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Ann Ireland
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 511
   Posted 2/11/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
My government has agreed to 'export' me to London for investigations/treatment! AH! Maybe I will get somewhere now.
Less frightened today, and I wanna thank all who wrote yesterday to reassure me.
I had a bad day, crying alot,v ery tired.
I am in a lot of pain.
but this bit of news which came to me this afternoon is just great indeed.
I wanted to tell you as soon as I could.
x for now,
Ann Ireland

Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) Severely Deaf, Hypothyroidism, Pes Cavus, Crohns Disease, scoliolis, Hiatus hernia, diverticular disease, neuromuscular disorder (?parkinsons) movement disorder, ? another autoimmune disease.

150mcg tyroxine, 20mg pantoprazole, 10mg Cipramil, 500mg 2 3times a day Mesalazine, 3mg Entocort, 62.5 Sinemet, 30mg Tamazipam, mystatin, sudocream

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Date Joined Oct 2003
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 2/11/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
that's great ann, i am sooo happy for you. i wish you the very best of luck. and i am glad you are feeling better today too.
Hugs and prayers,                      If it was easy being a lupie, 
   ~Suzanne~                                      the whole world would be one     
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-cerebral tumor '07, AVN ankles and hips '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D, lunesta, celexa, percocet for pain

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   Posted 2/11/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
That is very good news for you Ann. I wish you the very Best.
Enjoy what you can today and leave the rest for another day.

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   Posted 2/11/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Great Ann!!!!!

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 2818
   Posted 2/11/2008 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Ann, that's awesome news. I hope they can get it done soon, and get to the bottom of this. I think we all can relate to days of crying. I know I sure have my days.
gentle hugs
God Bless
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms, stage 4 COPD w/CHF,  Cancer survivor.  Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, aciphex, percocet 10mg.x4. 
I will never leave you nor forsake you!

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   Posted 2/11/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so glad you will be seeing experts instead of idiots soon. I moved over 600 miles to be where I knew better doctors where and near my family. I was in an area where a woman I knew was having horrid chest pains, pain in her shoulder, nausea, and palpatations but the ER doc said she was having a panic attack without any tests or even listening to her heart and sent her home. Her husband drove over an hour to a better hospital and it saved her life because she was having a heart attack. They are the reason I got so bad in the first place. I had a gallbladder attack and they offered to arrange for me to be admited to a psychiatric hospital. I learned the hard way that if the doctors don't know or don't listen find somewhere where they do.

I hope that you go to London very soon and that they quickly find a way to help you.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin,Prednisone, Imuran, Procardia

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 2570
   Posted 2/12/2008 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Ann, that's terrific news! I'm so happy for you. Be sure to update us on what happens in London.

Lupus, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, tramadol, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin

Audrey Ann
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   Posted 2/12/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news, Ann! I am so happy for you. I hope and pray you end up with the best doctors and medical treatment possible! Yeah for Ann!
Audrey Ann
Lupus and RA and LOTS of Medications!


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