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Gender: Female
Hometown: Boston, Ma.
Home country: USA
Current location: Boston
Member since: Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:54 AM
Number of posts: 422

About Me

Former union activist. Still registered as Independent (unenrolled) in Massachusetts but have voted straight Dem for the last 12 years. Progressive and still not afraid of term liberal. Sent money to Elizabeth Warren... and sent more money to Elizabeth Warren. She's my Senator now and I'm damn proud of her. I know she'll do a good job. Couldn't send lots of money because I'm disabled and on SSDI but she got flooded with lots of small donations so I guess I'm not alone in the "I'm sinking" boat. Good luck to all! Umm... do you think we can get them talking about climate change in the next four years? I know that's a lot but we need a viable planet to live on or all this work will mean nothing.

Journal Archives

Thank you for this Op. K&R (with respect)...

And it doesn't matter if the SI photos were posted by a woman. We are taught to disrespect ourselves. I disrespected myself for years. I paid for my birth control since I was sixteen. I never thought to ask my boyfriend to pitch in, let alone an insurance company. It wasn't till Viagra came out under insurance that I really got the idea that birth control should be on insurance.

I have women I don't know disrespecting me every day by calling Mrs. Jasana. I've never been married. It's Ms. Jasana, thank you very much. Why do we have such difficulty with these things? It's simple respect. Assume a woman is not married. If she wants to be Mrs. NotHerOwnName then let her make the correction.

I'm sure the woman who posted the photos didn't even realize she was disrespecting herself. Things like that belong in the Lounge. I don't want to see that crap popping up in the middle of a political discussion forum.

So... everybody (male and female) get a clue.

Persistent Acid Reflux Disease

If you have Persistent Acid Reflux Disease and have tried everything. And I do mean everything; cut out nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, chocolate. If you raise your head and don't eat before bed. If you've had all the blood tests to rule out bugs in the intestinal track. If you've tried every heartburn pill out there and tried every specialist.

If you've gotten so desperate as to cut your food down to bread and water and still had heartburn even when taking two Prilosec a day... you may want to try an experiment...

As a totally unrelated event, I developed a neurological condition very much like MS but not yet diagnose as MS. Even so, my neurologist gave me a prescription of Gabapentin for nerve pain. It didn't do anything for the nerve pain but within the first week of taking it, my seven year case of heartburn went away. I had not even told my neuro about the heartburn. I was more concerned about the other symptoms at the time... like not being able to walk.

I have been off Prilosec for two years now and can eat what I want. (I even tested one night by going wild and eating a whole bag of Doritos and drinking 2 beers on an empty stomach. No heartburn. Nada.) The irony is that I can do all that eating now and because of the neurological condition, I can't move so much and am gaining weight.

But there is no doubt the Gabapentin stopped my heartburn dead in its' tracks. If you're desperate, see if you can talk to your doctor about giving Gabapentin a try. PM me anytime if you want or need more info.
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