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Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-21-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
I just hate it that so many MDs don't listen to...

I just hate it that so many MDs don't listen to us! It's easier for them to brush us off and do nothing than to actually diagnose us and manage our disease. And I hate it that you have been untreated...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-21-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Hi Janet! Yes, most likely a combination of...

Hi Janet!

Yes, most likely a combination of all the things you listed, but I just HAD to whine about it! ;-)

Some of the other RAers who attended are STILL in bed from it! It was, indeed,...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-18-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
The Combination is Awful!

Right now, I have no idea whether I'm having a fibro attack, an RA flare, or both at the same time! I'm dragged out, muscles AND joints aching, have irritable bowel syndrome flared up, and my feet...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 10-20-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

A reliable website is at the National Institutes of Health: Fibromyalgia (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001463/)

Cheerio!
Elizabeth
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 02-14-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Happy 2010! Hope it's a better year for all of...

Happy 2010! Hope it's a better year for all of us!

My Fibro is taking more and more of a backseat to the RA. The weather this winter has been terrible on both, but the RA is reacting the worst.
...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 01-02-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Janet - Lyrica is not a "pain pill" per se - it...

Janet - Lyrica is not a "pain pill" per se - it is sort of like a combination of something like Cymbalta and something like Neurontin. That makes it pretty close to the "ideal" kind of drug for what...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 12-02-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Hi y'all! Just dropping in between cases, as it...

Hi y'all! Just dropping in between cases, as it were! LOL!

I'm still doing fairly well on the lowest dose of Lyrica. HOWEVER, the rheumy doc said he would probably increase the dose. I talked to...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-15-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
PS - the fatigue is a little better, too. Maybe...

PS - the fatigue is a little better, too. Maybe it will be even better after a few more weeks on this stuff!
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-15-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Thumbs up Lyrica Works!!!!

The Rheumy doc put me on Lyrica, and I'm to taper off Cymbalta.

The Lyrica WORKS! :guitar: :dancin: :twist: Better than ANYTHING I have been on to date! :sheep: :snoopy: :party:

I can now...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 10-22-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
I'm one of the believers in "better living...

I'm one of the believers in "better living through chemistry" - LOL! But there comes a LIMIT!! I'm taking about 10 pills in the AMs and 16 pills in the PMs. Some of those are supplements, of course,...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 10-16-2007, 05:40 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Bluebird, I'm glad y'all have a really good...

Bluebird, I'm glad y'all have a really good rheumy who listens to you. And, yes, this is the time of year for flares - both RA and fibro. Just wanted to be sure y'all and the rheumy were "up" on the...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 10-09-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Fall and Flares

Fall seems to be one of the more difficult times for those of us with inflammatory diseases.

We need to plan to take things easy in the fall and spring (the other season with lots of sudden...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 10-06-2007, 02:49 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Hi Janet! Sorry the Cymbalta doesn't "work"...

Hi Janet!
Sorry the Cymbalta doesn't "work" for you, and here's hoping the researchers find some really effective treatments - or, how about a CURE!!

Yeah, the acetaminophen problems continue...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 10-05-2007, 03:58 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Hi - I've been "off lists" for a while. Got...

Hi - I've been "off lists" for a while. Got involved in a couple of RA support groups. Then i realized that while, yes, they are helping me some, I wasn't getting the "real" help that I get from my...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-29-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
A belated welcome to Cranbrook2! I haven't been...

A belated welcome to Cranbrook2! I haven't been on the site for a while - busy with work and family matters!

DIL had surgery for suspected cancer - it was NOT, praises be to God, but it took a lot...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-29-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
No, I haven't been to a clinic like that. I'm...

No, I haven't been to a clinic like that. I'm having much less fibro pain since I started on Cymbalta. There's been a great study showing that there is definitive success using cymbalta for fibro...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 06-29-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Exclamation Zowie!!!

Just got early news - FDA has approved a drug for treatment of fibro!!!

Lyrica (http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01656.html) is supposed to help many people. It is new, not available in...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 06-22-2007, 05:30 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
I think fibro is multi-factorial. I have tried...

I think fibro is multi-factorial. I have tried the celiac disease diet in the past, and it didn't help me, but it seems to help others. I say, with this stuff, whatever works, do it!

There is also...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 06-20-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Fabulous! Next time I do my "space biscuit"...

Fabulous! Next time I do my "space biscuit" routine (light and flakey) I'll just tell the family my brain is functioning properly by "forgetting" irrelevant details! :head: :gaah: :sillll: LOLOL!...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 06-13-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Exactly! I was so inspired withthat quote,...

Exactly! I was so inspired withthat quote, though, and I thought to myslef, "This doesn't "just" applly to Cancer! It can apply to anything!"

I think that those of us who have any disease that...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 06-13-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Post What Fibromyalgia Cannot Do . . .

One of the editors of Suddenly Senior has developed Multiple Myeloma, a form of blood cancer, but not one of the leukemias.

She included this in the latest edition of their newsletter, and I...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 06-06-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Connie, it's Depo-Medrol - a type of cortisone...

Connie, it's Depo-Medrol - a type of cortisone that is given as a shot and lasts about 3-4 months. It usually takes a day or 3 to take full effect, although I started noticing a difference in my pain...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 06-05-2007, 02:17 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
Hi Janet! I've had a miserable couple of...

Hi Janet!

I've had a miserable couple of weeks. took em a while to figure out that it was an RA flare instead of a fibro flare - so I, too, have recently had a trip to the doc! I got a Depo-medrol...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 04-23-2007, 02:14 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
At least the hydrocortisone cream worked!! You do...

At least the hydrocortisone cream worked!! You do need to see your doc. I'm not sure waiting another month+ is a great idea, though. You might check to see if you can be worked in between now and...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 04-22-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,180
Posted By ewriggs
That's what I was getting at, Connie, but trying...

That's what I was getting at, Connie, but trying not to say the "L" word.

Janet, see a rheumatologist ASAP. If it is not lupus, we will rejoice with you. But if it is, we will be rooting for you....
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