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Gidget^
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   Posted 11/15/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
My rheumy ran the Anti dsDNA again and it came back pretty much the same (over 2,200).  So far he hasn't made any changes in my treatment but I'll know for sure on Monday when I have my appointment to see him.
 
I started taking the Plaquenil again yesterday.  I had two allergic reactions a few weeks ago and with the first reaction I thought I was having it from the Plaquenil but when later in the week I had another one and wasn't taking the Plaquenil I thought maybe it was from the NSAID I was taking.  Rheumy thinks that I just had a lupus rash.  Took my Plaquenil yesterday and again today and no itching so I guess that it wasn't the Plaquenil.  That is a good thing!  Now I guess I'll have to try taking the NSAID again in a few weeks after I'm sure that I'm fine with the Plaquenil.
 
One thing that I've noticed the past few weeks is that I'm having some discomfort in my right kidney.  It doesn't feel like a kidney stone moving around, it feels more like it's my whole right kidney.  That concerns me, I hope that my kidney isn't starting to be effected.
 
 
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sharentrials
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   Posted 11/15/2007 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Gidget. Good luck with your rheumy on Monday. Good luck with the Plaquenil and NSAID too. The drugs we have to use are tricky and work differently for each person. I've had bad reactions to several, so I wish you well. And especially since you've dealt with kidney stones in the past, definitely mention that kidney discomfort to your doc. That really needs to be checked out. Take care and keep us updated,
Always looking for the silver lining, Sharen

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Audrey Ann
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   Posted 11/15/2007 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gidget! For what it is worth, I have numerous kidney stones and sometimes my whole kidney hurts when a stone is getting ready to move. My nephrologist says you will not know if you are having kidney failure because it is not painful or anything. Do you have frequent urine checks? I have them frequently due to problems with protien in my urine and, of course, because of the stones. You might need pain medication if you have lots of stone problems. Good luck!
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Gidget^
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   Posted 11/15/2007 10:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Audrey for posting.  I've had several kidney stones and I know that I have at least 3 or 4 in each kidney now.  I thought maybe it was a stone pinging around but then both my kidney's starting hurting.  Not sure what is going on but I will tell my rheumy on Monday.  I'll probably go ahead and make an appointment with my urologist just to be on the safe side.  I really like him, so I'm hoping that he will be able to treat me and I won't have to go to a different doctor.
 
My dr's been good about setting me up with pain meds to have on hand when the stones are acting up.  I have Toradol if it's mild to moderate and Percoset if it's bad and I'm trying to pass a stone and stay out of the hospital.
 
I probably need to go in for a CT to find out if there are any stones moving.  It's been 9 months since I had the last lithotripsy.
Gidget^
 
SLE 9/07, FMS '90's, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis, Sinus Tach, PVC's, Kidney Stones, RLS, Parotid Neurofibroma 8/04, Cervical Cancer 9/06
Clinoril, Toprol XL, Prozac, Zyrtec-D, Zocor, Vitamins B6 & B12, Folic Acid, Loratab ,Percoset, Toradol
 
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
 
 


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 11/16/2007 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gidget . . . Good that you can still take the Plaquenel. I am alergic to Naproxen Sodium (Aleeve) . . . I get itchy hives. Good news is, there is still tylenol and ibuprofen to try.

Will be looking for an update after you Monday doctor appt.

Blessings!

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