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   Posted 10/1/2007 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
confused  My hips are so painful and both shoulders, knees, hands  took Mobic but it's like nothing for pain. I went to Rheumy. last week she has run a battery of blood tests and all kind of xrays ($1500 worth) not counting an MRI on shoulders. I see her again next week for results. Hope I find some answers.
Thanks for letting me vent,

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   Posted 10/1/2007 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry to here your in so much pain. I think the only thing worse than being in horrible pain is being in pain and not knowing why. Good thing you see the dr next week but i'm sure to you it seems like a lifetime away. have you ever tried prednisone? Hang in there and good luck next week.

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   Posted 10/1/2007 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Years ago was on prednisone for quite awhile. has bad side effects would really not like to go on again. Long time ago had epidurils in tailbone done under xray 3 times a week apart. Painful but worked do not know what side effects could be but they do work. Had shoulders done recently it has helped a lot.

The problem being the pain is so many places. Thanks for caring.

Have a carefree painless day,

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   Posted 10/1/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
hugs fluffy!

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   Posted 10/1/2007 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
good luck and let us know what you find out.

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   Posted 10/2/2007 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for caring, will be back when i find something out. the rheumy is a woman graduated form duke university so should be knowlegeable ( i hope )


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   Posted 10/10/2007 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Was diagnosed very positive by rheumitoligist(sp) after all of the tests and xrays etc. polymyalgia rheumatica, also severe osteoporosis.
Put on prednisone, fosamax, prescription vitamin D.
Hate taking prednisone but guess that is all I can do. She is a woman rheumy.with degree from Duke university. Liked her too, which is a plus.
I guess a final test, really determines the disease, the way she talked.
Told ya all I would let you know. Appreciate you all.
Have a pain free day,
p.s. women understand this disease better.

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   Posted 10/12/2007 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Fluffytwo said...

p.s. women understand this disease better.

I don't know about that devil

When my shoulders went crazy during one of my last episodes, I was taking oxicotin, morphine and drinking (I know nono ) and nothing helped. Prednisone helped but took a couple of days.

I'll admit men don't handle the pain as well ... Craig

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   Posted 10/13/2007 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fluffytwo,
Been wanting to reply to you, sorry I haven't sooner..how are you doing? Haven't heard of the type of condition you have, but it's so great that you like your doc and are comfortable with her. Is the prednisone helping your pain yet? Sure hope you are feeling better!
Take care,

The Bear
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   Posted 10/15/2007 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey fluffy, hips to die for eh?
I've got hips to die for - two of 'em.
Made out of ceramics.
Felt as if i was dying after they put the darn things in.
Finally hoping that I can walk pain free for Christmas.
I'll keep you posted.
Stay well
The Bear

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   Posted 10/15/2007 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Sounds like big pain. Bear. Hope it is better soon.

Jody, the rheumy said I have Polymyalgia Rhematica.(sp)
Was put on prednisone, fosamax, prescription vitamin D for it and osteoporosis. Unbelievable how much better the pain is from the prednisone I am sure, even the bad side effects but they will come later. I feel almost normal until it wears off in late afternoon. I do to much knowing I will pay later but it is so wonderful being able to do work and play. also using Mobic for pain.
Have some pain free days, Fluffy (my cockapoos name) even gave him a bath today. : )

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   Posted 10/16/2007 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
((((((((hugs)))))))) hope you feel better real soon. Glad the prednisone is helping.

Take care of you,
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