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I got back from the Imaging center yesterday and they did a Doppler Ultrasound of both legs to see if I had any bloodflow. The tech was very  nice and although she is not supposed to tell you any test results she did tell me that she does not have to call the Dr.in to see me, which is a good sign. My wrist hurts, my knee and leg is swollen and about 2 in thicker than the other in my calfs and knee. My ankles are not quite that much. I  have a Dentiat appt. toiday  b/c I have an infection in my tooth and they might have to pull it. It has a hairline crack in it. Probably from thePrednisone. I hope I nver have to take that one again. I am off mtx right now,b/c I have to take Antibiotics. This RA sucks. All the time it is something else. I told my Husband, I am sorry that I could only be  a half of a wife now. He is very supportive, but also confused about the whole thing. I was always a go getter and doer. Not anymore. I am not really depressed, but just blue sometimes ,because I have trouble walking like I used to. I do have hope with all the people on DS. We are all going through this together. I am strog though and know I will beat this RA one day. There has to be something out there to cure this. I can't understand that they can put a man on the moon, but when it comes to health they are so perplexed. Like, uh Idont know. I also feel that there needs to be more exposure from the Media and talkshows. Maybe Dr. Oz will address this.

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Did you know that Type A personalities are more likely to get RA than normal people? You sound like a type A - a go-getter and doer. It is really hard to adjust to. Haven\'t you heard that the moon landing was just photo-shopped and digitally produced? LOL. Of course, my memory is quite clear of that day, and we didn\'t have PC\'s and programs that could fake that sort of thing. Someone wisely pointed out that the radio signals from space were broadcast all over the world. The Russians, who were in the space race, would have called the Americans if they had not actually picked up the broadcasts from space. So they did put a man on the moon 40 years ago, and there are lots of good drugs for RA - you need to go for a biologic, and fast. There isn\'t a cure - but lots of drugs to suppress it.