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cookie monster1
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   Posted 10/15/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey gonuts.....have not heard from you in a while is everything ok?

gonuts
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   Posted 10/16/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, cookiemonster. I was looking for you about a month ago... i guess you never saw my post. How's your husband doing. Better i hope.
The appt. that we both had on the same day... My rheumy put my on Arava.. a new drug. So far I haven't had a whole lot of change. I still have joint pain. But he said i could take up to 8 wks. I was on prednisone.. but i now quit it. I felt awful for a while.. but i wanted to get off of it because of the side affects. Plus i was hoping the Arava would take most of the pain away so i wouldn't need it. I weird i have been in so much pain lately but, it seems that today i actually am having a good day. Joints aren't too bad. Maybe the Arava is starting to work? That would be nice. I have notice that my feet are bothering me more though.
I had a upper and lower endoscopy!! Went very well, I love the people in the hospital i went too. They are so goofy and so nice. I was not even nervous at all. Nor do i remember anything. The doc said i was sleeping through most of it.

Wow, sorry i just went on and on. Please, let me know now your hubby is... be thinking of both of you. Take Care and post back real soon!!! Laura :-)
Cervical spine surgery 2004, C-section 1986, Cholecystectomy 1999, Thoracic and Lumbar injury 2000. Anxiety/depression 2008. Fibromyalgia 2009, Thyroidectomy 2008. Degenerative disc disease. IBS. Asthma, Rheumitoid Arthritis, Sacroillitis, Scolylosis, disc bulge in L5/S1.possible Lupus and/or ankylosing spondylitis. Meds: Lisinophil, xoponex, symbocort, pulmocort, troponal, vitamin 2000 D, Vitamin B complex, Hydrocodone, Tylonal Arthritis, Cymbalta.prednisone ,Lyrica and Avara.


PattyLatty
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   Posted 10/17/2009 2:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Laura,

I've been on Arava for the better part of this past year and it has made a world of difference. My joint pain has improved significantly as has my fatigue. I had many bouts of unexpected diarrhea for the first few months but chose to stick it out and am glad I did. So far so good! I hope you have the same positive experience with it.

Pat
SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.

prednisone, plaquenil, leflunomide, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, actonel, niaspan, tri-est, cymbalta, tricor, acifex


cookie monster1
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   Posted 10/22/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
H i Laura,
I actually responded like 2 weeks ago and never heard back so I thought something might have been wrong.
I hope your new med works for you....
As far as my hubby he went to his apt and this rheumy said he does not think it is lupus, fibro or RA....so confused   confused
This rheumy wants him to start mobic, he has not yet tho think he will start it this weekend to see if it helps at all.
I don't understand how 3 diff docs have 3 diff opionions on the same exact blood work....1st, thought it was fibro 2nd, thought lupus and now the 3rd neither????? 
Have you noticed your new med helping yet?  Have you been diagnosed.....from what I recall you haven't.....if not what did this new doc think you have?
Keeping you in my prayers and hope you are having a good day today tongue
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