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Aug 5, 2018 · C Diff in Infectious Diseases

Hello @reg395
I am so sorry you are dealing with CDiff. It is awful!! I ended up dehydrated and in the hospital with it. That was in 2012, and so far, I haven’t had any episodes of it since. Thank God! My stomach was so full of gas that I couldn’t fit into my pants. It is so painful. I don’t have any good advice for you. There is hope for better days, though.

Mar 8, 2018 · Autoimmune Diseases and Fatigue in Autoimmune Diseases

@devonsdad2008 Yes, fatigue has been my worst symptom with Sjogrens. On December 29th, With my doctor’s advice, I did the Whole 30 diet. Before the 30 days was up, the first thing I noticed was that I had so much more energy. I’ve been feeling so much better since changing my diet. I am now on the Paleo diet, also directed by my doctor. She has helped me more than anyone. You may want to try it! I found all my information online, even a lot of good recipes.

Aug 6, 2017 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

The short time (about 2 months) I used Xiidra, it worked great for my dry eyes, but I had to discontinue since insurance wouldn’t cover it.

Jun 15, 2017 · Sjogren’s Syndrome – Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

@kkteel1, I’m sorry you’re going through so much, and most of all, that you don’t have an understanding doctor. Who diagnosed you? Do you have a rheumatologist? My rheumy is the only one who understands. If you don’t have a doctor who is informed about Sjogren’s, you might consider searching for one who does.

May 6, 2017 · Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and IVIG Treatment?* in Autoimmune Diseases

Sorry, but all my doctor does for Hashimoto’s is treat for Hypothyroidism with Levothyroxine. Nothing else has been offered.

Apr 25, 2017 · Biology question in Digestive Health

@wpshooter, Well, my Rheumatologist prescribed mine, but all of my doctors, including the sleep study doctor, know that I’m on it. They have no problem with it. I was hesitant too, but he said it is better to take this than not – for health reasons, and I believe he is right. I don’t regret being on Trazodone at all. I don’t believe it is addicting either. When I was off it for awhile, I bought some Tylenol PM to help in the meantime, although it wasn’t as effective. I did not have any kind of withdrawal symptoms; I just wasn’t sleeping well without Trazodone. I hope that helps.

Apr 25, 2017 · Biology question in Digestive Health

@wpshooter, It isn’t supposed to be habit forming like so many others. It’s just that I need something to sleep. My Rheumatologist, who diagnosed my Sjogren’s, put me on it, since I was having trouble sleeping. He had me try different doses, until I found what was right for me. He said that it is very important for us to get enough sleep, or we will get worse physically. I didn’t want to take anything, but he convinced me that it was necessary.

Apr 24, 2017 · Carpal tunnel release in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@bernese53, I had carpal tunnel surgery on one wrist only (because it was the worst) 6 years ago. It helped greatly, but I have it again in that wrist and have always had it in the other. I see my chiropractor regularly, and he adjusts my wrists each time. It helps for awhile, but it doesn’t last. I’m glad I had the decision to have the surgery on my right wrist, because it was unbearable at the time and has never gotten as bad as it was then.