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marys1358
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   Posted 1/10/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm hoping someone can help me out.In the last 3 years I have had alot of problems with my right leg,it started out with sciatic nerve  S1-L4-5  excrusiating pain with my buttocks down my leg tingling,numbness pain in bed for 2 months pain killers.Then a bakers cyst behind my right knee, now for the last 3 months I've had pain in my right calf feeling like a charley horse now  my right arm is having numbness and tingling and from the middle of my forearm to my hand it gets ice cold.My question is does it sound like it could be PAD?Could it all be a circulation problem?
 
I'm Dx's with SLE,RAYNAUD'S,SJORGREN'S and FIBROMYALGIA.And many meds.
 
I hope someone can tell me what symptoms you had when Dx's with PAD.What really got me scared was an episode was on "The Doctor's" yesterday about PAD.
 
Thanks,
Mary

marys1358
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   Posted 1/10/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
One more thing I have gained 10lbs. within a couple months and just want to eat sweets which is not normal for me.Up during the night a couple times to urinate also soetimes just making it.

Thanks again,
Mary
 Thanks,
  Mary
 
 Dx's -SLE Lupus,RA,Raynaud's,Sjorgren's also 2 Herniated Disc
 
 Medication - Prednisone.Plaquenil,Norvasc,Folic Acid,Nabumetone,Nortriptylin,Lyrica,Baclofen and Propo-N/Apap


marys1358
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   Posted 2/11/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry to ask again but do you think having charley horses for 4 months it has something to do with neuropathy,clotting,oxygen or dehydration?I'm hoping maybe a doctor or a nurse comes in this forum.ANY info. PLEASE

Thanks again,
Mary
 Thanks,
  Mary
 
 Dx's -SLE Lupus,RA,Raynaud's,Sjorgren's also 2 Herniated Disc
 
 Medication - Prednisone.Plaquenil,Norvasc,Folic Acid,Nabumetone,Nortriptylin,Lyrica,Baclofen and Propo-N/Apap


Lynnwood
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   Posted 2/11/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Can you tell us what PAD stands for? I've never heard of it but maybe the longer name will ring a bell for one of us here.

Charley horses can be symptoms of neuropathy; Your weight gain and craving for sweets is probably the prednisone.

Have you checked for drug interactions? Try the link at the end of my signature for an on-line drug interaction program.

Please tell your doctors about your symptoms, and don't let a TV show send you into a panic. Once we become ill it's easy to see our symptoms in every disease we learn about -- at some point it becomes important to step away from TV & the Internet and let the doctors do their jobs -- that's what we pay for, their education & experiance, right?

Cheers,

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SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 2/11/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Is this what you are concerned about?

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition similar to coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease. In PAD, fatty deposits build up in the inner linings of the artery walls.

Have you had a recent physical where they checked your cholesterol? Unless you have problems with cholesterol I really doubt you have PAD - the other diagnosis you mentioned seem to cover all the symptoms you've mentioned.

Cheers,

Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1
Plaquenil, Prednisone(15 6mg), Piroxicam, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva, Wellbutrin, Valtrex

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Ides
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   Posted 2/11/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have peripheral artery disease [PAD]. Mine is in my left leg. These are my symptoms - mind you they started out feeling rather fleeting, not worth paying attention to and they grew to a state I could not ignore.

If I walk one block without stopping, I must stop to deal with the severe cramping in my calf. It takes 2-3.5 minutes to subside. If I walk at a brisk clip up my driveway [which is 75' and inclined but not much] I get the same cramping phenomenon. I have started having some pain issues at night which the vascular surgeon says has to do with the worsening of my condition. When I initially sought help my arterial blockage was 30%. then in the last 18 months it has gotten worse and now is 40%. I was supposed to have a stent placed in last July but was ill and subsequently diagnosed with Lupus so I canceled the surgery.

You need to see a vascular surgeon for proper evaulation if you feel you have vascular disease.
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marys1358
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Date Joined Dec 2003
Total Posts : 249
   Posted 2/20/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

Well I had more blood test and yes the cholestrol is elevated.
TRIG-60
TOTAL CHOL.-245H
HDL-101
LDL-132H
tHEN also liver panel
AST-51h
ALT-83h

Can anyone make anything of this because I don't understand it.And I'm still having charley horses but the POTASSIUM 4.2,MAGNESIUM 2.3.And I'm still off the Methotrexate so I don't know what going on.Just want to say thank you for all your comments.

Take care,
Mary
 Thanks,
  Mary
 
 Dx's -SLE Lupus,RA,Raynaud's,Sjorgren's also 2 Herniated Disc
 
 Medication - Prednisone.Plaquenil,Norvasc,Folic Acid,Nabumetone,Nortriptylin,Lyrica,Baclofen and Propo-N/Apap

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