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Board: Arthritis 06-05-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Moldova
Re: Reaction to Limbrel 500

Unfortunatelly this is the case with many drugs for RA and OA.
Just get excited for feeling better and soon after back to square one.

But on a bright side, thank God it helped you at least for a...
Board: Arthritis 06-05-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Rheumatoid Arthritis Deafness
Views: 406
Posted By Moldova
Re: Deafness

Although i have advanced ra with a lot of body damages and hearing loss too but in my case believed it due to meniere's disease/vertigo.

But ent sees something looking like white calcification in...
Board: Arthritis 06-05-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By Moldova
Re: just diagnosed

Dear tasha,
seems you an intelligent person and know what is right.
Don't worry dear about stomach weight. This weight hard to loose but as soon as you achieve ideal weight, stomach will be much...
Board: Arthritis 05-04-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By Moldova
Re: just diagnosed

HI,

I can understand how much you hurt, especially if you have to be on your feet all day long. I am so sorry, dear heart.
But please, don't give up. You can help yourself so much!!!
If you...
Board: Arthritis 05-04-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,622
Posted By Moldova
Re: Pain everywhere

Haydena,

Yes, i did go back on a statin. But no more 10/80, 10/40 this time and every other day.
My Dr. says taking it every other day benefits those who have side effects.
Just make sure you ...
Board: Arthritis 04-29-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,015
Posted By Moldova
Re: Orencia

Hi,
We had Orencia discussion while ago.
You can find it under my name and read.

Good luck with your treatment.
Board: Arthritis 02-04-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By Moldova
Re: Anyone with RA start with anemia (not iron deficient) first before joint issues?

Hello to you!

I suffer from RA for many years but never had anemia.
Even though your bones hurt on both sides, this still doesn't mean it's RA.
You can't guess on something like this, only your...
Board: Arthritis 02-04-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Rheumatoid Arthritis Is anyone taking liquid Plaquenil
Views: 759
Posted By Moldova
Re: Is anyone taking liquid Plaquenil

Hi Sandy,

First from nowhere I got retinal discoloration. Then got floaters and one day messy vision. Went back to check: retinal detachment. Had an excellent Retinal specialist from Whil (PA) eye...
Board: Back Problems 02-02-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By Moldova
Re: Smoking before fusion surgery

My surgeon told me 4-6 month to clean your lungs/system.
He asked me if I smoke (no!!!) because he wouldn't operate on anyone who smoke or stop smocking later then 6 month ago.
Because in smokers...
Board: Back Problems 02-02-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Moldova
Re: Feet numbness and tingling before and after surgery

I am sorry about your dad, of course you want him to stop suffering. Not sure about happy story here because we all here to learn more about our own pain and problems and help others with our own...
Board: Arthritis 02-02-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,622
Posted By Moldova
Re: Pain everywhere

Selma,
Are you on any statin med for cholesterol?
Often this medication can cause terrible muscle/joint pain, tiredness, sleepless night, etc.

When I developed same symptoms, my Dr took me off...
Board: Arthritis 02-02-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By Moldova
Re: rheumatoid arthritis

Dear Gail,

I have very advanced RA although all my life I was athletic and active, ate right, never smoked or drunk.
I am on treatments for about 6 years but not even once I went into remission....
Board: Arthritis 02-02-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By Moldova
Re: RA and Orencia

Hi, isn't this a shame?!
Just as an advice. My dear friend just a month ago was able to get Orencia for only....$5.00
Her insurance refused to pay so she contacted Orencia site and find out contact...
Board: Arthritis 02-02-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By Moldova
Re: unexplained bone pain

Hi, I am very sorry about your pain,
When I developed more muscle pain then usual, my RA suggested to go off Lipitor for a month and see what happens.
It didn't help but at least we knew to look...
Board: Arthritis 02-02-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Rheumatoid Arthritis Is anyone taking liquid Plaquenil
Views: 759
Posted By Moldova
Re: Is anyone taking liquid Plaquenil

Hi,
I didn't have a problem taking it in pill form.
What I want to tell you is: while taking this drug you must check your eyes no less then once a year. Also suggested to be checked by Retina...
Board: Arthritis 02-02-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By Moldova
Re: Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Question

I am so sorry about your hubby but I am happy I can share with you information I survived myself.
Yes MTX, chemo therapy drug, exactly same one they use to treat cancer but in different dose.
I was...
Board: Arthritis 02-02-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By Moldova
Re: Hi to all

Hello to you!

