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  1. Thread: New

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    RE:New

    hullo<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
    My name is Nichole as well, and I am 20 with CF and CFRD. Welcome to the site! I'm from Washington State, and I'm actually...
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    RE:"wanna trade spots?" questions

    I really don't take any offense to comments like that. Honestly, I love food a lot and everyday I am incredibly thankful that I get to eat as much as I do. Granted it gets annoying when I have to...
  3. Thread: HELP ON THIS

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    RE:HELP ON THIS

    my lung x-rays aren't clear and it's from cf. What is really trippy is to look at ct scans of lungs with cf. It looks like they are full of bubbles, but really it is just the large and inflamed...
  4. Thread: birth control

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    RE:birth control

    <i>The effects of antibiotics on birth control pills (oral contraceptives) may be overstated except in the case of one antibiotic, rifampin. Studies clearly show that rifampin decreases the...
  5. Thread: ADEK'S

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    RE:ADEK'S

    I've taken adek's before and the taste wasnt' great, but it was tolerable. Don't get scared off from the taste. They taste like any children's chewable vitamin, in my opinion. I also think that...
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    RE:Need Exercise Advice

    I exercised all of the time until I was around 16. Ever since then it has been off and on for various reasons. I agree with some of the others, exercise is IMPORTANT. Doctors don't put enough...
  7. a short survey for school: cf and depression

    Hey all<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> I haven't posted in a while, but I've been coming to the site regularly. It seems to me that there is a strong correlation...
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    herbal supplements

    Has any one tryed using goldenseal, echinachea, garlic etc to fight infection or boost immune system?
  9. Thread: Achiness

    by Nichole
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    Achiness

    One thing that I do that is only temporary, but is nice when it gets unbarable is to take a bath or a shower. Heat definately helps. That is all that I've been able to find. Good luck!-Nichole
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    Some happy news....

    Hmmm, well, I wonder if they are different things. I have to take three different antibiotics for 2-3 years, the main one being clarithromycin, and they are all oral. I am being treated at the...
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    Some happy news....

    Well, I'm hoping that this post won't be deleted, but who knows! (He he, sorry couldn't help myself).It turns out that I do have non-tuburcular mycobacterium avium complex. It's a bit of a...
  12. Thread: Gay CF-er

    by Nichole
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    Gay CF-er

    No, that is silly! Why would I do that? I'm just saying that no one really knows what determines sexuality. If you notice, in my post I said that "If SEXUALITY is indeed determined by nurturing...
  13. Thread: TO SEAN

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    TO SEAN

    I can make a big long list of all of the reasons that I hate living with cf, but I'm not going to. I think denial is a necessary part of dealing with the disease. Granted, I don't know what it is...
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    mycobacterium avium anyone?

    I'm just wondering if anyone knows more about this than I do. The doctors are speculating as to whether or not I have this bacteria, and they are being extremely vague about it, which scares me. ...
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    Augnentin and birth control pill

    Hello,I've heard that theoretically the pill and antibiotics don't work well together, but they have done studies which show that antibiotics don't actually have any effect on the pill and how well...
  16. Thread: Urination

    by Nichole
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    Urination

    I don't think it's uncommon. I have always had a weak bladder, and I think that coughing a lot can have the same effect as laughing really hard. If it bothers you a lot, don't fret talking to a...
  17. Thread: Pic Lines

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    Pic Lines

    Oh picc lines! My favorite topic! I'm 19 and have had them twice in the last two years. They really aren't that bad. I remember the first time i heard about them I thought to myself, "There is no...
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    Please dont laugh...

    Well, I personally have been taking Loestrin, but other pills such as orthotricyclin have been known to have the same effects. A friend of mine went from being a c to a d on ortho. Pills can make...
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    Please dont laugh...

    I'm 19 with cf as well and I was very small chested until I was almost 17, and I thought that that would be the chest that I would have for life. Everyone in my family is small chested as well. I...
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    questions on how to gin weight?

    Yeah, I agree with you on a lot of these things. I actually don't eat white bread or soda, even though I posted that they may help her gain weight. They are empty calories. And I actually stopped...
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    questions on how to gin weight?

    I wish I had that problem!!I've found that what makes me gain weight is not a high fat diet, but a high carb diet. When I eat lots of fat I tend to lose weight. The thing about carbohydrates is...
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    Living with Cf in USA??

    Triple insurance coverage!My mom is covering me while I am in school, so is my dad (They are divorced) and the state is covering me too. Woohoo! But lots of complicated bills that I have to pass...
  23. Thread: Bad memory

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    Bad memory

    I have a hard time concentrating when I get sick, and it is because of a few things. One reason is that I am sick and quite tired, it's hard to function when you aren't getting enough oxygen. I'm...
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