Please let us know how this works for you. Good Luck, Zenk
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Hi Eva, I had HBO treatments in 2010 and 2018 for my LV . The treatnments were very helpful in healing very severe open ulcers. Due to the fact that Medicare does not pay for HBO for LV patients unless you are diabetic I could not afford to continue. HBO is a very good treatment for LV. It is one of the best ways to get oxygenated blood to the wound. I hope you can try it. Zenk
Hi Shiela, Just wondering if you would benefit from a more potent blood thinner. Aspirin is not enough to get oxygen to the wound. Maybe just a trial on something like Xarelto would be a thought. Also, some wound care studies have suggested the an eye drop called Timolol Maleate , your doctor would know what it is, placed on the ulcer a few times a day has been shown to improve blood flow to the wound. The drops are a prescription but are not expensive.
Wishing you better treatment, Zenk
Hi Sheila and all, Are you taking any blood thinner? Xarelto or other blood thinners are the best way to treat the ulcer because it will allow for more oxygenated blood to get to the wounds. You probably need somebody in wound care to talk with, and maybe get more pain control. Zenk
Wed, May 1 8:45pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases
Lisa, I seems that he should have at least done blood work to check for inflammatory markers . Perhaps your primary would do the tests . Tell your primary about the visit, or go back to the Rheumatologist and tell him your concerns. Unfortunately, it takes so long to get attention. Zenk
Tue, Apr 23 9:35pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases
Hi Anna, I did not know that ones immunity is weakened simply by having RA . I thought that immunity was lowered by taking immune suppressive drugs for the disease. Would love to get that straight . I have Sjogrens and other UDCT diseases. Zenk