I would recommend to see eye MD. I suffer with RA for years and know how it affects whole body. Your RA will be happy to have results of your eye exam. Besides, Dr may suggest help...
Board: Pain Management 02-02-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By Moldova
Re: Changing Pain Doctors After Bad Experience - Help!

Hello,

I will try to help you based on how i would do.
I been under PM care since 2003. I drive for 1 1/2 hrs to see my resent PM Dr. for 9 years. I left first PM because he was a Dr who had I...
Board: Pain Management 02-02-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Moldova
Re: Steroid Question and Update

123rsd,

Why didn't they take you off slowly? I take steroids pretty often , even if it just a week, it always doses go down slowly.
No wonder that you felt so ill - such stress for your body.
My...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-01-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,839
Posted By Moldova
Re: Anxiety and Blood Pressure Medicine

Yes, second year I am on it and works great for HBP and doesn't cause any anxiety.
Very expensive though and not every insurance covers it.
Board: Eye & Vision 01-13-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Moldova
Re: Unilateral eye problem

Now you talking! Auto- immune - same here. I have RA, Lupus, Sjorgen's, etc and all of these cause severe eye dryness. Cataract surgery - same here plus first one was detached retina.
And now again...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-12-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Moldova
Re: Unilateral eye problem

I am glad your drops do the job. Why are become allergic to something so suddenly?

My tertible itching have nothing to do with allergy. It's due to a very dry eyes and Blepharitis as a result....
Board: Pain Management 01-08-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Moldova
Re: Chronic kidney stones

Hi sweet heart,
I really get upset when I read about children and youngsters get health issues. I am sorry you have to deal with all this and want to share with you something.

My cousin was born...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-06-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Moldova
Re: Unilateral eye problem

I also have Blepharitis because of dry eyes. I experience same symptoms as you do.
My Eye MD and "second opinion" one said I have nothing to worry about. When eyes this dry it feels like something...
Board: Back Problems 01-06-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Moldova
Re: GREAT Story - L4-S1 Fusion w Discectomy

Hi,
Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I am on this board since '06 and read many different stories. I hope you will continue doing great for the rest of your life.

When i had my...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-06-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Moldova
Re: Right eye and right side of nose hurt

Since you told me you had retina surgery, i am sure we have identical situation.
Not a doubt in my mind that you must see your Retina specialist. ASAP. Longer you wait, less chance you can be...
Board: Pain Management 01-05-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Moldova
Re: Medtronic Pain Pump/Back Problem

I heard wonderful thinga from most people who had done Pain Pump. I also heard few very bad experiences but most results were positive.

3 years ago my PM decided I am a good candidate for PP and...
Board: Abuse Support 01-05-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Moldova
Re: Anyone else feel rage?

Did i hear you right? Fiance?
How did you let it get this far? Why? What pushes a normal, smart woman to even know someone like this, forget dating?
Why women stay in such dangerous relationships?...
Board: Abuse Support 01-05-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Moldova
Re: Physically & Emotionally Hurt by Husband Due to In laws

They say people treat us the way we let them do that.
If you feel your man is disrespecting you in so many ways - you have to make important life decisions which benefit you and kids. This is very...
Board: Abuse Support 01-05-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,752
Posted By Moldova
Re: Dad threatens me - feeling intimidated constantly

Hi,
I am sorry you have to live under same roof with such abusive person. You never said how old you are and what kind illness you have. If you are teen or an adult -2 different ways to handle this...
Board: Sjögren's Syndrome 01-05-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,750
Posted By Moldova
Re: Problem with eyelashes - Sjogren or blepharitis?

I have Blepharitis without flaking. Only one symptom: very dry eyes. My eye Dr puts me on Rx Restesis and no more dry eyes. My eye lashes grow normal again.
Will have to be on Resteses for the rest...
Board: Pain Management 01-05-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By Moldova
Re: Chronic Pain Patient to the ER

I am so sorry about amount of pain you had. Good thing you met drs at ER who did what doctors suppose to do: help people, instead of judging you.

I also had to go to ER many times due to...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-05-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Moldova
Re: Chronic Eyelid Issues...

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Blepharitis based on only few symptoms: itchy dry eyes, slightly puffy lids. My Dr put me on Restesis and all symptoms disapeared. I had never had flakiness or crust...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-05-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Moldova
Re: Right eye and right side of nose hurt

Hello,

I am not sure about your neck pain but eye/side of the nose pain sounds very familiar to me.
I developed same areas pain after my Dr took me off all drops after cataract surgery.
My...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-04-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Moldova
Help!!! 2 eye surgeries and blind?

