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    have you started going to a rheumatologist yet? i have had ra for about 8 years now, and i can tell you from experience that you need to go to a rheum and talk to him/her. you don't need a referral, and they can get you on some stronger medicines that won't cause the bloating/weight gain that steroids cause. plus, they tell you to exercise because it actually HELPS your joints! i ride a stationary bike 3-4 days a week.

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    Sorry you are hurting...get some rest then you will come back with vengence!!!!
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    Been there and done that with the steroids girl! I know how you feel!! Not fun but you are strong and will get through this!! PM me if you ever need to talk!

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    Awww that does s.uck. But, like you said, you can do water aerobics. So when ever you can, get that in and continue to eat healthy. You can still this Misty!---feel better

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    I am sorry you are going through this((hugs)).You are absolutely right about focusing on resting and getting back down after the steroids((hugs)).I hope you start feeling better asap((hugs)).Take it easy hon((hugs)).

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    I'm so sorry to hear about all of your pain! You are not in this alone though. I'm pretty much doing it without the Phen now too. I don't have the steriods to add, but it is definitely much much slower without the phen. I can't get it again until October, so I will just be happy if I can maintain what I have lost up until that point.

    Don't worry, you will do fine. Just keep coming back to these boards, because they sure do keep me from eating things at times when I want to give into the cravings!

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    Sorry to hear your in pain! hope you feel better soon!
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    definitely do research on the subject AND get a referral to a rheumatologist. They know so much more than a regular doctor.
    Good luck and feel better!
    My highest weight ever-250-and that was before kids!
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    Thanks guys. I did just step on the scale and I'm up 4 lbs in one day, but I can sleep without pain so that's all I care about for now. I think the big man upstairs was telling me I was doing too much and so he did this to slow me down. Once I'm off the steroids I know I'll get down there again, but for now, all I am focusing on is resting, not trying to irritate my neck and shoulder and getting alot of stuff done that I never seemed to have time for before.

    I'll be fine, just blahhed out cuz I was doing so well, but hopefully in a week or two I'll be back into the swing of things and will be back here with my smart a s s comments to torture you all.

    God bless and love you guys!

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    Hang in there! Remember we're all here to help you get through it.
    Take one day at a time!

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    I know how you feel I did the steriod shots before and I hate them. I am also on alot of the same pills that you are on and to top it all I actually work for a chiropractor, weird huh but anyways I have 3 disc that are buldging and arthistis, That is the reason why I started Phen was to help me lose weight since my back is really bad and I wont do surgery and the dr wont let me excerise due to my back. So this was it and hopefully I can feel the results... I am really sorry about everything you are going through I know it can be a lot. Take Care

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    I am so sorry! Now your Facebook comment about taking lots of pain meds makes sense. Bless your heart!!!!!
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    Hang in there. It will get better. The months I was off the pill I carried fruit, jello-o and apple sauce cups ALL the time. It will all be over soon. Hey, stick to the water aerobics....that way you can still feel beautiful and proud of your accomplishments.
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    I know what you are going through! The shots really helped, but I gained a lot of weight. I also gave into the cravings! Don't do that. The shots really helped me and I hope they help you too. At the time the weight gain was not a priority, I just wanted the pain to go away. Get that fixed and when you can, get back on the phen. Too young for you to have to deal with this...so sorry. Life just isn't fair sometimes.

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    Please don't let this get you down. Spend some time relaxing and taking care of yourself. This is merely a small bump in the road not the end of your journey. Get better soon.

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    Oh Girl, I am so sorry this has happened to you! Hopefully the steroids will help you and you'll be back in business in no time. I used to teach water aerobics and let me testify that it can burn as many calories and be just as good a workout if not better than anything else you may do at the gym.......I have a bad shoulder and kickboxing moves definitely sent it over hte edge to the point that I needed steroid shots....I will nver take a kickboxing class again........there's no reason to becasue you can burn calories doing other things and not have those quick jarring movements.........................................

    Arent you glad you lost weight? Seriously, the more weight off your bones the better arthritis becomes, that is what they told my mother when she had her arthritis really bad in her knee.....

    GET WELL SOON AND PLEASE DN"T GET DEPRESSED!! You've come TOO Far to let this get you down now!
    I did it!! Reached goal and have been here for quite a while thanks to low carb eating and working out like crazy! Phen didn't work for me, but that isn't to say that there aren't other ways. God bless all of you!

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    Hi Kathie,

    Im so sorry! I guess im in good company. Im off Phen as well and back on prendisone and steroid shots...

    We can ***** and moan together!

    Stay with the water aerobice and youll be better in no time!

    Feel better!

    Andrea
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    You have such a great spirit you will make through.....& there is such a sisterhood here, we will ban together and pull you through on those difficult days!!!! I pray for your complete healing!
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    Sorry you are in pain. You poor thing, thats some intense pain you are going through to be taking all of that. Try not to worry about gaining weight on the steroid. I am off & on prednisone & it doesn't effect my weight.

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    Hmm, maybe you should pick up a copy of this month's prevention magazine. I just read an article yesterday about a woman with rheumatoid arthritis. Although she can't do all the things she used to do, she CAN still do some things.
    I'd also do some research on my own and make an appointment with a specialist. I'm not necessarily saying the ER doc was wrong. I think perhaps you need to explore this farther before you allow yourself to get too discouraged.
    Chin up! Boobs out! Onward!

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    Well s u c k a duck!! Kathie that bites! We'll keep your butt in gear!! Let me know if ya need anything!

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    oh man that ****s. i'm really sorry that happened! vidocin always made me feel like superwoman....too bad it's not doin it for u!




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    Nooooo!!!! You're were doing such a great job!! I'm sorry your stuck on that s h i t!!
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    Misty, I am so sorry to hear about all of this. I will be thinking about you. Just remember we are all here for you.
    Keep on Keepin' on!








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    What the h e l l -

    Misty I'm sorry - you're in pain.
    Hi, I'm Roc & I'm on the weight loss rollercoaster as well as a 42 yr. old - mother of 3 year old twins. An entirely different rollercoaster
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