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Board: Lupus 12-11-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By teeha
Re: Many years searching for a diagnosis. Getting closer.

I think your on the right track buy having further testing done. Remian persistant until you know what is going on.
Lets us know what you find out, and hang in there.

Teeha
Board: Lupus 12-11-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,966
Posted By teeha
Re: the top 5 pieces of advice to speed diagnosis and how long did it take for your d

How long did it take for you to get diagnosed ONCE YOU FELT THAT YOU HAD LUPUS? I was diagnoised before I ever considered Lupus. But dealt with symptons for atleast 15 yrs.

Things that you know...
Board: Lupus 12-11-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By teeha
Re: Results from Eos... Colitis Allergy testing

Forgot the kicker to the whole thing...my dads family have been potatoe farmers for many generations in Minn.......Good thing I didn't go into the family business. lol
Board: Lupus 12-11-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By teeha
Talking Results from Eos... Colitis Allergy testing

Vee Jay, :wave:

After seeing the 2nd Gastro Doc confirming the 1st diagnoisis of the rare colitis which is lupus related he sent me to an allergy Doc. After being pricked all over my back and...
Board: Lupus 10-10-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By teeha
Re: Eosinophilic Colitis connection to lupus????

VeeJ,

Its all good.... will keep u updated on the tests. I did see something going on for colitis and chrons but did not check it out yet. Good ides U gave me to check into organizations for this...
Board: Lupus 10-10-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By teeha
Re: Eosinophilic Colitis connection to lupus????

LOL VeeJ

Man take a deep breath..slow down.looool

I have seen only the 1 gastro dx..... I tend to agree with the findings as it was found via biopsy, and since I had a "stomach" disorder at...
Board: Lupus 10-10-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By teeha
Re: Eosinophilic Colitis connection to lupus????

VeeJ,

I researched it once I got the test results. It is a bowel inflamitory disease that effects the bodies ability to digest certain foods properly, causing bloating, inflamation, mild to...
Board: Lupus 10-09-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,525
Posted By teeha
Re: Weird rashes / skin ... please help

I am with Veej on this.... there are far to many variants of Lupus that show negeative results for Ana issues. I am one of those ppl who have Tumidus Lupus and Dle also with no issues in my Ana. My...
Board: Divorce & Separation 10-09-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,649
Posted By teeha
Re: Complicated Divorce

I dont understand why you have to go back to SC for a divorce. You have moved and are a registered voter of Fl. I know the rules are different everywhere but still it dont make sense to me. With the...
Board: Divorce & Separation 10-09-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,406
Posted By teeha
Re: Question re: the ex and children and harassment

I would do that or change my number so he could not reach me. You dont need to put up with it. When has breaking the law been acceptable?? X's are X';s for a reason..you broke away once do it again,...
Board: Divorce & Separation 10-09-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,456
Posted By teeha
Re: Stressful situation, what would you do?

so the best way to say it in the letter is how a therapist would say it. Divorce is not about the children. Both parents love the kids, and should not speak bad about the other parent to the...
Board: Digestive Disorders 10-09-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By teeha
Re: Did I do something to my colon?

hi,

Dont know if U did anything ..I experience those things on a regular basis. If it worries you go get it checked out. Never hurts to be sure.
Board: Lupus 10-09-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By teeha
Eosinophilic Colitis connection to lupus????

OK
Sighs.......... I now have been dx'ed with gerd, diverticulitis and Eosinophilic colitis. Rare 1% of ppl get this type of inflamation of the colon triggerd by food allergies. Since it is a...
Board: Digestive Disorders 10-09-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By teeha
Re: I.b.s or digestive disorder ?

hi I was having alot of those symptons and my original Dx said I.B.S. also, nothing helped..he would not run tests. Now 22 yrs later, new state new Dx...and he said I.B.S. and I said NO it is not..I...
Board: Digestive Disorders 10-09-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By teeha
Re: Constipation Question

[QUOTE=HorseTail80;4856528]I am in recovery for a lumbar laminectomy due to Cauda Equina Syndrome. CES is a special herniation because it compresses the nerves that control bowels and urination,...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 10-09-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By teeha
Re: hi im a little new here but ive been worried

HI Vreggie,
Canker sores that dont want to go away wow..they r painful. What other symnptons do you have. has your doc do any testing??? do you rinse with warm salt water, my dad always told me...
Board: Lupus 10-09-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By teeha
Re: Plaquenil???

