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Now here's an interesting one:   A few weeks ago I had my meds in the morning with breakfast as usual and about half an later got up and prompty collapsed.   I don't remember much but apparently I got up a few more times and collapsed again.   The wife called the ambulance but the paramedics were a little flumoxed because they couldn't find a pulse so they called out another unit.   Between them they managed to drag me up the hall and out the front door, stick me on a stretcher and get me to the hospital.   Eventually I came to my senses but stayed in overnight for observation.   The wife took my BP when I was down - 134/80 and blood sugars were 8.0 so it was neither of them.   I then thought perhaps I may have taken a double dose of my morning meds:   physiotens, prednisone, telmisartan, tramadol, panadol,, actemra and fish oil but the symptoms didn't match.   They monitored my heart and eventually let me go.   Since then I've had scans and wore a heart monitor for 24 hours to check for irregularities, but all was fine.   Total mystery to all.   Personally, I think it was the actemra, but I'll never know.   At least I provided a little entertainment for the neighbours, apparently all came out for a bit of a gander to see what was going on.

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    That's really not funny at all but it did make me smile.Finding the positive isn't always easy but you've managed it. Hope your ok now 😊

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    Most people have their cocktails in the evening Tony not at breakfast and boy does that lot sound a cocktail.  That aside though, it must have been a shock and your poor wife must have been so worried. 

    I hope you are OK now and that it never happens to you again.

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    Dang Tony! You had a bad day to say the least. Hope you are all better now and that was just a fluke that never happens again!
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    Funny how your state of health alters your mindset.   When I was fit and healthy and went in for surgery, gallstones, haemoroids, whatever, whilst I didn't worry, I always thought there was a very small chance I wouldn't wake up, I didn't want that and crossed my fingers.   Now that I'm not fit and healthy whenever, I go under with anesthetic I still cross my fingers, only now I hope I won't wake up, it's time to leave, I'm finished here!

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      I'm fine, well as fine as Ican be.   Been having trouble with my right arm lately:   tapered the prednisone from 7 to 6.5 and started having problems: Excruciating ache in my left arm.   Only thing that helps in ibuprofen.   Quite annoying being woken every morning at 3am, then running around the house heating up wheat packs and taking ibuprofen.

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    I have another cocktail at night comprised of prednisone, minipress, tramadol, panadol, fish oil, probiotic and vitamin B complex.   Yummy.   All to no avail though: I still have high blood pressure, myskin is really oily, my pee is bright yellow and when I wake in the mornings my arms are painful in the extreme.   Still, I'm keeping the pharmaceutical companies and wheat pack companies in business, so that's something.   You should see the look on the blokes faces when I join them at the urinal.

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    The mysteries of the Human body, sounds like the type of thing that would happen to me judging on previous stays in hospital, blocked gallbladder could find no cause, etc, even the methotrexate sent me to A and E, anyway hope things OK or as well as they can be.
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    I think a professional body designer, if there were such a thing, would look at the human body and put it down to a failure of epic proportions!!
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    One thought!!  Be sure to drink tons of water.  My Rheumatologist says,"Hydrate, hydrate, and HYDRATE!" until your pee is very pale yellow or no color at all.  She says with all the meds we are on we need to keep our bodies flushed with water. Sure hope you are feeling better!

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