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okie
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   Posted 7/12/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Unless I make a miraculous recovery. A couple of my friends came down with a bug and yesterday my throat started hurting. Today I have a fever and chills and headache. Body aches and the cough has started. I always get nervous when I start coughing because of my COPD. I'm gonna go climb back in bed.
talk to you soon
love ya
carol
God Bless
Carol
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
Prednisone 5mg, Plaquanil 800mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax.5mg
 
When things are really dark look up. You can see the stars.
 
 
 


jhmom
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   Posted 7/12/2007 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
((((( Carol ))))) get plenty of rest and take good care of yourself. I pray you feel better soon! Love and hugs
Stacie

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Hashimoto's 1999, Celiac Disease (AKA: gluten sensitivity) 2003, Raynaud's 2004, Lupus 2005 and Sjogrens 2006
Meds: Imuran, Plaquenil, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Magnesium Citrate and magic mouthwash (as needed for mouthsores)


mom46
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   Posted 7/12/2007 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carol,
   (((Hugs)))  Have you called your doctor to get something for it before it has a chance to get any worse? I hope you recover quickly. Please take care and rest, rest, rest...drink plenty of fluids, wrap up in a warm blanket and nest. Please update us when you can.
   I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately...(((Hugs))). You are in my thoughts and prayers.
                                                         Love ya, Babs
 
 Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Sensory Polyneuropathy
Meds:Arava,plavix,aspirin,protonix,gabitril,zanaflex,xanax,
mirapex,advair,foxamax,donnatal,folic acid.
 
JOB 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.


dbab
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   Posted 7/13/2007 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Carol))) Please take care of yourself. I agree that you need to call your doc, you don't want to mess around with possible complications from your COPD. Get plenty of rest, I'll be thinking of you.

Take Care
"Des"
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hippimom2
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   Posted 7/13/2007 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Carol, this is the last thing you needed. I agree with everyone about calling your doc. With all of the health issues you have you don't want to let this get too bad. Please take good care of yourself and know that you have many people here thinking of you, praying for you and sending lots of positive thoughts your way.

I hope this doesn't hang on too long for you.

Love and hugs
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 25mg; Neurontin 200mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops

 

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monkeyme
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   Posted 7/13/2007 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Carol! I am sorry that the darn bug caught you!

Rest rest rest. Drink lots of water. Hot ginger tea (its my remedy for everything) and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and Prayers

Darlene
Chronic Fatigue 1990 * Migraines 1990 * Restless Legs 1995 * Fibromyalgia 2001 * UCTD/probable Lupus 2007* Clostridium Difficile 3/07


CaptSue
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   Posted 7/13/2007 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Carol,

Now you take care of yourself! Listen to all the folks here trying to Mother you. Please do call your doc (listen to Hippi and des) rest and drink fluids (listen to Stacie and Babs). You know we all love you and want you to feel better.

If I don't hear from you tomorrow, I'll give you a call hoping to find you snoozing on the couch with Taco dog, not in the hospital!

I got a break in the action for a second here. 85 year old Mother with dementia is asleep in a chair in the sitting room and 86 year old Father who is blind is pretending to listen to CNN on the couch but he's asleep too!

(Oh, and Darlene's suggestion is good too, I used to drink a lot of ginger tea when I had a bad stomach, her post and mine crossed so I postedited)

Luv and hugs to all,
Sue
Diagnosis: Mixed connective tissue disease (systemic lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis), Raynauds phenomena (both diagnosed in 2006)

Meds: prednisone (5.0 mg wish I could taper), Imuran (2X50mg), Prilosec (20mg), Paxil (10 mg, replaces Prozac), AmbeingCR (12.5mg)


Butterflake
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   Posted 7/13/2007 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carol.  I read your last post, but didn't have time to reply.  I sure hope you can keep your spirits up, especially while you're sick with a bug.  I'm sending prayers and lots of positive energy your way.  Get well soon Sweetie. (((HUGS)))

Dx: SLE diagnosed in 2005, major depressive disorder, diabetes, fibromyalgia, asthma, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS
Tx: plaquenil, methotrexate, Imuran, prednisone 10mg, flexeril, prozac, lamectil, celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, seroquel, advair, arthritis tylenol  PRN: ambien, neurontin, promethazine, xanax, albuterol
supplements: multi vitamin, C, flaxseed oil, calcium/D
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petuniablue
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   Posted 7/13/2007 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Carol,

Thanks for keeping us up to date....I hope you feel better really soon. There are a lot of bugs floating around right now my husband and I both have bad colds you take care going back to bed sounds like a great idea.....

Hope you get better soon,

hugs and prayers to you,

Sheryl
Bi-polar Depressive, PTSD, SAD, Sleep Apnea ,Diabetes, Diabetic Neuropathy, possible Lupus or something


Meds:

Tegretal 200mg ( 4 tabs a day ), Wellbutrin XL 300mg, Clonazepam 2.5mg, Lyrica 50mg ( 2 3 times a day), , Simvastin 20mg, Metformin 1000mg( 2 times a day) Tramadol 50mg ( 2-3 every 6 hours for pain) Hydrocodone/Apap 7.5 /325 mg( 1 every 6 hours ), Ibupofren 800mg every 6 hrs, Lantus Insulin 80 units at bedtime


mom46
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   Posted 7/13/2007 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carol,
  Just checking in on you....(((Hugs))). I hope you are getting some relief and feeling a bit better by now. Keep resting and take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
                                                       Love, Babs
 
 Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Sensory Polyneuropathy
Meds:Arava,plavix,aspirin,protonix,gabitril,zanaflex,xanax,
mirapex,advair,foxamax,donnatal,folic acid.
 
