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  1. Try "Full Catastrophe Living" by John Kabat-Zinn....

    Try "Full Catastrophe Living" by John Kabat-Zinn. This deals with mindfullness meditation for people with chronic disease and pain. My rheumy suggested and its been very helpfull. He has a whole...
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    For me its been prednisone, plaquenil, maximum...

    For me its been prednisone, plaquenil, maximum plaquenil, cellcept.

    Docs seem to be just adding not taking anything away. I'm really tired of it all and very discouraged.
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    I'm sorry sensitive question!

    I started on Cellcept the beginning of December. I also have a Mirena IUD. My rheumy couldn't answer this and my ob/gyn was in Tuscany in December and when I asked him today he was baffeled.
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    makeup sunscreen question

    What have you guys found that works well for foundation? I just can't seem to find something with enough sunscreen that doesn't irritate. I am very fair but have a lot of reddness in the cheeks.
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    This sounds identical to the warnings for Tysarbi...

    This sounds identical to the warnings for Tysarbi for MS patients. (It is a monoclomal antibody too)
  6. Marycain - Leave food daily and slowly earn its...

    Marycain - Leave food daily and slowly earn its trust, once it learns that you're trustworthy it will reveal its babies to you. I've had animals all my life and worked in a vet clinic the better...
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    My rheumy decided that the plaquenil was not...

    My rheumy decided that the plaquenil was not having the desired effect and decreased my dose and added cellcept. I don't have APA yet but my doc is watching me closely.
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    Hoover is at home and doing better. After a...

    Hoover is at home and doing better. After a major surgery he is recovering slowly and we are monitoring him closely at home. Thank you for all your prayers. Its so good to have my buddy back!
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    Cellcept Migraine Help!

    The rheumy was not pleased with how I was doing and decreased my plaquenil to 400 mg a day and added Cellcept. I am to gradually increase my dose up to 2000 mg a day. I'm currently only taking the...
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    Need your prayers!

    Hi everyone!

    My 8.5 year old golden retriever Hoover is struggling to live right now. He had a bowel resection today because he ingested one of my kids corn dog sticks. This is not the first...
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    Prolonged Bleeding

    I know Plaquenil can make the blood thinner but I am starting to wonder whether I should be concerned. My whole upper arm was bruised from my flu shot, last week I had blood drawn and now have a...
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    Littlered, My thoughts and prayers are with...

    Littlered,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you!

    hooversmom
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    No such luck, have to be in Denver for 2 days for...

    No such luck, have to be in Denver for 2 days for business meetings
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    Ouch! Just want the pain to go away!

    Having a very bad flare. feel like run over by a truck. Muscles in legs and arms, and hands are very sore. I am made of cement - no energy and its an effort to move. Depo medrol IM by Rheumy...
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    I'm on Plaquenil and have the same thing going...

    I'm on Plaquenil and have the same thing going on. I'm losing gobs of hair when I wash it.
  16. A small percentage of people are allergic to the...

    A small percentage of people are allergic to the preservative in vaccines called Thimerisol. It is the same additive in contact lens solution. I am very allergic and I have very bad systemic side...
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    Ok I really feel like a jerk!

    I'm really having a hard time coming to grips with the fact this is likely to be with me for the rest of my life. I feel terrible, very fatigued, joint pain, and migraines for about a month non...
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    sounds awesome! I'll bring lots of Wisconsin...

    sounds awesome! I'll bring lots of Wisconsin cheese and crackers!

    Hugs!
  19. Need Chicken Soup or a hug or something??

    Came home today, feel awfull, temp 101, eye pain, nasal congestion, itchy eye, migraine headache, facial skin very blotchy this am. Very scared - periorbital cellulitis 2 years ago, ocular shingles...
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    very cool! My husband and kids are in Ludington...

    very cool! My husband and kids are in Ludington 3-4 times per year when they go see his parents in Ontario.

    I'm so glad I found this site. I don't feel so alone anymore. I'm a RN and am very...
  21. Thread: owwwwwie

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    Wow! I'm impressed you guys are so musical. I...

    Wow!

    I'm impressed you guys are so musical. I scare my dog and children if I sing in the shower! I hope you feel better soon. Be kind to yourself. As women we invest so much time in doing for...
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    hey very cool! Everyone on the board has been...

    hey very cool!

    Everyone on the board has been so great! I'm 2 hours north of Madison.

    How are you guys coping with the sudden cool spell?

    I'm actually feeling pretty good for a change. ...
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    Wisconsin?????

    Anyone else in the dairy state??? Do you know of a support group closer than Milwaukee? I feel really isolated. I live in central Wisconsin. All my family and friends are in Calgary Alberta.
  24. Thread: Ambien

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    Ambien

    Anyone take Ambien for sleep?? Have been taking trazadone for 3 years but now I wake up at 2 am and can't go back to sleep. Spend multiple hours ruminating cause I can't sleep. Doc wants me to try...
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    Shingles

    I can relate, I feel bad for you, had shingles involving my eye and facial nerve before I was diagnosed. Worst pain I've ever had.
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