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    Thanks guys, yeah now it has been a month since I...

    Thanks guys, yeah now it has been a month since I called his office telling him I was having an allergic reaction to the Neurontin so he called in an AD (Nortriptyline). I called asking what made...
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    No he ordered NO blood tests. I asked him about...

    No he ordered NO blood tests. I asked him about my 2 positive ANAs (1:320 & 1:40) and all he said was "oh I've seen much higher". Why the hell do I care what you've seen?! Why do I have 2 positives?...
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    really frustrated...

    Hey everyone, hope you are all doing well! I had an appointment with a new Rheumy on Aug. 3rd and it SUCKED! My D-Bag Dr. sent him a 3 page letter about me before I got there. He walked in the room,...
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    Thank you. Yeah that new medication sounds really...

    Thank you. Yeah that new medication sounds really promising, if you end up trying it let me know how it works. I am getting an info. packet around about it to send to my Dr. so he will know more...
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    Thank you all so much! I can remember around age...

    Thank you all so much! I can remember around age 12 having swollen joints and stiffness along with swollen lymph nodes (had one removed behind my left ear that year). I am just so tired of being...
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    I think it is very important to seek a different...

    I think it is very important to seek a different opinion if you are dissatisfied with the first. We know our bodies and know when something isn't right. I am going to see my third Dr. in August and...
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    Hi there, quick question...

    Hi everyone, I found this site a few months back and have posted a couple times. My name is Leanne and have been living with severe arthritis among many other things with a positive ANA (1st 1:320,...
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    Thank you all so much for the support! It felt...

    Thank you all so much for the support! It felt really good logging on and having these kind words! I live in Mansfield OH so I am about an hour from both Cleveland and Columbus. My addiction Dr. gave...
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    Not sure what is going on... please advise

    I found this site a few months ago after I had a positive ANA of 1:320. My SEG & LYM were off too, one high the other low. Originally the Dr. was checking for Raynaud's which my tests came back...
  10. Thread: Cymbalta

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    I was put on Cymbalta at my last appointment...

    I was put on Cymbalta at my last appointment (60mg./day) and it mad me feel like a crazy person! I stopped taking it after a few weeks because I was feeling depressed and waking up in the middle of...
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    New Pain Med coming soon

    Has anyone heard anything about tapentadol or when it is going to be scheduled and released? It was approved in November but is waiting to be scheduled. It is like Tramadol (Ultram) in that it is not...
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    I was given a prescription of Neurotin...

    I was given a prescription of Neurotin (Gabapentin) and it doens't work at all for me and the next day after taking it I felt like a zombie! I could barely stay awake! But as for night time - still...
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    Hi there, I am new to this whole thing but I am...

    Hi there, I am new to this whole thing but I am currently taking Ultram (Tramadol) for pain. I am also a recovering heroin addict on Suboxone, therefore I can not take any opiates. The Tramadol does...
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    I don't have any advice but I just wanted to say...

    I don't have any advice but I just wanted to say I'm sorry for the news. I wish you both the best!
  15. I appreciate all your answers and support...

    I appreciate all your answers and support already! I am very glad to have stumbled upon this site!! Thanks again
  16. Thanks saysusie! I will definitely try some more...

    Thanks saysusie! I will definitely try some more of those things. I already layer up really well but there are a lot of helpful tips for me in there. I appreciate it very much. Thanks again and take...
  17. HEY... I was first tested for Reynauds (b/c of my...

    HEY... I was first tested for Reynauds (b/c of my hands & feet turning white and loosing feeling) and that was negative which is when they found my positive ANA, what else could possibly be causing...
  18. Thanks for all your replies! I am in Lexington...

    Thanks for all your replies! I am in Lexington (near Mansfield) Ohio. Yeah, the snow is GREAT *sarcasm*. My right arm has been going numb up into my neck! My hand and feet turn completely white and...
  19. Oh yeah the pain Dr. did say that my bones creak...

    Oh yeah the pain Dr. did say that my bones creak way too much for a 23 (at the time) year old woman. I just remembered that when I stood up. LOL
  20. Also just another quick question... when my PCP...

    Also just another quick question... when my PCP sent me to a pain specialist (who kicked me out after telling him about my addiction issues) he sent me for a $600 bone scan. Does this make any sense...
  21. OH YEAH... and my Rhematologist told me that...

    OH YEAH... and my Rhematologist told me that because I don't get the butterfly rash on my face it can't be Lupus.. everything I read said that was not true. Anyone know anything more on that? I do...
  22. thank you all. And about my ANA the result simply...

    thank you all. And about my ANA the result simply said the test was positive at 1:40 and my "score" is 1:32. No zero at the end. I am just so tired of feeling this way. My husband just tells me I am...
  23. Hi I am frustrated and not sure what is going on.

    Ok well, I am a 24 year old mother of a two year old little boy. I have had swelling in my joints since around age 13, a rash that comes and goes and itches which covers only my chest, stomach and...
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