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king1234
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   Posted 10/10/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
My dr thinks I have fibro, my other dr thinks my pain twitches and buzzing is from stress. One dr gave me Cymbalta and the other Pristique. I am leaning towards taking Cymbalta.

How many of you who have anxiety and pain have had good results with cymbalta?
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 10/10/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello King,

I am laughing, I am sorry. You have one to many doctors?  Who order the Cymbalta and for what reason did he say? I hope the one that gave you Cymbalta is the one who said you have Fibro.

Both meds are Antidepressants and Prestiq is new so I have not seen much re how it works for Depression.

Cymbalta is also ordered for pain from Fibro and Diabetes.

That is just my 2 cents for today.

Take care and have a good day

Kitt



 

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Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/10/2008 4:07:01 PM (GMT-6)


king1234
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   Posted 10/10/2008 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
My neuro ordered the cymbalta for possible fibro, but I also know someone who is on it for depression and anxiety, he has tried 10 different meds and this one finally helped him.

I am fearful to try Pristqu since it is new!
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 10/10/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   

King

Then go with the Cymbalta that your neuro physician odered. Seems pretty straight forward to me my friend.

Stop the over thinking.  You will feel much better. turn

Kitt


 

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king1234
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   Posted 10/10/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks St its SO hard not to over think when I have all of this going on in my body. I have now vowed to stay away from all the ALS, MS, Cancer boards etc....and to stop googling. The only boards I will go to are for anxiety, stress or depression. I am sure reading all the symptoms on the other boards is not helping matters!
 
Will keep you all posted! MRI of c spine scheduled on Monday!
 
Fingers crossed...........
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 10/10/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Finger crossed King.  I have had that one done..........noisy. shocked

Keep talking to us.

Kitt


Georgie Girl
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   Posted 10/10/2008 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi King

I don't have fibro but I am bipolar and sometimes my depressive episodes include body pain.  I have taken Cymbalta with good results during those episodes.  I am now taking Wellbutrin for my most recent depressive episode including body aches and pains and it is helping.

I would give the Cymbalta  a try.

Good luck to you.

GG



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king1234
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   Posted 10/10/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks so much. I dont think its fibro either> I think I have MS or maybe its depression/stress/anxiety causing all of this.

What kind of pains do you have? Wondering if they are similiar...

I feel extremly helpless right now as I am convinced I have MS though part of  me know its probable its from depression/stress due to my Father passing away...


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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


Georgie Girl
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   Posted 10/11/2008 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi King

Don't know if you intended your question for me but when my depression incudes pain it is an achy feeling all over my body, felt most strongly in my arms and legs.  I had this first in 2000, I thought there was something seriously physically wrong with me.  I had suffered depression before but never had this symptom.  I went to my general practitioner and he right away said I was depressed and anxious and put me back on an antidepressant which took care of the pain within a week or so.  THe pain returned a year later when my antidepressant was changed and the pain got better again.  I recently had another flare up which was helped by Wellbutrin this time.   The painful depressive symptom is part of a much larger range of bipolar issues.  But I am glad to have the pain gone, it was making me miserable. 

My doctor gave me Cymbalta a couple of years back because I also have rheumatoid arthritis and she felt that would help both my depression and arthritis pain.  I think it helped some.

Good luck to you on finding treatment that helps.  It's trial and error.  I have taken seven different meds since this spring trying to find the best mix for my current situation.  Finally taking a good cocktail now. 

Georgie Girl

 

 

 


Georgie Girl


percycat
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   Posted 10/11/2008 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
King,

I agree with your decision not to read information online about possible health conditions. I fight health anxiety, and I've learned that browsing is actually one of the most upsetting things I can do.

I hope your new meds work well for you.

percycat

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/13/2008 3:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there
Many that have anxiety / stress and depression also have pain
I have fibro and the pain is inreal
My fingers and many other areas find that they just love to kick my butt with pain
I also have crohns

IMHO I would go for the cymbalta

STAY with us plz

LYN
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king1234
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   Posted 10/13/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Thansk so much. I go in for an mri of my c spine today, hopefully that will rule out MS. My twitching is unreal, its been going on for a month straight now and actually woke me last night.
 
