Post Edited (okie) : 6/8/2010 5:59:48 AM (GMT-6)
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.
Post Edited (okie) : 6/5/2010 8:17:48 PM (GMT-6)
I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you. I'm not always on here and I very seldom post but I do feel like I know you. Please take care of yourself. You are a blessing to us.
When I saw an Okie post, I was truly relieved and said to myself.. "Okie! ". My faith in God helps, call Him what you will. I will say a prayer for you, and Marj, too and I hope you have a moment in your day when you forget how ill you are, even for just a minute. I have wrens nesting in a hanging house near my porch. Whenever I hear their wren song, I pause to listen and remind myself to thank God for my blessings, and pray to have the strength to get through today. We can never go back to yesterday, and I get too overwhelmed by today to worry about tomorrow, so God will have to and He does. And it is perfectly ok to be mad at your brother, and I am so sorry you lost him. I have been sick enough on two occasions in the past year when I could truly have willingly died. And that's not suicidal. I know what the feeling is to have lost someone you loved so much, and to think about the what might have beens.... hang on to some of your good memories. I am cleaning up my classroom for the final time next week, and have small construction paper elephants all over the place. A dear coworker made them for me when I first took the job, and when I felt so overwhelmed. She heard me comment several times... "Well, how would you eat an elephant?...... One bite at a time." And eating elephant casserole? Without choking. Many of my days start with a bite, just get up on my feet to the bathroom, then walk to the coffee pot. Then another, take pills, wait for effect, get to the shower without falling, and my day gets on. Wishing you the best of feeling better,
ps. your posts here are a blessing to me