In His Grip
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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Thanks for all of the good advice! Ali- OMG your post made me smile! The part about the pain and the doctor having heard of it- that was awesome! And UK'ers omg- I wish I lived there! Seriously? Codeine no script? Sorry but things are a little more difficult to come by here in the states (and they call the US the land of the free? You have codeine and hot royals??? Not fair)
Unfortunately, I spoke with my doctor about the pain and all of the symptoms and the trip he was still hesitant to prescribe something for the pain other than vicodin which makes me really nauseous. Maybe I didn't make it clear how much pain I am in. And the fact that I almost went to the ER last night because of breathing problems. All of you guys' input has made me a little more confident about calling tomorrow and asking for something a little stronger. I guess I just needed someone(s)- I know that's not really a word- to tell me its okay to ask. I come from a bite the bullet kind of family- I have passed kidney stones without anything (ouch). But at least they stop moving for awhile- this kind of all the time stuff is draining!
Last night I went to my basement (not finished and it kind of creeps me out) to get the ONE thing I actually have stored down there. It was about 1 am (I like the night life- but not to boogie-no sun LOL) And as I was walking down the steep staircase a frickin BAT flew into the main room! I was wearing slip ons and no lie- I jumped out of my shoes! I turned to RUN (which I try never to do) up the stairs and literally left one shoe on the floor and one on the steps! And so of course I was out of breath- literally. And it got worse once I started to cough (bad barking cough). I couldn't catch my breath. So that's what was up with the ER. I really thought it was the best thing. But a hot shower opened my lungs up enough to let the air through. One more thing to tell the doc- Am I high maintenance or what??? I can't even run up stairs anymore-ugh. Thanks for letting me vent!
Oh I did what any red blooded girl would do about the bat- I called my Mommy and Daddy!
PCP pretty convinced- Lupus , Taking plaquenil,Propranolol, Flexeril,Claritin, Zantac,Ambien,vitamin B-12, multi- vitamin, Lortab. Prednisone 15mg daily added 03/09. Mom of 2 boys 1 and 6. Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migranes, awful hives, positive ANA, and RF.