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couchtater
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   Posted 9/3/2013 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm in total misery right now. My fingers, toes, knees, and back are killing me.

I'd love to take an anti-inflamatory but my kidney doctor won't let me touch them. My rhuemy isn't in tomorrow but I'm going to call his office and maybe one of his co-workers might sent me some predisone. The tramadol I'm taking is not helping me any. I usually can get by with tylenol and bear it, but not right now. Owwww!

I'm going ask him to xray my hands because they keep swelling up and make popping and cracking noises when I make a tight fist. Sigh.......
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Teddtlove
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   Posted 9/3/2013 5:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry. Gentle (((Hugs)))) I hope you get some quick relief
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couchtater
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   Posted 9/3/2013 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I overslept and the doctor's office was closed by the time I woke up and remembered to call. :(

I'll try again tomorrow. Sigh.....
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Barbara Lee
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   Posted 9/5/2013 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Joy:

Sorry to hear that you're flaring so bad. How are you doing today/tonight? Are you feeling any better at all? Did you get a hold of your Doctor? If so what did he/she suggest you do?

Have you been tested for RA? I have RA with my lupus as well as the Fibro. It's so frustrating when you can't tell which disease is the problem. My fingers crack and pop too, but I was told it really has nothing to do with either the lupus or RA.

I certainly and understand the pain that goes along with it. I'm on pain medication too, have to admit something or two somethings a lot stronger than what you're taking. Pain medication is a personal choice and many are unwilling to go down that path, but sometime you have to just so that you can function and have some type of quality of life.

That being said, maybe what you're taking isn't strong enough for you. If that's the case, then you need to decided do you want to pursue getting your Doctor to give you something stronger. With all the DEA issues out there with Chronic Pain patients and such it can be a hassle. The government is trying to change laws and are making things so much harder for patients who truly need and use pain medication on a long term basis.

If you're interested in discussing this issue with someone in more detail, you can always put a post on the CP forum the folks over there know a lot about it. If you want to discuss they how's, why's, and what's with me personally my email is listed in my profile. I try not to list exactly what all I take as some folks have preconceived notions about the medications I take. I'd be more than happy to talk with you about how and why I made the decisions I did though. I will also be very honest with you as to how they affect me day to day and such.

I'm hoping by now you're feeling a lot better or at least a bit. When you get a chance let us know how you're doing. Just wanted you to now someone was thinking about you. Hang in there (((hugs))).

Hugs,
Barbara
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Cateracts, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.

couchtater
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   Posted 9/6/2013 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Doctor never got back with me or called in any meds. Most of the pain has gotten down to tolerable. I went and got a knee brace to help my knee until it feels better. I' ll probably wind up switching rhuemys because he has issues with talking to SSD.

I try to get by with minimum pain meds because I know I don't want to build up a tolerance too early.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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