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Rheumy Appt 6/18

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#1 Kathy D

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:51 AM


Hope this finds everyone well :)

Rheumy suggested Methotrexate but also mentioned it may make my RA nodules worse.

Later in the appointment he again mentioned seeing one of the specialists listed on this site in Denver, I was able to tell him I already had an appointment for July 13!

At that point he said he would prefer speak with the specialist, after my visit, before starting me on the metho.

He gave me a scrip for Procardia as the amylopidine had nil to minimal results on my severe Raynauds.

He also gave me scrip for Provigil for fatigue but my insurance will not cover it, so I likely will not be taking that (as I do not have ADD or Narcolepsly which the drug is approved for).

I mentioned Prozac as a vasodiolator and he said he had heard of it but thought the Procardia was a better next step.

Thanks for all the support and hugs :)

Diffuse Scleroderma Diagnosed March 2009

#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:50 PM

Hi Kathy,

I've had good results with Plaquenil for fatigue. You might ask your Denver doctor about it when you see him.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 07:28 PM

I just wanted to mention I've had pretty good luck with prozac for raynauds.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 09:52 PM

Kathy, glad your appointment went well. I look forward to hearing about your specialist appointment on the 13th.
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#5 Kathy D

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:42 AM

Thanks friends!

I have been on plaquenil for 100 days now with minimal results, hopeful that it will eventually kick in!

I am definately mentioning prozac to Denver Specialist, as I may be able to replace both paxil and procardia with only prozac and eliminate one med!

I have to brag though, I can skillfully do 8 pills in one swallow! Would be nice to only need 7 pills though :)

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 01:36 PM


I am taking procardia for Raynaud's (RP) and I have good results! I'd give it a try. I have no side effects either!!

Good luck.