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Tue, Mar 24 6:55am · Does autoimmune disease = immunocompromised? in Autoimmune Diseases

I hate to disagree with a Mayo Clinic Doctor but for 18 years and different specialty Dr's I have been told I am immunocompromised due to RA and the medications I take.

Sat, Mar 21 6:07am · Does autoimmune disease = immunocompromised? in Autoimmune Diseases

Yes. I have an autoimmune disease and because of the medications that I take I have to be very careful with colds, viruses and infections. I stay away from others as much as I can not only now with the Coronavirus but with flu season as well. Just keep your distance and practice good hand washing. In flu season I'm always disinfecting the surfaces around me.

Wed, Mar 11 6:41am · Living with arthritis: How do you stay active? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis (neck, knee, elbow, wrist, low back and feet) and any exercise or physical therapy was too much for me. Now I am doing Chair Yoga and is helping me a lot. I started about 2 weeks ago (3-4 times a week) and I feel it is helping. I joined a group in my community and we have lots of fun.

Sun, Mar 1 9:18am · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi. I was prescribed Prolia last week and I don't want to start because I'm afraid of the side effects. I think I am going to consult with my pharmacists. I was taking Fosamax oral but my Dr. told me this is contraindicated for me as I recently have been diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus.

Sun, Feb 23 4:08am · Diarrhea after eating, abdominal pain. in Digestive Health

Hi. I had the same symptoms and also had my gallbladder removed which the surgeon said it was somewhat inflamed but nothing major. I continued with the diarrhea (all of this for about 5 years). Finally, my daughter told me to be tested for food allergies- and I did. I am allergic to dairy, walnuts, Lobster and Oysters. I have stopped eating these foods (and reading labels very carefully) and my diarrhea has stopped. Most important is to read labels- for example most salad dressings contain milk, some medications contain milk, etc. I hope this helps. I also have other stomach problems but the diarrhea is under control. I know can go out to eat without going to the bathroom at the restaurant- LOL. I Watch for buttery foods as they contain milk. I hope this helps.

Fri, Feb 14 6:56am · Barrett’s esophagus in Digestive Health

Hi. I will go for Biopsies.

Fri, Feb 14 6:54am · Barrett’s esophagus in Digestive Health

Hi. I am going through the same thing as you and have the same questions. I do have an appt this coming week and hopefully my GI will give me some answers. I will let you know about my visit.

Fri, Jan 31 9:32am · OsteoStrong in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I am looking in my area. Is it expensive?