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A follow up visit with the specialist

Today is my follow visit with the rheumatologist and if haven’t seen her since before Germany. I already know that the bloodwork was ok, or so I was told at least and we’ll see what she has to say. The RA has become manageable with the pills, but I know that my immune system is being repressed which makes healing my voice for instance a nuisance. Perhaps she can help me with that. I skip doses at times to give my body a chance, but I do notice when I don’t take the meds. I feel more achy and pain robs your positivity. I do hope that the adrenaline of a new project, buying land and building a house can carry me through. In prior instances it was always such a focus that gave me wings and helped me overcome. I hope it does. In the meantime the darn mosquitos make my life tough and I hope we get rid of them soon. I am amongst those 8% with a rare blood type they are especially attracted to and when they bite me I have the worst reaction that ends up In welts on my skin. Hey perhaps the RA doctor has a solution here too. Fingers crossed.


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10 thoughts on “A follow up visit with the specialist

  1. After much searching I finally found something for the pain of arthritis because my immune system is being suppressed by the cortico steroids for my emphysema. I’m using Colcaciferol (vitamin D3 1000IU) 25 micrograms and Menaquinone 7 (vitamin K2) 45 micrograms in a combined pump action spray (it didn’t have preservatives in it). If you look them up they can be obtained in tablet form and are for many aspects of bone health, immune, nerve and artery health. Because I react to so many things I bought a light dose but for some things they can go up to 10 or 50 thousand IU’s. This pump action preparation is made by an Australian company but I’m sure you would be able to obtain them from your country easily. After just 2 days the headaches and pain from the crushed disks in my neck was unbelievable in their absence. For the first time in 8 years I slept for 5 hours straight which is a God send, and even then went on for another 2 hrs beyond that. Usually I have to get up at the 3 to 5 hr mark to take the pressure off the nerve and try to reduce the headaches. And I’m still ‘feeling’ many other things balancing because of it…digestion especially because I have finally reduced the only medication I could take for the pain…Aspirin, which isn’t good long term use for the stomach. Anyway dear lady, all of this above is mainly due to the steroids, you may not have such a lack…but I do feel its impact on the arthritis so it may be a help for your journey. Good luck, may you find your miracle, be it in your heart or as simple as a vitamin 😀❤️🙏🏽

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    1. Wow that is wonderful information and I’m most happy about you finding some relief with this product. That means a lot to me because I know how terrible it is to suffer through the pain. May it bring hope and carry you my friend: I will definitely look into it and research it here on my end. Thank you for sharing your success with me. You’re the best. 😘💙🦋🙏🏼

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      1. And thank you kind lady, I hope it can do something for you as well. Its unbelievable that something as simple as vitamin D3 and K2 can create such a beautiful balance after all this time. But do ask your Nephropath or Dr about it so that it doesn’t clash with any other preparation you may be on, they may have some already in them or affect the use of others. Regardless, may your body find that peace as I did 😀❤️🙏🏽

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      2. I don’t ha e another appointment until December and it’s still early stages for me on this medication. I just wish I could go a more natural approach and it would be wonderful if it was in the form of a simple vitamin 💙🙏🏼

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      3. It does leave you awkwardly until you at least ‘try’ out that medication. But at the least can be a fallback if that doesn’t work. So far for me it is balancing digestion, reducing pain quite strongly (and it is only day 5), and I have this huge urge to sing…maybe a side effect (hey, who wouldn’t after 8 years of pain) 😂🤣 Anyway, I hope it can help. Good luck ❤️🙏🏽

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      4. I jest dear lady, my voice is in fact almost gone because of the steroids. But I sing ‘within’ myself 🤣 But I’m working on that. I should be almost as good as the singer in the band Coldplay in a little while 😂🤣❤️🙏🏽

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      5. Oh no I didn’t know my friend. I took steroids for 2 1/2 month while in Germany until the RA meds finally kicked in. Your comment made me think of my loss of voice could be related to that as well. Sending blessings and love your way. 🙏🏼💙

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      6. The voice loss seems to be a common denominator with steroids. I’ve been on them for 10 years so it has become very deep but hoarse. If the only way to get chocolate was to bid at auction…I’d starve 😂🤣❤️🙏🏽

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