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Hi all :wavey:

I need to vent...... i feel that every time i see a new doctor or specialist they add a new dx to my list and it seems never ending.

The last time i posted i was having issues with the new gp and the amount of omeprozole i was taking, well he carried out a Urea Breath Test to see if i had an infection called Helicobacter pylori, the tests came back negative so now i am waiting for an endoscopy, which is hopefully happening on 29th July, i say hopefully as nobody seems to know what i need to do about my warfarin (surely i am not the only person having an endoscopy who takes warfarin.....).

I saw a new rheumy last week and so far only a few test results have come back and already she as informed me that i am anaemic, i am dreading the results of all the other tests.

About a year ago i was told i had a Vitamin D deficiency after seeing another new doc.

It just seems that everytime i see someone new they find new problems, well my dx list is way too long now and i have had enough, so i am going to refuse to see any more new docs.

My dx list so far......

Lupus
Fibro
Psoriasis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Osteo Arthritis
Depression
Low Anti Thrombin 3
Thrombosis
Vitamin D Deficiency
Anaemia

I may be feeling sorry for myself right now :needhug: but i feel that 10 problems is enough for anyone to cope with, so i am begging with who every is listening PLEASE no more probs or dx's.

Take care :hug: Jo :hug:
 

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Hi Jo,

Good luck with the endoscopy. I hope they find the cause of the problem. Let us know how it turns out.

It is rather depressing to keep having things added on to our initial diagnosis. You almost don't want to go to the doctor sometimes.

Take care,
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Hi Jo, I am sorry you are having to deal with this. I know how you feel. I hope that the endoscopy goes well and that you start to feel better soon.

Take care

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Hi Jo,

I am sorry, you have yet another diagnosis to deal with. :( I understand it
can be pretty hard sometimes to stay positive..with so much adding up.

I hope your endo goes well for you, and that you get some answers with it.

It is good that they find out what is wrong so you can get proper treatment, and hopefully begin feeling much better.

I do hope you feel much better very soon..Jo. :hug:

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Jo good luck with the test hun, i had it a few weeks ago, nothing new though, just the H hernia which i know about itsgone 2cm bigger this time
i had that H pylori the other year. i know you must be feeling low, as its one thing after another

sending you big ((((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))))))) Lin xxx
 

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Hi Jo,

Yes it's all a bit much sometimes isn't it? :hugbetter:

Good luck with your endoscopy, I hope it's clear. I'm going in for one sometime in the next few months due to swallowing difficulties.

sending hugs and hang in there and I will try and do the same.

I miss chatting to you.

love
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Howdy Jo,
Have a hug!
Your list of diagnoses looked a little familiar. I have heard over the years that I had
Psoriasis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Osteo Arthritis
Depression - several varieties
Vitamin D Deficiency
Anaemia
plus
Rheumatoid arthritis (but with negative rh)
and a good few others as well. Finally SLE that my MD calls "a horrible disease". But I would rather have this "horrible disease" than the horror of not knowing or being batted around like a tennis ball from Dx to Dx.
Hang in there! One day at a time ( or one hour or one minute when things are really rotten).
All the best!
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:sad: I know what you mean,Jo. And my list of meds keeps getting longer,too. (I'd be lost without my pill container.) Good luck with the endo, I'm sure the docs will keep in mind that you're on Coumadin(be sure to remind them). Hope to chat with you soon. Cathy
 

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(((Jo)))

I know when the list keeps building it can be over whelming. :hug::hug:

Good luck with the endo.:luck:

Love,
Lyn
 

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Hi All :wavey:

Thank you very much for all your best wishes, it does help to know that there are people out there who do know what you are going thru and understand.

Lily good luck :luck: with your endoscopy, i hope all goes well for you. I really miss chatting with you too, we will have to try and make some arrangements to meet up and chat (somehow, cos i understand you can't get into the chatroom).

I hope you are all keeping well.

Take good care :hug: Jo :hug:
 

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To WanePoetic

>"Seems to me, auto immune diseases run in packs."
Delightfully put! Sure a lot more clear than saying (pompous professorial voice here please):
"Autoimmune deseases manifest in discreet overlapping Gestalts.":)
LOOK OUT! Here comes another wolf pack!
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Endoscopy on blood thinner.......

I had a endoscopy a few years back while in the hospital and was
on blood thinner - I think my pt/inr was 2.3 at the time and I was so
worried but I didnt have any problems - Everything came out great -

However now when I know I am going to have a surgery or an invasive
test like the endoscopy then my hema doctor has me stop the coumadin
a few days before and I take lovenox injections twice a day until
the day of my surgery / test - Then I start back on the coumadin right
after the surgery and continue with the injections until my pt/inr gets back into a safe range then I discontinue the injections - That away I can avoid getting anymore clotts -

Good luck and I try not to let all this get you down - Christy
 
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