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    This last month has been a roller coaster ride for me. My RA has been giving me fits and to top it off my electrolytes keep getting out of wack. I’m on Simponi infusions every 8 weeks, have hyperthyroidism, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, PsA, thrombocytopenia and heart problems. I’m fused from C-3 to T-1 and L3 to S1. I need a hip replacement and that is not possible due to my severe osteoporosis so my rheumatologist is starting me on Prolea my next infusion at the end of June. I just had an injection in my left hip to try to help alleviate some of the pain but the general anesthesia caused all kinds of havoc with my heart and a trip to the ER for chest pain. I have had two stints placed and still have a 50 % blockage in the LAD that they did not stint because it needed to be @ 70%. I’ve finally been able to reverse the electrolyte imbalance which helped with some of the spasms and bone pain but the anxiety I have from all the above is going to throw me completely over the edge lately. I have two bad heart valves. I’m so tired of being sick and tied and not being able to do the things I want to do. I’m a retired ER/ ICU nurse so idle time has never been in my vocabulary. I’m going insane here. I haven’t posted in a long time I’m more of a reader and do pray for each of you daily. I just feel so lonely here. Just needed to vent that’s all. I appreciate your time if you read this far 😁 #Anxiety
    #RheumatoidArthritis
    #Osteoporosis
    #Osteoarthritis
    #PsoriaticArthritis
    #lumbarradiculopathy
    #CervicalRadiculopathy
    #Hip bone on bone
    #CoronaryHeartDisease
    #Hyperthyroidism
    #Hypogammaglobulinemia

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    My first post, kind of nervous about it. Heres the short version, much easier. Diagnosed 7 yrs ago for both Fibro and Bipolar. I feel like Im still grieving who I use to be. I miss that version of me so badly. Husband left me earlier this year, which I actually did pretty well and with not being on any meds. Didnt kill amyone or pick up a charge. Thats pretty good. Haha yes humour is my go too. Well, after he was served he came home so we could work on us. Didnt work apparently and we did get divorced. But Ive been trying like hell not to lose my mind and this time its not working too well. Ive started throwing stuff while arguing with him, hitting myself and even picked up a bat. Ill be calling my doctor and some places for counseling but I just cant stand myself and what Ive become anymore amd I dont know what to do. Ive started meds again, been almost 2 weeks then I can up the dosage. But he doesnt think anything is wrong with me and that doesnt help at all or make me feel like I can control this. Thanks for reading

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    Hip Distraction to Relieve Pain? Anyone experienced hip pain relief from hip distraction in physical therapy? #HipReplacement       #Hip #hippain

    Recently completed 8 weeks of physical therapy for osteoarthritis of my hip. The PT used a belt to provide traction on my leg and relieve pressure on my hip joint! WOW! I was amazed at how much better my hip felt.  Has anyone else had experience with this in PT? Does anyone know how I can perform long axis hip distraction at home?
    #Osteoarthritis

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    I fell and hurt my hip really bad yesterday, what are some good ways to get rid of the pain?

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