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Bertha Venation

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Current location: Charles County, MD
Member since: Wed Oct 15, 2003, 08:30 PM
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Lupus/Arthritis drug

I don't have a lupus diagnosis, yet. The doctor I've been seeing has been trying to get my hip/knee pain under control before she diagnoses me. She says, however, that I do have the - marker? - for lupus.

She's had me on etodolac for pain for about six weeks. It helps, but not a whole lot, and not consistently.

Two weeks ago she added Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). To my surprise, the combination is working pretty well. Thank you, Dr. Nandipati!

But I have a problem: since I've been taking the Plaquenil, I've been having anxiety attacks. Not full-blown - it's mostly the physical feeling of an anxiety attack, with the blood running cold, and the weakness in the chest and just generally that I get.

Even pseudo-anxiety attacks - that's all I need. Has anyone else had this problem?
Posted by Bertha Venation | Thu Dec 31, 2015, 09:27 AM (15 replies)

Edited: Two questions for those in the know about residential rentals.

What would happen if I rented a house that accepted one pet, and I signed that I had one pet, but actually had three, and later - days, months, years - the landlord/owner discovered that I had three pets?

Edit: Do you know if there is a legal limit on pets in a single-family detached house? I'm going to the county website, but if you have a quick answer for Orange Co, CA, I'd love for you to educate me. Thanks.
Posted by Bertha Venation | Sun Dec 27, 2015, 06:31 PM (13 replies)

I must re-home six cats.

We have ten. All are healthy and very well-cared-for. Both of us loves each one of our kids as individuals. The funny groups and sounds they make in deciding who's going to groom whom, who's going to play or rip together, and who's going to growl over his or her breakfast, make us both laugh every day.

We're moving across the country (Maryland-California) next year. We need to re-home all of them, really, but four of them have problems and I wouldn't ask anyone else to take them on.

It will be hard enough to find them homes, but making it harder is that the youngest of them is eight years old. Two of them are tame only with me. They are all beautiful in heart and spirit.

First, thanks for listening.

Second, do you have any ideas for where I can go to get the word out, and/or how I can find potential fosters/homes? I'm in Maryland and will drive to any part of this state, and to DC, northern Virginia, Delaware, and part of Pennsylvania. Thank you.

(Tomorrow will cross-post to the lounge.)
Posted by Bertha Venation | Tue Dec 8, 2015, 09:56 PM (17 replies)
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