Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Oouch....a swollen elbow.......!


After two long years of the right medication.....my joint pains and swelling caused by rheumatoid arthritis has subsided....and on the advice of my rhematologist...i had stop my medication since November last year.....and less than four weeks ago....i had my normal blood test and check up....the results were good...but two weeks ago ...i started having pain and swelling in some of my joints.....and yesterday my left elbow was so stiff and swollen that i could not even bend it or straighten it to tie up my hair.....seems i have to make another long journey to KL Sunway Medical Centre to see my doctor......and i dreaded to go coz..taking the medication again ....will bring back the nausea which i hated most...will wait a few more days.....

4 comments:

Health Freak Mommy said...

Could it be you ate too much rich food, esp. protein (meat, nuts) during CNY? Too much protein causes high uric acid and my mum has that too. Now, her diet is low in protein and the pain and uric acid are under control. Too high uric acid can also cause frozen shoulder. Both my mum & mil hv it.
You take care and hope it gets better :)

erinalaw said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Take good care of yourself and do look after the food you consume.

Sweet Jasmine said...

health freak mom - thks...i think i must have taken something to trigger it...will have to watch my diet...

erina law - hi..glad to hear from u after a long break...thks for yr concern....i'll be more careful with what i eat....he..he..

singairishgirl said...

I totally agree with the food we consume having the effect it does on our joints. I share your pain as I am not cleared of my rheumatoid yet. Doc did cut down a lot on the medi but so far no plans to stop them. :( May I ask what medi causes nausea?