When do you say "enough is enough"?

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   Posted 9/30/2011 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm kinda new to this constant illness thing and I'm wondering when do you holler flare and go ask for something stronger?
I've been feeling bad for two weeks. My joints are constantly griping at about a level 4. I'm pretty used to living with a 2, but this is getting frustrating.
The first week a storm system seem to press on me and drag me down.
This past Monday I had horrible bladder spasms like a UTI was starting so I ran to the local Urgent Care. The doctor said the test was negative, but since all my symptoms sounded like it he gave me the orange pills and some microbid. The bladder spasms stopped about 5 hours after taking the orange pills much to my relief. cry
Today I've ached, itched, and was very clumsy. I was constantly dropping things.
I'm on mobic and plaquenil, with an occasional tramidol. I'm also on lasix 2X a day, potassium, advair, and crestor.
What should I do? I'm tender to touch in my joints, my hands are puffy, and my legs look like tree trunks.

Post Edited (couchtater) : 10/1/2011 5:06:18 PM (GMT-6)

Katherine B
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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 10/3/2011 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm very new to this as well so I have no good advice but I can relate. I wake up most nights with my bladder really hurting and today I had to write a check out three times because I kept doing to wrong or misspelling things. I can spell three, really I can! I hope you feel better soon.

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