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Lori75
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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 5/27/2010 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I am currently on Plaquenil and a medrol dose pack. I took my last steroid pill today. I have the worse headcold possible and it seems to be getting worse possibly turning to sinus infection. I am not sure what cold medicines can be taken with these drugs and my doctors and pharmacy are closed. I have Mixed connective tissue disease....diagnoses for about 8 months...so still learning. My mom is wanting me to rush off to doctors right away and keeps telling me I am just going to get sicker because my immune system wont fight the cold off. I am clueless as I haven't even been on Plaquenil two months yet. Helppppp
Just diagnosed Mixed Connective Tissue Disease...March...all started 5 months prior


okie
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   Posted 5/27/2010 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lori, call any walgreens pharmacy. look for an 800 # online if you don't have one close. They are open 24/7. any pharmacist can help you. Also when you have an auto immune disease you do need to see a doctor when you get sick. Your mother is right. You can't really put off seing a doctor and hope for the best.
 
good luck
carol
furosemide,spironel,lisinopril,lortab,azithromyazin,detrol
nexium,temazepam,predisone,plaquenil,propanalol,citracal,pottasium, vitB12 ,iron,xopenex,advair,spirivia,soma,Vitamin D, cybalta
 
Dx lupus, scleroderma, pos. fibro, high blood pressure. COPD, need left lung transplant. cervical cancer survivor, osteoporsis.
 
"Consider it a pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." - James 1:2&3
 


puccini914
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   Posted 5/27/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Okie is right, the prednisone also will inhibit your ability to fight off infection. Take care and try to get some rest. Chicken soup and hot tea!! Take care.

Jennifer

Taking plaquenil, atenelol,  Flexeril, Claritin, Zantac ,Trazadone, Ambien, Prednisone 5mg a  day,Topamax 100mg, MTX 15mg a week, super B complex, multi- vitamin once a week, folic acid,  and Lortab 10mg 4 times a day, Imitrex for migraines.  Allergic to all NSAID's and Ultram.   Mom of 2 boys 2 1/2 and 7. 

Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain and swelling,Raynauds,numbness,tingling,weakness, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migraines, awful hives, positive ANA, with speckled pattern, positive RF, negative anti-DSDNA, and positive for Sjorgen's Syndrome.

 

 


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 5/27/2010 11:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Chuckles, you are going to laugh at this... But walgreen's number is

1-800-Walgreen

It's true, just be prepared to go through an automated system LOL! I tried it, to see if it really worked LOL!
 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days


puccini914
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 363
   Posted 5/28/2010 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lori, Just wondering if you got a holdof your doctor today? This weekend is a big holiday and no one will be around. My doc left town yesterday and won't be back until Tuesday. I've been thinking about you and hoping you found some relief. Those sinus infections can be so incredibly miserable. Take care of yourself.

Jennifer

Taking plaquenil, atenelol,  Flexeril, Claritin, Zantac ,Trazadone, Ambien, Prednisone 5mg a  day,Topamax 100mg, MTX 15mg a week, super B complex, multi- vitamin once a week, folic acid,  and Lortab 10mg 4 times a day, Imitrex for migraines.  Allergic to all NSAID's and Ultram.   Mom of 2 boys 2 1/2 and 7. 

Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain and swelling,Raynauds,numbness,tingling,weakness, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migraines, awful hives, positive ANA, with speckled pattern, positive RF, negative anti-DSDNA, and positive for Sjorgen's Syndrome.

 

 


Lori75
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 5/28/2010 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I ended up in the hospital. First the headcold then larengitus. Next thing I started coughing like a child with croup...all barnyard. An hour later I couldn't breathe. So I went to the er cuz I was panicky because I could feel it Closing. They gave me yet another x-ray and they found that my traechia (mispell I'm sure!) Was inflammed and closing off. So I get a hospital stay..some epinephrine Med followed by steroid shot. Tommorow I should go home with a steroid medrol dose pack. So buggered as I was finally off steroids. Oh did I mention my husband is out of Town and still unreachable!
Just diagnosed Mixed Connective Tissue Disease...March...all started 5 months prior


Lori75
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 5/28/2010 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Oopsie my Droid likes to change words...barnyard was meant to be barking cough
Just diagnosed Mixed Connective Tissue Disease...March...all started 5 months prior


puccini914
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 363
   Posted 5/29/2010 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Lori. I hope you feel better soon, but I'm so glad you didn't wait to get treatment. It sounds like you really made the right decision. Take care and get some rest.

Jennifer

Taking plaquenil, atenelol,  Flexeril, Claritin, Zantac ,Trazadone, Ambien, Prednisone 5mg a  day,Topamax 100mg, MTX 15mg a week, super B complex, multi- vitamin once a week, folic acid,  and Lortab 10mg 4 times a day, Imitrex for migraines.  Allergic to all NSAID's and Ultram.   Mom of 2 boys 2 1/2 and 7. 

Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain and swelling,Raynauds,numbness,tingling,weakness, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migraines, awful hives, positive ANA, with speckled pattern, positive RF, negative anti-DSDNA, and positive for Sjorgen's Syndrome.

 

 


SmurfyShadow
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 2386
   Posted 5/29/2010 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
That must be so hard not to get ahold of your husband. I fret when I cant get ahold of my finacee. If there is anything anyone of us can do, please let us know. I know I feel like this group is my "extended" family, and I am sure others feel like its their family too. I'm so glad you noticed your airway closing and realized it wasn't a game and saught medical attention. Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery hon. Hang in there!
 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days


puccini914
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 363
   Posted 5/31/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
How're ya feeling, Lori?

Jennifer

Taking plaquenil, atenelol,  Flexeril, Claritin, Zantac ,Trazadone, Ambien, Prednisone 5mg a  day,Topamax 100mg, MTX 15mg a week, super B complex, multi- vitamin once a week, folic acid,  and Lortab 10mg 4 times a day, Imitrex for migraines.  Allergic to all NSAID's and Ultram.   Mom of 2 boys 2 1/2 and 7. 

Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain and swelling,Raynauds,numbness,tingling,weakness, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migraines, awful hives, positive ANA, with speckled pattern, positive RF, negative anti-DSDNA, and positive for Sjorgen's Syndrome.

 

 

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