JOB 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.


smokeyswife
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Total Posts : 281
   Posted 7/13/2007 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Carol I hope it doesn't turn into anything serious and that you can fight if off in a day or two.
 
Keep warm and get well soon.
 
Connie
 
 
 
 
diagnosed with RSD in March of /03, diagnosed with Lupus in Sept./06.
Taking Methotrexate, Plaquenell, Folic Acid, Synthroid,Prednisone, Pantoloc, Singulair, Tramadol, OxyCodeine and extra Strength tylenol when needed,and Zytram.


ocean1
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   Posted 7/14/2007 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carol.  I hope you are feeling much better.  I'm just getting on for the first time in a couple days so just finding out you were sick.  I hope that nasty bug has gone away and you are feeling better.  You're in my thoughts.  Let us know how you are doing.

Diane (ocean1)
________________________________________
Muscle disorder 2007; Lupus Sept. 2006; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.
Medications:  Allegra and Zantac; Lunesta, and Ultram PRN.


PattyLatty
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   Posted 7/14/2007 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Carol, The sun was out for you today and I hope you've started to recover enough to enjoy it. I also hope and pray that this bug doesn't last very long. You certainly don't need this after all you've been through. I hope your depression has lifted, but living alone and being so sick, I know it's hard to keep up your spirits. We're all here thinking of you and awaiting your happy return.

Please take care.

Love

Pat
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, ibs, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision.

cellcept 1,000mg, neurontin 1,200 mg, prednisone 5mg, plaquenil 400mg, synthroid .15mg, triamterene 37.5mg, tramadol prn, lunesta 3 mg, actonel, tri-est (compounded estrogen) 7.5 mg, cymbalta 30mg, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin


okie
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   Posted 7/15/2007 2:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi everyone, please forgive me for not responding to you all individually. I dont think I have the energy for that quite yet. It's 4:00 am. I have been doing alot of sleeping so my clock is off. I have my fingers crossed that today will be a turning point. My temp has been running about 101 but it was just a little over 100 last night. It's amazing how that 1 degree difference can make ya feel like you got hit by a truck. This almost feels like the first time I knew I had a flare. Muscle aches,fever,exhausted, chills. I've been having bloody noses too. I actually read something the other day about bloody noses occure when you are starting to flare. ????????. I have gotten alot of those though. I think mine are more from my 02. As long as I don't move around I do ok, but my lungs are so full of crap I can't walk from one room to another with out getting shakey. coughing up this green cottage green looking stuff. I'm drinking lots of water though. people from church have made me soup. My brother keeps coming over. He's on stand by if I need to go to the hospital. But I am already depressed. I really don't want to do that. I will go if I have too. When my breathing gets that bad it scares me enough to get me there. I have to watch out for CHF so I weigh myself couple times a day. I havn't really eating anything in 4 days and havn't lost a lb. but my fingers aren't swollen so I think i'm ok. I'll just force myself to drink more water today. The fever could be making me not pee as much. Well I guess I'll go back in the bedroom and smoke a pack of cigerettes yeah LOL just kidding.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Hopfully I'll be back on in a couple of days.

love ya all

carol


God Bless
Carol
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
Prednisone 5mg, Plaquanil 800mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax.5mg
 
When things are really dark look up. You can see the stars.
 
 
 


hippimom2
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   Posted 7/15/2007 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Carol, I'm so sorry to hear that things are still pretty bad for you. That is good news about your temp starting to come down though. I'm glad you have people checking in on you, especially with the breathing problems. I'm wondering if someone should take you to the doctor tomorrow with all the stuff you are coughing up to make sure you don't have pneumonia.

You'll continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Please continue to take it easy and take good care of yourself.

Love and hugs
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 25mg; Neurontin 200mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops

 

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PattyLatty
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   Posted 7/15/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Carol, Hippi makes a good point. If you do in fact have pneumonia, you need to be on something right away. What you have could also be bacterial and you'll want to know that too. Although it's a good sign that your temp is coming down, I hope you can see the doctor tomorrow.

It breaks my heart to hear you sounding so sick and I do hope you start to turn the corner. You're doing the right thing by sleeping a lot. Rest, rest, rest, and drink lots of fluids.

Love,

Pat
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, ibs, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision.

cellcept 1,000mg, neurontin 1,200 mg, prednisone 5mg, plaquenil 400mg, synthroid .15mg, triamterene 37.5mg, tramadol prn, lunesta 3 mg, actonel, tri-est (compounded estrogen) 7.5 mg, cymbalta 30mg, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin


petuniablue
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 7/15/2007 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Carol,

I hope you are feeling better.you are doing right to get lots of rest but if not feeling better tomorrow maybe you should contact the DR. Maybe you need some extra help. I am so sorry you are feeling so crummy. Keep us posted when you can...love Sheryl
PCOD,Bi-polar Depressive, PTSD, SAD, Sleep Apnea ,Diabetes, Diabetic Neuropathy, possible Lupus or something


Meds:

Tegretal 200mg ( 4 tabs a day ), Wellbutrin XL 300mg, Clonazepam 2.5mg, Lyrica 50mg ( 2 3 times a day), , Simvastin 20mg, Metformin 1000mg( 2 times a day) Tramadol 50mg ( 2-3 every 6 hours for pain) Hydrocodone/Apap 7.5 /325 mg( 1 every 6 hours ), Ibupofren 800mg every 6 hrs, Lantus Insulin 80 units at bedtime

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