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Chartreux
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   Posted 9/5/2011 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Wanted to say sorry, I've not been here much.
RA doctor started me on injectible Methotrexate near the end of
July and things just got bad from that (reactions), so I'm only able
to tolerate the methotrexate once every 3rd week, and see RA doc
next week. Tomorrow I see my PM doc (apprehensive) and hopefully with discuss
the three falls I've had since the end of July and almost fell tonight and
right now I'm getting sharp stabbing pain in my right knee, so I'll
try to come back soon...
I post when I can, y'all take care okay...
and many many low pain days for everyone, I'm thinking of y'all....

damouthy1
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   Posted 9/6/2011 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chartreux, so nice to hear from you. So sorry you aren't doing well! It always seems like we have bad reactions to the meds we really need. Such a bummer. I hope that bringing it down to every three weeks will work for you and still give you some relief.

Three falls in a month? That is scary! Hopefully you will get some answers regarding that also..take care and keep us posted when you can.
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, Celebrex, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

antbuggey
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   Posted 9/6/2011 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chartreux, today is the first time I have been here in several months. I am glad to hear from you! I am very sorry that you are having problems with the methotrexate! I have not been doing very well on the plaquenil and that will be the next step for me, also! It scares me! I hope that it helps you and the bad reactions lesson, or better yet...stop!

I hope you get some answers on why you are falling!! That is very scary, not to mention, painful!!

Keep us updated and post when you can! I will try to be here more too!

Take care of you!
Beckey
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus

Medications - MS-Contin, Plaquenil, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 9/6/2011 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chart! Long time for me too! It's good to hear from old friends but sad to hear about your problems! We are getting older but not much better unfortunately! Hang in there old friend and No More Falling!!!!
Love Ya>
Pete 

momtofourangels
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   Posted 9/6/2011 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chartreaux I'm sorry you're having a hard time with the methotrexate. I hope your PM doctor can help you with thinds until you can see your doctor for the methotrexate. Good look. I look forward to see you posting more again soon.

Yake care.

hugs
Lorette
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

Chartreux
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   Posted 9/7/2011 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, seems my pm doctor wants we to get a quad cane, so been looking at those,
and he wants to do regenerative injection therapy (prolotherapy) in my right knee
and lower back would be 60 injections 30 for each area....got a call out to see
my pm psychologists on friday...
and discount tires wants to scam me on tires, I have one tire with low tread, the others
are okay, the tires 2 have 28,000 miles on them and two have 25,000 miles on them and
these are supposed to get 60,000 miles on these tires, so I asked if they could pro rate them..
they wanted me to pay over $550. for 4 tires so then I said I'll go to Sam's club and then
the figure came down to $404. well I said I would check with husband, so I didn't buy them came home
checked out discount tires website and these tires are 140. each plus a rebate 40. each, so what
pro ration was I getting??? I ain't no dumb blonde, how dare them that try to rip me off...
anyone else having a bad week???
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tmjpain
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   Posted 9/7/2011 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't be sorry for not posting Chart. We all need our breaks when we feel so badly.

I sure hope things start looking up for you. Hang in there.

Suzane

Chartreux
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   Posted 9/9/2011 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Got bad news from home, Dad has bladder Cancer, he'll be getting a biopsey soon...
My brothers want me home for the Holidays, and I'd like to go, but air travel is so
very hard on me and so expensive...So my mind is off things for now...it'd be nice if
I could go and see my folks, but I'm in Texas and they are in Michigan (1,200 miles away)
not such an easy road trip...I thinking maybe Christmas, once my daughter gets her break for the Holidays.
many well wishes to everyone...
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/9/2011 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   

 

          Chartreux, I terribly sorry to hear of the bad news on your father. Lets hope it can be treated successfully, and that he can enjoy a complete recovery.

      I know what you mean about traveling with Chronic Pain....it can be difficult, but I think I would rather fly and get there quicker than to drive.

         Take care,

       SE wink


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tmjpain
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   Posted 9/9/2011 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
  So sorry for your bad news Chart. I sure hope they have caught the cancer in time to respond to treatment.
 
How old is he? My prayers are with your family. Keep us posted as to any news on him. I understand your
 
feelings on the flight and dealing with the chronic pain. I had a few flights this past winter and i found them
 
all difficult. I do hope you will be able to get down there to be with your family.
 
Hugs
suzane

momtofourangels
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   Posted 9/9/2011 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chartreux I'm so sorry for your dad's bad news. I'll be praying that he gets a full recovery. I sure hope that you can get home for Christmas.

Take care. I hope you're having a low pain night

love and 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

Lindaloo
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   Posted 9/9/2011 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Honey, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's bladder cancer.  Hopefully he will respond well to treatment and his health can be restored completely.
 
Meanwhile, I hope and pray that your pain is alleviated.  Try, and I know it's hard, to be as peaceful as possible in your body and mind to allow your body to heal.  I will be praying for you, your family and your father for sure.
 
You know that you and I go back some way now and that you are my favorite.  Don't forget you have someone here who cares so much about you.  You have my prayers and I am sending you all the good energy that I can.  Great thoughts for low pain.  God bless.
 
Lindaloo
 
let me know what else I can do for you. Char.
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Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda

Retired Mom
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   Posted 9/11/2011 5:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Chart,

I am so sorry for all that you and your family are going through.

I wish there was something more important I could do, but a kind word sometimes means more than gold.

I know you will find the answers.
TLIF L5-S1/failed, Pituatary disorder w/HGH deficiency, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery & Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Pre-glaucomic, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (surgery related trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendionitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet & much more.....

Blessedx8
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   Posted 9/12/2011 3:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Chartreux,

I'm sorry, too, about the news re: your dad.... I know how difficult it is to travel w/ health issues, too. I will also pray that your dad makes a full recovery. And for your peace during this time, as well.

Take care... --Tina

CRPSpatient
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   Posted 9/12/2011 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chartreux,

I'm sorry also to hear about your problems and your family problems. My thoughts are with you and your Dad.

Laura
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, osteopenia.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Midodrine, Somac, Cipramil. Have SCS, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio

Chartreux
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   Posted 9/12/2011 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I had a nice talk with my RA doc and he said 2 of the three falls I had were due to
the RA, he took his time with me and I have a quad cane on order, getting one that
has some shock absorbing properties, and will bling it up of course, I have stickers
for putting my last name on it...and for now I will continue with the mtx (Methotrexate) every
third week till I get built up and done with the prolotherapy.
well wishes to everyone, will post when I get further news on my Dad...Thanks so much for the well
wishes on that, that news has me more scared than anything ...
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