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   Posted 4/14/2006 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I hurt so bad.  Ever since it got warm here.  I have no AC so that could be a big part of it.  Does this sound retarded?  I figure if you have inflammation already that the heat is just going to make it worse maybe?  Any ideas?  Is this normal?  It is such a let down to have done so well for a couple weeks to this.  I dont know what to do.  It isnt worth taking the meds if they dont work because the side effects are pretty bad too.  Should I just forget all this and accept this is how things are going to be? 
hurtin forever

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   Posted 4/14/2006 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi babybloo,No sweetie this does not sound retarded. An AC may work if it does not make your home too cold. For me I find a dehumidifier also helps as it cuts the dampness. Good luck & take care. later....
"There is at least one good thing in each and every day we just have to find it and if we look hard enough we will.Somedays we just have to look a little harder than others,but its alway's there.

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   Posted 4/18/2006 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   

hey bloo,

when we get bad inflammation of the joints, they do produce heat the majority of the times...so yeah, you are correct.

can you put wrapped ice packs on the affected joints?  last summer my shoulders were so inflammed not even prednisone shots took it away...BUT ICE PACKS HELPED IMMENSELY.  20 minutes on and 20 minutes off is rule of thumb. keep the skin covered with a facecloth or wrap the ice back in a towel or something.

the ice is very beneficial.

you could be going through a flare too you know.  if you were doing ok and suddenly got worse....sounds like a flare up. the allergies in the air when everything starts to bloom can trigger more inflammation too. so there's a few factors workin' against ya!

are you able to acquire an air conditioning unit? even a window one is now relatively inexpensive...less than $100 (but heck, i don't have 100 bucks now!).  fans i love...takes a while to cool down though.

how are you doing today?

take care,


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