Thanks Marji - you raise some good points. Perhaps I should cross the bridge to Philly. Anything is worth a shot. At least I finally got my car back and don't have to walk anymore.
The doctors have been giving me NSAIDS for years out the wazoo. Yes, something is wrong with the liver. Inflammed (along with spleen) for years, some sort of spot was on there but went away, the ER doctors are concerned about
it too. In fact, more than the kidney which I thought was odd. But as usual, I can ask a zillion questions and they give me BS answers. Basically, they don't know and don't care. Get her in and get her out.
Hog hunting and mudslinging sounds nice. I lived around farmland once in lower Delaware. Loved it there. The doctors were great... and free! I sure didn't get this treatment. I guess it is because I had a big husband back then :) Seriously, I think they just cared about
people. Never liked it here much, can't even go to the beach and I live minutes away. I rather have animals and peace & quiet anyway. Although those cows are loud during mating season.
Never heard of gout or pseudogout. Just told they were calcium deposits, but of course, no one checked it out. I just figured there are just too many larger issues to tackle than something growing in my arm/leg. Pain in bones is kind of coming and going since the weekend. I feel better and sane now that I can get sleep. Maybe its the Atenolol (Inhibitor), but I really need the stuff. I know immediately if I don't take it in time, my heart goes nuts and I am exhausted and cranky/edgy all of a sudden. In fact, I think they should increase the dose. I'll go back and talk to the doc on Thursday. Thanks again, it feels good to get this off my chest - Kristin
Dx: Lupus CNS 11/2005; Current - kidney disease, enlarged heart, MVP/regurg, dementia; GERD; vision loss, narcolepsy, rheumatic arthritis, IBS, ovarian cysts, raynauds, EBV/CFS, inflam. liver/spleen. Rx: Atenolol, Aricept, Flexeril, Motrin Previous-rashes, hemi-pelagic migraine, sensory loss, amnesia, PTSD/Dep., host of neuro problems, pregnancy compl., False pos. syphilis, fine speck & homogen ANA; IgM; staph/strept infections, colonitis, pancreaitis, gastritis, costochondritis, pericarditis, Hashimoto's, dyspnea, hyper/hypotension, lipedemia, ulcers, pneumonia, anemia, Scleroderma symptoms, vein swelling, etc.