Posted by Pamela
on February 28, 2000 at 22:14:36:
I'm so glad I found this message board!
I'm 31 and i've had RA since I was 15. For the most part i'm doing okay.
I've had 2 surgeries to repair and remove damaged joints in both feet.
I take what seems like a ton of medication.
I'm going to have oral surgery on Wednesday to remove my impacted wisdom teeth.
I was told to go off my Easprin for 5 days before surgery. I have done that but as of this morning i'm having a lot of pain. I called my rheumatologist and he was supposed to call in a prescription for celebrex for me. I go to the pharmacy, but the doctor's office hadn't called it in. So i've been taking tylenol.
I pray that being off my meds for this period of time will not cause my RA to flare.
My oral surgeon wants me to wait till Thursday to go back on my Easprin. In addition to the Easprin I also take methotrexate and plaquenil. I hope to return and become a regular on this board, that is if I make it thru this rough time.
Thanks so much for listening.