT with the use of the Natto-Serra the pain goes away. I use a single dose of Doctor’s Best Natto-Serra each night before going to sleep. Through the next 24 hours I don’t have a sore throat. While I may be a little more tired than just the use of Wild Lettuce, the blood pressure values have also been great, even though I fart more than normal at times, but that can be from other ‘treatments’ also. The product is a combination of 2 natural ingredients:

Along with taking the Wild Lettuce use of this has had me raise my insulin 0.05 per hour with the basal rates.

The cost of the chamomile tea was less than $3 AND the ginger was even cheaper, and the next doctor’s visit had the result of no pneumonia OR bronchitis issues found. I’ve never had doctoral treatment for either of those issues since the use of ginger & chamomile tea which is a daily use. I’ve noted with the lack of ginger how much tighter and more swollen my limbs and throat are. So with a product that’s available in many ways I love it’s anti-inflammatory values.

    • Ginger can be consumed naturally grated, chopped, cooked, dried, blended, or even partially cooked and sugared, the dry spice also works as an anti-inflammatory without any side effects other than taste bud fiddling for a few moments.
      • I chop up the roots and use them in my Nutribullet with vinegar. Then the excess is stored in the fridge. Only one teaspoon is needed daily of this mix.
      • The powdered doesn’t seem to be as effective as the dried candied ginger, AND neither of these is effective as the blended with vinegar which has stupendous values almost immediately.
        • The powdered can be consumed in coffee, on toast like with cinnamon & sugar, and it can also be added to other stuff.
        • The candied ginger has various values depending on how it was processed.
          • I tried cutting and drying the root and sugaring it, but it wasn’t as consumable, because it was burning spicy.
          • It’s possible that parboiling it, then sugaring and drying it will work.
    • The ginger eases the movement of these with less inflammation, less white blood cell coagulation.
    • Ginger is loaded with antioxidants, compounds that prevent stress and damage to your body’s DNA. They may help your body fight off chronic diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diseases of the lungs, plus promote healthy aging…Got menstrual cramps? Ginger powder may help. In studies, women who took 1,500 milligrams of ginger powder once a day for 3 days during their cycle felt less pain than women who didn’t…
      • [Rhapsodie has noticed this as a value over the years of use, but the Wild Lettuce didn’t help as much, BUT the Natto-Sera has almost eliminated all issues. It’s sometimes that there’s nothing noted and things happen causing noticeable issues before care is taken. ]
    • A daily dose of ginger may help you battle your “bad” or LDL cholesterol levels. In a recent study, taking 5 grams of ginger a day for 3 months lowered people’s LDL cholesterol an average of 30 points.
      • [This is not the case with me through Whoops Disease, in fact I’m not sure, but it may be that cholesterol levels are even higher with use of ginger through Whoops.]
    • Ginger Info Links with no other info
  • Wild (Opium) Lettuce/ Wild Lettuce
    • This product is generally only sold up to 500mg maximum, I’ve found slight issues only using 1,500mg daily. For me the use of this before bed has been great, depending on my needs I’ve used both the quick release capsules AND the normal release capsules. BUT the quick release doesn’t last as long, only about 6 to 8 hours versus the normal release which lasts about 24 hours for a single dose. The quick release is felt in about 20 minutes or so, the normal release takes about an hour to be felt.
      • Tiredness, which is less than prescription Gabapentin
      • Softer poop, BUT is a lot less of an issue than diarrhea which the Turmeric Curcumin causes.
    • I’ve been using this product almost daily now for over a year. The side effects above are a lot less than other drugs and the results have been pretty good. BUT at times I started adding the Arnica to reduce tiredness with uses.
  • Arnica [Montana]
    • This product is one of my more recent trials. It’s been in use for hundreds if not thousands of years. Originally I purchased the rub on, and found that it actually helped me be less tired while active, so I got the tablets also. This is also a possible blood thinner, but the value for me with uses of the tablets is that I don’t get tired using the doses.

These aren’t supposed to be used for any extended time, but no pain treatment is supposed to extend indefinitely because of issues with body resistance to the treatment growing and the treatment effectiveness decreasing, plus other side effects issues. AND the side effects are almost not mentioned at all with this product. Which means if I find that uses are continued, I may do what they recommend with the Kava Kava, links above, take it for up to 60 OR 90 days and then ‘stop’ for a week or 2, before resuming uses again.

With this product in tablet form the doses are stronger with lower numbers and weaker with higher numbers. It’s because the dose numbers are the portions of the amounts. Like 90/3=30 results in more than 90/9=10.

