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Dakota0917
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 2/19/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey there...

Haven't been on for a few days. Last week I thought I was coming down with a sinus infection...but, couldn't get into the doc last friday - he was booked.

Got in yesterday. Have an acute upper respiratory infection and an acute sinus infection. He wasn't very happy with me for waiting... He told me "you couldn't have waited much longer...".

Anyway, put me on a z-pack and gave me a refill...so must be pretty bad. Either that, or he's afraid with all my other meds, it might take longer to kick.

Anyway, came back to work today - didn't want to miss another day.

Hope all is well with everyone. Don't know about everyone else - but Ohio is COLD today!

~Kim
SLE: 07/07, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, migraines
400 mg. plaquenil, 9 mg. prednisone, 2400 mg. ibuprofin, 15 mg. methotrexate, folic acid, asacol, caltrate-D, wellbutrin, paxil, lybrel, Keppra (as needed)


okie
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   Posted 2/19/2008 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Way to go Kim! They do have ER's if you get that bad. You really shouldn't have waited until you got this bad. This lung problem that's going around seems like it takes along time to get over it. Ok I'm done getting down on ya. You know with all the meds were on we can't afford to wait.
My doctor has me on zpak for the reest of my life. I take 2 weeks worth every day. than the next two weeks I take it monday wenesday and friday. She and my pulm said don't take chances if you start to get sick get to the doctors or ER. I'm not even alowed to run more than 100 degree temp before they want me in there.
I know you don't want to miss work but you may have to if you don't start feeling better in a few days. Seems rest fluids and chicken soup is the best meds for this. They should have gave you a shot in the behind to jump start your healing.
Try to take it as easy as possible and keep us updated
hugs
carol
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!
 
 
 


Dakota0917
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 2/19/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
ok, ok... I've been sufficiently reprimanded. lol

I did take off work last Friday and yesterday. Did a lot of sleeping over the past four days.

This whole thing is still so new - guess I have to go through an entire year until I get it figured out. I'm assuming because of the lupus and/or the meds it will take longer to get over stuff. I figure my body doesn't have a lot of immune system, so what is still there has to work extra hard - which probably makes me extra tired. I don't know - makes sense in my mind.

The one PCP I see on a regular basis is the one that doesn't like handing out antibiotics. His partner is who I saw yesterday. He is older and, perhaps, has had more experience dealing with lupus people vs. infections.

It's pretty much a lose/lose situation...

Okie...you take two weeks worth every day????? Yikes...

Has the cleaning lady been back? How is that going?

~Kim
SLE: 07/07, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, migraines
400 mg. plaquenil, 9 mg. prednisone, 2400 mg. ibuprofin, 15 mg. methotrexate, folic acid, asacol, caltrate-D, wellbutrin, paxil, lybrel, Keppra (as needed)


okie
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   Posted 2/19/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   

It's an innitiation thing Kim, if you don't get yelled at from time to time how will ya ever know we love ya? tongue

I get chewed out all the time (it warms my heart) lol. What I meant to say about the anti -b's is that I take 1 a day for 2 weeks. than for the next 2 weeks I take them one mon. wen. and fri. Than I get my script filled again and do the same process. So there is actually like 8 days out of a month that I'm not on anti-b' but my system pretty much stays flooded with them. I don't like it though. Betweeen the pred. and the plaq. and the anti-b's I feel like a train wreck ready to happen. But my lungs are so bad that I guess she feels it's the less of two evils.

Thanks for asking about my help. she's been here 3 times so far. Today I just said look around if you see somthing that needs to be taken care of just take care of it. Whatever she does is less I have to do. So I appreciate it. It's funny because she and her hubby both know my brother. My bro and her hubby are both preachers and they bought property off my bro too. So it's almost like we have known each other for awhile. We are beginning to chat about stuff. She's so quiet compared to me though. I'll break her of that though lol. I told her today that she has to change one day because she comes on tuesday and thursday and when she comes that soon I don't have time to miss itup and than so long between thursday and the following tuesday I run out of coffee cups! (am I a slug or what?).

Anyway enough of that I just hope you take it as easy as possible. It's better if you take days off work than to stay sick for a long time. Also if you can get this figured out in the next year you can explain it to me. I would say you are correct though about already being comprimised. Getting sick seems to be much easier than it used to be and getting over it is much harder.

