New post, New motive!
Sorry I haven't written in a while, I was bad about keeping up with my journal. I'm going to try and write on a regular basis. I really want to use this blog to express my experiences with my illnesses and pass on some advice to others. I hope this will help!
Let's update things a bit.... I have been on Humira for about 5 years, and about 3 months ago I started on Methotrexate. I have been on and off the prednisone, but every time it's stopped, I seem to have a little bit of a flare. I saw my Rheumy a couple of weeks ago and he upped the MTX and is keeping me on the prednisone until I see him on December 29th. However, the MTX is making my hair fall out.... it's thinned out a lot. I take Folic Acid everyday, but doesn't seem to help. I contacted my doctor and he stated that it's either a side effect from the MTX or something else. He started me on Leucovorin, another vitamin, but taken only once a week. I hope this helps!
The one thing that irks me about this disease, is the amount of medication that I am on. I have such a long list, I really wish I didn't have to take so many. I've tried taking herbs and vitamins, but nothing works to like the medicines. I'd even be happy if I could narrow it down to just one medicine.... maybe in the future they will be able to find a cure. One can only hope!
Coming in the next blogs....
-RA Dictionary: for those who read this who don't have RA, or are new and don't understand some of the terms I use.
-And Holiday cooking with RA -- some easy tips to help!