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PostPosted: Fri, Jul 10 2015, 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Psoriatic arthritis. Most of the time it can be controlled with Ibuprofen. But when it starts getting bad I have to go in for shots. It's getting to that point again. There are special meds for it, but the side effects are worse than the pain.
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PostPosted: Sat, Jul 11 2015, 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have Psoriatic arthritis. Most of the time it can be controlled with Ibuprofen. But when it starts getting bad I have to go in for shots. It's getting to that point again. There are special meds for it, but the side effects are worse than the pain.


old pharts and medical chat. Wink Wink

Worse side effect I dealt with for a while was the "D" word with my colon. Folks at work knew if I was walking Fast towards the crapper, get out of my way or get knocked down. Shocked It took over a year to get levels & type of meds figured out. Of course the meds work against me with AZ heat. I work in an evap cooled shop. Not any fun for 3+ months a year

With my lumbar stenosis arthritis , I deal with numbness & pain in my left leg & back. If that gets bad , I step up to vicodin. I can no longer take ibuprofen, it conflicts with my current meds.

Good to read you guys are dealing with it & getting along. I have a friend that was told last year he needs a lung transplant. His life long smoking brought in a whole list of lung problems. He is on oxygen 24 - 7 now

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PostPosted: Sat, Jul 11 2015, 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm lucky! I have a different list of problems but I don't hurt. GPster
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I've been working a little bit on the Jeepster this week (the limit of my concentration is about 2 half hour periods a day) Got my Amazon switches Monday. They must not know what language to label the switch terminals with so they aren't. I know which one is power in because of the switch mounted fuse so that's attached and the correct terminals are on the other wires to sort out when I get the lights mounted. The terminal box that was for the High Beam switch on the steering column had the terminals spaced the same as the floor mounted switch so that part will work well. I have proceeded to mounting the computer box. It is going to go in the glove box space. Somewhere I have the door for it and there is enough room in the opening that I can mount the computer "CHECK" terminal box behind that door too. Looking at pictures of parts rather than handling them did catch me like a thought it would. The cigarette lighter receptical I got is not for dash mounting. It will be a while before I get caught driving the Jeepster in the rain so I've got some time. May not be too long before I will be able to hear the electric fuel pump start and the starter solenoid click. GPster
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PostPosted: Sat, Jul 11 2015, 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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enjenjo wrote:
I have Psoriatic arthritis. Most of the time it can be controlled with Ibuprofen. But when it starts getting bad I have to go in for shots. It's getting to that point again. There are special meds for it, but the side effects are worse than the pain.


old pharts and medical chat. Wink Wink

Worse side effect I dealt with for a while was the "D" word with my colon. Folks at work knew if I was walking Fast towards the crapper, get out of my way or get knocked down. Shocked It took over a year to get levels & type of meds figured out. Of course the meds work against me with AZ heat. I work in an evap cooled shop. Not any fun for 3+ months a year

With my lumbar stenosis arthritis , I deal with numbness & pain in my left leg & back.
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If that gets bad , I step up to vicodin.
I can no longer take ibuprofen, it conflicts with my current meds.

Good to read you guys are dealing with it & getting along. I have a friend that was told last year he needs a lung transplant. His life long smoking brought in a whole list of lung problems. He is on oxygen 24 - 7 now


Good stuff ,huh Question Cool

It's my painkiller of choice ..... Rolling Eyes

We decided to do nothing with my spinal lumbar stenosis , the Dr. advised that after a $375K ++ medical procedure , I still won't walk any better, just my back & legs MAY not hurt as much & go numb ...

He advised the walking situation will not improve & cannot be "repaired".. Sad Soooooooo......Eventually I will get my own "Scooter" ..... Idea


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PostPosted: Sat, Jul 11 2015, 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had oral surgery last week, some bone cut out of my lower jaw. They prescribed Vicodin and after the second dose I had to stop, I couldn't function, was lightheaded and "spacey". I had a job to do but had to stay home. Do those effects wear off after you use it for a while? I can't understand people robbing and stealing to get Vicodin to feel like THAT! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat, Jul 11 2015, 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had oral surgery last week, some bone cut out of my lower jaw. They prescribed Vicodin and after the second dose I had to stop, I couldn't function, was lightheaded and "spacey". I had a job to do but had to stay home. Do those effects wear off after you use it for a while? I can't understand people robbing and stealing to get Vicodin to feel like THAT! Shocked


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PostPosted: Sat, Jul 11 2015, 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We got Shelby's engine back in today. An exhaust gasket and some antifreeze and we can start it. I also finished rebuilding the two floor jacks I tore down last sunday. Both work like new.
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PostPosted: Sun, Jul 12 2015, 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had oral surgery last week, some bone cut out of my lower jaw. They prescribed Vicodin and after the second dose I had to stop, I couldn't function, was lightheaded and "spacey". I had a job to do but had to stay home. Do those effects wear off after you use it for a while? I can't understand people robbing and stealing to get Vicodin to feel like THAT! Shocked


