Small cough...much better (knock on wood.)
Pain meds and beer...no wonder you sustained 5 hours of dancing your heiny off!
I haven't had topical relief for my psorisis in a while. It's usually a steroid cream. The last one they Rx'd for me isn't cutting it when I need it, but I keep using it anyway - just in case it is helping.
I'm all for that miracle pill that cures all that ails you so you can live a happy, healthy, pain-free life!!!
Thanks for your input, Oreo. I have problems with milk as well and it also makes my arthritis flare and psorisis worse!
I put my daughter on soy over a year ago. It was a slow elimination process, but she started having diarreah every day more than once a day. The switch to soy has helped.
If this keeps up, I will be calling the doctor for advice and referrals. I want to get her tested for food allergies as well - I have suspected that could be contributing factor to her behavior. My husband, who I discussed this with last night, thinks it's a load of crap. Nonetheless, I have met and read enough from people who testify behavior differences in their children. I know how I get with certain foods.
Thanks, Erin, I hope you are feeling better! Oreo, are you still feeling good? I hope so!
I still have not seen the doctor - so much for that "rush" referral. I need to call and make sure I can at least get my appt. on the 7th as it was previously scheduled. I'm coughing again and am congested. I don't know if I picked up my son's flu. I still haven't had my infusion (was supposed to be Jun 13th) and if this gets worse, it's going to be a while.
My daugher is not getting any better. We're at a loss. It's killing my joints (constantly picking her up and taking her back to her room because she won't stay - soon as I walk towards her, she plops her 44lbs of dead weight on the floor and she's 2/3rds my height!) She is scaring the crap out of us. This behavior can lead to so much trouble as a teen. I've tried numerous tactics on her, nothing works. I don't know if it's just strong-willed, ADD, or something else....whatever it is, I need to find answers NOW and help her deal with it before she's too old to change. They say kids have their behavior set by 7....she's 5 1/2 and answers may not come quickly.
Saw a GREAT fireworks show from our house. There weren't supposed to be any this year, but they found an alternate spot. Yeah!
I read your post about the problems with your daughter. My son was dx'x hyper when he was 6, he is now 31. But, he could not tolerate his Ritalin, it made him worse. We controlled him with what was called the Feingold Diet. It eliminates alot of the preservatives & additives, food dyes are awful on these kids. Red food dye was the worst of the lot.
Sugar was not his enemy so to speak as most think in this situation. Its the crap they put in our foods. My son was more than a handful and it was pretty rough to handle. See if you can do a google search on the Feingold Diet. Best of luck. Susie
Thanks Susie, I will look it up. I suspect there are food allergies involved here and if I can control her behavior w/o medication, that would be awesome. My sister was misdiagnosed as a child and my folks were told to "ignore her, it's a phase and she'll grow out of it." By the time she was 15 she was a psychotic mess. A doctor diagnosed her with ADD, gave her meds, she slept for 3 days straights and woke up a new person. But, they have become her crutch and she never learned how to deal with life on her own. Sugar, however, WAS her enemy! My daughter was MUCH better last night and today....but, I feel I need to start preparing before the next "spell" hits.
So, I'm a little down today. Going to the doctor - good or bad - always depresses me. I couldn't sleep last night, my whole left side hurt, both hands and feet (fingers and toes the worst) were killing me. I met my new rhuemy. He seems nice, but wants to start at "square one" again. <sigh> he doesn't "buy" the last dx I was given. Wants me off Remicade and on Enbrel. So, I'm a month behind on infusions and have to wait until late August (after a 2 week camping trip we're supposed to be going on - yeah right, w/o meds???) to find out what is going on and what I'll be taking. I don't know if switching is the answer, yes I'm scared of needles and givin g myself a shot scares me - but I don't think that's my problem (yet!) The TNF blockers all cause the same problems with infections and such - I've been having such a problem for 6 months now, why would switching to a different one make any difference? The reasons I was put on Remicade instead of the others was to cover all the issues I have - I don't knwo if Enbrel will help anythign but the RA. Though the plaquinil is helping, he mentioned what I had read and that is it is not a good drug for the psorisis. He claims he is going to scour my chart and go from there. I'm sure, like with everyone else, by the time I see him he'll be singing a different tune and not remembering me at all.
I"m hurting bad today - but lack of sleep and depression are probably not helping. Today is my birthday. I am 35 now. That just didn't help with today - espeically since there was nothing special that happened otherwise today to perk me up or get me excited. I should have waited the extra week or two it would have taken to see him rather than having appt. today.
Is anyone on depression medication? Does that help if it's pain-induced depression or do I just have to deal with feeling of breaking down in front of my kids a couple of times a week?
Aw CaMama, oh yes, I had a meltdown 1 1/2 yrs ago. I was put on Effexor by my PCP, low dose in the beginning now up to 300mg. I am on Cymbalta 60mg a day which is an anti but also the first true med per my PCP for PN. It is starting to work well for the PN. Then at bedtime I take 15 mg of Remeron to sleep, its an anti also.
Believe it or not, but antidepressants do help with chronic pain. I have had it for 20yrs plus. Last Wed I had a morphine pump implanted and the difference is awesome. But, I have such mixed emotions about it, I am happy with it but scared at the same time. I think I am afraid it will stop working and I will end up back in the horrible pain and trying to juggle pain pills, pain patches, allergic reactions ect.
One thing to keep in mind w/your daughter is try to eliminate foods/drinks with red food dye. Its really hard on them. Also, only let her have caffeine free drinks. This diet made all the difference in my son. Thats awful about your sister, but in many cases that is what happens, they use it as a crutch.
Try and get some help for your self. Go to your dr and tell him about maybe being depressed and the problems with sleep. Lots of hugs coming you way. Susie