Resorting to private Rheumatologist
After several years of getting nowhere with my GP and his referral to NHS Rheumie ( who disagree with Dr David Gotlieb in Cape Town who diagn...
I have been diagnosed with PMR, but have none of the traditional markers; ESR 2 mm/hr ( normal ), and CRP 1.3 mg/L ( normal )....
Awake almost every nite with severe muscle cramps mainly right, sometime also left leg and foot. I do have sciatica nerve pain from a bone sp...
Need advice on RA not being diagnosed via NHS
My GPs are not helping me get a diagnosis of RA. I was diagnosed in Cape Town 16 years ago with sero negative post partum RA, but ten years a...
Two years in and now Meloxicam for pain
I haven't visited this site for a while and my journey with PMR as a companion has been fairly unremarkable for the past two years....
Nephrologist Visit Today - Not Good
I went to the nephrologist and I do not know a thing. He would not comment about my prognosis until he receives results of my US's and labs....
Stuck and don't know where to go now
Hi everyone I recently ( july ) had nerve root block injections around S1. I had these first around 3years ago and they worked amazing and I ...
Is it OK to take Tylenol?
The first nephrologist I saw, discontinued meloxicam abruptly. He said I could take all the Tylenol I wanted....
Meloxicam to Help with Tapering
The rheumy's long term plan is to eliminate prednisone as soon as possible without bringing back the PMR symptoms. My wife was diagnosed with...
Hi All, I am currently on Meloxicam and Sulfasalazine, but rheumy wants me off meloxicam and I will be starting on Leflunomide in a couple of...
Inflammation v Diclofenac etc
For around ten years I have had AF ( latest report said 74% of the time ) and also chronic inflammatory joint and muscle pain; both have been...
Why doesn’t t3 work for me
After six weeks I take 10 mcg of cytomel and same metformin, I watch closely to take as prescribed, mornings empty stomach and watch diet clo...
Ok, my Ropinirole and Meloxicam. Has obviously reached it's demise....
Cured from IBS-like diarrhea after Prednisone. Gastroenterologist doesn't think so.
Hello. I suffer from IBS-like diarrhea....
Awful mouth sores, lip blister from Imbruvica
I was diagnosed with CLL in 2011 but didn't need anything more than two check-ups a year until my WBC and other markers caused my oncologist ...
PMR or ARTHRITIS
With an ESR of 36 and CRP of 23.8 the doctor thought it could be PMR and started me on 20 mg of prednisone....
Does anyone here take an NSAID or Cox 2 Inhibitor?
I take 15 mg of meloxicam daily. I am Stage 3a ( newly diagnosed ) and my doctor said it is OK to take....
Hi, after a couple of years of going to the doctors and rheumatology consultants complaining of muscle pain and fatigue They have confirm my ...
Constant Burning/Stinging Inside Vagina/Urethra
She referred me to a Urologist and they gave me a cystoscopy which showed no issues in my urinary tract - and he diagnosed me with pelvic flo...
VATS Right lung wedge resection
Hello everyone I’m new I was just looking up VATS because there’s not much reading about post-op. I had a VATS done November 21, 2019 Due to ...
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