 
My pain is odd, it jumps around and sometimes it is nerve pain..othertimes I get a deep pulsating pain like my fingers, but one at a time.
 
Odd thing is I dont have the tender points

Thanks so much!
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 10/13/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   

king,

Hi, this is Kitt.  We will be waiting to hear how you did today just getting through the MRI.  I know they usually don't have the final reading right away.

Keep talking with us.

Kitt


 

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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/15/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning King,
Well how did the MRI go, have you now lost your hearing idea  ? Just joking.   When do you expect to get your results?

Have you ever tried CBT ?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations,and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.

Here is a free link to an online course.  the trick of course is to work the program.  There is no deadline to meet but keep at it.

The MoodGym Training Program

http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/

Please give it a try and see if it does not help you to cut down on searching the internet attempting to find out what is wrong with you.

The symptoms of anxiety are just about anything. I pray you will do better and keep talking to us.

Hugs

Kitt

 


 

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king1234
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   Posted 10/15/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitt. Thanks so much for checking in. My tech said my MRI looked good from what he could see though I am waiting on the official report. What scares me is I have been told in the MS forum that often times MS does not show on an MRI!
 
At anyrate, my dr said I could do a LP to ease my mind, but I do not want to put myself through that. Someone else mentioned an visual evoked test. Part of me wonders if many of my symtpoms (if it were MS) could just hit my body within 2 wks. For example, its like I woke up one day and bam--all of this pain started to hit and move around my body, etc The twitching came on much later though.
 
I have heard of CBT. I may actually try that! Once I get my last labs back I will try cymbalta too......
 
Gosh, if I dont have MS I feel like I should be locked away!
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 10/16/2008 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Sorry king

No beds available.............. devil .  You do not need to be locked up, you do need some help at getting through your General Anxiety and Health Anxiety.

We will help you as much as we can.  You've come to the right place to find people that have a good idea of what you're going through. I look forward reding more of your posts.

Bless you
Kitt

 

 


 

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& GERD  Forums
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Not a mental health professional of any kind
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
Clickable Link: Anxiety-Panic Resources


allgirls
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   Posted 10/19/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi King and everyone else -

I'm new here, but not with all the physical symptoms of anxiety!  I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in this forum because Mrs. King and I have pretty much the same symptoms.  However, my therapist and I have agreed to "wait it out" before I go see ANOTHER Dr. regarding my physical symptoms.  I too have tingling in my hands, feet, stiff neck/throat area, as well has horrible joint pain.  It is really hard to believe that joint pain this bad could be from anxiety alone.  I'm not saying it is all anxiety though. This past month I've gone to my family dr. and had bld wk which all came back normal.  Just need to start taking more Iron. After a couple of weeks, my 2nd toe started going numb and still having bad joint pain. I went to a RA Dr.  Had more bld wk that came back normal, she just wants me to start taking B12 injections - thinking this is what's causing my tingling and numbness.  She wants me to see a neurologist if it doesn't get better. -So far, B12 hasn't helped me.  I'm supposed to go back to her for an MRI on my hands and feet.  Haven't made that appt. yet though.  The RA doctor tells me that just because the bld wk is normal, it doesn't mean that I don't have RA.  In some cases it takes a while for it to show up.  Great I though, she just had to throw that last sentence in....not knowing that I suffer from anxiety!  Anyways, my therapist wants me to start taking my Ativan each day for 2 weeks, whether I feel anxious or not. Just to see if it helps w/my physical symptoms and to hopefully save me from going to the dr. soo many times.  I haven't made an appt. w/a neurologist yet.  Hopefully this pain in my wrists, hands, elbows, hips,ankles and feet are just from stress.... So, Mrs. King my advise to you would be to try and get your anxiety under control and see if your physical symptoms subside as I am trying to do. 

Unless your having problems speaking, seeing or walking - I wouldn't think your problem is life threatening.  You've been diagnosed w/anxiety like me.  I know it's hard not to think the worst.  Just try to put a stop on the doctors appts. for a bit and get your anxiety under control and see if some of your symptoms deminish a tad.  Thanks!


nervymeg
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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi allgirls,

Welcome to the HW forum, and thanks for your input. It sounds like you and King are going through something quite similar. The plan your doc outlined for taking the Ativan for two weeks sounds sensible to me. Often if we just take anti-anxiety meds "as needed" our body doesn't benefit from them properly. I hope it helps settle some of your symptoms.

