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« on: February 14, 2009, 09:09:00 AM »

Note: This is nowhere near complete. Also, these may be regional; I'm going by the standard abbreviations that are used in the hospital where I work. I think the ones I've listed are pretty standard elsewhere as well, BUT if you're going for pure authenticity, you may want to doublecheck 'em!

AD (1)- Attachment Disorder
AD (2)- Alzheimer's Disease
AD/HD or ADD - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
AIDS - Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrom
ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
APD - Auditory Processing Disorder
AS - Asperger's Syndrome (ASPIE = person w/ AS)

BOOP - Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organized Pneumonia
BP - Bi-polar (aka "Manic Depressive", but BP is the current preferred term.)

CAPD- Central Auditory Processing Disorder
CCD - Considerable Conduct Disorder
CCHS- Congenital Central Hypoventilatio n Syndrome
CF - Cystic Fibrosis
CFS- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CP - Cerebral Palsy
CVPD - Central Vision Processing Disoder

DAS - Developmental Apraxia of Speech
DD - Development Disorder/Developmental Disabilities
DID - Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as MPD/Multiple Personality Disorder; DID is the current preferred term)
DHH - Deaf and Heard of HEaring
DVD - Develomental Verbal Dyspraxia

EBD - Emotional Behavior Disorder
EDS - Ehlers-Danlos Syndrom
ESRD - End Stage Renal Disease

FAS - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FMS - Fibromyalgia Syndrome
FVS - Fetal Valproate Syndrome

GAD- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
GI - Gastro Intestinal

HFA - High Functioning Autism
HIV - Human ImmunoDeficien cy Virus

IBD- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrom
IED - Intermittent Explosive Disorder

LKS - Landau-Kleffler Syndrome - a form of aphasia with seizure-like activity

MD - Muscular Dystrophy
MDO - Major Depressive Disorder
MPD - Mulitple Personality Disorder, though preferred term is now DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)
MS - Multiple Sclerosis

NDA - Not diagnosed with anything
NLD or NVLD - Non-verbal Learning Disability

OCD- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OMA- Ocular Motor Apraxia
OSA - Obstructive Sleep Apnea

PDD - Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PTSD- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

RA - Rheumatoid Arthritis
RLS - Restless Leg Syndrome

SIB - Self-Injurious Behaviour
SID - Sensory Integrative (or Integration) Disorder/Dysfunction
SIDS - Sudden Infent Death Syndrome
SIS or SBS - Shaken Infant Syndrome

TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury
TCS - Tethered Cord Syndrome
TEF - Tracheo Esophageal Fistula
TMJ/TMD - Temporomandubu lar Joint Dysfunction
TS - Tourette Syndrome
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 10:25:15 AM »

You forgot my favorites!

BOOP - Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organized Pneumonia

RLS - Restless Leg Syndrome
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 10:30:06 AM »

LOL. Yeah this list is nowhere even remotely close to complete. I've added those (and anyone else who has more to add, by all means!)

(A side note: two of my sisters suffer from RLS. So far I don't (*knock wood*), but oh my god it sounds HORRIBLE!!!!)
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 10:38:19 AM »

Aww... I always joke that I have it cause I can't sit still, and I hate to sit with my feet on the floor.  But the real thing does sound horrible.  I can't imagine.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009, 10:41:23 AM »

LOL. I know. I tend to not sit still, and they tease me about having it, too, but it's nothing compared to what they go through. And I know I must lie pretty darn still when I sleep because my cat loves to sleep on top of my feet (and I'd think if he got kicked enough he'd *probably* not want to continue to do that...lol)
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009, 01:22:26 PM »

I've been diagnosed with RLS and, yes, it does suck! LOL

I also have OSA - Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2009, 01:44:22 PM »

D'oh! Sorry to hear that. Have you been able to find a way to control it at all? I know my sister Rachel has tried sooooo many different therapies and nothing really does it...she often ends up going without sleep for days at a time because she can't lie still long enough to fall asleep and/or stay asleep. Currently they've been giving her codeine when it's *really* bad just to knock her out. And then it seems to be okay for a few days then gets really bad again. Ugh!
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2009, 02:34:43 PM »

Well, RLS is only part of my sleep issues. Like I said, I also have OSA and am borderline Narcoleptic. The sleep study that I had done, and diagnosed me with these things, showed me falling asleep in about 5 minutes (which is borderline Narcoleptic) but waking up an average of 9 times an hour. So I know how your sister feels, having to go days, or longer, without any descent sleep.

OSA is the number one leading cause, of excessive daytime sleepiness. Narcolepsy is the second, and RLS is the third.

I don't know what your sister has tried, but RLS is sometimes caused by underlying sleep disorders...so finding, and treating, those can help reduces RLS. Also...losing extra weight, decreasing caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco can help...or adding a regular exercise regimen (however exercise can sometimes aggravate it more), she could also try iron, folate, and magnesium supplements because RLS can be caused by those deficiencies. Some people find that warm baths and massaging their legs, before bed, can help reduce the symptoms, too.

Those are, really, the only possible treatments, that I know of (other that giving her something, like the Codeine, to knock her out). Personally, though, nothing works...boy, do I feel her frustrations!  Angry
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2009, 04:33:04 PM »

A throwback to the story that just won't finish itself...

Ataxia - a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of coordination of muscle movements. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2009, 11:48:11 AM »

Zanaflex may help on the RLS...I have to take it for MS. Thank God I don't have spasticity in my legs but when I don't take it, sometimes that pops up in my right leg....I get horrible leg cramps - again in my right leg which really sucks!

Just a thought on the drug...btw, it does snow you at night which would help her sleep.
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