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babybloo
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   Posted 2/13/2007 2:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I really responded to the medrol dose pack this time around and started yet again getting out some more.  Took my boy to the movies and when we left somehow I misjudged the curb and my foot dropped down while my heel was still on the curb.  No strength and still stiff I seemed to have ruptured a tendon possibly according to the ER.  So here I am now in a boot and crutches till I see the ortho.  I couldn't put an ounce of weight on my foot until 1 hour after taking my anti inflammatory and ultram.  At least I can now because crutches and me just don't get along plus my shoulders haven't been good lately and they ended up causing more pain.  I was told to keep all weight off of the foot until I see the doc but I wonder since it has improved really well since starting the pain meds if it was not such a major injury?  Maybe I can put more weight on it?  Or is it just the meds giving me a false sense of improvement? 
 
I have been dealing with plantars fascitis for nearly 4 months and they feel that this is what could have ruptured.  Something popped and the pain and swelling were immediate.  Now though it hurts less then it did in the past with the meds of course and instead of hurting when I first put weight on it then improving it is the reverse.  The longer I bear weight the more it starts to hurt.  Which is a bit odd I think.  What really sucks is I have been put off of work at least until Thursday or pending what the ortho decides.  Hopefully no casts and I won't go the shoe orthotic route again as this only caused more pain with the RA along with rolling over... spent too much money on this just a year or so ago for it not to help.  And the physical therapy part that I paid tons into consisted only of here this is what you do, you don't need to come back, and I want my 400 bucks.  None of which helped, been doing the stretching regularly and tried the heel cups which only caused more pain. 
 
I think the RA is aggravating this or vise versa, my fear is when the pred is completely out of my system if this foot doesn't get better I won't be walking at all yet again.
 
As you can see this is just a bunch of babbling.  Couldn't sleep.  Oh, right.  No word on the Enbrel yet but this week would be a great week to start it as I don't have to worry about setting up appointments and work schedules.
 
Theresa
dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Duration: 10yrs. Dx'ed 2006.  Asthma, hypertension, hypothyroid
 
Meds: Methotrexate 20mg wkly, Prednisone 20mg decreasing,  Advair 250/50, Diovan HCT 160mg/25mg QD, Synthroid .1mg QD, Women's One a Day, tylenol PRN.
 
 


babybloo
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   Posted 2/13/2007 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I did get word on the enbrel. Insurance won't cover it until the TB test is done and then their should be no problem I wouldn't think anyway. Go to the ortho tomorrow which is in the same building as the rheummy so will get the TB test done then. Hopefully, by next week I will have approval to start the enbrel. YAY! I can't wait to actually feel good again.

Theresa
dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Duration: 10yrs. Dx'ed 2006.  Asthma, hypertension, hypothyroid
 
Meds: Methotrexate 20mg wkly, Prednisone 20mg decreasing,  Advair 250/50, Diovan HCT 160mg/25mg QD, Synthroid .1mg QD, Women's One a Day, tylenol PRN.
 
 


Ducky
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   Posted 2/13/2007 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Woo-hoo! Ok, disregard my other 2 posts now.. 'cause I asked if you got the Enbrel! So happy things are looking up for you Theresa!
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Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
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Harley Diva
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   Posted 2/13/2007 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Bloo.......I can't believe it when it rains it pours! I hope you at least get to start the Enbrel. Take care of your foot.....
Harley Diva
 
....RA, HPT,  drugs: Sulfasalazine, MTX, prednisone, bp meds


Ducky
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   Posted 2/14/2007 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Theresa.. what time is your appt? Let us know what happens!
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Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
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Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
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babybloo
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   Posted 2/14/2007 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for asking Ducky. Went to my appointment and there is good and bad news... the good news is the ortho thinks i may have fixed my plantar fascitis. Just don't know it yet. Will be on crutches for another 2 weeks. Off work till the 19th then only light duty. That is the bad news as we aren't getting along.

I also got my TB test done today so Friday I go back for a recheck on that and I guess that means I should be able to start the Enbrel some time next week I hope. The ortho seems to think that this will be a really good thing for me.

Thank you
Theresa
dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Duration: 10yrs. Dx'ed 2006.  Asthma, hypertension, hypothyroid
 
Meds: Methotrexate 20mg wkly, Prednisone 20mg decreasing,  Advair 250/50, Diovan HCT 160mg/25mg QD, Synthroid .1mg QD, Women's One a Day, tylenol PRN.
 
 


momto3
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   Posted 2/14/2007 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi babybloo,
 
Oh dear, you poor thing! when it rains, it poors doesn't it? I am glad your medrol dose pack worked.  I had one of these a couple of months ago, and wow! I felt fabulous :-)   for a very short time, it was as if I didn't have RA at all.  It has been the only med that has worked. If only we could take that on a regular basis eh?
 
Good luck with your Enbrel, I hope you will get to take it soon, and it will make you feel better.  Hopefully, you will be off crutches soon!
 
Hang in there!
 
 

Ducky
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   Posted 2/14/2007 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Theresa, who's not getting along? You and your ortho? Crutches for 2 more weeks huh? Well at least there is a light at the end of the tunnel right? And hopefully Enbrel soon... thinking on the positive and sending you good vibes! {{{{{[[[[[(((((Theresa)))))]]]]]}}}}} Hang in there..
Moderator of Arthritis/Epilepsy Forums
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea
 


AkiPuppy
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   Posted 2/14/2007 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
AkiPuppy here. I have not been on the forum for long but know where you re coing from. I had to wait for awhile before starting the remicade for one reason or another. It was tuff. Hang on and I hope things get better for you really soon. Take care and God bless.
AkiPuppyBabyBloo
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