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Board: Arthritis 12-07-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Moldova
Re: High CRP

Thank you Ladybud,
Everything what you said, making sense, thank you very much. I am on biologics for a very long time, never went in remission yet liver enzymes never been high. CRP never goes...
Board: Arthritis 12-06-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Moldova
High CRP

Hello everyone,
Just had my blood work again, and again CRP -3.5 Vit D low again, despite 50,000 once a week and 1,000 every day and now liver enzymes on high side.
I know CRP can get elevated...
Board: Arachnoiditis 11-01-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,251
Posted By Moldova
Re: Opana ER and severe side effects

Hello,
I am very sorry you go through such problems. I know what you are saying, had some experience also.
I been on Oxy for 5 years, LA and BT. My very carrying PM suggested to give brain and...
Board: Arthritis 11-01-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Rheumatoid Arthritis Lung nodules?
Views: 626
Posted By Moldova
Re: Lung nodules?

I was thinking of you few days ago; i am glad you got good results.
Most granulomas due to fungal infections, although TB test is a good idea, although less likely the cause. I read somewhere that...
Board: Arthritis 10-26-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By Moldova
Re: What do these symptoms sound like? RA, OA, Lupus?

Hi dear!
I am very sorry for your pain and problems.
I am not a Dr, just a patient with RA, Lupus, OA, Fibro, etc. And have many years of living with it, searching, reading, learning.
You mention...
Board: Arthritis 10-26-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By Moldova
Re: sudden arthritis both wrists?

Hi!
I am sorry for your problem, just hope your pain never get more pain than now.
Just want to say that nothing like this happens over night. Didn't you see the Dr after you felt the problem is...
Board: Arthritis 10-26-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Moldova
Re: Possible Arthritis???

No, you are not alone. Most of us have muscles pain too.
Important thing is to find out why?
Same muscle or join pain, can come from a different reasons. Only Dr can indentify the nature of your...
Board: Arthritis 10-25-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Rheumatoid Arthritis Actemra ... Anybody?
Views: 177
Posted By Moldova
Actemra ... Anybody?

Hello,
Just would like to talk to someone who are taking Actemra. What is your opinion?
Have you been on other biologics before Actemra? How can you compare your symptoms?

Thank you in advance.
Board: Arthritis 10-25-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Rheumatoid Arthritis Lung nodules?
Views: 626
Posted By Moldova
Re: Lung nodules?

Never had any symptoms, not with first one, nor with a lot of them. If I wouldn't have spinal MRI'S, which showed fluid and many nodules, I would never knew about it.
This doesn't mean I will always...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 10-22-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By Moldova
Re: what's the deal with Acidopholus?

If you really have to get probiotics into your body, forget about capsules. None of it effective, despite high price. Same about store bought yogurts and Kefir, they have 1-3 diff common probiotics...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 10-22-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Moldova
Re: Vit D and B-12 Low Questions??

I have same problem for many years, despite 50,000 a week of vit. D and IV B-12
I done tons of research on this matter and can tell you that none of your first 4 symptoms related to such deficiencis...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 10-22-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By Moldova
Re: Vitamin B12

I am not sure about brands you are talking about, i buy in USA good brand B-12, 1,000 mg in a pill form, which you keep under your tang, until it completely disappears.
Board: Arthritis 10-22-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Rheumatoid Arthritis Lung nodules?
Views: 626
Posted By Moldova
Re: Lung nodules?

Hi,
I got at first few nodules on left lung, had CT scans every 6 month, but they didn't grow. Long story short: both lungs now covered with nodules and areas with fluids.
Long time 2...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 09-19-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By Moldova
RA Lung?

Hello everybody,
I would like to meet someone who has RA lung.

Thank you.
All the best to you,
Moldova
Board: Arachnoiditis 09-19-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By Moldova
Re: New To Arachnoiditis--May Have Leak

For now you have to find a good Dr who will give you a good advice. Without a good specialist you can only guess, worry and still without a good results.
So do your homework, ask people, do search...
Board: Arachnoiditis 09-19-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,465
Posted By Moldova
Re: possible arachnoiditis diagnosis

Drs order dye if they presume something but they weren't able to see it clear on without dye MRI.
I didn't need dye to see ARC clearly on my pictures. I guess, it all depends...
Please, dear don't...
Board: Arachnoiditis 09-19-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Moldova
Re: Anybody been taking OPANA? Please, help!

Even though they say Opana is strong med, everyone feels new formula is very weak and needs higher doses.
Thank you for your help and please, feel great!

Moldova
Board: Arachnoiditis 09-19-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By Moldova
Re: I feel like I'm dying - possible Arachnoiditis

I am not a Dr of course, but done a lot of study on ARC during years of my ordeal with this condition.
This doesn't sound like ARC at all; ARC doesn't spread.
Your best bet will be to find good...
Board: Arthritis 09-19-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Moldova
Re: Just started Xeljanz

Thank you Joanie, same here!
Pleasure all mine...
I forgot to mention about steroids. Each time I get really bad flair, I go on steroids for 10 days. My Dr checks my bone density; i got Osteopenia...
Board: Arthritis 09-19-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Moldova
Re: Just started Xeljanz

Literally, you name it - i had it!
I have very high tolerance to meds because due to my diff conditions since childhood, i had tons of treatments. Very hard to put me in remission or make the drug...
Board: Back Problems 09-19-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Moldova
Re: For those with multiple surgeries...

