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Board: Arthritis 07-30-2004, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,507
Posted By strbay
Re: Plaquenil vs Methotroxate????

Plaquenil vs Methotrexate....Be sure to know the potential side affects and what monitoring needs to take place. I thought I was told that with Plaquenil you need to monitor your eyes more...
Board: Arthritis 07-26-2004, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,916
Posted By strbay
Re: psoriatic arthritis

"Do any of you get tingling and/or burning that you suspect is because of PA?" Where do you have tingling and burning? In your hands and feet can be because of inflammation... In that case an...
Board: Arthritis 07-23-2004, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,916
Posted By strbay
Re: psoriatic arthritis

Hi SARANDIPITY & Stacy,
I think we all realize that just because PA doesn't mean that everyone else does too... If in sharing my symtoms, trials, pains, meds and success, someone else has insight...
Board: Arthritis 07-21-2004, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,916
Posted By strbay
Re: psoriatic arthritis

I am glad to hear that your doctor is going to "start ruling things out." Is this doctor a rheumetologist? Until you have enough joint damage, many conditions can only be diagnosed based on their...
Board: Arthritis 07-20-2004, 10:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,916
Posted By strbay
Re: psoriatic arthritis

SARANDIPITY
Pain feeds vicious cycles... We all need a good night's sleep so that our bodies have time to repair themselves... which is totally impossible when you are in pain. Couple that with the...
Board: Arthritis 07-19-2004, 07:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,916
Posted By strbay
Re: psoriatic arthritis

I found this info about Psoriatic Arthritis... various forms of tendonitis are indeed part of the disease process.


Psoriatic Arthritis FACTS
Psoriatic arthritis is a specific type of...
Board: Arthritis 07-17-2004, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,916
Posted By strbay
Re: psoriatic arthritis

Hi Stacy,
Sorry things aren't going so well... you mention that you are seeing a dermatologist... do you also have a rheumotologist? Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sort of sounds like the doctors...
Board: Arthritis 07-16-2004, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,848
Posted By strbay
Re: I'm scared-- please give me advice

Hi Chrissy,
I'm glad you were able to get in and see someone... sometimes putting a name to all your symptoms helps. Whether it is PA or RA, the two forms of arthritis are usually treated the...
Board: Arthritis 07-16-2004, 03:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,916
Posted By strbay
Re: psoriatic arthritis

If you are among those that have the psoriasis with the psoriatic arthritisit can appear anywhere or can range from a small spot to major involvement all over your body. I tried a lot of different...
Board: Skin Problems 07-16-2004, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,159
Posted By strbay
Re: Can BandAids cause a rash?

I have this reaction with bandaids. It ranges any where from redness, to a rash, to actual blisters. The doctor said it is a sensitivity to the adhesive. Paper tape "for sensitvie skin" is less...
Board: Arthritis 07-15-2004, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,074
Posted By strbay
Re: Scoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a specific type of arthritis. It causes inflammation in and around the joints, usually the wrists, knees, ankles, lower back and neck.


Psoriatic arthritis is a specific...
Board: General Health 07-15-2004, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By strbay
Re: DRY MOUTH-Help Please

If you can't chew gum there is this product available that is a mouth lubricant. (sort of like fake spit!!) My dentist gave me a sample. Some stores actually carry it in the aisle near the...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-15-2004, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,636
Posted By strbay
Re: *If* the splint works, how soon will I feel relief?

After accidentally getting hit in the face by a vendor while at a football game I developed some major TMJ problems... the migraines were maddening... the jaw and ear pain (yes, felt like I was...
Board: Arthritis 07-15-2004, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,233
Posted By strbay
Re: Methotrexate

I refused to take Methotrexate when the doctors first wanted me to because of all the side affects. They told me that it was not a question of if... it was a question or when... and how much damage...
Board: Arthritis 07-15-2004, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,916
Posted By strbay
Re: psoriatic arthritis

I was in my mid thirties when I was first diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. I had ONE very swollen, (sausage-like) finger and one small (dime-sized raw patch at the base of my scalp). I had a...
Board: Arthritis 07-15-2004, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,303
Posted By strbay
Re: sternum pain!!

