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Jemima Puddleduck
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   Posted 2/7/2007 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought the information below might be of some benefit. Have a good read! You will be tested! If it helps just one then my job is done! cool  
RA Criteria (Any 4 qualify for positive diagnosis)
1. Morning stiffness, lasting for at least an hour, present daily for at least 6 weeks
2. Arthritis of 3 or more joints, lasting for at least 6 weeks
3. Arthritis of the hand joints, lasting for at least 6 weeks
4. Symmetric arthritis, lasting for at least 6 weeks
5. Rheumatoid nodules
6. Positive rheumatoid factor (blood test)
7. Joint changes on x-ray

Drugs and interactions

Lab Tests

Financial assistance
Http:// Drug_Patient_Assistance_Programs.htm

Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI and SSI programs)

RA treatments

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Food Intolerance
Antibiotic Therapy - Road Back Foundation 

Assistive Devices

Stress (Good, but technical)

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Total Posts : 3199
   Posted 2/7/2007 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Very cool.. thank you!
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Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea

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   Posted 2/12/2007 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the time it took to do all of this.
Arthritis Forum Moderator
Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 300mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections when needed; Mercaptopurine 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD mantainance; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Reglan; LidoDerm Patches; Diazepam 5mg for AS back spasms; Restaril; Dilaudid 4mg tabs for pain. 

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