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Date: 08.01.2012
From: Paula

Subject: can i ask a question

Hi,
I would like to ask a question if ok with you guys, I know I have been on here a lot recently, but well I do not know who else to speak to, and you have all been very kind and supportive to me.
I was given the leaflet on mextrate (sorry spelling) and I was not given an opporuntity to ask any questions. My brother is on this for his PA, but I was wondering what all the side effects are like, how many blood tests etc. Last week I had a chest x ray, along with a blood test for liver function etc. I am asthmatic, but I am also on Liquid Lithium amongst other things. I know the meds affect people in different ways, I just wonder what kind of monitoring I can expect and some of the side effects. Fogive me for another question it is just that my family and friends have not been all that supportive since I was diagnosed in the last few days, and I feel overwhelmed and not sure who to talk to, so forgive me for asking here. Hope you are all not in too much pain today, and that you are keeping warm
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Date: 08.01.2012
From: davina

Subject: Re: can i ask a question

hi paula don't apoligise we are here and have experienced where you are so ask away.
methotrexate is a powerful drug, everytime i took the med that night got a sickness and head rush feeling, also got belly upset and used the toilet quite a bit. this was for a few weeks while adjusting to it, now i get head rush and feel sick but i take the med in the afternoon so i can sleep tho the effects. many people don't get effects and others can tolorate it so you will find your right med as you go.

i have had a time of it now have a kidney infection, another infection for me they just not stoping
take care, xx
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Date: 08.01.2012
From: Marlene

Subject: Re: can i ask a question

Hi Paula, ask away there is usually someone who can advise on the forum. It is great to hear it from those who have dealt with most issues first hand. Sorry your family and friends don't seem to be supportive, give them time, it is hard for everyone. Sometimes they also are overwhelmed and don't know what to say or do for the best. Glad you seem to be getting all the help you need by the proffessionals.

Hi Davina, sorry about kidney infection hope it clears soon for you. Big hugs. X
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Date: 09.01.2012
From: Paula

Subject: Re: can i ask a question

Hi Davina,
Hope the kidney infection stops soon. Thinking of you. Take care x
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Date: 10.01.2012
From: davina

Subject: Re: can i ask a question

hi marlene and paula just 1 thing afetr another this weekend. aggh....

my kndney infection seams to have calmed down now but i have been getting adominal pain so when doctors and now got to have a scan regarding my coil, it may have inbedded its self in to the bottom of my womb. ad today to top it off my front tooth as broken. agggghhhh.

hope you both are well. xx
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Date: 10.01.2012
From: paula

Subject: Re: can i ask a question

Oh you poor thing. Hope you get both things sorted out soon. Feel for you. Sending you a big hug, trip to the dentist, braver than me. Corsoydl is good to use, acts as a local ansthetic and anbesol too. Hope you get the coil situation sorted, are they getting a gynie involved. Big hug and take lots of care of yourself, thinking of you xx
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Date: 10.01.2012
From: paula

Subject: Re: can i ask a question

Warm wishes and a hug to you too Marlene. xx
Ps got the second rhumy apt through 2nd feb for another jab and to start the meds. Stiffness for three hours today, pain too, sense of humour is coming back, so that is a good thing at the moment,
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Date: 11.01.2012
From: davina

Subject: Re: can i ask a question

lol i hate dentists i normally have sadation when i have treatment so going next week on my own is going to be a task. just waiting for the scan appointment, hopefully not to long.
paula if you don't laugh you will normally cry with arthritis so a sence of humour will be good. xx
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