Happy and healthy New Year everyone. !!!

Maybe someone here can share their similar experience?
June 2014 - detached retina surgery.
November 2014 - cataract surgery as a result.
3 weeks later...
Board: Arthritis 01-04-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By Moldova
Re: RA and Orencia

If i understood right, your Dr's first choice of drug is Orencia? Usually they start with MTX and see how you are doing before they offer biologics.

I was on many drugs before i was offered...
Board: Arthritis 01-04-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By Moldova
Re: rheumatologist in central NJ

I tried few Drs in Ocean Twnsp and Red Bank (dr. Allegra, who has good reputation, but not from me), got fully disappointed and went to NYC.
Never regret.
To me worth to make a trip once in 3...
Board: Arthritis 01-04-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By Moldova
Re: Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Question

MTX is a chemo therapy drug. They use to treat cancer with it but at higher doses. I couldn't eat and lost a lot of weight in a few month, also lost a lot of hair.
Both drugs bring immune system...
Board: Arthritis 01-04-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Enbrel the best for me?
Views: 473
Posted By Moldova
Re: Is Enbrel the best for me?

Hi dear,
This is a great question for many; many years ago I was wondering about same thing and learned since one thing: first of all, everyone has different results and second of all - no miracle...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By Moldova
Re: BP 210+/90 Nothing working.

Hello,
First of all your GP is doing the right thing by sending you to a specialist. I wonder why it wasn't done earlier. People whi have diabeties or other health issues and HBP - they must be...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-07-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,839
Posted By Moldova
Re: Anxiety and Blood Pressure Medicine

Out of all HBP meds I been on, EDARBYCLOR doesn' give me side effects we are talking about. And only one drug helped to bring my stubborn BP down.
Absolutly no reason to suffer. This drug is...
Board: Eye & Vision 10-29-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By Moldova
Re: Recent vitrectomy

Dear Dr
I can only imagine how concerned you are about this serious issue since your eyes so important for your job. Even though they say surgeons can operate with their eyes closed, I wouldn't want...
Board: Arthritis 10-29-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By Moldova
Re: Hydrocodone CAUSES my joints to hurt!

I am taking opioids for years so a lot of my friends on this board. Nobody ever had such problem. In fact, it offers severe pain relieve. Stiffness and joint pain is due my RA, etc conditions.
...
Board: Arthritis 10-29-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By Moldova
Re: Can Spinal Facet Joint & Epidural Injections be taken Whilst being on Remicade?

Hi,
It's a very good smart question. I had many spinal epidurals and even major surgeries despite being on Biologics for many years. My RA always takes me off all treatments before every procedure...
Board: Arthritis 10-29-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By Moldova
Re: how can I stop diarrhea on rheumatoid arthritis drug?

I am sorry to read about your problem. I wish I would have an answer but I cant. Only Dr can advice on something like this.
I been on same drugs for same problem but never affected me this way. In...
Board: Back Problems 10-02-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,233
Posted By Moldova
Re: Heart palpitations

HI DEAR
I AM NOT A DR BUT BECIDES SERIOUS SPINAL ISSUES, I HAVE HEART ISSUE AS WELL. I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT HEALTH OF THE HEART AND MAY TELL YOU NO HEART PALPS HAPPEN BECAUSE OF YOUR BACK PROBLEMS....
Board: Arthritis 10-02-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,476
Posted By Moldova
Re: RA swelling joints rapidly developing question 4u

Hello dear,

Swollen fingers it's just one minor side effects RA can present you with. ;-)
If your diagnoses right - blood work will prove it. Your Dr will see if this is really R A or something...
Board: Arthritis 10-02-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,152
Posted By Moldova
Smile Re: How long for Orencia to work

Hello dear,

I have been on too many drugs, biologics mostly but never went into remission.
Orencia Infusion was the most helpful but for no more than 7-8 month.
It was last hope since everything...
Board: Arthritis 10-02-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,005
Posted By Moldova
Re: How to reduce chronic swelling in knee from RA

Hi dear and welcome!

I am a bit confused. RA can't "set" in one knee. Osteo Arthritis yes but no such thing if you have RA.
RA is auto-immune disease and very symptomatic: whatever problems you...
Board: Arthritis 10-02-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Rheumatoid Arthritis Hand knuckle joint replacement
Views: 2,099
Posted By Moldova
Re: Hand knuckle joint replacement

I am sorry nobody answered your question. I guess nobody here had such experience.
I wish you well and speedy recovery after your surgery.

Please come back to us and let us know how you are...
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