... am an intelligent woman and a human being and was treated like a fool today and that hurt. I will be ok though!!! I am looking into starting the Gerson Therapy next week...I have to get prepared for it. I will share how its going if you would like. Thank you so much for listening to me and caring enough to do so. ... (16 replies)
... n't work. It is so frustrating and demeaning to be treated this way. You deserve better, and I would get your records and go elsewhere. I hope you get a good Dr. next time who listens, cares, and will help you! ... (16 replies)
... I'm so glad I found this site. I thought I just had a really sore right thumb, but next month I will have surgery to remove the bottom joint, wrap some tendons, and fuse the middle joint. ... (0 replies)
... y nodules typically do not. Some people do get allergic reactions to Placquenil, but there are many other meds available to treat RA. Methotrexate is usually the next one tried either oral or subcu. An antihistamine may help get the hives to resolve along with the Prednisone. ... (2 replies)
... Hi all, My name is Debbie, but it wouldn't let me use that. Seems there is more than one Debbie on here!
I was diagnosed out the blue with RA a little over a month ago. I have a lot of health problems but this one never even occurred to me! I was diagnosed with "fibro" in my 20's and every ache and pain has been in that bucket ever since.
My RF was negative, but the CC... (2 replies)
... in lupus with kidney involvement. So these are extremely useful and I would make sure when you see the rheum next you have a copy of these with you and for your medical record. I would always keep a copy of labs yourself for just this purpose. ... (16 replies)
... Have easy food on hand. Peeling potatoes and chopping onions was next to impossible. ... (28 replies)
... so sooner better than later. Figured i would get it done in winter so by next spring i should have more mobility in it than what i have now. I think the surgeon has alot to do with the outcome of your surgery. My Dr. ... (2 replies)
... I did not have a pin, the tendon was removed from my wrist area not my forearm. Every surgery is different & no one heals at the same pace., The swelling in my hand was down after 7 weeks, my thumb also looked crooked & was very sensitive. The scar area was also very sensitive.
You need to do as much physio on your own, as possible. Usually the patient sees the physio at... (5 replies)
... ff. Still a weird feeling in the thumb and index like sensitive. My physical therapist showed me how to do the the 10 range motion with fingers, wrist that's it, next time he showed me how to use the puddy for about 10 things, and a rubber band for 2. that's it gave me the do at home papers and sent me on. ... (5 replies)
... Last month after an MRI I was called shortly the next day and my doctor told me he had good news and I just had arthritis in my lower back instead of a bulged disc that I would need surgery for. ... (0 replies)
... d now having problems again with the other joints in my foot. I shattered my ankle and heel in that accident as well both patellas etc... I am having a CT scan next week to look at things better and go from there ...Dr. ... (2 replies)
... that starts next week when I start physio. I am rubbing coconut oil into the scar all the time. I have Traumeel too and use it occasionally when I'm out. ... (28 replies)
... Moldova, Thanks so much for the info, as far as I know it will be at the Drs off in the infusion department, hospital is across street, hope I do not need it.
Will definitely talk to him about this.
judy (3 replies)
... doctors next to me. ... (3 replies)
... Arthritis for 7 years now and tried everything! Recently had bad flares with skin and joints, so consultant has suggested I try the biologics. Starting Enbrel next week. Thanks. ... (3 replies)
... joint pain, headaches, chronic illnesses, etc. Her first test indicated a TSH of 4.8 and the next one showed 2.3. ... (0 replies)
... Hi sweetie,
I am sorry you got RA so young, but this is not uncommon. I was diagnosed with TB and Ra at age 12 and living with RA and other serious auto-immune conditions since.
One thing I can tell you for sure: we pay for everything in this life.
By avoiding treatments at age 16 you are looking for more trouble in the future. To me, reading your post, I feel you... (2 replies)
... to find out. They won't give me the results over the phone. I feel that the RA is "ramping up" to the next level. She increased my arthritis meds which also irritate my pouch, and prescribed Lorcet and Tramadol temporarily. I've tried both before. ... (3 replies)
... at least that's what mine is. First you get an MRI, the next step is therapy, then injections, then surgery. If you don't have pain but are just tight, I'd do some stretching exercises and that's it. ... (7 replies)