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... I was awaken one night with a rapid heart rate. Scary stuff, esp only 3 weeks post op. Over the next 2 weeks this happened more often and with more intensity. A visit to the ER showed no heart related issues. I scheduled a appt. ... (76 replies)
... Good to know you are progressing with your healing & that you are without pain, which indicates that your surgery was a success. Recuperating from any surgery can be very boring & lonely. Watching videos, reading, being on your computer all help to pass the time. If you are able you could try going on short walks, the fresh air will do you good. Occupying oneself is also... (76 replies)
... It has been six weeks since my surgery. Saw my doctor today and he put me off work for another six weeks! I hope these next six weeks go by better than the first half. The hardest part for me by far has been not being able to work or drive or do anything! ... (76 replies)

... But they took Vioxx off the market and I found Mobic 15mg was the next best thing for me. But I agree with Ladybud about the short round of steroids. ... (4 replies)
RA meds
Jan 15, 2014
... for almost a year now and my hands and wrist are really starting to hurt. So I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for my next drug? ... (3 replies)
... Sorry that you are in pain after your surgery. If raising your arm above your heart & resting does not give you relief, try placing an ice pack over the pain, on your cast. If this does not help you, you need to return to your doctor, as your cast may be too tight for your arm. After 3 weeks, you will go into a splint or some kind of guard that will keep & support your... (7 replies)
... Hi I just had that surgery on dec 27. It has been a lot harder than I was told. I just had my two week post op appt where I was put in a hard cast. Now dr told me I wear this for three weeks . I'm really not sure what happens after that spot. I just know I am having swelling and slot of pain. So if others are out there that had had this maybe they can give us dome in sight of... (7 replies)
Need an answer
Jan 6, 2014
... Could you not mention your ideas to the doctors at the hospital when you next go for your appointment? ... (4 replies)
... The next stage is weeks away, in fact the whole recovery is a step by step process, that takes at least 6 months. Patience is required. ... (7 replies)
... I hope the pain will subside. I also hope,that the next 2 weeks fly by for you. ... (16 replies)
... kneecap. Lots of Olympus grinding noises when I move it. Swelling that comes and goes, warm to the touch and pain. He gave me a cortisone shot and I will return next week. It still hurts, swells and is warm...what will he do next? ... (0 replies)
... Hi Jewlya, I think you read one of my posts where I wrote I was not allowed to drive for 6 weeks. That is whilst my hand was encased. In my country we are not insured to drive with any kind of hard cast on either hand. Many of the American posters here did drive with casts on. So, I suggest you ask your doctor before your surgery, when you will be able to drive. My... (4 replies)
... Hi, About a 2 months ago my daughter had to drive me to an Applecafe Emergency type clinic . I had a fever of like 101 and flu like symptoms My hands were really swollen and looked deformed . They ran a flu test (neg) Strept test (neg) . The next step was a CBC to rule out Lupus , RA and did Some kind of arthritic blood panel which also came back negative Told me I... (2 replies)
... I am not familiar with Gerson therapy, but will look into it. Please do update and let us know how that is helping, for my sake and any others who are reading this thread. It is nice we are all trying to help one another get through difficult health issues and live life to our best ability. (20 replies)
... 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. ... (20 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! ... (20 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. ... (4 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)
Could this be RA?
Nov 23, 2013
... 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. ... (20 replies)

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