I talked with Rhem. and he confirmed my monthly cycles are causing flares. Two Dr.'s this time one wanted to put me on Steroids every month and a pill to control the cold symptoms in my hands. I want a hysterectomy. 45 Years old, I don't want another pill. If the organs are causing the problem take them out. With every flare more damage is done, you can cut out 12 flares a year. You can live without the female organs can't live without your kidneys. I should say my flares are more than joint pain, it starts with swollen glands, then comes the joint swelling and pain, then the fatigue and at the end of the cycle my kidneys are killing me and then that stops and the fatigue is still there. This process starts a week before and lasts until a week after the period. So out of 4 weeks I feel ok 1 week. I stay out of the sun, refrain from certain foods no alcohol and take the plaqunil along with Ty 3's when needed and every day at least 4 Motrin 800. He wants to wait two more months and I have to write down exactly what is happening and when it is happening and stopping. I am at the breaking point. I will be seeing my gyn and maybe she will help.
Does anyone else have this going on, I could use some help here. The Doctors want more meds which means more money. I don't have coverage for prescriptions, but I have insurance to take care of the Hysterectomy.