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NanMac
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 5/31/2007 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I got the results from my bone scan. I had many joints light up. Most are the ones I have been complaining about. My SI joints are fine. The rest of my spine, feet, elbows and wrists showed inflammation.I started on the Pred. again and pain level is 2.5 and I am only stiff for about 1-2 hours in the morning. The Rhuemy stated that I have an autoimmune disease, Inflammatory arthriitis. No real Dx. He says he will treat my symptoms and he doesn't know what is causing it. I am to continue the Pred. He gave me choices:
Take the Prednisone, pain meds.etc when I need it and continue to monitor me or Start Plaquenil or MTX.
I am off work for the summer and I would rather try a new drug to slow the progression of this disease during my break. He wrote me a RX for Plaquenil. He doesn't have an appt. available for 5 weeks.
I am releived to know its not all in my head but I am feeling ??? right now. When i get home I will tell my husband but I am afraid I might cry. He doesn't like me to cry about anything but funerals. I better stop thinking about this and get back to work.
NanMac

Ducky
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 6/1/2007 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey there Nan.. how are you? Did you talk to your hubby?
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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
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea
 


NanMac
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 71
   Posted 6/1/2007 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel like I could cry this morning. My husband was very busy last night so I spoke to him alittle bit last night. He thinks I should get a second opinion and he thinks I need a hot tub. He was O.K. I am the one that is feeling blue. I wanted someone to wrap their arms around me and tell me everything is going to be alright. Kind of selfish and i guess feeling sorry for myself. This week end I will have myself a good cry and I will come out stronger and ready to fight this disease. I feel pretty crummy this morning. I woke up several times last night in pain. I probably should of took a sleeping pill. I will take my Pred. and hope it kicks in soon as I am at work. I know that stress makes my condition worse so thats probably why I feel so badly. Thanks for letting me vent. Hope I didn't bring anyone down with me.
NanMac

CaMama
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 6/1/2007 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't feel bad about how you are feeling! On one hand, like you said, it is a great relief to know there is proof to your pain - something the docs can work with. On the other hand, accepting that there is this problem you have to deal with can be hard to cope with, even though we have already KNOWN somethign was not right. There is an acceptance and adjustment period we all have to go through, and it can be difficult. Wanting a little extra attnetion and love from our spouses isn't anything to feel guilty about. It is possible, once he can focus on how upset you are and really listen, you'll get that caring you need. On the other hand, men are strange..... getting that respsonse from them (without asking for it) can be like pulling teeth.
 
I have had great success (knock on wood) with plaquenil. I hope you have the same. It's take a little bit to really kick in, but it does work and I've been very happy on it.
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