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Possible RA

Jan 18, 2016 12:11 PM

Well just came from the doctors office and now on my way to get blood work done. Doctor thinks that all the pain in the bottom's of my feet is RA, he checked them for painters facetious. Have to go back in a month, I also got a steroid injection to help the swelling. So I will have more information in a month.

Jan 18, 2016 12:19 PM

Moparmom I'm sorry they think you have RA. They did bloodwork on me and my inflammation was off the charts and my SED rate was way elevated. I tested negative for RA and I don't know about lupus or Sjogrens yet. Sending you love, {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that you don't have RA and that the doctor can make you feel better. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 18, 2016 1:29 PM

Moparmom, I'm sorry to hear that you may have RA. I was diagnosed 3 years ago. My medical Dr had blood work do e on me and set up an appt that very day, I got a call that afternoon with my appt for the rheumatologist. The next day rheumatology called me back to move my appt from two months out to that week and said my RA factor was high and they needed to get me on a regimine of meds to help control it before damage starts. Since then it's just been a whirlwind, but I'm very glad I have a rheumatologist that works so hard to help me feel the best I can considering all I deal with

Jan 18, 2016 1:36 PM

Sorry, didn't finish before hitting reply.....
Anyway, I truly hope you get a good medical team you can to treat you and help you feel better very soon, dear. Take care of yourself and listen to your body. Rest when it says rest. Love and hugs!! xoxo

Jan 18, 2016 2:15 PM

Thank You Alwayz and Beauty! My day started out rough, I have to have hubby open my deoteriant and my drinks, then on the way to the doctors office we get behind a real slow poke and someone who was basically at the rear end of our car, so hubby punches it to get around the slow poke and the idiot on our number just for him to stay their, next thing you know we are getting pulled over and so did the morane behind us eating our number, got a ticket of course but oh well you win some and lose some lol! But I am determined that the day will get better! I also look at it as instant karma on the idiot behind us.

My doctor is also specialized in RA so that is a plus, he already has a plan of action if it's RA and another plan if it's not. But if it is, at least I know what it is!

Jan 18, 2016 2:19 PM

Oh goodness... Lol.
Glad you have a good doc. That's worth a ton!

Jan 18, 2016 4:15 PM

Your telling me! He is sorta funny too, he will ask questions that you would ask in a funny voice and then answer it back in that same voice! It's comedy hour at the Dr's office!

Jan 18, 2016 5:45 PM

Breath, just breath! Sorry sometimes it helps my anxiety.. I am at Hobby Lobby getting the trunk for my Aunt's ashes and haven't got my anxiety med filled yet.

Jan 18, 2016 9:55 PM

πŸ˜” That must have been hard. I'm sorry.

Jan 18, 2016 9:59 PM

Moparmom, that had to be a very distressing day between picking up your Aunt's ashes to begin with and then having to go and Try to find a trunk to put them in. I'm sending you gentle, reassuring {{{Hugs}}}, love and prayers that you get through this without a flare and that your anxiety meds help you get through. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 19, 2016 6:25 AM

I am doing much better did alot of deep breathing and praying and put my music on once I got in the car. Didn't have to take any anxiety meds, I haven't gotten them filled yet lol, the pharmacy they have to be filled at closed a half hour before I was able to get their. Doctor put me on a low dose of Gabapetien to start off with and I much say I only woke up with a minor headache. The pain in my joints are not that bad today, they are very tolerable. It's a good thing to I have an internet guy coming out to hook up it up early this morning. I still have to fold the laundry lol! My daughter has been a big help to me , she took over the general house work when I was gone helping my adoptive Mom move and yesterday, I just have to fold laundry. I am very blessed to have such great well mannered kids and a whole new family here. Have a lite to pain free day all! Much Love and Prayer's! πŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸ’•

Jan 19, 2016 7:20 AM

Glad that you're feeling better!! The headache may be from the gabapenten but time will tell with that. The good thing is that you feel better and that your daughter is being helpful so you're ready for the internet person to come. I am sending you love, gentle {{Hugs}} and prayers that you continue to feel less pain. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 20, 2016 7:16 PM

Moparmom, I'm sorry to hear about your RA, and even more so about getting a ticket on top of the stress you were under. But at least the other guy got one too! Lol. It's good that you know what has been causing your pain. My sister is being sent to a rheumy doc because she has RA (officially dx yesterday). She's going to let them know I have Sjogrens, in case they need to check for it. I hope you will begin to feel less pain with the meds you get put on. Hugs & prayers the rest of your week goes better han the previous day's! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 21, 2016 10:10 PM

Well it's snowing and cold here, and its causing even more pain, but at least I should have my kids home tomorrow! We expecting 6-8 inches! I see a snow man in my kids future tomorrow lol! Have a restful night my pain family! πŸ˜˜πŸ’•β„

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