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ckmiletti Patient Expert

Mound, Minnesota
Hi from Minnesota. I have been living with PIDD for many years. I started treatment for CVID in 2004. I currently receive my IgG therapy by self-infusing, or using the Sub Q (subcutaneous) method. I have been feeling so much better since receiving IgG therapy. I feel like I have my life back,... Full Bio
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Knee Pain? Advice from the Mayo Clinic by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Stay Fit, Active to Manage Knee Arthritis Pain ROCHESTER, Minn. — Staying fit and active can make living with osteoarthritis in the knee less painful and easier to m ... Read on »
Info on Shingles from the Mayo Clinic by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus ROCHESTER, Minn. — For decades, medical wisdom about shingles has been that it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The commonly-held belief is that patients are protected ... Read on »
Vitamin D and SLEEP by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Dr. Michael J. Breus Vitamin D for Sleep Once again I love it when a mystery is revealed, or at least partially explained. I was reading a case s ... Read on »
Vitamin D and urinary tract infections by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - North America Vitamin D may boost urinary tract health: Study By Stephen Daniells, 05-Jan-2011 Related topics ... Read on »
Where is the flu hitting the hardest so far this new year? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Flu Adds to Post-Holiday Hangover By Todd Neale, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: January 04, 2011   Fl ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia- what works- what doesn’t by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Mindfulness therapy no help in fibromyalgia trial Tuesday, December 28, 2010   By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A program aimed at easin ... Read on »
SPINE BASICS- for all of us who have chronic back pain by ckmiletti Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Spine Basics Understanding your spine and how it works can help you better understand some of the problems that occur from aging or injury. Many demand ... Read on »
H1N1 - IT’S BAAAACK!! by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Ten dead as H1N1 flu returns to Britain Hospitals seeing an increase in flu cases as winter continuesomments belo Third of Americans have gotten flu shot this year ... Read on »
Have you hugged your doctor today? Make sure you thank them for taking such good care of... by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Here is an interesting look at patient care from a physician’s point of view. Remember, they are often on the phone late at night, working for us. They take our pr ... Read on »
Need Some Stress Relief? This also helps with Chronic Pain- so give it a try. by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus by Gretchen Cuda December 6, 2010 Courtesy of the Center for Art & Photography at Cleveland Clinic Patients with chronic diseases at the Cleveland Clinic ... Read on »
Staph and the Immune System by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus ‘Superantigens’ unleash a furious T-cell response, illness, say researchers By Robert Preidt Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Related MedlinePlus Pages ... Read on »
Pump Recall by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus By Cole Petrochko, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: November 30, 2010 WASHINGTON — The FDA has issued an update to its class I recall of a pole-mounted inf ... Read on »
Immune System and Cancer Cells- from NIH by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Thursday, October 28, 2010 Related MedlinePlus Pages By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cancer cells may find ... Read on »
Patients, Insurance, Medicare and a POLL by Dr Rob by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Losing Patients With Insurers Posted: 28 Oct 2010 08:20 PM PDT We are losing patients.  Certain insurance companies are trying to “play hardba ... Read on »
IDF MEETING IN MINNEAPOLIS AT THE MALL OF AMERICA/ NOV 6TH by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus IDF Family Conference Day For Persons and Families Living with Primary Immunodeficiency Disease Saturday, November 6, 2010 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Mall of Americ ... Read on »
IDF Retreat in San Francisco by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I have been slow to post regarding the Retreat in San Francisco this past August.   While the speakers were really good, my favorite part of the event, was meeting so many ... Read on »
Caring for patients from Dr Rob by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Caring Posted: 24 Sep 2010 06:02 AM PDT The “empowered patient” movement (which I think is a good thing) strives to take the doctor out of the cente ... Read on »
How soon can I start aspirin products post surgery? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Questions & Answers in General Medicine I recently had breast reduction surgery, and forgot to ask when I can resume my daily dose of mobic for arthritis.   It's been a week now, do you think it's safe? Read on »