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JustChattin
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   Posted 8/29/2007 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! Everyone,
I had my appt. Monday with my neurologist and she of course wanted another MRI with contrast which I get done at another place rather than hospital I had it. She thought the resolution of the pictures was awful!! She seemed more concerned about my lupus than what may or may NOT be there :-)   So my rhuemy said continue on with the MTX so I was wondering since I was off for a week of the 6 pills do you all think I should take the 6 at once or 3 tonight and 3 tomorrow night confused   My rhuemy's office was closed today so I couldn't ask. How do most of you on MTX do the dosing??
Now I hope I get along with MRI contrast since I'm allergic to CT contrast.
Thanks so much for being supportive!!!
Hugs!
Cathy
Diagnosed dystonia 1982,COPD 1995,SLE(Lupus)2005,Subclinical hyperthyrod 2005,neuropathy 2004,mild spinal stenosis 2005, and the list goes on and on.....Raynauds March 2006, Bollous of SLE Jan 2006,chronic pain for many years, chronic pancreatitis, cysts on liver
Meds Sectral 200 mg 1 x day, Methotrexate  15mg per week, Xanax .5 4 x day,Hydrocodone 7.5/500 every 6 hrs as needed,  SVN treatments as needed,Folic Acid 2-400mccg per day


hippimom2
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   Posted 8/30/2007 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Cathy, I wish you had more answers about your brain and the MRI. Waiting has to be really hard. Hopefully they'll get a clear picture and be able to see everything.

I can't help with the mtx since I've never been on it. Hopefully someone will be in your rheumy's off ice today to be able to tell you what kind of dose you should be taking.

Take care and I'm glad you gave us an update. I've been wondering if you had found anything out.
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JustChattin
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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 140
   Posted 8/30/2007 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I survived the MRI lol Now just waiting.... I ended up taking 3 MTX last night will take 3 tonight don't suppose it will make much difference
Hugs!
Cathy
Diagnosed dystonia 1982,COPD 1995,SLE(Lupus)2005,Subclinical hyperthyrod 2005,neuropathy 2004,mild spinal stenosis 2005, and the list goes on and on.....Raynauds March 2006, Bollous of SLE Jan 2006,chronic pain for many years, chronic pancreatitis, cysts on liver
Meds Sectral 200 mg 1 x day, Methotrexate  15mg per week, Xanax .5 4 x day,Hydrocodone 7.5/500 every 6 hrs as needed,  SVN treatments as needed,Folic Acid 2-400mccg per day


okie
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   Posted 8/31/2007 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cathy, when do you get the results of your second MRI? I hope you got your meds straightened out. Hang in there keep us updated.

hugs
carol
God Bless
Carol
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
Prednisone 5mg, Plaquanil 800mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax x3
 
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JustChattin
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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 140
   Posted 8/31/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi! Everyone

I got my results today!! Doctor didn't want me waiting and worrying over weekend. MRI is fine yeah

nothing to worry about its just from my lupus I will just get yearly MRI's. Now if this pathetic flare would go away I'd be fine.

Thanks so much for all your caring and support!

Hugs!

Cathy


Diagnosed dystonia 1982,COPD 1995,SLE(Lupus)2005,Subclinical hyperthyrod 2005,neuropathy 2004,mild spinal stenosis 2005, and the list goes on and on.....Raynauds March 2006, Bollous of SLE Jan 2006,chronic pain for many years, chronic pancreatitis, cysts on liver
Meds Sectral 200 mg 1 x day, Methotrexate  15mg per week, Xanax .5 4 x day,Hydrocodone 7.5/500 every 6 hrs as needed,  SVN treatments as needed,Folic Acid 2-400mccg per day


emmi
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   Posted 8/31/2007 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news...what a compassionate doctor! Rest up over the weekend and maybe the flare will get the idea and take a hike, too.

xoxo emmie
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SLE, limited scleroderma, Sjogrens, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, seizure disorder, Raynauds, Hashimoto's (or Autoimmune) Enchephalopathy

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