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   Posted 12/26/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I just saw my new rheumy today! what a great doctor. he said his goal was to be thorough, kind and attentive! he listened to me for as long as I could keep telling him my symptoms, then he asked specific questions about what I had told him. (he actually listened)

He could not give me a definite diagnosis for the "flair" I had from May to October. He said it could have been a really nasty virus, but if it happened again to call him day or night. wow.

He did say that my hip pain I have been having for over 5 years is bursitis. he gave me Novocain/cortisone injections in my hips and lower back ordered a new nsaid that will do a better job of the one I have, a sleeping med and yeah Water Therapy yeah

Now I will see him in a few months to see what symptoms are left to deal with.

after the @#$% *&^$%^ Rheumy I used to go to I about passed out he is so great.

ooh also, my wonderful hubby bought me a new bed - Simmons Beauty Rest. I love it. it makes a lot of difference in my pain level.


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   Posted 12/27/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great Marie! Don't you wish all docs were so attentive? Love, Butterflake

Systemic Lupus ('05), depression, diabetes, fibro, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS 
 CellCept, plaquenil, prednisone, celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, prozac, seroquel, wellbutrin,
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flexeril, multi vit, C, flaxseed oil, acupuncture    Welcome to lupus where the strange is ordinary and nothing is normal :Donna

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   Posted 12/27/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Marie,
Well, it's about time we had some good news about a doctor!  That's great!  I'm glad you feel so encouraged about him.  A new bed!  HOw nice! Did you get a good sleep?
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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   Posted 12/27/2008 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
((((( Marie ))))) that is wonderful news. I think it's great he is listening and getting you started on a treatment plan, that is very important!!!! Keep us posted on how you are doing.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Hashimoto's, Celiac Disease, Raynaud's, Lupus and Sjogrens
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Vitamin D-50,000 IU, Darvocet (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)

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   Posted 12/29/2008 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
happy for you, hope the new treatement work

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   Posted 12/29/2008 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
well I haven't slept well since the shots. I don't know how much cortisone he gave me but I felt like I was on speed. better now but I am bruised at the injection site. the bed is great though. we have two twin beds pushed together so we don't wake each other up when we move. now I am foot higher up than hubbie!

thanks for all of your hugs and well wishes. I will let you all know how water therapy goes!

Marie-43 yr old mother of 6 grandmother of 1 going on 2!
dx 2008 - myelofibrosis - possibly autoimmune, osteoarthritis in spine, testing for possible MS or CNS lupus / vasculitis. family history - mother RA/Lupus maternal gma - lupus.
rx-cymbalta, propranolol, clonazapam, prednisone, progesterone cream, b6, b12, flaxseed oil, C.

"All we have to decide, is what to do with the time we are given" ~ Gandalf

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