I would go 100% to seek second, third opinions. Went through so much and learned one thing for sure: doesn't matter how much you like and trust your Dr (surgeon especially), you MUST see other...
Board: Arthritis 09-19-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By Moldova
Re: pain every day

Hello dear heart!
I read your story and it touched my heart a great deal. I am sorry for your pain, sorry people can be so heartless, although this is a reality of our life: nobody needs us when we...
Board: Arthritis 09-19-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Moldova
Re: 26 years old and just diagnosed with Lupus. Help

I am very sorry my dear, at such young age when life just starting, you having pain.
One thing before I share something: switch your Dr. Like my Internist say: patient sick enough, he doesn't have...
Board: Arthritis 09-19-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Osteoarthritis Hydro codons not working
Views: 541
Posted By Moldova
Re: Hydro codons not working

It's hard for me to imagine that Dr may cut you off b/c your med isn't working. If Dr can do this, it means he doesn't know much about Pain Mgmt and time to find a better PM Dr.
Whatever works for...
Board: Arthritis 09-19-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Moldova
Re: Stabbing pain in the ribs and sternum

Sorry, never read or heard of such thing...

Best of luck and feel better!
Board: Arthritis 09-19-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Moldova
Re: Stabbing pain in the ribs and sternum

Sorry, never read or hurt of such thing...

Good luck and feel better!
Board: Arthritis 09-19-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Moldova
Re: Just started Xeljanz

All of these meds for some reason are dangerous. I personally met few people who got Lymphoma after being on biologics.
I met them after their fight with cancer while we all been having IV infusions...
Board: Arthritis 09-18-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Moldova
Re: Just started Xeljanz

I am sorry you developed Diabeties, very sad when we go on harsh drugs to treat one condition, ending up with more health issues.
Few years ago I was laying under Orencia IV infusion and start...
Board: Arthritis 09-18-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Rheumatoid Arthritis I'm new to the message board
Views: 389
Posted By Moldova
Re: I'm new to the message board

I been on all RA meds, now doing self- shots, Orencia.
I had Orencia infusion for 8 month and it was great but after 8 month i went back to square one.
I am not sure if i see any help from shots,...
Board: Arthritis 09-18-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms come and go?
Views: 667
Posted By Moldova
Re: Symptoms come and go?

OA got very young; I was only 24 when had my first knee surgery, damaged by OA. My son at 29 had shoulder surgery due to OA, also suffers from spinal OA, DDD.
As you can see, many very young people...
Board: Back Problems 09-18-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By Moldova
Back pain after epidural shot/changing to Opana?

Hello,
I would like to hear your opinions about my issue.
I had spinal epidural on lumbar area which is very sucssesful, as always. Same time I transition from Long Acting 30 mg Oxycontin every 6...
Board: Arachnoiditis 09-13-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Moldova
Re: Anybody been taking OPANA? Please, help!

Cathy thank you.
May i ask you if you took anything before Opana and were transitioning to Opana? If yes, what med was it?
Maybe i would be ok if i start with Opana, but i took many others for...
Board: Arachnoiditis 09-12-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Moldova
Anybody been taking OPANA? Please, help!

Hello,
I wonder if anyone taking Opana, long acting (la) and short acting (sa).
What is your experience with this med. ?
Did you take anything else before Opana?

I am going thru a very tough...
Board: Arthritis 09-12-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Rheumatoid Arthritis Methotrexate Questions
Views: 720
Posted By Moldova
Re: Methotrexate Questions

Hello,
I had mouth ulcers on MTX, I have same once and worse being on biologics. MTX is a chemo drug which supr. your immune system. When this happens, people get attacked by diff types of...
Board: Arthritis 09-12-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Moldova
Re: What is embrel?

Enbrel isn't used for Arthrities but rather for auto-immune conditions like RA, Lupus, Cron's, PA...
I used this drug in weekly self-injections. Enbrel, as well as other biologics, is a very...
Board: Arthritis 09-12-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms come and go?
Views: 667
Posted By Moldova
Re: Symptoms come and go?

Hello dear,
This doesn't look like RA...one of a very significant symptom of RA - pain, damages, etc. always on both sides. Let's say your hip bothers you; with RA it would be another hip involved...
Board: Arthritis 06-05-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
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, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Rheumatoid Arthritis Deafness
Views: 490
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, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
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, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
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, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,196
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, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,203
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, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
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, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Rheumatoid Arthritis Is anyone taking liquid Plaquenil
Views: 987
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, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
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, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
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, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,196
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, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 753
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, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
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, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
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...
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