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Chartreux
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   Posted 6/4/2012 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
My RA Doctor took his time with me today and well, the methotrexate was tearing up my stomach
and almost causing me to throw up, so we are going to try me on Amoxicillin, to see if that
can help and I'm very positive this will help with my Rheumatoid Arthritis, so just thought I'd
post something good finally and will only have to do the saline IV every other month and
that helps with the Sjogren's, and I have hand and feet MRI's coming up, and low back X-Ray's
and a Cervical EMG and I know something good will come from all this...going to be so very positive...
Needed this today, was so nervous this morning cause I knew the Methotrexate wasn't the
medicine for me...Finger's crossed that the amoxicillin will provided the much need relief for my RA,
can use some good vibes and such on this medicine switch...Let's hope this will be a fix for me then
that'll be on less thing to worry about and that's always good, eh...all four of my lil boy toys (Kitties)
are doing good and hoping to get one ready to show in January for the Houston Cat show, as I
want the Chartruex breeder to look at my little demitri as I do believe he's almost 100% a
pure Chartruex breed of cat with all the charatristics (SP?) of that breed, his blue grey fur is so
very soft and beautiful, and Jasmine, my real life daughter will be home in August for her
cardiologists appointment...Just a little update on me...now to get everything scheduled...
Finger's Crossed now...Thanks for letting me rant away... turn

Kaely
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   Posted 6/4/2012 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad things are going well for you!
Chartreux, that's the gray cats with the punkin eyes right?

Chartreux
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   Posted 6/4/2012 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
British Blues have the orange pumpkin eyes, charts have yellow amber eyes as
do the Korat cats and Rusian blues must have green eyes to be shown or they
sometimes have amber eyes. Hope that helps in way of kitty info, the four breeds of blue grey kitties are the Korats, Chartreux, the British Blues and the Russian Blues. I do
like my kitties...but show quality cats are hard work, I got my Chart amazingly from
an adoption place. Well wishes...thanks for asking
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straydog
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   Posted 6/4/2012 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Chart sounds like things are finally going to move hopefully in the right direction. Isn't Amoxicillin an antibiotic, if so, how long will you have to be on it? I have not heard of this being given for RA, so enlighten us please on how it is suppose to be effective for RA.

We will keep our fingers crossed your EMG comes out good for your neck. Keep us posted.....Susie
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Snowbunny21
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   Posted 6/4/2012 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I am excited that they are trying something new as I am with Straydog...I've never heard of an antibiotic used to treat RA...

I will certainly be praying for answers with the upcoming tests. As you say...things are moving in the right direction!
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
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(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

grandmaroses
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   Posted 6/4/2012 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Chartreus, I am so glad that your RA Doctor is actually spending time with you. It seems like these days all the doctors, specialists, nurses, basically everyone in the medical field is in a rush.

I also thought of amoxicillin as an antibiotic prescribed for infections so was a little surprised by your post. Whatever though as long as you are feeling better on it that is what counts.

I hope you have great success at the cat show I'm sure your kitty is precious. I am not much of a cat person but to each their own. Good luck. Wishing you a painless summer so you can enjoy it.
Take care
Rose



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Chartreux
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   Posted 6/4/2012 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a theory that Rheumatoid Arthritis is cause by a bacteria and you can find
Many studies done on antibotics mostly on the erythromycin class
type antibotics and the studies so far are still beinng done, even with
Amoxicillin there are studies being done and well for me I've always felt
better when on an antibotic so this will be kinda my trial study to see
if I do get benefits from them,and I'm going to styay positive this will help
or my doctor is out of medicine options to treat the RA. So for me its worth
the try or trial...thank for asking
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Snowbunny21
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   Posted 6/4/2012 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
We will all be hoping and praying that it works for you!!
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

Kaely
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   Posted 6/4/2012 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck on the RA and the kitty show. I adore kitties and I'm owned by three of them lol. Mine aren't show cats they are all rescues and they make my life bearable. It's hard to get really down with kitties tumbling about the house :)
Thanks for the info on the breeds. And it's really nice to read such an upbeat post :)
Chronic pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Tennis Elbow (both arms), Arthritis (knees and fingers), Diabetes. Ruptured disk L-4, Severe degenerative damage L5-S1, ACDF C6-C7

momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/4/2012 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chart I will be praying that the new med works for your RA. Also for the tests that are coming up for you.

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

Blessedx8
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   Posted 6/5/2012 5:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Chart,

I'm glad your doctor is trying this new treatment for your RA - that's great! I pray it works for you... My mom was just diagnosed w/ RA - so I'm going to mention this to her, too.

Keep us updated.... --Tina
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straydog
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   Posted 6/5/2012 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Char for sharing about the antibiotic and RA, my sister has severe RA and is on Prednisone which is also destroying her bones from long term use. She is unable to take any of the newer meds. I hope you will keep us posted on what the rheummie says on your return visits.

Take care........Susie
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 6/5/2012 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   

 

      Good morning Chartreux!

          I hope this treatment works for you, and I too was surprised about the Amoxicillin. We learn something new all the time! wink

     Were interested!...so keep us up to date on things!

  Take care,

   SE wink


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