New to arthritis but not to HW!

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   Posted 12/21/2007 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I'm new to arthritis, but have been here at HW for a few years now.  I used to be the moderator in the lupus forum.
I was just diagnosed with arthritis in my neck 2 days ago.  I have it in C3, 4, 6, 7.  So I'm pretty sore and stiff!  It's not RA, thank goodness.  Just plain old, age and heredity related arthritis.  Although, I'm not quite 34, and hoping that isn't old, LOL!
Doctors think it's mainly due to my long term prednisone use and a couple of car accidents and a skiing fall from when I was younger.  So I might be checking in here from time to time to read and ask some questions.
I'll be seeing a physio in the new year.  Right now I'm using ice to help the pain.  Not much else works!  I'm limited as to what I can take for pain meds.  Just trying to wrap my head around "another health issue".  They're coming in spades this year.
Thanks for reading.  Merry Christmas everyone!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 12/22/2007 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Ginny,
I also was diagnosed with Osteoarthris this year. I was given pain meds for the arthritis and they stopped working for me. I have an appt with my Rheumy doctor in Jan. Unfortunatley mine arthritis may develope into RA. I also have Crohn's. I also am not new to HW.

Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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