It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Myositis Message Board

Re: Questions & more questions

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-10-2007, 12:21 AM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 4
vonboo HB User
Re: Questions & more questions

Firstly thank you to the responses to my first posting on this board it is much appreciated.

I have some questions and since I will be seeing my rheumatologist on the 24th I want to get them all straight before I see him. It always helped me when dealing with my infertility treatment to have the questions written down before I saw my specialist.

Firstly what is the difference between prednisone and methotrexate?
Can you be on prednisone and be pregnant? I know you canít with methotrexate.
My doc hasnít done a biopsy as he doesnít think it will show I have Polymyositis but still he says I have it. Is this normal?
What does the Jo-1 antibodies have to do with anything? I have that but donít yet understand what it means.
How long do you have to be on the meds to get to remission? My doc wants me to go on methotrexate for a year. This seems a very long time to me and I donít understand why I canít be on meds for as long or hopefully as short a time as it takes for me to get better.

Having spent a number of years on an infertility board I know how comforting and educational a board of people who have the same problems can be so thank you in advance for your expertise and help. I also wanted to say how, as I am reading the stories here, I find the human sprit amazing. Thank you.
dx: Polymyositis
Also have Factor V Lieden

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Questions on stuff && bc a/bit/scared Pregnancy-Teen 5 04-03-2007 07:36 PM
Post Partum & TSH & Medication Questions o-tired-1 Thyroid Disorders 2 10-06-2006 10:19 AM
New to Wellbutrin & I Have Questions HELLASRULES Smoking Cessation 3 04-26-2006 04:31 PM
Questions, Questions, & more Questions Betterdaysforme Lyme Disease 2 05-27-2005 09:07 PM
"Taper Off Pain Medication 101" - Tips & Questions! Denster Addiction & Recovery 8 01-23-2005 10:03 PM
New Dentures & Lots of Questions!! kellylynn123 Dental Health 2 07-15-2004 05:57 AM
Debbie >>> Questions & Thoughts re: Bonnie tkdmom96 Epilepsy 4 07-10-2004 12:09 PM
Please help, I am new here & have a bunch of questions (impending ankle surgery) EEK! Mpls21 Foot & Ankle Problems 21 07-06-2004 07:39 PM
Questions to LMVLMV & others about exercise & spondy camelia Back Problems 1 12-04-2003 08:27 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:49 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!