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post #7161 of 29437 Old 02-17-2013, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Prairie Rose View Post
The world of prescription meds and doctors and supplements and herbals is downright confusing.
I really worry when I see a customer filling their cart with a ton of vitamins and herbals...some of which simply ought not be mixed. I suggest speaking with their doctor or our pharmacists. It can be dangerous.
Knowing what and when to use for good beneficial results is a wild zig zag circle to find out.

I kept my cholesterol at bay for years with diet. Evidently heredity pushed ahead in the race, and now I am on a low dose of Creator. Sigh. Ticks me off that I can no longer have grapefruit or grapefruit juice...which l love. Dang it.

I had to be on steroids for a while to reduce inflammation in my eyes. The pressures in my eyes were reaching the danger zone of harming optic nerves. The steroids did indeed reduce the inflammation and pressure, but they turned my stomach into a mess. As well as caused weight gain. I am vain, dammit! dislike the extra pounds that refuse to let go.

The things we endure to be healthy! Worth it, of course.
I to have a number of pills to take for heart and trying to replace them with natural products.

The Doctor does not like what I am trying to do and I don't have the heart to tell her what dose she prescribes I chop in half. My condition has not changed so I think they tend to over medicate at times.

Its difficult for Roslyn to get to sleep at night. I take my meds before bed and she complains each time I roll over I rattle.

This is the over 40 thread and part of being 20 plus years north of 40 means we get to talk about things best left alone. But I had a great ride today and its ride Bugs tomorrow. I might get Roslyn on Stella, let her experence a real horse instead of a quarter of a horse. I can't understand why folks spend money on quarter horse when the whole horse cost the same.

My blog you may enjoy the read. Its different.

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post #7162 of 29437 Old 02-17-2013, 08:07 AM
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Stan, just please don't stop taking blood pressure medicine without monitoring your blood pressure every day. My husband's cousin's wife replaced her blood pressure medicine with herbal remedies. Her blood pressure was not controlled. About 2 months after she did this, she went on over the rainbow bridge............

About the pitbull killing horse. I would like to buy that horse. My neighbor has a pitbull that is so mean that we can't ride down the road.
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post #7163 of 29437 Old 02-17-2013, 01:44 PM
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Goodness it is cold outside today. It is about 30 degrees but the wind is blowing 30 mph. Brrrrrr........

Hunter, hope Hunter is doing ok.

Stan, great pictures. Looks like such a nice place to ride.

Celeste....I worry about encountering mean dogs on the trail. It is horrible to have to face one on the road where you live! I don't understand people that allow their dogs to terrorize others. We have people that live 2 doors down from us that have a vicious dog. She has attacked my corgi, unprovoked, 3 times. ( Wyatt was on a leash and their dog charged out of their yard and into the road to get to him) We pressed charges and took them to court last time. They had to pay $1450 in penalties. That was 3 years ago and they keep their dog inside now.

Since I posted a dog video last night, thought I would post a horse video today. You may want to press mute. I know my voice is annoying. I promise that is just my "horsey" voice I use with Isabella. She seems to respond well when I use my excited voice. She is running to me almost every single time I go to see her now. When she doesn't run, she walks to me. There is no "catching" my horse anymore. This time last year we went through a month where she would run FROM me. That was so frustrating. It ended when I decided that I had enough and made her realize that running from me was not fun. We were exhausted and both ready to drop when it was over but it was the last time she ever ran from me.
Since then, we have progressed from her standing still and allowing me to catch her to what you will see in the video.
I am also pleased because she has been so stiff from her arthritis this winter and I just started her on a all natural painkiller. (Devils Claw and Yucca) and that, coupled with her joint supplement seems to be working miracles. I have even seen her throw a few happy little bucks in the field these last two weeks! I think she feels pretty good.

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post #7164 of 29437 Old 02-17-2013, 05:59 PM
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That is so cool! She really wants to be near you now!
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post #7165 of 29437 Old 02-17-2013, 07:44 PM
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Hi all!

Corgi - I LOVE your Issabella's the same as my Kes voice LOL And then the big smooch :)

Stan - here's another one that thinks it may be risky to cut your meds...the heart meds aren't something to be played around with! I was another that though I didn't need my meds, and dropped down my dosage. The inflammation in my joints came back with a vengeance, was in bed for days. It was horrible. I now just give in, I need them to feel good and that's just the way it is.

Hunter - so happy for you that you are working Hunter again! Hope he continues to improve!

I went to my old barn today to visit friends, was so much fun. Got to give Grace some love, I missed her. I also got to ride a friend's Morab in Saddle seat. God bless saddle seat riders, I had no idea...that saddle is hard to ride in! Slippery, no grip, and sitting that far back in a saddle made me feel so unbalanced. Was fun to try though!
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post #7166 of 29437 Old 02-17-2013, 08:59 PM
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The topic of meds was very interesting, and since meds keep us able to be in the saddle I say it's horse-related, FYI. PR - your points are well taken about mixing herbals and vits/minerals and meds. Can be dangerous. St. John's Wort, for example, will inactivate birth control pills, thyroid supplements, and other hormone replacement -- a bad trade-off. On the other hand, fish oil supplements are shown by research to have as good (or greater) effect on lower cholesterol than statins and other meds designed to lower cholesterol. The exceptions are that people with genetic very high cholesterol and people who have already had heart attacks may have better results from Rx meds. I'm a type I diabetic, on an insulin pump, all caused by autoimmune disorders rather than diet as is the cause for the diabetic epidemic in the US. While the pump has given me my life back compared to when I was on a dreadful cycle of high & low blood sugars, I look forward to living long enough to benefit from some of the new stem cell or gene therapy cures. Just hope they can figure out the autoimmune cure as well, or else I'll just end up in the same cycle.

On a happier note, just got back from a weekend out of town. We visited a historic hotel near KC, the Elms Hotel in Excelsior Springs. I planned it and told hubby what to pack, and didn't tell him where we were going until we were 30 minutes away. Got to visit some boutique shops for chocolates, bath salts, and vintage furniture. We had a lot of fun and decided we need to get out to do this more often. First time I've worn a dress to dinner in .... years. Made hubby's day!

Stan, sounds like your Stella has really, really benefited from your on-ground work with her! Totally great story of your ride and I'm so pleased it went well for you. Just a thought - that ground work of sending her this way and that, backing up, and making sure that she is responsive to moving out of your space, all will add up to a greater trust and respect for you that pays off when you're in the saddle in surprising ways.
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post #7167 of 29437 Old 02-17-2013, 09:09 PM
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You might be interested in this study where they cured diabetes type 1 in some dogs using gene therapy. This is really promising research.

Dogs Cured of Type 1 Diabetes | The Scientist Magazine®
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Celeste, I knew about that and you are is very exciting!
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post #7169 of 29437 Old 02-17-2013, 10:24 PM
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Well said.
I have an autoimmune disorder also. Was diagnosed a couple of years ago. My immune system attacked a protein in my eyes.
Docs 'don't know' why this happens. There are some theories, but nothing scientifically solid.
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post #7170 of 29437 Old 02-17-2013, 10:30 PM
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Where is our Montana feller?
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