Hello! So, I would like to announce my plans to expand to Facebook soon. As some people know, I'm rather active on Inspire on the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis boards. I also have an account on HealthBoards. In an attempt to branch out, I will be adding more ways to connect in the next few months. While I do not have Facebook at the moment, I will in the coming weeks. I'm hoping to be able to reach out to more people, especially teens and young adults, with arthritis.
Leflunomide, Calcium Oxalate Crystals, and Kidney Stones
Updated: October 2022 My name is Elizabeth and I will never have an easy disease to diagnose. It took several years ro get my diagnosis. I've taken a few different drugs, but none of them truly worked out for me. Methotrexate didn't work well. But Leflunomide changed my life. Not so much arthritis-wise, as I responded well. However, I began experiencing possible thyroid and kidney problems while taking leflunomide. I have calcium crystals in my kidneys, which could later become stones. As my mum says, "I'm sparkling on the inside." We found this as blood was found in my urine many times. I also had to do a twenty-four hour urine sample, which is when you collect all the urine you produce in twenty-four hours. It really is quite embarrassing walking into the hospital with a container of your own urine, but it's worth it. I'm currently seeing a specialist for this problem and we are taking care of it right now by discontinuing leflunomide and lett
Elizabeth I cannot wait for you to appear in our Facebook lives. I follow you religiously on here, you are such an inspirational young lady. I have a daughter 11 with poly/rheumatoid among other things and as well as relating to alot of what you say you help me see things from her side that she isn't able to express properly yet. keep up the good work sweetheart, as I said you are inspirational.xReplyDelete
Thank you so much! I'm extremely honoured at your lovely comment. I was going to hold off on the Facebook page, however you've inspired me to get on right away! I shouldn't be long now.Delete