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Aug 7, 2012 - rheumy appt

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I saw Dr  this day.    I was suffering from severe burning in my lower back, left side that eventually radiated to my right lateral side and felt under my pelvic girdle.   Worse when laying down.    I also was experiencing severe burning in my upper back, shoulders and neck.    I have been off plaquenil since the first of June and my joints have steadily gotten more inflamed.    I also stopped savella a few months ago because of side effects but the pain I was experiencing was mostly FM and the dr wanted me to try savella again and see if I tolerated it better this time because it did help a lot when I took it.    For the first time in a long time my right knee is very inflamed and my feet are painful to walk on and my hips, wrists, and finger joints are all affected now.    Dr said this proves I need all three drugs because anytime I have to go off of one, this happens.   I correct myself, it's now all four drugs.   My gums have not been bleeding lately and that is due to a decrease of mtx, I believe.   I stopped the plaquenil in June because of reactions I get from the sun.    I get pins and needles all over that are continuous and very uncomfortable and I can't sleep or get any relief from this.    Stopping plaquenil helps greatly.   But it also made my RA flare.   My doc advised me to start glucosamine to try to slow down OA.    My left thumb has a huge painful knot on the joint and my right one is developing one.    

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