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Chartreux
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   Posted 6/22/2010 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, my Creatine Kinase total was 22 and considered low
and my B-12's were low and I got a steroid shot and a B-12 shot both
in the backside...now, how the heck am I to try to give these things to myself if they
be puttin them in my backside....I think I could do the b-12's if the could show me how to in the arm...
so, I'm sitting on an ice pack for now...sure hope I'll be feeling better soon...

anyways what does it mean to have low Creatine Kinase???
and still waiting to hear back on a few other blood tests, but those are for B-6 ect...

and how the heck do they expect me not to be witchy(with a "B") with all those steroids they keep giving me...
devil smhair any clues on how to handle attitudes when your on steroids??? my hubby is close to wanting
a d from and it can be hard to control the anger sometimes....I juuuust don't know anymore...Thanks for the ranting...
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/22/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Dear Chart,
 
     It is so good to hear from you *hugg* Though gosh, Im sorry you had to get so many shots! Hopefully they will help to get your levels as close to normal as possible!
 
     Those witchy moments are ruff no doubt when steroids are involved. I suggest "celestial seasons" "tension tamer" tea. I really does work. Thou admittedly they only work for hour and a half or so.
 
      I hope you can get comfortable enough to get a nap in. No doubt you must be tired by now. You are in our hearts!
 
*warm hugg*
     dani
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And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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Alcie
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   Posted 6/22/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
You probably can't give it in your own arm, but a lot of shots can be given to yourself in the thigh. When my hubby is not around to give me my allergy shots in the arm I just do it myself. I only needed a really tiny, short needle, like one for insulin, but ask for the smallest one they make. Just grab and pinch a little skin and you won't even feel it! It hurts less in thigh than in arm.

One thing is to make sure it's OK to give it sub Cu (below the skin) instead of IM (intramuscular) because you probably won't hit any muscle with the pinch method.

I get B12, but it's only once a month. That one's OK under skin but is usually given in muscle.
Alcie
 
 


straydog
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   Posted 6/22/2010 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Cha,r I too am on B12 shots and always do them in my thigh. If done righ tyou don't hardly feel then at all. So, don't worry about the backside on the B12, lol. Hope things start picking up for you.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


PAlady
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   Posted 6/22/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Char,
Hopefully you have a little meat on your bones and like straydog said you can do the shots in most spots where you can get a hold of some muscle. For me, the thighs would be no problem! They usually teach you how to do injections; if not, ask for an instructional session from one of the nurses. They sometimes have people practice on an orange, but once you get the feel of it you'll be able to do them for yourself.

As for the blood work, best to talk with your doctor about that. I've not been on steroids so others will have to speak to that.

I do hope you start getting some relief soon!

Hugs,

PaLady

Chartreux
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   Posted 6/22/2010 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
The side effects so far are aweful...nauseated, diarrhea, stomache,and bloating...I don't feel good... Do these get better???
not fun, not fun at all....arg, ARG......
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Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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straydog
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   Posted 6/23/2010 12:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Char are you sure its side effects from the shots??? I have had tons of each of these meds and have never had a reaction like you are describing. I would look each of these med up online and see what it says about them. Get to feeling better.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


Chartreux
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   Posted 6/23/2010 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep... these are the side effects of the B-12 injections...maybe they started too high for me...
seems like I get a lot of reactions to medicines anymore....wish I knew why...
Thanks
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sure hope the nausea goes away....
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Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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tmjpain
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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you are having such a rough time on your meds. I hope these side effects at least can subside away a bit.
For the nausea, what has helped me is to wear sea bands on your wrists. These worked wonders for me and they are not that expensive either.
Also a good anti emetic is zofran. It is better than Gravol.
 
Hope you feel better by this afternoon.
   
SUZANE
      
 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since 2000.
 
           


Chartreux
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   Posted 6/23/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Finally, finally.. keeping stuff down and startin to feel a little better, thank you!
I also put a call into the doctor's office...
I'll look into those sea bands...
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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Chartreux
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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Forgot to posts but I got a MRI scheduled for my hands on 9 of July...
to check the inflammation, I think...
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/24/2010 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chart   I'm sorry you felt so bad after the shots you had.  I am glad that you're feeling better.
 
love and hugs
Loretta
Dx:  ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, hypothyroidism, typeII diabetes, asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome, PTSD, depression, anxiety

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