Thanks everyone. The blood tests show positive for some arthritis signs. The blood sedimentation, and some other stuff was high. The parvirous (?) was also positive, I don't have it in from of me to remember what exactly it's called. Hep. were all fine. The Rheumatologist found some bumps in my elbows that I wasn't even aware of. She sent me for further tests to see some more specific things. Also, in 3 weeks, I’ll have an ultrasound on my joints to see what’s there. The original x-ray showed something on my foot, so I had more x-rays done, both on the hands and feet.
I have "Poly Arthritis." the joints in most of my fingers, wrists, in my feet. The signs I have usually develop to Rheumatoid Arthritis. However, if it came as a result of the strep I might have had, it will clear within a few months. The strep number on the blood test was:Normal is a maximum of 187, and mine was: 1,024!
I'm taking: Naproxen: 500 mg., Hydroxychloroquine 300 mg., Prednisone 5 mg. I'm also taking Omega 3, High dose of Vit. D, Bioflavonoids. I'm also taking Probiotic before taking the medication. After starting with the medical stuff, I finally found some relief to my pain. I'm able to get out of bed without limping after 7 weeks. I do have to be careful with my diet. Too much junk and the next day it hurts more.
The Dr. Said I don’t have to stop nursing yet, but I know that it isn’t the greatest for my baby to get this stuff. He’s 17 months and really upset not to have his mommy for comfort. It’s 4 days that I completely stopped, and am still nice and full of milk. I would love to nurse him...
Edited by abemom2 - 6/12/11 at 11:08am