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Doctor Adding New Medication

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#1 tngrits


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 02:04 PM

Hi everyone! I hope y'all are having a good weekend. I was feeling so much better on the Remodulin but it has been increased enough that the side effects are awful. Maybe I'm being a baby but they really are bad. The restless legs is the worst. Also the site pain is worse. But, doctor says I am doing better. Still trying to learn to eat more but not much luck. We are using a quarter of a Phenergran tablet before each meal and that does help a little--makes me dopey though. If all goes well the doctor will add Letairis to my meds. He said there will be more side effects :( . Then in one month add another med (don't remember the name). He thinks it will take all three to get me below stage 4. As bad as the side effects are I feel so blessed I have finally moved somewhere where the doctors understand about scleroderma and especially pulmonary hypertension.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 02:32 PM

Hi Linda,

I am sorry to hear that you're still suffering such horrible side effects from your medications. Sometimes I think we have to weigh up the pros and cons of each medication in order to get an overall improvement and it is reassuring to know that the doctors that are treating you do know about Scleroderma and are prepared to try and find the best combination of drugs to treat you.

I've included a link to Letairis to give you some more information which I hope you'll find helpful.

Do please keep us posted on how your medications are working and how you're getting on with them.
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#3 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:21 AM

Hello Linda

I am sorry you're having more side effects but if it takes you below stage 4 it will be worth it in the long run...well that's the theory anyway...and don't knock dopey, he's a friend of mine! :lol: Seriously though dopey is how I would describe myself at the best of times.

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