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Dr. says he cured my rheumatoid

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 5, 2007
  • 07:18 PM

I went to a country dr. complaining with pain and burning in fingers, started swelling and pinky finger turning under dr. does x-ray and tells me that I have had both of my hands crushed and wants to know what my parents did to me. Not one thing, I answered and never had any broken bones. sends me home telling me to take tylenol and not to worry about arthritis would never have it. The pain and inflammation continued, saw another dr. in that office says thought i had rheumatoid,does all kinds of bloodwork and comes back positive rf , also very high sed rate. he sends me to a rheumatologist,to confirm with folow up appointment. In the mean time this dr leaves practice so I am stuck seeing the other one again , tells me that the plaquenil that i was given was not for arthritis and i was cured . needless to say I left that idiot, with four fingers on my right hand and three on my left , with atrophy. I found a fair dr who says he wishes there were a cure. For all the dumb doctors who don't believe that there is pain involved with RA I wish they could have it for a week. There would be a lot of changes in treatment.

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  • The REALLY sad thing is that there actually IS a cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Some Doc's in England did new research in an area forbidden by the American Arthritis Foundation. They actually examined the cells attacking the joints and discovered they were B cells. So they used the Chemo therapy for B Cell lymphoma (non-Hodgkins lymphoma) and cured it. They did a study where 80% of the patients had full remision. The American Arth. Foundation denounced their work and managed to have their funding ended (The big drug companies helped). You must remember that your pain and crippling misery is helping the stockholders in giant Corporations that produce the drugs that tease you with mild pain relief , poison you with side affects, and NEVER EVER make the disease go away. So cheer up, your misery and despair is making some Corporate King feel GREAT.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 05:30 PM
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  • I will sound a bit wild here, as I am a natural health pro that looks at things differently. A good amount of RA is related to parasites and / or Lyme disease.The body becomes self destructive as it attacks the joints that are being attacked. Find a good natural health pro in your area that has experience and patients that have had good results from that docs treatment.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 8, 2007
    • 00:17 AM
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  • Ralph,No, you don't sound a bit wild at all; especially to me. I have been ill with all kinds of (non-related, the docs say) symptoms since 1984. Thought I was ready to buy the farm. One AM I was unable to walk, let my fingers do the walking for me , and found a rheumatologist in the yellow pages who was wonderful, kind and patient. He lstened. Didn't call me a nut case.Within a week he called and informed me that I had lyme, my titer was off the wall and that I had gone undiagnosed for so long that he felt I would need some long term IV therapy and right away.I had my therapy. It got worse before it got better and though I improved I have never been the same. I decided that feeling a bit better was okay by me and went on with my life.This past year, from 2006, I have been ill again. (Have always been ill but chronic, this episode is acute) The doctors REFUSE to consider Lyme. I have been treated and cured. Tunnel vision. I know my body, I feel the same as when I had active Lyme (cause I probably still do or, possible, contracted it again.) Recently I have had problems with pain in the hands, fingers, ankles, feet. Toes and fingers are sore and unbending. Forearms are red and swollen and I am miserable. NSAIDs help but I would like to get a diagnosis.By the way, I moved from the NorthEast years ago and no longer see my wonderful doctor. All I have found in this area in the SE are physicians with no vision, no imagination and no curiosity. (Great golf scores though!)People are still in the dark ages where Lyme is concerned. Those little spirochettes do more nefarious damage than one can imagine. So yes, Ralph, I do agree with you and you are not too far off base. Lorraine
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 03:47 PM
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