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Unread 05-04-2012, 01:26 PM
My Arthritic Sisters...advice please:)

Since my TLH on 4/4...I have totally healed. I have no problems due to the surgery at all. My durn problems are from my Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was hurting sooooo badly b4 surgery...then after surgery, my RA went into remission (yayyy!!!) for 2 weeks. Very glad that happened,,,but now the RA is back with a vengence!!! I started the Enbrel shots once a week on 4/16. I have had three shots. I am in so much daily pain and misery from the RA I could scream. I know it takes awhile for meds to work...but I am hurting more and more each day. The TENS unit is ok...but can't be placed on every area. Driving is hard, because my hands don't work right. Is anyone in my similar situation? A call to my Rheumy has not been returned , but I do have an appointment this month. This is hurting me 1000000,000 times more than the hysterectomy!!!
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Unread 05-04-2012, 02:30 PM
Re: My Arthritic Sisters...advice please:)

Are you using any HRT? No or low estrogen contributes to arthritis pain and could explain why your symptoms are exorbitant right now. Initially, you may have had residual hormones in your system along with effects from the surgical anesthesia and drugs. Now, your system is depleted of hormones and the medications and your body is protesting a bit.

Keep trying to touch base with your rheumatologist, but you may also want to touch base with your GYN about hormones and your arthritis.

Here is an article on the topic you might find interesting:

in there!
Unread 05-04-2012, 02:37 PM
Re: My Arthritic Sisters...advice please:)

Thanks No I am not on any HRT right family history of cancer is one reason my gyno asked me to wait. Yeah I am gonna tell my rheumy I need a supplement to go w/ the Enbrel. Its terrible....I feel like a truck ran over me....and backed up and did it again lol.

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