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Voice lost, hard to breath, joint pain, cant breath without high dose prednisone
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Kaiser diagnosis Inflammatory Poly Arthritis, Mitrial Valve Prolapse with regurgitation, Heart Murmur, Asthma, COPD, Gurd, Acid Reflux, Hypothyroidism with many nodules, Dysfunctional Vocal Cord, Osteoarthritis. Treated for 2 years with Methotrexate 15mg injection weekly, intermittent long-term high dose 60/mg day Prednisone, inhalers advair, combivent, ventolin, spiriva daily, nebulizer at home treatment. Suffer severe hydration, eye pain and recent right eye retinal tear treated with laser leaving curtain effect. Face, neck, tongue swelling and leukaplakia on tongue. Intermittent skin rashes, many cracked ribs at various stages of heal found on CT. Cracked ribs probably from coughing. Problem is everytime they try to tapper off the 60mg predisone I can't breath. Elapsed time between onset of severe breathing difficulty and reduction of dosage reduced. This last round high dose prednisone not having expected results and experiencing more side effects than results. Kaiser sent me to Oncololgist due to blood work, he thought diagnosis from Rheumatologist wrong and sent to new Rheumatologist for second opinion. New Rheumatologist cant get test results while on Prednisone. Kaiser will not send to asthma doctor until pulmonary test, Pulmonary cannot get test results while on predisone, Platelets very high, anemic taking folic acid no help.