I’ve only mentioned some of my other natural use things like the cider vinegar and the chamomile tea. BUT I’ve found that if I can locate a natural treatment as a substitute for a manmade one AND if I can take the time to get info to avoid issues and problems from misuse of the natural products, that I can be healthier, happier, and in less pain without worries and stress that the drugs cause.

Research for Natural Treatments

There are many different types of natural treatments, and some places that may not seem to be resources can be great for getting information. This includes from veterinarians as well as herbalists, and other natural medicine users and people. In some cases veterinarians are as bad as doctors for pushing drugging, but in other cases the natural medical treatment options can work just as well for people as they do for animals, more below.

For individuals that don’t want to be drugged to death, time and effort is needed to research and look under some search terms can help for the research:

Some veterinarian advice that has been useful for my healthcare because the options were able to be done and the results were good I’m sharing them here.

  • Bruising Issues
    • Deep bruises often cause pain problems for weeks. The application of a hot water cloth and a cold water cloth alternating between a 2 minute, for the hot, and 30 seconds for the cold repeatedly cut the bruising.
      •  I’d had a baseball size bruise on my hip which was gained 3 days earlier. I used the hot and cold pack, until the color of the bruising was reduced to a light scratched pinkish color. The pain was reduced also, probably from cutting the swelling as well as the coagulation of white blood cells through that area were reduced allowing better blood flow and less inflammation. I do not have any bruise issues now, not like in some cases where the bruises are allowed to remain and the swelling causes damage to tissues and areas.
  • Ear Puss Issues
    • Now the vet didn’t do any treatment for puss, but with my kitties the ear cleaning was mentioned. Taking a tissue and folding it then rolling it into a tight insert allows it to go into ears and absorb fluids and puss without damaging anything.
  • Wound Infection Issues
    • I had a cat that had a long rip on a limb. That got pussy & swollen, and I took him to the vet. They showed me an effective method of removing the puss and infection issues, with a hurt kitty that still has claws.
      • Using a similar method as above, this method uses only hot water on a cloth, hot like as hot as can touch the hand OR skin with the application. This is done with replacing the cloth until the infection bursts out of the skin. Use of the cloth allows absorption of that infection material, and it also allows the deeper infection material to surface to a more ‘vulnerable’ infection filling area near the air. That method with my cat meant 3 days of this process 2 times a day, but the cleansed wound didn’t get any medication OR anything else and healed fine.
        • I would also use unpasteurized cider vinegar for the wound care, more below.
  • Cider Vinegar Health Values
    • Cider vinegar was heard of from my grandma, but she pointed me to the info by D.C. Jarvis, a veterinarian who eventually became a physician. My dentist had a concern when he heard I was using that information, because he had witnessed people drinking the cider vinegar and honey ruining their teeth. The unpasteurized vinegar is more acidic and less healthy to use for health benefits.

BUT there is also the use and care issues, I drink my vinegar & honey in my chamomile tea with use of my ginger right before brushing my teeth before bed. The value of vinegar is huge if you use it accurately consistently. For me with the use of honey I’ve not had acid reflux issues even with eating right before drinking my tea mixed with vinegar & honey then going to bed. In addition my father found that the aches of his feet diminished using this mixture:

Research & Figure Out What is Good for You

For all of these you could stupidly just say, oh I’ll try that, but if you don’t take the time to do to research about the possible interactions and side effects it could be that you end up buying stuff that doesn’t work for you OR you may have side effects that cause issues when you were unaware of the possibility for those. In cases where the side effect possibilities for you cause the product to be undesired it can mean saving money OR even preparing for possible side effects without getting struck with them.

For example the Natto-Serra is a blood thinning agent, so it can be that use of blood pressure medications with that treatment could have other issues. In fact there’s a warning in the research that an individual shouldn’t use Natto-Serra with taking aspirin. I’ve had 2 doses of aspirin with the Natto-Serra and have had bruises both times that resulted.

Other Whoops Disease Issues

Through the Whoops posts I’ve mentioned and accented some issues with the disease. BUT there are also the issues of other diseases that are diagnosed as problems, BUT may only be OR added to OR taken away because of Whoops Disease.

Other Connecting Posts

Diabetic’s and Treatments

Whoops Disease Info

Additional Connecting Information

Rhapsodie has written about these issues for multiple reasons:

1) To have a shared written record, that’s useful. 2) To provide info to others to assist them in planning to deal with the horrid medical system of the U.S. 3) To hopefully impact doctors & health carers to do more work than just using reports which may be false.

Pain ASSessment Inaccuracies & Health Issues

Rhapsodie’s Visual PAIN Diary- From September 2013 into April 2017

 Rhapsodie’s ideas to improve Medical ASSESSMENTS by doctors

PAIN Variables

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