HI Angie,

PLaqunel has had good effects on the 2 types of skin lupus I have, and so far it has not effected my eye sight. My Dermnie who is actually handling my lupus makes sure I get eye tests...
Board: Digestive Disorders 10-09-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 490
Posted By teeha
New to this section! Hi everyone

HI to all. was just diagnoised with gerd, diverticitulitis and Eosinophilic Colitis. Amoung many other disorders I Have that may or my not be related through auto immune diseases. I have been...
Board: Lupus 03-08-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,352
Posted By teeha
Re: Discoid

Hey VeeJ,
It makes sense to me. Have one of my migraines today grrrrrrr. I hate when I get these. As far as the criteria goes I have many of the "symptons" but blood work still comes back "normal"...
Board: Lupus 03-07-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,041
Posted By teeha
Re: rash

Not sure could be a form of lupus, Best bet is to go to a dermatologist since you have presented with a skin rash. Upper arms hard lesions under skin that itch maybe lupus pannicutltis which some...
Board: Lupus 03-07-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 955
Posted By teeha
Re: Ssdi question... Need insight

HI, your much further into this then I am. I have no idea where to even start to go for ssdi, which I need to do. Working is getting to hard for me. I have several medical issues that are disability...
Board: Lupus 03-07-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,001
Posted By teeha
Re: confused

HI,

I would suggest going to a rhumie if you can afford it, if it is to expensive maybe a dermatologist since she has the rash. I actually goto a dermie for my lupus and not a rhumie. Rhumies...
Board: Lupus 03-07-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,987
Posted By teeha
Re: Worried I have lupus

Hi,

yes Good idea to be tested as there is a family history of Lupus it seems.

Teeha
Board: Lupus 03-07-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,791
Posted By teeha
Re: MD suggesting Lupus

HI,

Wow sounds like alot of what I went through prior to being Dx'ed with Lupus. Along with the Lupus I was dx'ed with Fibro and also Hypothyroidism. I was given Cymbalta for the fibro and...
Board: Lupus 03-07-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,352
Posted By teeha
Discoid

VeeJ I read in your post from the Lupus and Sun thread and let me do a quick quote from there.. " But your having discoid lesions does mean you're at some risk for further (systemic) problems,"
...
Board: Lupus 03-07-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,269
Posted By teeha
Advancement in Lupus

Hi all

Been a while since I posted, but have been very busy. I had a new rash outbreak on my forehead, eyebrown and eyelid. The punch test came back as Discoid Lupus. Spoke to my Dermie today...
Board: Lupus 03-07-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,908
Posted By teeha
Re: dental problems

Hi,

Actually I have read in a Dental magaizine and spoke to my dentist and hygenist about Lupus and dental issues. Yes Lupus can bring on dental issues. My dentsis recommends I have my teeth...
Board: Divorce & Separation 11-15-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,432
Posted By teeha
Re: He divorced 3 wives, i am the 4th and need advice

Never marry a man that has that many x wives....... he is an x for a reason. Or atleast talk to his X to find out why.
Board: Divorce & Separation 11-15-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,819
Posted By teeha
Re: How do holidays work with a separation?

vent away it helps you. Sometimes you have to let the kids do things that you know will hurt thier feelings in the end so it can help them grow. This is the hardest kind of love there is. It called...
Board: Divorce & Separation 11-10-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,819
Posted By teeha
Re: How do holidays work with a separation?

I remember that feeling well. It took me 5 yrs for a no fault Divorce due to his Games. Seriously he even tried telling the kids he could not buy them anything because I was taking all his money for...
Board: Divorce & Separation 11-09-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,819
Posted By teeha
Re: How do holidays work with a separation?

HI Sunsetnan, it has been awhile since I went through seperation and divorce. It was very hard on me but mostly on the children, as they never see what we see in our spouse whicb is natural, after...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-08-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By teeha
Re: What do I do?

I would get the full thyroid test t3 t4 tsh levels tested. When I was diagnoised my dx started me on 88 levoxyl. 4 weeks later tested again and pumped it to 100. in those 4 weeks I 14 lbs. The first...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-08-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,737
Posted By teeha
Re: Hypothyroidism/hairloss/hell

HI ChefPam
I am in Ky also just over in Louisville. I have hypothyroidism, fibro and lupus, and back problems, low Vit D. I know how hard it is to get a good doctor but keep trying. Seriously, I...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-08-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 738
Posted By teeha
Question New to this part of the board Have a question

HI to everyone who reads this. Over the past 6 months or so my cvc test has been strange. One time both levels are normal and the next time they are both high. It has been doing this for about 6...
Board: Lupus 11-07-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,155
Posted By teeha
Re: Safe to have surgery with Lupus?

