I see in your signature that you also had alot of things going on . What exactly is Rheumatic Heart and Lung? Does it have something to do with the Rheumatic fever and it causing damage? Well, I don't know what you call it but my whole top torso was inflamed, the ribcage, neck and back, including Pleurisy-11/06, then Pericarditis same time with Vasculitis in one of the main arteries to the heart-12/06, then Myositis on the heart muscle itself...and they tell me I have MVP and a heart murmur-1/07 and supposedly I was born with it...I have never had a doc. tell me that I had a heart murmur before but who knows. And I had a very bad reaction to Zocor for high cholesterol at the same time this was going on. I had to figure that one out for myself. My Rheumy was clueless. But it was about
to kill me. They said the med. just intensified my disease and they also said that I was in the progression of my disease.
Therefore I was so weak in the muscles I was unable to walk at all. I was out of breathe. And every move I made my heart just pounded as if I were going to have a heart attack. The thing that trips me out the most is I don't have any joint pain or deformity, (except my neck area, pain is 24/7) My mom did (she passed @ 45) and two sisters do. I have never heard of the RA doing this before. But I am learning everyday new things about
this disease..thanks to you all. I am so much better now. I am ridding as many meds as I can. So far I have gotten rid of the Morphine completley. Mobic is out. Robaxin is out. I seen that you had MVP. Were you born with that ? I feel I had damage done somewhere in between the illness and the meds. But I could be wrong..As far as me ending up outside..I laugh my butt off. I am thankful for the sense of humor I am blessed with and for my dog who went out with me and woke me up. I used to work in a mental hospital and came across a patient who was asleep and went into his garage and turned on the chainsaw and was on his way in to see his sleeping wife...imagine that....NOW THAT'S SCAREY
anyway thanks for the response.
Fibro, RA, Pleurisy/11/06, Pericarditis/12/06,
Vasculitis/12/06, Myositis/1/07, MVP/1/07,
IBS/1992, Anxiety, Depression, insomnia
Meds: Serax, Prednisone (tapering), Prilosec, Hydrocodone,
Nortriptyline, Baby aspirin, Enbrel
Vitamins: Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid
Post Edited (Swanfleweast) : 2/13/2007 1:04:37 AM (GMT-7)