Costochondritis is often linked to forms of arthritis... namely psoriatic arthritis. Treating it with painkillers is a very short term fix in that it is an [I]inflammatory condition. Pain and...
Board: Arthritis 07-15-2004, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,074
Posted By strbay
Re: Scoriatic Arthritis

Hi, yes I have psoriatic arthritis... If you enter psoriatic arthritis on the internet you will find a lot of information.
Board: Arthritis 07-15-2004, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,848
Posted By strbay
Re: I'm scared-- please give me advice

Your symptoms sound exactly like mine when I was first diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis (I don't have lupus though). I would wake up in the morning and feel sore, stiff and unable to move to walk...
Board: General Health 07-14-2004, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By strbay
Re: DRY MOUTH-Help Please

Did you start any new meds? What you are describing can by the side affect from certain drugs. How about trying sugarless gum? Or cutting back on caffinated beverages (like soda).
Board: General Health 07-14-2004, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,226
Posted By strbay
Re: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

I told my rheumatologist that I had numbness that went from my wrists to my pinkies and ring fingers (on both hands). It seemed to actually be worse at night. He told me that it is a condition that...
Board: Asthma 07-14-2004, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,943
Posted By strbay
Re: Different peak flow meters.

Don't you bring your peak flow meter with you to the doctor appointment?...Yes, peakflowmeters can vary greatly. To obtain an accurrate/consistant result you need to use the same peakflow meter. As...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 07-13-2004, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,997
Posted By strbay
Re: Is it IBS..or what? Lower left side pain.

I went to the doctor for the same pain...It hurt when I was laying down or sitting. A change of position doesn't seem to help. I figured that it could be anything ranging from a cyst to adhesions...
Board: Skin Problems 07-05-2004, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,536
Posted By strbay
Re: Rash on Inner thigh with odor

Yeast infections are especially itchy, crusty, and smelly. Often starts with a rash or with simple itching but the skin thickens to an “elephant” skin appearance. The itch is extreme and the odor can...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-22-2004, 10:48 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 733,353
Posted By strbay
Re: Let's post our stories here. I will start with mine:

"pain in forearms that goes to pinky and ring finger, "...... I have psoriatic arthritis and have had these syptoms. The name given to the condition with thoses specicfic symptoms is "thoracic...
Board: Arthritis 04-22-2004, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,929
Posted By strbay
Re: Anyone else in here who is young with RA?

OK....maybe 43 isn't 24, but I am here to offer some support. I was diagnosed with PA (psoriatic arthritis) which started with one swollen finger.... At first I only took NSAIDS but they only treat...
Board: Skin Problems 03-26-2004, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,805
Posted By strbay
Re: dark cirlces under eyes??

I have a 14 year old son.... Actually I have three sons with allergies and I would agree with a previous post..."The most common cause for dark circles in children are what's called "Allergic...
Board: Skin Problems 03-25-2004, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,866
Posted By strbay
Re: At my wit's end.. I hope you call can help

My son had eczema when he was very young and the pediatrican pointed out that this skin condition quite often follows with other conditions.... namely food allergies and asthma. It wasn't until he...
Board: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 03-19-2004, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,214
Posted By strbay
Re: Wrist Splint Problems **

I had a situation where I had numbness that seemed to start in my pinkies and ring fingers and radiate into my hand. My rhuemotologist said it is called thoracic outlet syndrome. Typically caused...
Board: Skin Problems 03-19-2004, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,696
Posted By strbay
Re: Blisters on my sons finger.....

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Re: Blisters on my sons finger.....
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Board: Skin Problems 03-19-2004, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,696
Posted By strbay
Re: Blisters on my sons finger.....

I had a little girl on my soccer team with the same syptoms.. I thought it was poison ivy... One of the other parents on the team was a physician and diagnosed it as bulbous impetigo. I believe...
Board: Digestive Disorders 03-17-2004, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,969
Posted By strbay
Re: Any ideas what this might be?

When my son was very young he had multiple food allergies which attacked his lower gi tract... On one visit to a pediatric gastroenterologist (sp) we talked about the differences between food...
Board: Arthritis 03-01-2004, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,096
Posted By strbay
Re: Arthritic toe joint??

Re: Arthritic toe joint??

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I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and one of the tell tale symtoms is sausage...
Board: Arthritis 03-01-2004, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,096
Posted By strbay
Re: Arthritic toe joint??

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and one of the tell tale symtoms is sausage like digits...(fingers and toes) Not all toes or joints are hit at once however multiple toes can be affected......
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