Hey I know this is a bit late, but I just came back to the boards after being laid up. Talk to your doctor before making a decision. With all my health Issues, I ended up having back surgery Sept 27....
Board: Lupus 11-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,210
Posted By teeha
Re: Ouch my scalp hurts

HI,
I never thought of my scapl hurting I always said my hair hurts. Have you been tested or thought about fibro as a possible culprit? What U described sounds like what my skin feels like with...
Board: Lupus 11-07-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,599
Posted By teeha
Re: Vit D levels and question about ANA

HI
Yes I have noticed also Low Vit D. first found mine when it was at an 8 I think its at 11 now and I have been taking 50000 iu weekly. I have TLE, and maybe Cle,got get into my dermi for that,...
Board: Hysterectomy 11-07-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,253
Posted By teeha
Re: Period is out of whack out of nowhere?

I would see the Doctor again. My Period went totally wack and ended up having a hysterectomy. With all things things that it could be it is always best to be on the side of caution. If I knew then...
Board: Lupus 11-07-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,181
Posted By teeha
Unhappy further developments after a period of smooth sailing

Hi All,

Well I was having a good run of being somewhat normal, had back surgery, and was hit with cvc test results showing high on both parts. That has been up and down and up and down, Now also...
Board: Lupus 07-07-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,989
Posted By teeha
Re: Advice plz, things are heating up

Hey Va Girl, ya as soon as I know anything I will let you know. I bruise a bit easily but this could be due to having to take Mobic and cymbalta. bruising and bleeding is a known side effect rare,...
Board: Lupus 07-05-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,733
Posted By teeha
Re: Strange lupus acne

I still get some Acne also,at times the seed comes out which is crunchy. not sure if that is what you might be getting.... the seed. Hard to believe 47 with acne lol ya well young at heart I guess....
Board: Lupus 07-05-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,556
Posted By teeha
Re: Extremely confused about test results More than one pattern? What the??

HI Neveragain and Glojer,

I am still rather new to all this and investigating my blood tests results that I do have. I was diagnoised with TLE rare form of DLE, also fibromylgia,...
Board: Lupus 07-05-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 734
Posted By teeha
Question confused about a blood test

ok I did find some of my blood test results on myh Insurance website.;) Here is one thing I do not understand from the results.

LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT NEUTRALIZATION.HEXAGONAL PHASE PHOSPHOLIPID...
Board: Lupus 07-04-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,989
Posted By teeha
Re: Advice plz, things are heating up

VeeJ,

Been researching again on the symptoms of SLE. Here is one that I have been experiencing over the last few months.

Inflammation of blood vessels in the skin (cutaneous vasculitis):...
Board: Lupus 07-03-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,989
Posted By teeha
Re: Advice plz, things are heating up

Hi VeeJ,


The ER Doc Said my Creatinine Level is low. No Stones or cysts. nI have asked for copies and seems I never get them. I did so a bit of resecrch and came across colitis as one...
Board: Lupus 07-02-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,989
Posted By teeha
Unhappy Advice plz, things are heating up

:confused:Hi, been awhile..thought I had hings in control but............here I go again..In the last 2 weeks I have been diagnoised with carpal Tunnel in both wrists, ok means surgery since the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-08-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By teeha
Re: Baffled please share your knowledge

Someone caught my mistake...yes it is 50,000iu one time a week for 3 months, then I have to get VitD3. I am so exhausted right now.

Teeha
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-08-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By teeha
Re: Baffled please share your knowledge

Would they check that in a full thyroid panel blood test? if not I will have my gp do that. I am thinking to have him check all my Vit, minerals etc so I can get a grip on all this. I have always...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-08-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By teeha
Re: Baffled please share your knowledge

well The letter from the Doc I went to for OA and Possible SLE did Said that a norm Vit D Level starts at 52 and mine is at 11. The 5000 iu is what they prescribed to start me at and after 1 week of...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-07-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By teeha
Question Baffled please share your knowledge

HI everyone I was diagnoised wiht Hypo about 6 months ago. My original level was 11 My gp started me on Levoxyl 88 mg. After 4 weeks he tested again and said it was still sluggish level of 19 bumped...
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