Adult Rheumantic Fever

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   Posted 5/16/2009 1:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I do not even know if I am on the right site to talk to someone-but no one is talking to me on this subject, just about the childrens situations and they need to be discussed.When I was a child I had a real bad case of rheumantic fever that came from from partly my grandma's genes. We all noticed through the years that if I got hurt it took me twice as long to get better. We thought nothing of it. No one sit us down and told us it could come back, in later years.I am 44 years old and I can't take care of myself- my mother is. I still have not gotten my disability as of yet and this is all costing her a fortune. She should not be taking care of me financially. In fact if it had not been for her I would be in the cemetary now and I know it. I take a great deal of medicine alazopram for my nerves, morphine, and hydrocodone. I just do not understand why I still hurt. In the war didn't they use morphine? I am sorry if I wrote in the wrong place or have been a burden like on several sites.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 5/16/2009 3:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Things will work out one way or another. How long ago did you apply for your disability? Keep pressing them. It usually takes 3-6 months. There is such a thing as a hospis nurse that can come in and give your mother a break. I'm sorry to hear about your plite. I am having a plite of my own to deal with now.
Hara = I hope any little bit of this helps

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   Posted 5/16/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi, Beverly, and welcome!  First of all, rheumatic fever doesn't come from a genetic background so your grandmother's genes have nothing to do with this.  It is caused by a bacterial infection, according to the National Institute of Health.  Here is a link from the NIH all about rheumatic fever, along with causes, symptoms, etc.

You may have been misdiagnosed as a child.  Have you seen a rheumatologist recently?  If not, I sure would find a good one and one that treats fibromyalgia, too. 

Check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibromyalgia, including a list of symptoms.  See if those fit you.  If so, find a doctor that treats patients for fibromyalgia.  Believe it or not, there are still doctors that don't think it's real.  A good doctor will put you through a battery of tests to determine what is causing your pain.  It could be rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, fibro, or something completely different.  There is a link in the Fibro 101 thread called, What Else Could It Be.  The doctor will rule out those other illnesses first.  Once you know what really is going on you can be treated properly.

I hope this help you.


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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 5/16/2009 9:49:19 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 5/16/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Beverly--------Just wanted to say hi and hang in there. Whatever is going on, you can deal with it better once you get a diagnosis. It's really rough I know, but we honestly do care...... (((hugs)))
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