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#1 Patty


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Posted 30 May 2007 - 12:28 AM

I got checked out and was told that I have tendonitis in my foot and a muscle strain in my back, I am not too sure I agree with this but I was not about to do anythng in the ER about it. I did mention it to the APRN from my doctors office when she called yesterday and she said she would make sure the dr saw the hospital report.

I am now getting off all my meds that I do not think are not helping me. My neurontin is now 1200 a day down from 1800. And the APRN al;so said I could start a taper from the elavil so I am now on 20 mg down from 30-40. I hate taking all the meds feeling that they are not helping me. I really want to get off all meds and start over. I am also on a prednisone taper so one day soon I should be off all but a couple meds!!


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Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 06:57 AM

Hey Patty,

Thanks for the update. It's hard when you disagree with a diagnosis. It will be interesting to see how you feel once you taper down or off of some of your meds. Make sure your doctor knows about everything you do though.
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 09:04 AM

It's great that you're tapering off some of your meds!!! Sometimes I think they make us feel worse than the disease. My cardiologist has been so puzzled about my Atrial fibrillations and flutters that he took me off my anti-arrhythmia drug to see what happened. It turned out that NOTHING happened. My EKGs were the same before and after. I can't tell you how much better I feel having come off that drug. That's 6 pills a day I don't have to take anymore. I certainly hope that you have the same experience! Keep us informed on how you're doing.

I'm sorry you're not satisfied with the diagnosis on your foot and back. Well, keep a close eye on things and if it starts to get worse, please see your regular doctor.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 06:15 PM

Hello Patty,
I am sorry to hear about the "maybe"diagnosis with the foot and and back. I am sure that that can be very dissapointing!

Best of luck with your tapering process. I think that as long as it is monitored by your doctor, you will do just fine. Sometimes the doctors just give us a prescription to kill one side effect, only to create a new one....and so on.
Please let us know how you are doing.


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Posted 31 May 2007 - 01:24 PM

Patty, I envy you tapering off your meds. I talked to my doctor about getting off some of mine. Unfortunaly, I need all of them! Blood pressure, cholesterol, arthritis, stomach and esophogus,etc. Nothing I can do without.
Good luck to you with your foot and back troubles. I sure hope they get better real soon.