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    Oh Karen my heart goes out to you. I can't imagine the pain you must be feeling. I sure hope things work out for the best very quickly.
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    In the Garden

    I couldn't help but click into this link. I had no idea what a sapsucker was. Well thanks to you guys I now know. Can you tell that I am really not a gardener either. I try, but most stuff dies. It's really quite sad. Good luck with conquering your sapsuckers! ;)
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    Update on my condition

    Wow Leslie~ You have been a very busy girl. Good for you getting everything done all at once. I hope your able to settle down and enjoy what summer has to bring. Good luck on all your tests.
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    Suzie Aka: Sadie

    I'm so sad to hear about Sadie. It makes me feel so much better knowing that she's at ease with her journey. She is a true inspiration!
  5. Darlene~ Sadie has been a true inspiration to us all. She has been so strong and always willing to help out however she could. Please let her know that we love and appreciate her and will miss her very much. Until we meet again........Big hugs to you Sadie! Thank you for being so wonderful!
  6. Hi Glenwood~ I just wanted to express to you that I am so sorry to hear what your Mom, you and your family are going thru. You are in my thoughts. Please take care and stay strong!
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    Twitching in bed

    Wow that's really different. I've never heard of that before. The only thing that comes to mind is restless leg syndrome. But this sounds like it involves more than just legs.
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    Mouth ulcers

    Hi John, just checking on you and seeing if you sores are getting any better. I hope that some of these idea's are helping you out.
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    Sadie, thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. I am really glad you are pain free and getting great treatment with those wonderful people in Hospice. I think about you all the time. big hugs to you!
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    Too many symptoms still no diagnosis

    Welcome aboard Christie~ I have had to go thru a few different dr's before I found one that I felt comfortable with and thought was doing the best for me. Don't give up and give other dr's a try. You'll find one that will fit with you and know just how to treat you. Please don't settle with the one you have.
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    Update on Lisa (Peanut) from Best Friend

    Thank you for the great updates Lisa. I think about Peanut often and send good thoughts her way. She is a great inspiration to us all. Thank you for being a great friend to such a wonderful person.
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    Scleroderma Causes

    I had a tramatic slip and fall accident and then a month later I had flood of systems start up and just got continuously worse over the year. I was then diagnosis with Scleroderma and not just Raynaud's.
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    PFT test...what to expect?

    It's a breeze, nothing to worry about. The tech walks you thru the whole test. You might even sit in the big clear box and have breath in the same sort of tube as well. It's really no biggy, you be done in about 1/2 hour.
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    My battle with scleroderma

    That's Razz for sharing your story with all of us. You are a brave and wonderful fighter and someone to look up too. Thank you for giving so many of us the hope that we all need. Your family is very blessed to have you to love.
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    Nitroglycerin paste

    Hi there~ from what I was told your should be putting it at the base of your fingers....not on the actual sore. You can even rub it in as you would lotion. Hope this helps!
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    Congrats Linda!!!! whoo hoo!
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    Hi Michele I've been on methotrexate for about 4 months. I've noticed that my aggressiveness of the disease has halted. I haven't seen any progression since about after a month of taking it. I do get sick to my stomach though. It helps when I don't take all the pills at the same time. I haven't noticed being more tired than normal. Oh, and I don't seem to be as stiff. I hope that my skin will soften. Having tight skin is so annoying. My doctor also told me not to drink alcohol when taking this medicine, but I can't find anything that validates that. Has anyone else heard of this??
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    Painful Joints

    Hello~ For the past three day's I have been having pain in my left ring finger joints on either side of my wedding ring. It feels like I've sprained both my joints. I've never felt this in the past year since I've been having tight and swollen hands. I've gone to the Dermatologist and he's given me Cortizone shots 2 times in the past 1 1/2 months. I have noticed a bit of a difference in the swelling of my hands. I am due for another shot, but the dermatologist asked me to wait until I've talked to my rheumatologist Dr. Could the pain be coming from the "need" or "lack" of the cortizone shot? I originally went to the Dermatologist to get PUVA treatments but he told me that they no longer do that since they never had any good results from it. Has anyone had anything like this happen to them?? :unsure: thanks for your imput!
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    Painful toenails

    OUCH! I feel for all of you. I don't have this problem but I have had ingrown toe nails surgery. I hope you all get some relief soon. My Dad just had his big toe nails removed by the pod dr. He is SOOO excited about not having to deal with pain anymore. He's been told that the toe nails won't grow back. I know it's extreme, but hey no pain sounds good to me. Good luck!
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    EASY Cake Recipe

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY! I've made this one for years and get rave reviews!!!! It's the BEST and talk about easy!!!! It's a no brainer!!! Everyone should try this one!!!!
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    Painful Joints

    Thanks EVERYONE for the helpful info! I'm looking forward to asking the dr about hand therapy! I love that idea! I got a parafin wax kit from Dr. Schols for X-mas and can you believe I still haven't broken it out for use yet. I'm going to have to get on that one. :D
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    Easy Casserole Recipe

    Hi Barbara~ I'm going to try it too. Who is that cutie in your avitar? that baby is way too cute!!!!!!
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    Hi Omaeva~ Nitro-bid can be very helpful. I've learned from people here that I was applying it wrong. I love the analogy that a member here used. Basically, you need to use it at the base of your fingers not directly on the ulcer itself. Your doctor will recommend how often you should apply it on a daily basis. You need to be consistant with it. It finally worked for me after I was using it correctly. It also helps with keeping ulcers away. Hope this helps! :blink:
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    Painful Joints

    eeks! SCARY! I'll be talking to my dr about that tomorrow. He told me to rub it all over my hands twice a day.....I was just apprehensive about using it twice a day. I really didn't want to get the headaches that I've read about. Thanks again! :wub: