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Board: Arthritis 10-26-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,038
Posted By Moldova
Re: sudden arthritis both wrists?

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 01-04-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Enbrel the best for me?
Views: 1,148
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: Arthritis 10-02-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,899
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 04-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Rheumatoid Arthritis RA and toes
Views: 2,082
Posted By Moldova
Re: RA and toes

I have very advanced RA since childhood; tried all possible treatments but nothing works. I have a lot of damages to my lungs, heart, skin, every joint, tendon, ligament. Have a lot of...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-20-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,869
Posted By Moldova
Re: Arachnoiditis not sure

Hi Chavela,
Yes, its terrible when you go for surgery to feel better, you end up in same pain or even worse sometimes.
It takes a very long time to recover after spinal surgery; even not very...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-01-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,340
Posted By Moldova
Re: Struggling to adjust... still

can't agree more. Having other health issue-s, besides HBP, always changes the way we react to treatments. Taking medications for other health issues may interfere with HBP treatments as well....
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-29-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By Moldova
Re: Has anyone gotten axiety from Losartan?

I don't think anything is wrong with you, I think you got same reaction to this drug as I did.
I never knew how depression or anxiety feel but since I went on HBP pills I learned all about it.
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-28-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,304
Posted By Moldova
Re: Is my case of hypertension extremely unusual?

Hi, I am sorry at your age you have to deal with health issue but it happens pretty often, unfortunately.
I go regularly to my Hypertension Dr who tells me all the time to make sure I eat right...
Board: Arthritis 01-28-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Osteoarthritis Pain , pain Go way !
Views: 1,108
Posted By Moldova
Re: Pain , pain Go way !

Hi Lonely Me, you don't have to be lonely anymore, you came to a nice place of very supportive and knowledgeable people. So welcome!

I didn't understand what kind pain meds abuse are you talking...
Board: Arthritis 01-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,377
Posted By Moldova
Re: hip pain and menopause

Dear menopausal Annie, welcome to our club!!! :-)

Not easy of course, especially since you went off your medicine. I had my hysterectomy at age 35 and got my flashes and other "goodies" at very...
Board: Arthritis 10-27-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,008
Posted By Moldova
Re: Rituxan

you have to read carefully about Rituxan. I was on Orencia and practically every biologics offered but nothing worked so my RA Dr suggested to try Rituxan. It helps many cancer patient, its...
Board: Chronic Pain 10-23-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By Moldova
Re: I'm Tired

I hear you dear heart.
I am a woman and its hard for me to digest being sick but for a man its even harder.
One thing I can tell you though: if you have a wonderful wife, she will go with you...
Board: Back Problems 10-12-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By Moldova
Re: Confused in the world of coping with back pain.

Hi dear,
I am sorry to hear about your pain an problems; not easy to life life in pain.
I am also confused a little about your MRI reports so will not mention my opinion. I am not a DR and don't...
Board: Arthritis 10-08-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,716
Posted By Moldova
Re: arthritis of the hip, limp but not painful, hip replacement??

I am glad you don't feel any pain, but this doesn't mean your hips are not in trouble. You don't want to know what kind pain causing even less hip damages than you have; so if you would feel...
Board: Arthritis 08-31-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,260
Posted By Moldova
Re: Do I have Rheumatoid arthritis?

I am sorry you struggle like you do and hope your doctors will get to the root of the problem. People here gave you great advices and hope it will help you to know a little about your...
Board: Arthritis 07-29-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,041
Posted By Moldova
Re: Arthritis Relief

Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful experience.

Can you please explain a little more what kind machine this is and how doesn't it work.

Thank you
Board: Arachnoiditis 06-09-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,320
Posted By Moldova
Re: How to deal with chronic pain

I am so sorry sweetie you feel this way; of course pain is never easy.
I wonder how old you are only b/c you mentioned MS. I have RA and I have Lupus and MS, and few spinal fusion surgeries which...
Board: Arachnoiditis 05-17-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,349
Posted By Moldova
Re: Severe back hip and leg pain... help

Hi dear,
it always very sad to know someone in pain, but someone who is 25 is even worse.
I am not a Dr but one thing I learned based on my own experience. Spinal issues need patience and rest,...
Board: Arthritis 05-13-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,842
Posted By Moldova
Re: Upcoming CMC arthroplasty (LRTI) and TERRIFIED! Please help.

Dear Grandma Karen :wave:

I hear your pain and worries. But I am sure your grand kids need you healthy and enjoying your life too, right? So do everything in your power to get to a pain free...
Board: Arthritis 02-12-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,174
Posted By Moldova
Re: dosage of Remicade most oeiole with RA are taking

Agree 100% and it is very frustrating. I met my ex co-worker who had few surgeries on her hands done due to a very disfigured hands (RA) but this lady has no pain, and on top of everything she is on...
Board: Arachnoiditis 12-02-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,046
Posted By Moldova
Re: Spinal cord stimulator surgery

I am not sure why you said your DR is stressed, but I see my wonderful PM how much he is trying to help me, any option is open for me. Even increasing my doses or changes drugs is all up to me. He...
Board: Arachnoiditis 12-01-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,046
Posted By Moldova
Re: Spinal cord stimulator surgery

Sorry Gmack I didn't understand your question at first and now I am gladly share with you my own issue with AA regarding sitting.

Personally, I can sit, not for long time, but I can sit without...
Board: Arthritis 11-30-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By Moldova
Re: Is this RA?

The thing is, RA is not going away when one stops activities, this is not one of the characteristics of this auto-immune disease.
Another thing, RA doesn't affect our backs, thank God for this at...
Board: Arachnoiditis 11-30-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,046
Posted By Moldova
Re: Spinal cord stimulator surgery

Dear Gmack,

I am sorry I wasn't on board for a very long time; this is totally not my fault. During hurricane Sandy we didnt have power for 12 days, than we got power and in 2 days went off...
Board: Arachnoiditis 10-22-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,846
Posted By Moldova
Re: i was so blessed but didnt know it

Dearest Gmak,
Don't you ever hesitate to ask as many questions as you wish. After all, we all here not only to share our own experiences, but also to help others, to let people know what we know...
Board: Arthritis 10-19-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,197
Posted By Moldova
Re: CMC Joint Surgery

Not sure if I am allowed to do so, but if you are talking about US, nothing is more sufficient than Hospital for special surgery in NYC.
Had many surgeries done there myself but see many celebrities...
Board: Dental Health 10-19-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,540
Posted By Moldova
Re: Rotting teeth

I think you doing harm by not going to the DR. Nobody should let their teeth to rot. This is why we have dentists, who we must see at least every 6 month for cleaning and checking.

Best of luck...
Board: Arachnoiditis 10-18-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,046
Posted By Moldova
Re: Spinal cord stimulator surgery


Dear Gmack,

I will definitely find this post and will write on it later.
For now: I didn't have anything done yet. It was scheduled, I had to go through evaluation with Psychologist...
Board: Arthritis 10-11-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Rheumatoid Arthritis MTX and Prednisone
Views: 2,250
Posted By Moldova
Re: MTX and Prednisone

Dear Pixie,

the stress you are talking about, is enough to make you hurt more, no doubt about that.
Regarding your anti-depressants. Many people are saying that this type drugs take long time to...
Board: Back Problems 10-06-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,584
Posted By Moldova
Re: furniture after fusion?

I had my share fair of stuggling after my fusions and can tell you what helps me.
1. Buy at your local Back Support store a "doughnut" cushion under your behind; I can't imagine me going anywhere...
Board: Arthritis 09-24-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By Moldova
Re: Gout

I am not sure about itching when you got Goat, but I can share with you what helped me with skin itching for a different reason.
Nothing helps better than thick oat meal bath. Get a deep bucket...
Board: Back Problems 09-03-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,066
Posted By Moldova
Re: Left foot drop, spinal stenosis, 2 surgerys

Dear Tamperze,
you absolutely right: always worse somewhere else, so I make the best I can with what I got. And quiet honestly, complication as droop foot is mild to other complications I...
Board: Back Problems 09-03-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By Moldova
Re: spinal fusion

Hi young lady, I hear you!

Yoga and any even mild exercise will leave you in pain even it pain doesn't come from bone/ joints. Usually people with spinal fusions can't move or do hard...
Board: Arthritis 08-23-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,827
Posted By Moldova
Re: Reactive Arthritis, anyone?

I agree with Ladybug; people must get all their tests reports, blood work results and keep it in their records. How many times I experienced when they tell you over the phone blood work is OK...
Board: Chronic Pain 08-23-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,671
Posted By Moldova
Re: best prescribed med for yourself for pain?

Dear Blon,

you can't go by everyone experience; what helps one, doesn't help others. All depends on damages, on nature of pain, on mental stage, on pain tolerance and much more.
Some people...
Board: Arachnoiditis 08-21-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,534
Posted By Moldova
Re: Lumbar fusion progress

You are one amazing person! I hope everything will work the way you want it to work and your recovery will continue smooth and pain free.
Unfortunately this is a nature of the beast. Recovery...
Board: Arthritis 08-10-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,776
Posted By Moldova
Re: Rheumatoid Factor RF interpretation ?

When my daughter developed similar symptoms at 16, her Dr told me she thinks it Lyme disease, but thing is, very rarely blood work may show it, they mostly go only by symptoms.
Sure enough, blood...
Board: Arthritis 07-31-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,687
Posted By Moldova
Re: CMC thumb joint fusion with bone graft

Hello and welcome dear!

I am sorry you are having so much pain, bone surgeries are never easy.
Personally I never had surgery on my hands, but I had many other bone/joint/spine surgeries.
Board: Arthritis 07-16-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,204
Posted By Moldova
Re: "Arthritis and "Manuka Honey"...

I have RA along with other conditions for many years.
I am from Europe and know how healthy RAW honey is.
Manuka Honey is one of the best although some believe that the healthiest honey is local...
Board: Arthritis 06-23-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,766
Posted By Moldova
Re: Prednisone/Gout... Please Help!

I am sorry to read about his health issues and not having insurance...
If he ever needs any drug, call the company who makes this drug. Usually they help you only if you do have insurance to help...
Board: Arthritis 06-22-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Osteoarthritis CMC joint surgery failure
Views: 12,017
Posted By Moldova
Re: CMC joint surgery failure

I am very sorry it happened to you!
But unfortunately a lot of people diagnosed with Failed surgery syndrome. I also was very fit, went to my gym at least 5 times a day, ate great and healthy. ...
Board: Pain Management 06-03-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,628
Posted By Moldova
Re: Urine tests for PM Dr.

I am glad your new DR is more responsible than the other one. Many years ago, my first PM DR never done it either and could RX them to you over the phone. This is why his nurses...
Board: Arachnoiditis 06-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,773
Posted By Moldova
Re: Was in a car accident and...

I am so sorry, I can imagine what you went through and how scary this is. Being a car accident victim with a lot of damages/ surgeries, etc. I can relate to how you felt...
I don't believe...
Board: Arthritis 05-24-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By Moldova
Re: wrist fusion??

Hello and welcome on board!
I am very sorry you got such problems at such young age, but honestly I dont think anyone can have such answer for you.
It all depends what exactly is going on with your...
Board: Arthritis 05-20-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Rheumatoid Arthritis Legs shaking with back pain
Views: 3,280
Posted By Moldova
Re: Legs shaking with back pain

I am so sorry for your problem, I really dont know what causing your symptoms, but since I have spinal problems and RA, I will try to share with you my own experience.
Personally I don't think RA...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 05-05-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,347
Posted By Moldova
Re: Ready to say "screw it" to ALL dr's!

I am so sorry you go through this, it must be very hard for you to handle not only pain but mental frustration.
I just will share with you what I know about it.

This is absolutely truth, not...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 05-05-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,736
Posted By Moldova
Re: recent tethered cord surgery

First of all, best wishes on your recovery!
Even if you are not on opiates now, they must of give it to you in drip form or pills after the surgery. It will take some time for your bowel to go back...
Board: Arthritis 05-04-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,714
Posted By Moldova
Re: What Is This? Diagnosing Unusual Joint/Tendon Pain...

Oh, to both of you... I wish the answer would be right here, I wish it would be so easy to just "diagnose" you here and give you some relieve. But it can be so many reasons why you experience these...
Board: Death & Dying 04-27-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,740
Posted By Moldova
Re: My son died

my heart goes out to you dear! I feel your pain as a loving mother, I just can imagine how much pain you in every minute of your life...
Please, dont blame your husband for "finding" inner...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-29-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,857
Posted By Moldova
Re: Do I need to take medicine if my pain is moderate?

I feel for you dear! I just want to ask you, please forgive me, if you have this nerve for 14 years, why it still not diagnosed? I don't blame you, I know everyone is different, but listen...
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