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    I have this, too. I've been told two things -...

    I have this, too.
    I've been told two things - Raynaud's and neuropathy. I don't know if it's one of those, or both.
    The thing that is helping me a lot is taking neurontin.
    I've noticed that...
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    Today's update - Jan. 5 I know I need to type up...

    Today's update - Jan. 5
    I know I need to type up plenty of details, but briefly, we've been having a great time. We LOVED the ceviche in Cartagena and relaxing on the beach on New Years Day. We left...
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    Update - Dec. 31 Cartagena is lovely! We slept...

    Update - Dec. 31
    Cartagena is lovely! We slept fairly well on our overnight bus here, and we had yesterday afternoon to pop into churches and museums before a delicious dinner of ceviche and a local...
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    I've had these muscle pains and spasms for a long...

    I've had these muscle pains and spasms for a long time. I've gotten a lot of relief from taking neurontin at night the last few months.
    The prescription says to take it three times a day, but I...
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    Kim, I'm sure that the stress of getting ready...

    Kim,
    I'm sure that the stress of getting ready for the move is making this worse.
    Did the rheumy give you something to help with the excess water retention?
    I hope that the big move goes...
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    We love you, Ashley! It seems like no time since...

    We love you, Ashley!
    It seems like no time since we were talking about you applying to college.
    Hugs,
    Marla
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    While I'm not doing any special diet, other than...

    While I'm not doing any special diet, other than cooking and eating fresh, whole and mostly local foods, my daughter has had to go completely gluten free.
    She has a positive diagnosis of Celiac, and...
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    Shine, Take good care of yourself. I hope...

    Shine,
    Take good care of yourself.
    I hope that this new rheumy is great for you. He sounds impressive.
    Let us know what you learn from him.
    Hugs,
    Marla
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    Hi Lori, Welcome to WHL. Hugs, Marla

    Hi Lori,
    Welcome to WHL.
    Hugs,
    Marla
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    Mica, What a sweet story! You must be a very...

    Mica,
    What a sweet story! You must be a very talented and artistic young lady.
    I would love to see some of your creations.
    Hugs,
    Marla
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    Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that it's a...

    Happy New Year, everyone!
    I hope that it's a better one for all of us.
    Hugs,
    Marla
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    Rita, We live where the outside temp is always...

    Rita,
    We live where the outside temp is always between 55 and 65. We keep it fairly cool in the house, and our bills are really low.
    I love the cool temps. We'll soon be going back to South...
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    We need some positive vibes when we deal with...

    We need some positive vibes when we deal with chronic pain.
    I grew up with an abusive mother. I think that she was dealing with some AI issues, but had no help with them.
    She took it out on me. I...
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    Moderators, My apologies if this is way too...

    Moderators,
    My apologies if this is way too long!
    I won't be offended if you have to delete it!
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    Part 2: The village itself is incredibly...

    Part 2:
    The village itself is incredibly peaceful and beautiful. All houses are whitewashed and topped with Spanish tiles, apparently by law. There are bars and restaurants and little shops...
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    Heather's Holiday Trip - Columbia!

    My girl Heather and her fiancee Eric are off to Columbia for their holiday trip this year.
    Since many folks here enjoy her descriptions of her trips, here is the e-mail that I received today:

    Hi...
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    I've been thinking about this thread. When I...

    I've been thinking about this thread.
    When I worked with a midwife, she mentioned to me that for many of the poor, rural Moms that we saw, our pre-natal care was the only regular medical care that...
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    Hi Nanaeagle, Welcome to WHL. I used to...

    Hi Nanaeagle,
    Welcome to WHL. I used to teach, and I know what you mean about understanding students. I fell in my classroom often, and my kids got used to picking me up, turning me to the...
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    Corella, I've also had the deep bone pain and...

    Corella,
    I've also had the deep bone pain and was diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis in 2008. As SaySusie and Linda mentioned, steroids are the usual culprits.
    However, I hadn't taken them, so...
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    That was fun! I sometimes wonder if our rheumys...

    That was fun!
    I sometimes wonder if our rheumys don't remember all of these. They need to watch this as a refresher.

    I hope that Linda is doing well Down Under!
    Hugs,
    Marla
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    Mica, I hope that it re-runs at a time when...

    Mica,
    I hope that it re-runs at a time when you can watch it.
    It was great fun. First Dr. Who has made us wary of statues of angels - now it's snowmen!
    Hugs,
    Marla

    PS - When I was teaching...
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    Very funny, BonusMom. However, that's not...

    Very funny, BonusMom.
    However, that's not possible. If it did happen, Jeff would be wondering who I've been hanging around with, if you know what I mean.
    I am always thankful that we had those...
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    I don't live in a hot area right now, but I still kept mine in the fridge. It burned less going in that way.
    We don't have kids in the house, so it was safe to keep it in the door of the fridge....
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    Hi and welcome to WHL, It's tough dealing with...

    Hi and welcome to WHL,
    It's tough dealing with sick kids when you already don't feel well.
    We all understand.
    Hugs,
    Marla
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    Hi Shine, I can't take steroids, so I had to...

    Hi Shine,
    I can't take steroids, so I had to go directly to MTX. It wasn't too bad, as I'm sure you've read on threads here.
    If that's what the doc says is your next step, come back to read the...
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