Don't you hate it when doctors say "oh by the way...." we really need to tell them we have anxiety!! That sort of thing can cause me to panic big time. Best of luck with the Ativan and again, welcome. If you want to start your own thread introducing yourself please feel welcome.

Meg


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okonner
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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello King
Well I don't write in the form very often but when I read what was going on I had to say how I feel. First Cymbalta I tried it and I hallucinated while taking it. So if it works for you then stick with it.
I have many health problems and have been like this for 10 plus years. I don't think there is an antidepressant I haven't tried. My biggest problems are chronic pain, panic attacks, arthritis, depression and asthma. I do have a few others but are not the problem when I get stressed out. It seems like stress is like a trigger that sets my pain level at a 10+ , Then the panic attacks set in followed by an asthma attack. After I calm down the depression sets in. I feel like why me and just think stupid things.
I did stop taking all my antidepressants with talking to my doctor first.
I now have a pain doctor who put me on new medication about a year ago and I don't have as many panic attacks like I used too and the depression has just about left I only get depressed about every three to four months and it lasts for a day or two....I thank my lucky stars. When I feel stress coming on, I take a half of Valium and it stops the increased pain flair ups and the panic attacks. I also take pain meds. If it were not for them I would not be able to walk and I would spend my days in bed like I did do for two years.
Good luck with the new meds I wish you the best. I understand what its like living a life like yours. I hope you can get back to what we call "tolerable days". Stress is a strange thing. I don't think people understand how it affects people. I will say I don't have MS or fibro. I have a back that is full of metal and it is on its way out. I need to have more surgery's to fix it but like last time I will wait it out till I can't walk. I hope this in put helps a little...Godspeed King I wish you pain free days with no stress.
O'Konner

nervymeg
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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   

King,

Hi! I can really reccomend CBT. Moodgym is great because you can do it at your own pace and it's free tongue ..

Try not to get ahead of yourself with the MRI. Stay in the present and don't let your head get bogged down with the dreaded "what if's"..

Good luck with the cymbalta, I have heard from many people that it is very helpful with anxiety.

Cheers,

Meg


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king1234
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   Posted 10/19/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys! Thanks for your feedback. Allgirls, what are your pains like-shooting, stabbing, pulsating..how long do they last and do they jump from place to place?
 
I did get my cspine MRI back and have stenosis-which is compression on my spinal cord. Could be the reason for some of this though would not explain the extreme joint cracking. Maybe this accounts for the random buzzing and twitches, maybe some of the pains--not sure. I go to a neuro surgeon in Nov for his feedback and two regular neuros this week......
 
I have zero inflammation or redness in my joints, you?
 
Thank you all for your comments!
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