DON'T WORK TOO HARD

HUGS CAROL


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!
 
 
 


Daymay
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 36
   Posted 2/19/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Kim, that whole upper respiratory/sinus infection thing is EXACTLY what happened with me and I am just getting over it. Funny (not a good thing to do...) but still funny that you waited also. I waited until I couldn't breathe at all because I absolutely HATE going to health services. Looks like we've been in the same boat all week.

hope it clears up real soon.

Dana

jhmom
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   Posted 2/19/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
(((( Kim )))))) since Carol has already gotten on to you, I will come along with some hugs and well wishes tongue . Really.... I hope you start feeling better soon!
Stacie

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Hashimoto's 1999, Celiac Disease (AKA: gluten sensitivity) 2003, Raynaud's 2004, Lupus 2005 and Sjogrens 2006
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Lortab (as needed), Magnesium Citrate and magic mouthwash (as needed for mouthsores)


Dakota0917
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 2/19/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks everybody...
I really feel like I belong now!
"They like me, they really like me!"  LOL

Carol...
WHEW!  You had me scared about those anti-biotics!  Still not good - but better than what I thought was going on.  Something about "an ounce of prevention", I guess. 

That's kind of neat about your housekeeper (not sure what to call her).  It's nice that there is someone in common that you both know.  She will lighten up and be giving you heck in no time!  As for the coffee cups... I never understood the theory of having a "cleaning lady" and then cleaning before the cleaning lady came... what's the point?  I know I'm lupie...but come on!

I did like that train wreck analogy...very appropriate.  You are a wise woman, Carol.  That whole "Getting sick seems to be much easier than it used to be and getting over it is much harder." boy...does that hit the nail on the head.  Although - gotta admit, you did kind of pop my bubble...was hoping after a year I would be all smart about this and, by the sounds of it, it "ain't" gonna happen.

Do you ever feel like a science experiment?  I do....
"HERE!  Let's try THIS!  Whoops...THAT didn't work!"

Dana...
So - how are you feeling?  Are you on anti-biotics?  My lower sinus' hurt SO BAD today.  Do you have "the cough" with it too?

Here's a funny...yesterday, the doc wanted to give me a cough medicine.  I told him not to bother, because the codeine is giving me rebound headaches.  I told him "to be honest with you...I just do a swig of whiskey when I need it and it works just as well!".  He laughed and said "well....that works too!"  I am NOT going back to how I was in October & November having migraines that lasted for days at a time and only gave me a day of rest in between.  NO THANKS!

Stacie...
Thanks for the hugs!  And, for not reprimanding me again...  tongue

So - ya...
That eight hour day today about knocked me on my keister.  I am sooooooo tired.  I have a 40 minute drive each way to work and back.  I was going to be in bed by now, but...my daughter just came home and is having teacher issues.  Looks like hubby and I will be making a trip to the school in the morning.  She is such a good kid, a great student and never causes a riff.  She goes to the principal about a problem with a teacher and he shoves an "incident" report in her hand.  How about he be the ADULT and deal with it?  She's not filling out an incident report...it wasn't an INCIDENT it was a problem!  She does a really good job handling herself and we really try not to intervene...but sometimes, you just have to.  Not wishing life away, but I'm so glad she is a senior...  All the drama of high school really gets on my nerves.

So - now I'm tired, but my dander is up and I probably won't be able to go to sleep.

Perhaps I need a sip of my "cough medicine"...  lol

~Kim


SLE: 07/07, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, migraines
400 mg. plaquenil, 9 mg. prednisone, 2400 mg. ibuprofin, 15 mg. methotrexate, folic acid, asacol, caltrate-D, wellbutrin, paxil, lybrel, Keppra (as needed)


mom46
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Date Joined Dec 2004
Total Posts : 8198
   Posted 2/20/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Kim,

   I hope you got a good sip of your "cough medicine" and slept well last night...lol. This year has been so bad on colds/flu and bronchitis. The doctors office I work in has been overwhelmed with this stuff. I still have some lengering effects of bronchitis but, it is getting better. I hope yours clears up soon. Keep us updated and take care. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

                                                            Babs


 
Dx: Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Neuropathy,CAD
Meds:arava,prednisone,plavix,aspirin,protonix,,zanaflex,xanax,
mirapex,advair,foxamax,Vytorin,folicacid,lunesta,Tramadol
 
JOB 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.

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