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Excerpted from The Single Gal's Guide to RA
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Sundays for me have always served as relaxing, lazy days when I could sleep in, fix a big breakfast with a hot mug of coffee and hang about, maybe watching a movie or reading a good book.
But now, accompanying that big breakfast are my three daily morning pills: hydroxychloroquine (200mgs), calcium (600mg) and magnesium (250mg- to help with my increasingly frequent migraines). I will also take the hydroxychloroquine again at night, along with another calcium, when I eat dinner.
I've been on the hydroxychloroquine, aka Plaquenil , since November. I think it helps now, but it was pretty slow acting at first. ... I use a drug called eternacept, or Enbrel , and I inject 25mg twice a week. When I first began the shots, I used the more typical 50 mg shot once a week, but I got insane, children-would-run-screaming-from-me-if-they-saw-this reactions at the i...
Full Question: My mother in law, 87 years old, never had migraines has developed a symptom that makes me wonder. She says she has an extremely tender spot at the back of her head that burns and is very painful. She has been concerned and hurt enough to get a MRI and CT scan done, which isn't like her at all. I'm wondering if it could be a symptom of a migraine without the headache.
Teri told me there could be symptoms like that without the headache and that popped in my mind as soon as my MIL told me she was suffering terrible with this. I asked her if it felt like someone had pulled her hair really hard for a long time and she said yes. The MRI and CT scan showed absolutely nothing. Sounds like a nerve problem to me but remembering what Teri had said I wanted to ask the Clinician if it could be this. Thank you, Cynthia.
The question is an interesting one as elders sometimes will have head pain without headaches per se. Certainl...
Can DHE cause hair loss and shrieking sounds? My daughter received DHE IV treatment for three days. She left the hospital very weak. Over the next few weeks, her hair began to thin and she began making an uncontrollable shrieking noise. It has now been one year since the treatment. She has very slowly regained some of her strength and her hair has grown back but the shrieking noise remains. She is currently 15 years old and is still suffering with headaches. I do not believe that her headaches were ever migraines. No medication or treatment has ever given her any relief. Could DHE have caused her strange symptoms? Patsy.
Although remotely possible, neither hair loss nor the noise you describe are likely to have been caused by DHE. The weakness you mention could have been a result of DHE or the Migraine or headache that was being treated, but in either case should not have persisted this long. The shrieking noise coul...
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