Depending on the strength or dosage they gave you , it can act that way on some people .. I am allowed 6 tablets per 24 hour period ... I have never tried that .. 2 tablets make the pain subside to the point where I can still function properly for a 24 hour period with no issues & very little pain .. If I ever took the full dose , I could see where it would have the effect you experienced ...In the past I have gone 3 to 4 weeks with no need to take the meds ... Cool
It's nothing to fool with ..I also cannot understand why someone would take it with no need ..... Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun, Jul 12 2015, 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i should mention that as far as i know vicodin is tylenol and codine.. so you need to be very careful one does not overdose on it and shut down your kidneys requiring dialysis .. that is just what i understand and might be the reason that dialysis clinics are opening everywhere.. that could also be the mercury content in the fish and the dental work.
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PostPosted: Sun, Jul 12 2015, 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayne petty wrote:
i should mention that as far as i know vicodin is tylenol and codine.. so you need to be very careful one does not overdose on it and shut down your kidneys requiring dialysis .



I guess we may be getting too afar from automotive stuff, but:

yuuuup. Vicodin was reclassified on the narc charts last year. DId not change the drug, but I have to pick up the script myself now. I must appear at the docs office for inspection when I need new script, which is seldom. I am very careful with the stuff. No side effects for me, it just works , does its job for which I am very happy

There is another med I take daily to control my pain. I can ramp it up, if needed.

Just .... tons of fun. There is a laser procedure that is promising for my condition. We will look at that when things get worse.

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Fired up Shelby's car today. It has an exhaust leak. When Brett was putting the head pipes on, he asked if it needed a gasket, I thought they were both ball sockets, and said no, so he put it together. Surprise! The rear manifold has a flat flange. I told him it was his fault, but since I am a nice guy I would fix it.

Otherwise it runs fine.

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I had a day of vacation. After doing all the household items, I went to work on my reverb kit. My first circuit board got fried mostly because I made a mistake. The manufactuer is a really good guy who sent me a replacement at no charge. He was sympathetic to people that didn't know all the electrical symbols on an outside the US wiring diagram. Embarassed I wired up the new board this morning and then went to work painting the alum. enclosure I made a few weeks ago. It's painted candy electric lime. I tried to get a good pic to show the magic of the candy but failed. The pic will give you an idea of the color.


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Spent the day at the Meltdown nostalgia drag races in Byron, IL in a sea of gassers, altereds, dragsters, super stocks, all racing heads up balls to the walls drag racing. Hooley has his Henry J running as wild and wooly as ever, WZJUNK and others are here. Had a great day and two more to go.

What sucks is that I left my GoPro at home and left my camera at the motel so no videos or pictures today. Tomorrow racing is from 11am-11pm with a break at 7pm for pin-up contest. I will remember my camera. Burn Out

There's some coverage on Bangshift: http://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/2015-meltdown-drags-coverage-action- photos-from-what-may-be-the-best-nostalgia-race-in-the-usa/

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The guitar reverb is completed. I now go back to the 51 Ford.


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I had to replace the ignition switch in my T bucket after 17 years, easy I thought just go buy another one. Pfffft they don't make that one anymore and the one I need had to fit in a recessed hole in the ali dash. Found another one but the nut had to be turned down to fit in the recess. All fixed now.
I picked up my repaired radiator after it split when I drove it over some rough dirt roads during a weekend country cruise so I'll be fitting that today.
Then I'll have a look at the roadster I think the rear axle seal is now leaking.
I thought hot rodding was supposed to be fun.

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I spent the day doing long overdue maintenance on my lathe. It had quite a build up of crud, most of it in non critical areas, but it just looked nasty.
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I rode this to coffee this morning. I'm just as happy now as when I purchased it 15 years ago. Smile


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I was going to work on assembling my car today. But I got a call from someone that needed a large locust tree removed. So guess what I spent my day doing. Woopee !

It's all good though. I use a fireplace insert as a supplement to heating my home during the winter. And the way the winter's have been going the last few years (colder than usual), it's good that I have plenty of wood on hand.
Locust burns very hot, and it doesn't take a long time to season, either.

Only, now I'm too tired and my arthritis is really kicking in. So I'm in my recliner, sipping on a glass of Crown Royal Reserve on the rocks. Smile

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Spent Friday/Saturday at ARCA & Indycar races at Iowa Speedway. Brutal heat on Friday with 109 heat index, but the racing was outstanding.
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