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Date: 06.01.2010
From: kevin

Subject: went to see my first rhummy doctor yesterday

ive had lots of bad pain in most joints for 6 months finally got to see him, he took samples checked my joints ect he then sent me to have a injection, god this morning i can say i have no pain anywhere and my neck is totally free to move right around .Could someone tell me what he could have possably injected me with ,how long will it last and any side effects .he did tell me i had high amounts of protien in my blood ,i am male and 50 yrs old.
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Date: 06.01.2010
From: Angela

Subject: Re: went to see my first rhummy doctor yesterday

Hello Kevin, I would say that it was corticosteroid that you were injected with.
The relief is fabulous I know.
I had both my knees done in at the beginning of November and it is just wearing off now.
I believe that having constant injections can do damage if you look in your search engine it will explain much better than me.
Again high protien can be explained the same way,I think it tells the gp that there is inflammation or infection going on in the body.hence your pain in all joints.
I have been diagnosed with RA which started with a swollen wrist two years ago,and am 53 yrs old.
Hope this helps
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Date: 06.01.2010
From: Luigi

Subject: Re: went to see my first rhummy doctor yesterday

My doctor has suggested a hydrocortisone injection if my elbow pain doesn't inprove - I've heard from various sources that the injection is excrutiatinlgy painful though..is this still the case? No-one seems to mention any discomfort with the injection, or is it simply because it makes such an improvement that the instant pain is forgetable?
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Date: 06.01.2010
From: Angela

Subject: Re: went to see my first rhummy doctor yesterday

Hi Luigi,
I was told that they were very painful to.
I have had injections in my wrist, shoulder and knees, and never felt a thing with the ones in my wrist and shoulder.
The knees one hurt a bit, but the rhummy aspirated them first which means drew out some of the fluid, but knowing what relief I would get after,I couldn't have cared less.
I would have them all the time if I could.
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Date: 06.01.2010
From: bsk

Subject: Re: went to see my first rhummy doctor yesterday

Hi Luigi, I've had injections in my knee and shoulder. Didn't feel a thing.
Sally
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Date: 06.01.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: went to see my first rhummy doctor yesterday

Blimey sally, U were lucky lol...when I had my Knee injected(behind the knee cap) i creid like a baby, so painful...been told elbow ones r dreadful, I suffer from Tendonitis in my tendons and had and still have elbow pain, had a course of acupuncture in my right elbow.....worked!!! took about 9 sesssions tho, so thinking of having acumpuncture in my left elbow........wish they could inject my neck, so painful, seeing consultants soon for shoulders and neck, so will ask.....my last steroid injection did not work! usually does...strange, mb had too many
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Date: 06.01.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: went to see my first rhummy doctor yesterday

Ive had loads of steroid injections in my knees but found the more I had the quicker they wore off. I think mine were a more sickening feeling more than pain. Eurgghh just thinkin about it makes me feel queasy! Although if the doc got it slightly wrong and scraped the bone with the needle........that really hurt!
I had my hips injected but had to have it done under general anaesthetic because they had to use an xray at the same time? That was nearly 10 yrs ago now. It was good for a couple of months but didn't last.
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Date: 06.01.2010
From: bsk

Subject: Re: went to see my first rhummy doctor yesterday

Perhaps I was lucky Jill but I was also in so much pain anyway would have gone through anything to improve it. Verity, I think they do it under ultrasound now - well, they did my shoulder like that but didn't feel it at all even though I was watching on the screen!! Sally

p.s. taken note of your comments about Wayno - what a prat!
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Date: 06.01.2010
From: kevin

Subject: Re: went to see my first rhummy doctor yesterday

well 24 hrs on and even where the needle went in has now got better hope it stays like this for a few months .thanks for your replys
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Date: 06.01.2010
From: Lynne

Subject: Re: went to see my first rhummy doctor yesterday

Hi kevin Agree with the other here it is probably steroid injection there are a few different kinds. Had most of my joints injected fingers knuckles knee hip etc. Give some relief for a few months
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