allgirls
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   Posted 10/20/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
King -
You know, I am not a Dr. - However, my good friend also has a compression in her spine. I'm not sure what her symptoms are, I just know that she goes to a Chiro each week and that seems to help.
As far as my joints, no I do not have any redness or inflammation. My joints pop and crack a lot! Sometimes they feel a little swollen. It's harder to take off rings and my watch seems tighter. No obvious swelling though. Could just even be the weather I guess.
I'm not sure if this has anything to do w/my joint problems or not...I went to have a colonoscopy 2 months ago. (they say I have IBS). During the procedure, I became very sick, so they gave me nausea med. through my IV. That evening my hand and all the way up to my elbow felt tight and bruised. The nurse said they called that a "burned vein" from the med in the IV and it would take a while to heal.
Within a week, I stared to notice my feet and hands tingle. When holding the phone to my ear, it felt as though it was going to fall asleep. When I called the GI nurse back, she told me to contact my regular Dr. because that had nothing to do w/my procedure or the meds that were given to me.
A week later when I was able to see my family Dr. he ran all kinds of bld wk on me - not sure himself of what was going on. As I said in my last posts, all bld wk came back fine, except low Iron.
I started getting new symptoms...2nd toe felt numb, thigh muscles felt sore, left front of my neck felt tight and stiff, then one day I woke up and had severe joint pain in every joint. It lasted about 3 days then slowly the pain eased. I made an appt. w/a RA.
She ran bld tests- lupus, RA, inflammation, ect.
Everything negative except low Iron still and low B12.
She said that could be causing the tingling and numbness -if it didn't stop after taking B12, she wants me to see a Neurologist.
During all of this time, anxiety was sooo high. I had this fear of being diagnosed w/RA. End of the world- No, but everything I've been through the past 2 yrs, I couldn't believe something else was wrong w/me.
I see a therapist, who fortunatly for me also suffered from anxiety and panic. She told me that yrs ago, while she was still in school, she though that she had MS because the muscles in her forearms were tight and very painful. She couldn't write or drive.
To hear her talk about her symptoms, even though she didn't have joint pain like me, made me really see that anxiety can cause more physical problems other than the typical - heart racing, tingling, dizzy, ect.
She told me before I go see a Neuro, to just start taking my Ativan for a bit to see if my symptoms subside. She never gives names, but she tells me stories about some of her other patients and their physical symptoms. That really helps me. She said she's not saying that I don't have arthritis, but we know what I DO have - ANXIETY. So, our plan is to take my meds for a while.
So far, I still have physical symptoms - I know that they are not going to go away instantly and I have to be honest, it's really hard to believe that it's just anxiety when my hands hurt this bad. As soon as a bad thought pops in my head, I dismiss it and press on. I do have tons of questions for my RA doctor, however I promised myself and my therapist that for a couple of weeks, I'm going to layoff of the doctors appts.
It seemed like everyday I woke up, I either had to call to make an appt., call to check results of tests and so on.
I have noticed that now since I've cancelled all appts. and won't allow myself to call any drs. regarding my symptoms, it feels like a load has been lifted off my shoulders. Do I still have symptoms, yes. I just don't allow myself to let my symptoms consume me and my entire day. I'm 34 yrs. old, have two girls 6 and 9. I'm a stay at home mom and with both girls in school all day, it's really hard not to dwell on things.
Again, I still wake up w/anxiety and physical symptoms, I just don't dwell on them.
I'm not sure if w/RA symptoms come and go or not. I have noticed that for a bit during the day, my hands and feet joints bother me. But not all day. The same goes for the numbness and tingling. How about you?
Sorry for the long letter - I just though maybe you could try what I'm doing. To see if you have any improvement w/joint pain. By the way, are you seeing a therapist?
I almost forgot - I too have the ridges and bumps on my fingernails! Both doctors told me that it's a sign of some form of deficiency.
Vertical ridges indicate poor nutrient absorption and / or iron def.
Horizontal ridges can be a result of severe stress either psychological or physical.
Ridges that run up and down the nails indicate a tendency to develop arthritis....This is all what I've been told.
Anyways, hope this helps and hope to hear from you again.
I'm down to seeing my therapist 2X a month now. This forum really helps me through those days in between!
Take care
Jennifer

stkitt
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   Posted 10/20/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning King,

Just dropping in to say Hello and I see you have found some members that understand what you going through.

I am out of town yet but just found this puter to use so wanted you to know that I am thinking of you.

Take care
Kitt


 

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king1234
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   Posted 10/20/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi allgirls. Thanks for your reply. Sorry you are goinig through simliar issues. I really hope some of this is due to my spinal compression. Regardless I know I have a major issue with HA by always thinking the worst.
 
You are right, IF you had RA there are MUCH worse things to have. I tell myself that in reference to MS, or Lupus.....
 
My ridges are horizontal, they are like big bubbled indents and bumps. They are finally almost grown out but now I see new ones at the bottom of my nail. I also read this could mean a system disease. Sigh....
 
 
I am off to my neuro now..another neuro tomorrow....So tired of drs.
 
How long have you been on meds for?
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


allgirls
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   Posted 10/20/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   

I've been on meds for my stomach issues off and on since they started 2 1/2 yrs ago.

Just 2 months after my stomach problems, I started taking an antidepressant and Ativan for my Panic/Anxiety.

Only now taking Advil for pain in joints.

I'm real funny about taking new meds.

I'm curious to see what your doc says to you today - please keep me informed!

Jennifer

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