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Date: 19.07.2009
From: val h

Subject: to take or not to take

that is the question. have not taken naproxin this week as only take when in flare up and having been off work could cope with out, but have wedding of nephew next sat. am sat here feet hurting right hand also back stiff and neck screaming when i move it lol (new ache that) knees feel swollen. i know the only sencible thing to do is to take it and have taken stomach protecter but seems to be getting shorter and shorter between taking worrying what next lost a little weight exercise more what next.not sure what been up to with thumbs but so painfull to move :-( giong in bath now see if that sorts it a bit lol lol lol
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Date: 19.07.2009
From: Lynne

Subject: Re: to take or not to take

Hi val. I'm afraid you have to take your meds
not just when you feel ill. You need to take them as prescribed by your doc. All the time that's perhaps why you keep having so many flare ups. Sorry Hun but that's how they work better. Hopefully you'll feel better for the wedding. I know it's not pleasant having to keep taking the meds but it is the only way to stay reasonably stable. Good luck xxx
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Date: 19.07.2009
From: val h

Subject: Re: to take or not to take

thanks lynne doc prescribed them 4 when get flare ups only got it mild so far lol. says its oa and if can stop flare ups will stop dammage to joints take gloc. and chond daily to help protect joints doc did not expect me to need the naproxin as much as seem to will have to go back 4 another chat will take meds all this week been looking into arth and different types not sure it is oa to many flare ups and other symptoms but what do i know just my body lol. will ask 4 more tests to c what going on some thing not right. went sea side yesterday did not walk much left at 8.30 and came home on 3.30 train could not stay awake on way home was exhausted hate this feeling not used to it yet want to feel as used to i know that not possible just feeling sorry 4 my self today still in pain all joints but know will be much better in couple of days. any way thanks 4 advice hope u having good day take care
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Date: 20.07.2009
From: Jill

Subject: Re: to take or not to take

Hi Val...I wld deffo go c yur rhummy....dont sound right, mb its inflam artha u have, mb u do have O.a. lots of us have that, due to weat and tear....think u need summmat far stronger...(((((huggggss)))))
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Date: 20.07.2009
From: val h

Subject: Re: to take or not to take

thanks just was fed up with it will phone doc when they open still not very comfy lol hope u feeling bit better know u were realy bad so dont go over doing it take care we need u around here to keep us sane :-)
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Date: 20.07.2009
From: val h

Subject: Re: to take or not to take

guess what cant get in to c doc i normally c till aug. 17th (she going on hol). will c different doc if get any worse. not got rhummy so will wait and c.
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Date: 20.07.2009
From: Lynne

Subject: Re: to take or not to take

Hope your feeling better today val. Did not know you have not got a rheumy perhaps it's time your GP refered you. You seem to be in too much pain too often. Think you need the big boys to look at you . Hope your better for the wedding. Take care
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Date: 20.07.2009
From: Lynne

Subject: Re: to take or not to take

Val something playing on my mind about your meds. As far as I am aware nsards take up to two months normally to kick in and for you too feel the benefit. Would def try to book an appointment with another doc if you can't get to see your usual one. It seems odd to me that he only Dvuses you to take then on a flare up. Seems a bit late then. They are supposed to stop you flaring up. Would be interested what the others think. Ask jill good luck val
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Date: 20.07.2009
From: val h

Subject: Re: to take or not to take

thanks will do if not any better. like this doc treats u like a human with a brain worth waiting 4 things wernt to bad last time i saw her thanks 4 help and suport
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Date: 21.07.2009
From: Jules

Subject: Re: to take or not to take

I was of the same opinoin as lynne I aS told I had to take naproxin all the time and that it would take a couple of months to have full effect. No wonder your always in pain. I def would see your gp about it asap xxxx
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Date: 21.07.2009
From: val h

Subject: Re: to take or not to take

thanks will do. taking it till go to c her as had enough of flare ups this one just starting to respond to med thank goodness wish u all pain free evening
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