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    It really depends. there are over 100 different...

    It really depends. there are over 100 different diseases lumped under "arthritis". Many of which are autoimmune diseases, meaning the body is attacking itself.
    The autoimmune forms can strike at...
  2. Thread: Pain In Hips?

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    I will second the previous poster who said to get...

    I will second the previous poster who said to get a doc to check it out.

    The morning stiffness could be an indicator of something other than muscle strain.
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    Wouldn't it be great to be able to ride with...

    Wouldn't it be great to be able to ride with other ladies with similar issues? I've been tossing around the idea of a riding group for sick chicks in my area. Too often the regular folks just don't...
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    Have you actually tried a road bike with brake...

    Have you actually tried a road bike with brake levers (on drop handlebars)? I had the same concern before I started riding, and I have an inflammatory type of arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. My...
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    L'Occitane...

    L'Occitane (http://usa.loccitane.com/FO/Home.aspx) carries pure shea butter. Theyre pricey, but I LOVE their shea butter hand creams and pure shea butter.
  6. Definitely try on several brands. I can't wear...

    Definitely try on several brands. I can't wear Sidi. They're too narrow in the ball of the foot.
    I have a narrowish heel and wide forefoot with a high arch. I have Specialized MTB and Road...
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    you can use clear care on disposable lenses. I...

    you can use clear care on disposable lenses. I use it with my air optix aqua lenses. It seems to get them cleaner so that they actually are wearable for the full month they're rated for.

    Dry...
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    I have high bp, diagnosed at 28. My mother was...

    I have high bp, diagnosed at 28. My mother was diagnosed with it at the same age.
    I was having horrible headaches and my vision got worse--at its worst bp was 160/95. I now take bystolic, a beta...
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    We bought a Tempurpedic "celebrity" model about 5...

    We bought a Tempurpedic "celebrity" model about 5 years ago. Best money we've ever spent. DH has back issues, and I have hip and back issues.

    when one of us goes out of town, we say something...
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    I'll preface this by saying I'm a computer...

    I'll preface this by saying I'm a computer security engineer...



    Unfortunately, that's the nature of anti-virus and anti-malware software. The bad guys are trying to come up with new ways to...
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    Some of us just get the short end of the genetic...

    Some of us just get the short end of the genetic stick. I had to start bp meds last year at the ripe old age of 28 :(. My mother started them at about the same age. At least now I don't get...
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    Because glasses are so expensive, maybe you could...

    Because glasses are so expensive, maybe you could use an online service like http://www.zennioptical.com/ ?

    I haven't tried them myself, but I'm going to order some RX sunglasses from them. I...
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    I forgot to mention that I ended up needing to...

    I forgot to mention that I ended up needing to get new glasses. I was advised my the neurosurgeon to wait a few months to let it stabilize. They also said it was likely that I had some nerve issues...
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your wreck. I...

    I'm so sorry to hear about your wreck.

    I wrecked on October 12, 2010 on an evening group ride. The last thing I remember was seeing a set of fountains at a particular park. Everything is pretty...
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    I have a Garmin 310xt and use the cadence sensor...

    I have a Garmin 310xt and use the cadence sensor with it.

    Prior to that I had a specialized wireless sport computer and used it with a Reebok HRM. No problems.

    I got the Garmin because I found...
  16. Thread: Back arthritis

    by lo123
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    Crankin - I feel for you. Sounds like your'e...

    Crankin - I feel for you. Sounds like your'e dealing with similar stuff I dealt with the past several years.. I think I mentioned the hip injections. My rheumatologist kept pushing them thinking...
  17. Thread: Hip Arthritis...

    by lo123
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    Hip injections have really helped me. I have one...

    Hip injections have really helped me. I have one of the autoimmune forms of arthritis, and my hips are the only area that continues to hurt despite aggressive treatment.

    The injections I've had...
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    I've used light therapy at the recommendation of...

    I've used light therapy at the recommendation of my therapist.

    I got this system at Costco for about $40 last year http://www.verilux.com/light-therapy-lamps/happylight-2500

    You're supposed...
  19. Thread: Do you ID?

    by lo123
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    Yup. I've got the interactive version because A....

    Yup. I've got the interactive version because A. I'm paranoid B. I have health issues.

    I crashed on a road ride in October, lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital where I stayed for...
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    1. I'd suggest you go ahead an call some...

    1. I'd suggest you go ahead an call some rheumatologists and see how long their wait is. In some areas (like where I live now), it can be 6 months to a year, even with a referral from another...
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    I have psoriatic arthritis, which until I started...

    I have psoriatic arthritis, which until I started riding, caused a lot of issues for me. For a long time I had the UCTD quasi-diagnosis because of my blood word (high ANA). Anyway, I feel MUCH...
  22. Thread: good ride!

    by lo123
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    Ew. that's all I can say. Having grown up just...

    Ew. that's all I can say. Having grown up just a few miles south of your neck of the woods and riding there when visiting family... that headwind sucks (as does the chip seal). It makes me...
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    I'm working on that. In my case, the doggies...

    I'm working on that. In my case, the doggies have been a godsend. On bad days they both curl up with me on the couch or in bed :)

    I'm almost off the pain meds except for the occasional...
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    thanks everyone. I just needed to her that...

    thanks everyone. I just needed to her that encouragement. :D

    On the plus side, I didn't need any pain killers for headache today!
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    Venting - no riding after crash :(

    Hello ladies. Last month I was in a bad wreck on my bike. apparently my front wheel got caught in some nasty train tracks. The whole thing was an ordeal (lost consciousness, ambulance ride, ER,...
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