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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 2/23/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Didn't want anyone to worry. This weather has me down. My joints are hurting and my thumb joints are swollen. It hurts my ribs when I breath. I think I'm just gonna bond with my t.v. and heating pads and corn bags.
take care
hugs carol
God Bless
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms, stage 4 COPD w/CHF,  Cancer survivor.  Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, aciphex, percocet 10mg.x4. 
I will never leave you nor forsake you!

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   Posted 2/23/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
(((( Carol ))))) stay warm and feel better soon! I'm about to lay back down on my heating pad too been there a lot since last night. I am really hoping this MTX will help this terrible joint pain that I have. Hang in there sis, hugs and love to you.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Hashimoto's 1999, Celiac Disease (AKA: gluten sensitivity) 2003, Raynaud's 2004, Lupus 2005 and Sjogrens 2006
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Lortab (as needed), Magnesium Citrate and magic mouthwash (as needed for mouthsores)

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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 2/24/2008 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
(((((Carol))))), I'm sending you some warm weather from Alberta!  I hope it reaches you in a couple of days.  I know how hard the cold is on ya.  Heck, I just got back from "sunny L.A." (NOT), and I nearly lost my fingers to all the cold wind.  Can I share your corn bags??? LOL.  Take it easy and be well, my friend!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 2/24/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
(((Carol))) I hope you're feeling a bit better today.  I just came downstairs to eat an orange & take my meds, now I'm heading back upstairs under my electric blanket.  Let's drink some hot tea while we're at it.  Love, Butterflake

Dx: SLE ('05), depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea (use a CPAP), hypertension, IBS
Tx: CellCept plaquenil methotrexate prednisone prozac celebrex lisinopril actos lipitor nexeum seroquel arthritis tylenol multi vitamin C calcium/D flaxseed oil  PRN: ambien neurontin promethazine xanax
             Better living through chemistry :D    Donna

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 2/25/2008 1:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Carol--I'm just sending you lots of hugs. If it gets too hard to breathe, you HAVE to call 911 or your brother if it's just getting mildly harder. Keep doing that pursed lipped breathing; it does help. I just want to come and wait on you and then sit in a recliner in your room and watch tv. We'll only talk if we feel like it. If we don't, we won't. You are such a sweetheart. Don't go isolating yourself, ok? be sure to call someone every day just to talk even if only for 5 minutes. Oh yeah, write a poem about this sucky disease that you can share with us when you come back.

Ok. I"m done being your mom barking out orders. I'll be thinking of you and as always you are in my prayers.

xoxo emmie
Limited scleroderma with lupus overlap, Sjogrens, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Raynauds, GERD, Hashimoto's (or Autoimmune) Enchephalopathy, seizures due to encephalopathy, migraines, fibromyalgia

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 2/25/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Carol, I hope the weather in Oklahoma is improving and that you are staying warm and getting rested. Please take good care of yourself - I hope you are pampering yourself some. We'll look forward to hearing from you when you are up to it.

love and hugs
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Evoxac; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears



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