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Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:36 pm
by Ballerina
I bought a dozen jar candles on sale a couple moths ago. Now, I can't find them. How could they just disappear. I remember bringing them home from the store. What happened next I haven't a clue.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:47 am
by Forry Cow How
Ballerina wrote:I bought a dozen jar candles on sale a couple moths ago. Now, I can't find them. How could they just disappear. I remember bringing them home from the store. What happened next I haven't a clue.


Sounds like me. And you would think a dozen would be hard to miss? I hope you find them.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:24 am
by starrydreamer
My sister was diagnosed with RA earlier this year. Apparently, someone on my dad's side of the family died from complications from RA. And it's looking more and more likely that I also have it. I'll get tested, but that's just what we need on top of all my kid's medical problems.

But hey, my sinuses are still working properly!

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:18 pm
by Somnambulist
starrydreamer wrote:My sister was diagnosed with RA earlier this year. Apparently, someone on my dad's side of the family died from complications from RA. And it's looking more and more likely that I also have it. I'll get tested, but that's just what we need on top of all my kid's medical problems.

But hey, my sinuses are still working properly!


AI's cluster heavily on my mom's side. I went through the ringer with this for 2 years. I ended up with pelvic floor dysfunction, but a Googling of those symptoms shows a pretty easy comparison to MS/IC in some ways, although IC is heavily debated as an AI. I don't think it's that common for siblings to have the same AI.

I'd demand a lymes disease test. There are two.. the one they offer first on offices has an abysmally high false negative rate but people don't often know about that. Since you lived in this area that's the only reason I mention it.

Good luck. The worst thing to deal with is the healthcare system when you don't feel good.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:13 am
by starrydreamer
My sister got tested for MS - thankfully it was negative. As for Lyme Disease, it might be a good idea to get tested, although it's been 7 years since I last lived in the northeast. Even without RA, I need to get treatment for the arthritis in my finger joints anyway.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:03 pm
by Tessablue
The distribution of Lyme disease has expanded quite a bit in the past few years especially in the midwest, and it can have very long-term effects. Like Som said the test isn't the most reliable, but I think it's definitely worth bringing up to your physicians. Best of luck and I hope you feel better soon, starry.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:39 am
by starrydreamer
Tessablue wrote:The distribution of Lyme disease has expanded quite a bit in the past few years especially in the midwest, and it can have very long-term effects. Like Som said the test isn't the most reliable, but I think it's definitely worth bringing up to your physicians. Best of luck and I hope you feel better soon, starry.


Thanks, Tessa.

Ballerina - have you found your candles yet? :lol:

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:36 pm
by Ballerina
starrydreamer wrote:Ballerina - have you found your candles yet? :lol:


Nope - I think Yankee Candle snuck into the house and took them back. It's truly a mystery.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:56 pm
by starrydreamer
Ballerina wrote:
starrydreamer wrote:Ballerina - have you found your candles yet? :lol:


Nope - I think Yankee Candle snuck into the house and took them back. It's truly a mystery.


They'll pop up eventually and you'll wonder why the heck you put them there.

Saw the doctor and the only thing my blood tests show is that I have lower than the standard range for mean platelet volume. ANA Screen was negative, Rheumatoid Factor negative. Only waiting on Anti-CCP test, but I expect that to be negative too. But I'm not making up the joint pain, so I've ordered some supplements and I'll probably go see a rheumatologist anyway.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:24 pm
by sweettalk
i have RA and my rheumatoid test was negative, as well. the dr i saw said that it happens sometimes, so i'm glad you're going in anyway.