I would like to provide my caseworker with a link between stress and RA flairs.
I am also looking for a link between pain (chronic or acute) and Bipolar swings.
How long does it typically take to find a medication mix to stablize pain from initial dx?
Once medication mix is chosen, how much discomfort can the person expect regularly? How often does a flair happen anyway?
I am getting ready to get onto national disability insurance, but I must proove that I am unable to hold a job for an extended period of time. BP and RA are such unpradictable conditions, there is often no way to tell for sure how it will react in the coming months. All I acn really do is state how I am now and collect information on what could happen in the future. I don't want to go through the flair/swing to proove that stress will make me worse.
If you have any links, please post below, otherwise I would need the arthor's name and when/where published. Thanks.
Bipolar treatment-Lamictal, 200mg, Mood stabelizer, daily(main side effect: brain fog) Bipolar treatment-Cymbalta, 40mg, Antidepressant, daily(main side effect: GI upset, decreased clotting, insominia) Anemia, Fatigue treatment- Iron supplement, 65mg, daily(main side effect: constipation) Insominia treatment- Ambien, 10mg, daily(main side effect: amnesia eppisodes between taking pill and falling asleep) Mania treatment- Alprazolam, .25mg, Very rarely(main side effect: fatigue, slowing of thoughts, depression of CNS, can't take ambien or vicodin when on it) RA treatment- Plaquenil, 400mg, daily(main side effect: GI upset, decreased clotting) RA treatment- Methotrexate, 25mg, 1X weekly(main side effects: hair loss, stomach upset, mouth sores, sore muscles, fatigue, brain fog, compromised immune system, decreased Folic Acid absorption) GI upset treatment- Leucovorin Calcium, 10mg 1x weekly(main side effects: ?) Folic Acid defintioncy- Folic Acid, 1mg, daily(main side effects: ?) RA treatment- Prednisone, 8mg(and decreasing...)daily(main side effects: increased manic eppisodes, constipation, brain fog, bone density degeneration, compromised immune system) Multi-mineral Supplement (main side effects: constipation, GI upset) Constipation treatment- Docusate Sodium, 200mg, daily(main side effects:?) pain control- Motrin, 800mg, PRN Q6hours daily(main side effects: GI upset, decreased clotting) Pain Control- Vicodin, 5-500mg, PRN Q12hours regularly (main side effects: brain fog, fatigue)