Thank you all

I saw my rheumy yesterday and told him all that has been happen. Showed him my leg and told him my gp prescribe antibiotics 500mg and it killing me with heart burn and acid refluxs. He tried to fèel it but he foundout that the swellings was very tender. My consultant has asked be to stop my neifedipine for aweek, reduced the antibiotics to 250mg. I should soon start my metherotexit am waiting for a nurse appoinr. I requested for the injection bcos i am on alot of medication that are begin to give me discomfort in mt tommy. I went to swimming today and i intend make it a continious exersize. My joints are so sore. I have to call my consultant next week to see if the swelling has gone down.

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  • Sorry to hear that you are having a bad time. May I suggest that swimming may not be the best idea if you have an active infection and are on antibiotics, especially if this is an infection in the skin cells in your legs? Just a thought.

  • Thanks for that. I never thought of it. Am meant to complet d antibiotics tomorrow.

  • Swimming is good...I went recently with my daughter to an aerobics class in water and felt so much better for it..would like to go back but she doesnt live close by so it was a one off....hope you're feeling a lot better soon xxx

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    For me swimming is good, I have to do it lightly but, we have a swimming pool here at home so I get in it quite often. For me it takes some of the stress and pressure off of my joints.

    I also take methotrexate, I take 12.5 MG one day a week. I take mine on Sunday's.

    I hope all is well and I hope you have a blessed day!



  • I intend to take mine on Monday. I was on 15mg I have a nurse appointment in 2weeks. Thanks

  • Hello again ijeasike

    Have been hoping for your update after that distressing photo + details of symptoms you posted earlier this week.

    well done: your plan is paying off...your medics are giving you their full attention & together you've agreed a way so sorry things are extra tough for you at the mo...and I hope you feel as if you're getting a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel. Take care...please keep us posted

    πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€ coco

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  • Totally agree that swimming is a fantastic excersise but if you have an active infection in your skin it might be best to get advice from a doc as the skin can become sloughy, macerated and could potentially delay wound healing. Everyone's different though. I guess I'm just cautious as I've seen some sights in my time working in the medical world! But yes, swimming is brilliant! (Just wish they could outlaw Speedos at my local pool....oh my eyes)!!!

    Ijeasike, so pleased that your antibiotics are coming to an end, I hope you feel much better.


  • We call speedos ( origin: Australia ..our fault ...) ' budgie smugglers'...think upon that one πŸ₯



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