Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 3 of 3 1 2 3
Re: Differing diagnosis [Re: achala] #282206 12/06/18 08:28 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,167
S
SouthernMoss Offline
Registered Visitor
Offline
Registered Visitor
S
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,167
Originally Posted by achala
Originally Posted by SouthernMoss
I would be asking the rheumatologist about biologics.

And I did... for which I received a stern lecture on trust in relations between doctor and patient.


Sounds like your rheumy felt a little threatened or thought you were trying to play doctor. I am assuming you are not in the USA because of your reference to Google translation. Maybe the culture is different in your country. Even in the US you have to be careful with some doctors not to be too assertive, because they will take offense.


Ginny - 58 year old female
Dx with USpA in March 2013; changed to AS in July 2015
Iritis and Scleritis, both currently in remission
unicompartmental knee replacements: right-June 2014, left-Aug 2018
MTX, Humira, Cyclobenzaprine, plus Celebrex as needed
Supplements: Folic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, Fish Oil, Culturelle probiotic, Melatonin (as needed)
Re: Differing diagnosis [Re: achala] #282207 12/06/18 09:16 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 674
S
seymour Offline
Registered Visitor
Offline
Registered Visitor
S
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 674
Originally Posted by achala
Originally Posted by SouthernMoss
I would be asking the rheumatologist about biologics.

And I did... for which I received a stern lecture on trust in relations between doctor and patient.


Pathetic. Change doctor if you can. There's no reason why they should give you a lecture when you ask about a treatment option.

Re: Differing diagnosis [Re: achala] #282208 12/07/18 02:14 AM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 1,544
W
WhiteCell Offline
Registered Visitor
Offline
Registered Visitor
W
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 1,544
It is cultural most likely.


Diagnosed AS 2001.
Started Remicade 2002 - 5mg/kg every 7 weeks.
Right Eye Trabeculectomy/lens replacement 2006.
Right eye DSEK Cornea Transplant 2009.
Right eye Ahmed Shunt 2016.
Right eye DSEK Cornea Transplant 2016.
Supra Ventricular Tachycardia. Radio Frequency Ablation 2008.
Cardiac Stent to RCA 9/2020

ICU RN - Seattle, WA
~Grasp The Challenge and Succeed~
Re: Differing diagnosis [Re: achala] #282214 12/11/18 09:05 PM
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 136
A
achala Offline OP
Registered Visitor
OP Offline
Registered Visitor
A
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 136
Well doctor thinks at this stage is worthy to keep continuing with sulfasalazine as the inflammatory markers went down in recent blood tests considering Humira is risky in side effects and does not always work


diagnosed with AS April 2018, starting with cervical pain/stiffness; Aug 2018 enthesitis/bursitis left Achilles
diagnosed with AAU Nov 2017 (7 flares so far)
Eosinophilic Gastritis
Sulfasalazine 3g 08.2018-05.2019 (worked for AAU & peripheral)
Supplements:C/D, omega 3/Probiotic/ Mediterranean NSD/curcumin
swimming/yoga/pilates
Predonisone in case of another AAU flare
Page 3 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  ElinAslanyan, RyanMiyamoto 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3