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    The worst thing about AI diseases is...

    Despite the pain, heart, lung problems and all that jaz, for me it is the isolation. I eventually ended up a prisoner in my own body. Friends and activities are all gone.

    Yep, for me the worst...
  2. Thread: Bloody beauty.

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    Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!

    Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!
  3. Thread: cross your fingers

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    I'm glad you're getting partially good news. I...

    I'm glad you're getting partially good news. I hope the swelling goes down. Keep us posted.
  4. Thread: So very sick

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    Marla, I'm jealous. I answer as succinctly as...

    Marla, I'm jealous. I answer as succinctly as possible why I use a cane, etc...and only when asked...and everyone around here acts like I moan and groan all the time. If they just ask 'how are you?'...
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    asherah, I hope you saw the doc. Let us know...

    asherah,
    I hope you saw the doc. Let us know what happened....
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    I have lab work done every 3 months. I chose to...

    I have lab work done every 3 months. I chose to put $4500.00 into my flex spending card starting Feb 1st. I now have $1080.00 left. A month and half! The only good news is I've made my deductible for...
  7. Thread: So very sick

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    I'm with you craftkeeper, if you have to be sick,...

    I'm with you craftkeeper, if you have to be sick, do it with friends. Like earlier posts, the friends I had diappeared as I got sicker.
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    I get that. The tests showed that my heart is...

    I get that. The tests showed that my heart is enlarged due to distolic dysfunction. Half the heart attacks out there are due to distolic failure, so tell your doc. It may be nothing, but then again...
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    tgal, how's the weird symptom now? Have you spoke...

    tgal, how's the weird symptom now? Have you spoke with a doc yet?
  10. "Wow it can be so overwhelming" is right. That's...

    "Wow it can be so overwhelming" is right. That's why I chose 'wow' as my screen name. I'm continually taken by surprise by amount of pain I feel when I stand up after sitting a bit. I don't always...
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    My heart goes out to you. Noone should feel that...

    My heart goes out to you. Noone should feel that bad. I'm glad you get to have a day with your family to distract you from the illness for a while. Try not to over do it. I hope you feel better soon.
  12. Thread: Plaquenil...

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    I've taken plaquenil for a couple of years. 200...

    I've taken plaquenil for a couple of years. 200 mg in the morning 200 mg in the evening. I find it very helpful.
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    I've taken mobic for a long time. Since I'm...

    I've taken mobic for a long time. Since I'm always in pain, I thought it didn't work very well. I had to go off it for a week before a medical procedure and found out I was WRONG! I was in much more...
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    Thanks for the prompt responses. I guess I'll be...

    Thanks for the prompt responses. I guess I'll be glad I have an enlightened dr. His bedside manner could use a little help, but I'll put up with it for good treatment.
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    Confused and boggled of mind

    Hello All! New to the forum. I'm confused about my diagnosis. After years of "you have really bad arthritis for your age!", followed by "you have really bad fibromyalgia!" and other weird symptoms, I...
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