Anyone catch the number of that bus!!!

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ladybug44r
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   Posted 10/7/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
That's how I'm feeling.
 
I'm trying to do laundry and am having a hard time putting clothes in the dryer and taking them out. Mostly due to the Arthitis in my right hand. The pain from that never lets up, even with my pain meds.
 
I've been trying to clean some so I can enjoy my vacation next week and I have been taking it slow but I want to get things done. Mitch helped last night with starting the laundry for me but it seems like lately I have let so much stuff go.
 
I know some of what my body feels like is due to the weather. I walk across my floor and it feels like someone has steped on my toes, or kicked me in my shins.
 
Some is also from where I'm not sleeping real well due to night sweats. I am taking off and putting on my blankets all night. If I take meds before I go to bed it only makes things worst.
 
I know my body will get over being mad at me for whatever it thinks I have done to it or not done for it. LOL
 
VEronica
DX Fibro 12/31/07   Guess I can put the rest dx
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 10/7/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Lady,
   For help with Arthur try bromelain. It's pineapple enzymes that are a natural anti-inflamatory.
I've been using it for years. I used to use gluc-chrondrotion with it but it still took over my entire body.
The bromelain still helps with the "flame". For a cheap fix, try generic gin and golden raisins. Take
golden raisins and soak them in gin for a week and take 9 a day. The first time I climbed a flight of
stairs without stopping was wonderful. I stopped taking them as I felt better, stupid thing to do.
I now have them fermenting again and will be back on them in a few days.
          Nana Monster 

myjoy
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   Posted 10/7/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you are in so much pain. Right now, I sure know how you feel. Be good to yourself.
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beanley
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   Posted 10/7/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Did that bus hit you, hon?! It hit me too! Well, no, it used to hit me, but hasn't in a long time. But I have had to let almost everything go. My husband does the shopping and cooking and dishwashing. We are lucky enough to afford someone to clean once a week. We have a Chinese laundry downstairs (one of the benefits of living in NYC). So pretty much all I do is sit in bed or on the couch with my laptop and my books and magazines. I only go out to doctor appointments or once in a while to see a play or go to a concert or dinner out. I can go a whole week without leaving the house. There's so much around here that bothers me, things that need to be cleaned better or sorted through and thrown out, but I just can't do it. So it just doesn't get done. Trust me, if you let things go, nothing bad will happen to you except you won't get hit by that bus as much!

Almost forgot...night sweats. Try moisture wicking pajamas. I still have to throw the covers off but it's much more comfortable and I don't wake up shivering.
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Marlee2
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   Posted 10/7/2009 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Roni, your not that far away from me and if you have been having the rainy weather we have been having here in central Illinois it could be from that. The weather doesn't help the osteo arthristis in my hands either. It is a bummer when the hands go, huh??? Have you tried lidoderm patches on your hands??? I cut them in half and use them on my hands. My worst place is between thumb and wrist, the joint is pretty much gone.
 
Maybe when the snow starts flying we will all feel better.
 
luv and hugs
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ladybug44r
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   Posted 10/7/2009 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your resposes. You all are great.

Marlee Until you had written where yours hurt at I was starting to think the Dr was wrong and maybe I just pulled something in that area of my hand. Does yours feel like if you could pop it back into place it would feel better. That's how my thumb and hand feel. I have a hot wax soaker for the hands and whatever else you need it for and I have been using it some today and it has helped a little.

I have been using a brace for when I have the children and that has helped some. Where can I get the patches from?

Veronica
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God gives doesn't give us more than we can handle. So this too shall pass.


Chutz
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   Posted 10/7/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Veronica!

Wow, I have the same arthritis/thumb joint deal you guys have. We just have never brought it up before. It's pain the the pain medication just won't touch. The swelling at the base of the thumb and the knuckle of the first finger are a mess and hurt like crazy and more so if I'm cleaning and/or using it more.

I'm with you on the bus theory this week! Oh, the Lidoderm patches are prescription but you might talk to your doctor about trying them. They are approved for osteoarthritis treatment. Hubby accidentally bought some Icy Hot stick on patches instead of the ointment a while back so I tried them on my hand. They were huge for use on your back but I just cut them up with scissors and put the remainder back in the zip pack it came in. It does help but I'm sure the Lidoderm works better.

Hope this helps,
Chutz
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Marlee2
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   Posted 10/8/2009 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Having that joint to go is the pits. I can't scrub, squeeze bottles, open jars and picking up my 6 mo old grandson is torture. He reached his little arms out to me Sat and there was no way I couldn't pick him up pain or no pain.
 
I have a lot of calcification around the right one and the left is going too. I got cortizone shots in the right one for a long time but they didn't help. I use to use a brace with the metal things in it, I still have some around here somewhere. The lidoderm patches numbs it a little, they are 4x6 sheets and I cut them in two and put it on my hand then cover it with the self sticking elastic bandage to keep it on better. You can't get your hands wet with them on. You use them for 12 hrs and 12 hrs off. My doc first rxd them for broken ribs and I fell in love with them. Your doc will tell you how many you can use a day, for me it is only one. They don't work too well for deep pain.
 
My dogs vet has the same problem and they can do joint replacement there, his son is an orthopedic surgeon but doesn't do hands. The recovery time is about 6 mos so he can't even get it done til he retires.
 
Do you girls get the "who smashed my hands between two bricks" feeling???
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
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crazykitty
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   Posted 10/8/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you are hurting. If you can, take a break and have a long soak in a hot bath, that
helps with my muscles and joints. This bad weather has my arthritis talking to me too.
I have been using my heating pad alot lately.

Be careful not to overdo. We want you to have lots of fun on your vacation Veronica!!!!!

Take Care

Robin
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