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    How stern do you have to get with your dr for...

    How stern do you have to get with your dr for pain meds? My dr wont prescribe anything despite the fact that I am doing my body in with ibuprofen and excedrin. I take soma and now savella with no...
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    Brenda, I have SI joint dysfunction. They had...

    Brenda,

    I have SI joint dysfunction. They had me do physical therapy to strengthen the pelvis, lower back, and abdominal muscles. I also was on narcotics for a long time and had SI joint nerve...
  3. Thanks Mountaindreamer for alway...

    Thanks Mountaindreamer for alway responding!:laugh: I begged for pills, shots, a tens unit, anything that might help. I got nothing, so I dont think that they believe me. The thing that frustrates...
  4. I dont know what will help the pain

    I was diagnosed with fibro a long time ago and have been having a HORRIBLE flare up in the past two weeks. I saw my dr today for what I thought would be my last time going, as I just was at a point...
  5. Going to dr for last time--I give up...

    I feel like s**t. I think I had two good week this summer. Was just feeling good, then bang. I am seeing my GP tomorrow. I cant get any kind of definitive diagnosis. I cant seem to find anything...
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    HI!! I had emergency surgery!

    Just writing to say hi! Haven't checked in for awhile. I had an emergency hysterectomy last Friday and missed my rheumy appointment that I had been waiting for for about 6 months:( Oh well, when I...
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    I go through the same thing at night. Its only...

    I go through the same thing at night. Its only at night. I wake up and cannot for the life of me move my legs. If i had to get out of bed, I would not be able to. It lasts about ten minutes, then...
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    Oh thanks everyone for the welcome back! I feel...

    Oh thanks everyone for the welcome back! I feel like I have a family here!
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    Hi Everyone!

    Just wanted to stop in and say hello to everyone! It's been awhile since I have been here to see how everyone i doing. I have been trying to ignore the symptoms this summer and just push through...
  10. Thanks for the quick reply! My dr has had me on...

    Thanks for the quick reply! My dr has had me on soma and neurontin for about six months, with no relief. So he just tried the prednisone, and it helped. Boy I wish I knew what I was doing:)
  11. ? about prednisone without lupus diagnosis

    Hi everyone,

    So I have posted here before. Still dealing with the same things. My question is this: my ANA came back negative, so I was told I do not have lupus but fibromyalgia, despite all...
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    Oh my word thats a long time. I guess if worse...

    Oh my word thats a long time. I guess if worse comes to worse and you have unbearable pain you could go to their ER. They have to treat you then! Best wishes to you.
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    I hope that you are feeling better. Gallstones...

    I hope that you are feeling better. Gallstones can become an emergent situation. You can have a gallbladder without gallstone where it just doesn't contract properly, and causes the same symptoms. ...
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    weight loss

    Hi everyone. Went to the dr a month ago. He said I should start feeling better with warmer weather. He says I have fibro, not lupus. I have been outside alot with the nice weather. Have facial...
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    I am sorry you are going through this. I too...

    I am sorry you are going through this. I too have headaches on an almost daily basis. Some are very painful, but tolerable. Others I must say are so excruciating that I call them suicide...
  16. Thread: crazy?

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    Thanks so much for all of the support! I am...

    Thanks so much for all of the support! I am sorry that everyone struggles, but I am so glad I am not alone! I often feel like there is no one that understands. I am thankful that I came across...
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    1-6% of people taking effexor will experience...

    1-6% of people taking effexor will experience weight gain. But that can come with many antidepressants. I too border on being underweight, and I think for you the weight gain will probably be a...
  18. Thread: crazy?

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    crazy?

    Hi everyone,
    I am in limbo. Had labs drawn, and everything negative (ANA, sed rate). I just don't understand what is going on with me and I don't see rheum til August. I have such bad brain fog...
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    Oh my gosh to cook dinner! I can't remember the...

    Oh my gosh to cook dinner! I can't remember the last time (year) that I cooked a meal. It's macncheese or frozen pizza or whatever my husband can whip up (which isn't much):laugh: I am in limbo...
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    accutane and lupus

    I was on accutane about 5 years ago. Is there any correlation between the two? If lupus can be linked to accutane, does it go away when the drug is stopped?
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    My insurance dictates who I can go to, and since...

    My insurance dictates who I can go to, and since my GP thinks its fibromyalgia, the rheumy won't take me as a new patient until then. The worst part of this is the fatigue, and not being "there" for...
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    rheum appt

    I can't get into see rheum until August!! I swear by then my hips and knees and chest are all going to break. I just want to know what is wrong with me so I can get the right treatment and start...
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    Thanks so much for all of the posts. It's nice...

    Thanks so much for all of the posts. It's nice to just feel supported and not alone. My dr told me I am not crazy, that its not in my head. Wow, that's a first! He said inflammatory diseases are...
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    Thanks so much for all of the info. I am so glad...

    Thanks so much for all of the info. I am so glad that I found this forum. I wrote down a long list of symptoms I have been experiencing for the last ten years to take to my dr today. I am seeing a...
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    Thank you. Very interesting. 10 years ago,...

    Thank you. Very interesting. 10 years ago, after being in the sun, I had a rash that became widespread, like a sunburn, only it wasn't. Also had a fever. It started on torso and spread to entire...
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