Yttrium treatment?

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jgn_mom
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   Posted 9/15/2009 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,
 
I am new here.  Was wondering if anyone with uncontrollable inflammation (diagnosed with sero-negative inflammatory arthritis) has had their rheumatologist suggest Yttrium injections.  My rheum. wants me to have these injections in my knees (where the inflammation is the worst).  I can't find much info on this procedure or the side effects and she wasn't gving me any information, except to say that some people get years of relief from one injection.  I don't do cortisone anymore... lost it's effectiveness.  Can someone help? confused

SydneyJo
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   Posted 9/20/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the HW forum :) I havent heard of these injections before, hopefully someone who has will come along and answer your question.
Jo
Crohn's Disease
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone


SydneyJo
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 9/20/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I just googled Yttrium and the two sites I went to say that it is a cortesoid injection with an anathaestic mix.Try googling the med and see what you come up with.
Jo
Crohn's Disease
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone

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