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Board: Arthritis 12-13-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,991
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Does anyone take Enbrel every 2 weeks?

I have taken Enbrel weekly, Humira weekly, and so many other drugs, that most people cringe when they hear everything I have been on. The one thing I have found with ALL biologic medications is, yes,...
Board: Bone Disorders 12-13-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,473
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Throat clicking when swallowing

I have had the same issue that you are experiencing, for years now. I have no idea what started it, or the cause. It does tend to hurt from time to time, but most f the time it doesn't. I would love...
Board: Arthritis 09-20-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,043
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Depomedrol Injection

Personally, I've suffered with tennis elbow for over a year. It's something that takes a real long time to heal because you constantly use your arm. As for depomedrol, I have never had any relief...
Board: Back Problems 05-24-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 23,025
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: PAIN IN BOTH ELBOWS ( ANY IDEAS WHY?) have had chronic back pain for 9 years

Low back surgery for one, will have nothing to do with pain in you elbows. If it hurts on top, right where the muscle joins the elbow, where there is a little bumpy rise in the bone, it could just be...
Board: Arthritis 05-24-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Psoriatic Arthritis- Methotrexade's effectiveness?

Hey there, I myself suffer from RA also. I personally tried methotrexate in pill form, and injection form. I had very little relief from it in either form, but my father in law who suffers from RA...
Board: Neurology 05-21-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: re-curring pain after L5 S1 disectomy

I was all fine and dandy after my micro discectomy for 8 weeks. At about the 8 week mark I ended up having pain in the same area again. What you describe, sounds like a relapse to me. I ended up back...
Board: Neurology 05-21-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 12,949
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Possible sciatic nerve injury after injection?

I have had numerous injections for back pain and have never had any problems with the injections. If the nerve was hit, it would have been an immediate jolt, it would be a pain you have never...
Board: Neurology 05-21-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 966
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: this pain causes me so much grief

Tmj is nothing to worry about, I have had issues with my jaw since I was 14. It still bothers me, but you can see your dentist for an appliance. Mine is from NTI and just clips on my front teeth, and...
Board: Neurology 05-21-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Can anyone pleasw help me with this?!

I for one experience numbness in both feet and hands. Mine is from swelling because of my Rheumatoid arthritis. It won't do you any good looking around and trying to self diagnose with the internet....
Board: Neurology 05-21-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 850
Posted By ShadNuke
Results for my Sural nerve biopsy....

As a follow up to my Sural nerve biopsy 2 weeks ago..... I guess it can't be great news, that I got a phone call from my Rheumatologist on Thursday, telling me I need to get into the office within 7...
Board: Neurology 05-21-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: What to expect during an EEG?

I remember when i went for mine, they just rubbed a salt mixture to glue the little tabs to your scalp with a little wooden stick. Then it was just a bunch of eye opening and closing. Mine was for...
Board: Neurology 05-21-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Sural nerve biopsy

OK, it seems to have settled down a bit now. Healed rather quickly, considering I'm 35. Thanks for the reply!
Board: Back Problems 05-07-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,205
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Dr. refuses to give me pain meds for chronic back pain! help!

Doctors are starting to become more hardcore when it comes to prescribing these narcotics. The government in Canada is in the process of banning oxycontin outright. If a doc prescribes something, and...
Board: Back Problems 05-07-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,301
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Recovering post-op fusion. L4-S1. i feel awful.

I had a micro discectomy and was down and out for 8 weeks before everything started to feel somewhat normal. It can take significantly longer to heal once you pass the age of 30. All i can say is...
Board: Back Problems 05-07-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,904
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Severe leg weakness after discectomy

Dude, I really wish I could tell you something different. I had to walk with a can prior to my first surgery, and had lost use of my toes on my right foot, along with my leg being super heavy. Before...
Board: Neurology 05-07-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Neurology vs. Orthopedic

I would recommend seeing a gp to have all the normal workups done first. Blood work and the like will likely direct you in the direction you need to go. Most numbness would be referred to neurologist...
Board: Neurology 05-07-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Neurology vs. Orthopedic

I would recommend seeing a gp to have all the normal workups done first. Blood work and the like will likely direct you in the direction you need to go. Most numbness would be referred to neurologist...
Board: Neurology 05-07-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By ShadNuke
Sural nerve biopsy

Just had the procedure done last Tuesday. I just have a quick question, when the surgeon stitched me up, would he have stitched the nerve itself into place, or just left it free? It seems when I bend...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-06-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,651
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Could this skin problem be an autoimmune disorder?

Excessive drinking can cause stomach issues along with bowel problems. What you describe as blisters, sound to me like a form of acne I suffered from, and still do to a point called superficial...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-06-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,651
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Could this skin problem be an autoimmune disorder?

Excessive drinking can cause stomach issues along with bowel problems. What you describe as blisters, sound to me like a form of acne I suffered from, and still do to a point called superficial...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-06-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,282
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: positive ana, positive rf, muscle and joint pain.. help???

Most of the symptoms you mentioned, I had and was diagnosed with RA. Nobody in my family has had it, but stories of one of my great grand mothers having swolen knuckles and deformed hands and feet...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-06-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,724
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Are these symptoms showing an autoimmune disorder?

My ANA came back positive with Rhumatoid arthritis, but that alone isn't necessarily the sign of autoimmune disease. Blood work is really needed so things can be ruled out and diagnosed. Hope you can...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-06-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,872
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Help....Autoimmune....all of a sudden?

I was diagnosed with RA 2 years before I had my 2nd back surgery for a herniated disc. After the minimally invasive surgery, my RA kicked into high gear. Odd things happen, and I've heard of strange...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-06-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Undiagnosed Auto-Immune Condition

I would have to agree, it sounds like RA to me. I was diagnosed about 5 years ago, and have gone from mild to moderately severe symptoms in that time and had a lot of the same symptoms you have, and...
Board: Back Problems 05-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,194
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Tramadol is the devil

I've been on Fentanyl patches and percocet for over 3 years now. My body is certainly addicted to the medication, but my mind isn't. I have been off of both medications, at my own will for over 3...
Board: Smoking Cessation 05-02-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,840
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Stopping Chantix early??

My wife in on Champix, its the same drug as Chantix.... it all comes down to licensing issues with the names of drugs. In Canada its also called champix and so far my wife has been 2 weeks without a...
Board: Back Problems 05-02-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,904
Posted By ShadNuke
Re: Severe leg weakness after discectomy

There is a possibility of nerve damage but it could just be from the length of non use or the severity of compression damage. Its a common misconception that once nerves are damaged, they don't...
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