Just a quick note to say hi! Just thinking of you and wondering how you're doing. You are missed!
I'm glad my experience with Rituxan was able to provide you some information on this medication. As I said, it was working well for my lupus, but the side effects I was having, as well as the potential for more serious ones outweighed the good it was doing. I hope you feel better soon!
Hi! I have some questions for you? I got a blood test and was diagnosed with arthritis.All the woman in my family have Rheumotoid Arthritis.My symptoms are swelling in ankles,feet,calves,and upper thighs.I have been in extreme pain,its even hard to drive & wallk.I never had pain in my hands and inner forearms,this was a first.I can't take Plaquinol or ibuprofen,kidney issue from childhood.I have an appointment at the end of ths month.Any idea possible meds,I can take,other then the shot in the stomach once a week?I got some natural supplements and oil.Since my pain is so bad,I'm just taking meds to cover up the pain,until my appointment.Anything I need to know before going to see the specialist,questions to ask,meds I shouldn't take,etc...Any advice would be much appreciated. God Bless,Jen
Just a quick note to say hi!
I haven't posted in awhile as I had some female issues to take care of first. Now I am facing what to tx my as with? May I ask what tx you did, side effects and how you felt. Are you still txing? Do you follow any of the diets ? I appreciate any direction as I am really afriad to start tx but now I am in so much pain I need to do something! Thank you so much!
Thank you for everything!
thx too for the note!!..I'm not anywhere near the dedication you have, we all appreciate you're wisdom and caring...keep up the good work
Just a quick note to say hi & I hope you have a restful weekend!!
Just a quick note to say hi! Hope this day is kind to you!! ;)
Thanks. This is something that I just found out so I bet he will probably be checking next week.
Hi there. I noticed that you have RA and AS. My Rheumy says my symptoms and blood tests are pointing to Lupus and RA and he is treating me as such. I have my first follow up appointment since diagnosis next week (am on plaquenil). I have been having a lot of lower back pain especially while flying or driving or sitting long periods of time. I also just found out my grandmother, father and several cousins have AS. How did yours initially present?
Welcome to our community!
I'm on Plaq, celexa, celebrex, mirapex. I just am getting worse all test are negative. One CRP was outta whack. Mom never tested postive for RA.
I'm trying to find the triggers now. This is no fun!!!
Thank you for your warm welcome to the arthritis community. I look forward to hearing from everyone.
Just a quick note to say hi! Thanks for the info. I understand about the side effects on medications I know that most in a catagory have the same effects its law to put it there. I main concern, I guess is I lost my mother at the age I just had my children and my children are at age to give me grandchildren and of course I don't want to hurry my life away and miss them. With the background I have and liver panel being as such. I just want to make sure I do the right thing and felt 15 minutes was just not enough for me to convince me. Thanks again
Thanks for the info. I have been through so much with all of this. It is nice to have people to listen. My husband thinks I am crazy for letting them pump me full of drugs but I have read all about the disease and I have a real agressive form of it. I am close to Vanderbilt in Nashville and will go there for a 2nd. I feel confident that their doctors will help. Thanks again for the reply.
It was nice of you to take the time to send me a note. I know how frustrating it is to be in pain and not know the cause. I was happy to share my experience.
hi its liz when the doctor gave me these tablets she said they could up set my stomach i started to take them on thursday the doctor said if id any problems to ring the dept up well i rung this afternoon as i felt that sick and poorly its made my mobility better its just the sickness would you suggest i say about these tablets i hope you dont mind me asking you things thanks liz
hi thanks for your advice you said you took prilosec before hydoxychoroqine why do you take them dose it help more thanks liz
It looks like it may be a food allergy that's making me itch so dog gone bad! Eggs and chicken for 3 days straight, I was miserable! Neither for @36 hours and itch is almost gone. Who know it could be that simple?
You are welcome! I'm glad I was able to contribute - so many ppl have helped me.
Glad to help. It give me a sense of doing something while trying to find answers about myself. Thank you for noticing.
Hi Sweetie, I am sorry I have been absent so long, this stuff comes and goes and there are those days I cant function or think or type, ugh, I hate those days!!! I'm gonna try to get caught up with the forum though!!! You are wonderful!!! You give out great advice too :) Have you heard from Sue lately?
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Hey my Friend~ How are you doing? i'm doing ok I'm cooking dinner today and my hands and knuckles and wrist is killing me but i wanted to make dinner tonight. I know I'm going to be hurting tonight but to look at my family eat and tell me it is very good and they are licking their hands it is worth the pain. Well take care and it was good to hear from you!!!
Thank you for the welcome. I'm sure this site is a great support and help to many people. I know I will be spending more time here. MrMcCavity
Quick hi tx!
really new to this site....wow it's fantastic...so many great people out there and thanks again.
Just a quick note to say hi and thx for invite
hi hun i just wanted to leave a quick note to say hey n see how ur doing, i hope everything is well
Thank you for everything! It is so weird to have so many people care and take time out of there day to help others they don`t even know,every-time I get a note or message,I feel so thought of.(tears) A BIG THANK-YOU. may your day be filled with the best med`s ever laughter. dovey520
just wanted to send a note to say thanks for all ur support! e-mailing the governor has really turned out to be a great idea.
the medicaid office has laready given me the interview date and its this wednesday! i thought it would take much longer :) but soon soon i will get my relief soon! also i am applying for disability benefits and the interview for that is this tuesday!! how much better could it get?
You deserve a big bear hug!
I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling well! Hugs to you!!!