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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 2573
   Posted 12/1/2009 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
it's been so long since I have had pluersy that I forget what all we can do to help with it. any advice from someone with more recent experience with this pain in the chest? feels kind of silly to be asking for advice on something so minor but anything to make day to day easier than is was the last time I had this. so far so good though, my doctor's office upped my celebrex temporarily and gave me an inhaler since my asthma was acting up a little, no doubt it is the cold weather and slight cold I have had. otherwise I am doing well and have no real news for now.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sj√∂gren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 5514
   Posted 12/2/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Redrose,

The only thing that has ever helped me was high dose prednisone. So sorry you're dealing with this horribly painful symptom. How much pred are you on right now?

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 12/2/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Redrose! Ginny is right, the only thing that has helped me is High doses of pred. I will usually get an IV of it and then take high oral doses. The other thing that might help is laying down. I would lay day in differerent positions till I found a berable position.

If you haven't, I would place a call to your rhuemy to see if she can give you a pack of pred for a few days. At least that would take the edge of it somewhat!

Sorry you are going through this! I know it is very painful!
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