RA flair- thank God for my RN husband

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_Christina
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   Posted 8/28/2011 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Left church today at 8/10 pain. Somebody get the name of the mac truck that hit me.
Concerned going to the ER from church, but my hubby can take better care of me at home. Left the minivan that I drove at church and had Rob drive me home with all of us squished in the car.
He gave me vicodin 5/500mg that I was supposed to get rid of when I got the tramadol and had me take 100mg extra tramadol when I got in to bed. Put on the Pensaid and Voltaren topicals and had me go to sleep. I woke at about 6/10, 7 if I move around too much. Food in my system, ice on several joints, kiss the kids goodnight, and I should be back to sleep shortly.
He really is a blessing to me.
Hopefully this flair will just last the day. I have guests coming for a bible study tomorrow night, groceries need bought, and a large good-bye party at my house Tuesday night. Can't afford more than 1 day in bed.
Of all the terrible times to get a flair.
The thing is, with all the heat and pain I have, I am not balloon-like swollen like the Medical drs expext me to be. I am blown off because I don't present textbook perfect. I get better treatment for my pain at home.
Sleep meds kicking in- wish me luck in waking w/o flair. I can dream, right?
_christina
"Life seems a little easier when you remember to breathe"

Dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis 2008
Bipolar 2 2006 (symptoms since 1993)
possable Fibromialgia (still ruling out other dx)
Gluten senitivity 2010
Sleep apneia 2007

Chutz
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   Posted 8/28/2011 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Christina...

One thing I've learned over time...dreams are still free~ no one has found a way to tax them yet. lol

Chutz
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_Christina
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   Posted 8/29/2011 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Pain at about a 6 this morning. Good enough to eat and pull out a move later. Not good enough to make my own food standing and walking about the kitchen, and not good enough for the cleaning That needs to be done before guests arrive tonight.
_christina
"Life seems a little easier when you remember to breathe"

Dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis 2008
Bipolar 2 2006 (symptoms since 1993)
possable Fibromialgia (still ruling out other dx)
Gluten senitivity 2010
Sleep apneia 2007

straydog
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   Posted 8/29/2011 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry you are so miserable. Is there any way that you can have the bible study moved to another person's house tonight. I feel quite sure if you let one of them know the shape you are in right now they would be more than glad to help you out with this.

I hope you can get some relief real soon. I agree with you, care at home is much better than what we get in hospitals. I can remember a time when a person went into the hospital they actually were cared for, not these days.

Take care.
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_Christina
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   Posted 8/29/2011 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Half the group is me and my husband. The do it jetr so I don't have to go out
_christina
"Life seems a little easier when you remember to breathe"

Dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis 2008
Bipolar 2 2006 (symptoms since 1993)
possable Fibromialgia (still ruling out other dx)
Gluten senitivity 2010
Sleep apneia 2007

damouthy1
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   Posted 8/29/2011 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Christina, so sorry you are flaring right now. I guess Murphy's Law will always prevail! I really hope you get to feeling better soon. Take care.
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Undetermined Auto-Immune Dysfunction (probable MCTD, sero-negative RA and ?), Trigger finger, Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Percocet, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

_Christina
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   Posted 8/31/2011 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
My Flair Is Over!



redface cool tongue cool redface

I am back to pre-flair level of around four. I will take that and be grateful.
_christina
"Life seems a little easier when you remember to breathe"

Dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis 2008
Bipolar 2 2006 (symptoms since 1993)
possable Fibromialgia (still ruling out other dx)
Gluten senitivity 2010
Sleep apneia 2007

straydog
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   Posted 8/31/2011 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you serious, your flare is over with that quick???? Well, that is great no doubt. I m just floored, never knew anyone get past a flare this fast. My sister has RA and her flares last much longer.

Take care.
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_Christina
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   Posted 8/31/2011 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes it is incredibly short. I have no idea what happened, but I feel much better. I still have pain, sure, but it's not nearly as bad. Granted, as I moved around more today I have gotten more sore, and I still cant make the motion to brush my hair, but I feel like a whole separate person. Usualy it takes at least a week or more to even stop building hither, let alone get better.
I'll take it and be happy.
_christina
"Life seems a little easier when you remember to breathe"

Dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis 2008
Bipolar 2 2006 (symptoms since 1993)
possable Fibromialgia (still ruling out other dx)
Gluten senitivity 2010
Sleep apneia 2007

straydog
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   Posted 9/1/2011 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats awesome. Lets hope all future flares are this short lived, lol. Take care.
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 9/1/2011 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news Christina. I wish my pain flair was that short. I'm so glad for you.

hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion
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