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post #31 of 45
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I am glad you don't have to wait til march.
I hope the new rx for inflamation works better for you, I feel bad knowing you are having do live with pain, I wish I could be around more to see how yoy are doing.
Feel better.
we are always thinking of you.
Thanks much! Last night was agonizing. The new prescription seemed to do absolutely nothing.

BUT...this morning I called the doctor, and she said it would take a few days to really start working, so that was great to hear. She also called in a prescription for Vicodin for the pain, so I was actually able to work a little today. Typing's not real easy right now, but it'll get better!
post #32 of 45
Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry! But I'm VERY glad to hear your rheumatologist appointment got moved up so much!

that those anti-inflammatory pills kick in quick! Was it Celebrex? When they pulled Vioxx, that's what my dad started taking for the RA. (He's diabetic, and this is a side-effect).

Wishing you pain free days and nights!



Laurie
post #33 of 45
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Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry! But I'm VERY glad to hear your rheumatologist appointment got moved up so much!

that those anti-inflammatory pills kick in quick! Was it Celebrex? When they pulled Vioxx, that's what my dad started taking for the RA. (He's diabetic, and this is a side-effect).

Wishing you pain free days and nights!



Laurie
I am allergic to Celebrex - so it's something called Etodolac or Lodine (generic).

The Vicodin helped a LOT, but not for as long as it's supposed to.
post #34 of 45
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I have my rheumatologist appointment today, so I'll possibly know more later! Wish me luck!
post #35 of 45
Good luck, Kim!
post #36 of 45
Good luck!
post #37 of 45
Ohh GOOD LUCK!!!
post #38 of 45
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Thanks all! The doctor was really nice. She spent almost a full hour with me, ordered more blood tests, started a new med and continued my others, and wants to see me in 6 weeks.

So it's confirmed that I'm not crazy or making it up. I do have tender spots that seem a lot like RA, but the bruising coloration I'm getting over the spots is not typical so she's reluctant to call it RA so quickly. I keep on the painkillers, the anti-inflammatories, and add to it another drug that stops the body from attacking itself. Pretty good news all in all.
post #39 of 45
Last year I had the same symptoms for several months. The pain would be intence for several hours in my wrists and then all at once the pain would go away but then the pain would pop up somewhere else a few minutes later. I went to the doctor thinking it was arthritise or carpall tunnel. I had several tests done but everything came back normal except I had low iron. The doctor put me on some over-the-counter iron pills and I haven't had the pain again. I hope everything turns out ok.
post #40 of 45
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That's great!

It's totally possible that.it is a virus/bacterium or some such that is causing it. Especially since I responded so well to the "crap drug," (the doctor's words, LOL) Lodine!
post #41 of 45
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So it's confirmed that I'm not crazy or making it up. I do have tender spots that seem a lot like RA, but the bruising coloration I'm getting over the spots is not typical so she's reluctant to call it RA so quickly. I keep on the painkillers, the anti-inflammatories, and add to it another drug that stops the body from attacking itself.
Swelling can cause bruising, of course. I thought of it before but didn't want to mention it since it might worry you a bit, but vasculitis can too.

Have you already had a flu shot? It's going around lately(it's nasty and you could easily be exposed it at a doctor's office), and if you're on anything that will suppress your immune system you will be more likely to catch it or anything else going around.
You may want to consider carrying around some waterless hand sanitizer, too.
post #42 of 45
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Swelling can cause bruising, of course. I thought of it before but didn't want to mention it since it might worry you a bit, but vasculitis can too.

Have you already had a flu shot? It's going around lately(it's nasty and you could easily be exposed it at a doctor's office), and if you're on anything that will suppress your immune system you will be more likely to catch it or anything else going around.
You may want to consider carrying around some waterless hand sanitizer, too.
Hmmm...what's vasculitis? She asked me a LOT of questions, so she might have had that in mind too.

I have had a flu shot, fortunately, and I work partly at the front desk of a rec center, so I have a big container of hand sanitizer on my desk!
post #43 of 45
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Hmmm...what's vasculitis? She asked me a LOT of questions, so she might have had that in mind too.
As the -itis ending suggests, it's inflammation in blood vessels. It can be in small or large - veins, arteries, and capillaries.
Hopefully you're just having tissue swelling that's breaking some capillaries and not sometimes else too.
post #44 of 45
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We kind of decided that I have weird skin, that you can see stuff through it! Like the Visible Woman I guess!
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For you Kim!... donĀ“t feel pushed my friend!..
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