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What gives?

So at the beginning of this year, I started to have problems again. I thought I might be in a flare. However, when my doctor took some labs, my kidney creatinine levels were higher and my inflammation levels were about … Continue reading

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Still Alive

I haven’t written on this blog for a long time. I originally put this site up to chronicle the problems and solutions for the disease. Also I found along the way that many of the medications caused problems as well. … Continue reading

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Abnormally normal

Last week I went to my semi-annual appointment with my Rheumatologist. I have been going to him for over eight years now. So his first words were that my labs were abnormally normal for me. My creatinine level was 1.6. … Continue reading

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Dry Mouth Treatments

Because of my dry mouth and wanting to keep a few of my teeth, I decided to try some Xylitol mints that are used for keeping the mouth wet. In my case it was a big mistake, I seem to … Continue reading

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Can you read this drug label?

How confident are you that you take prescription drugs correctly? The instructions on the bottle’s label may not seem to be hard to follow, but more than 500,000 Americans misinterpret them every year. We wanted to do a “spot check” … Continue reading

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Rhino-sinusitis: Causes and medical treatment

Mr James W Fairley BSc MBBS FRCS MSConsultant ENT Surgeon What is rhino-sinusitis? Rhino-sinusitis is the combination of rhinitis and sinusitis. Rhinitis (Rye-NIGHT-iss) is inflammation of the lining of the nose. Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses. As part of … Continue reading

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New treatment of subglottic stenosis due to Wegener’s granulomatosis, Acta Oto-laryngologica, Inform

The abstract is here. What I have to say: This is some good news for those who have this type of problem. I don’t have this problem specifically, but I have heard that it is very scary when the throat … Continue reading

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