First, I found out I've lost 5lbs, yay! Then my doctor and I discussed different treatment options for my RA and my Osteopenia. Let's start with the RA --He suggested that before moving onto to a completely new medicine, we should try and exhaust all our options with my current medicines. The reason being is, as he called it, "you're an interesting case". I've always had a tough time controlling my RA over the years, and have had adverse reactions to many medicines. So, we agreed upon staying on Humira and Methotrexate and trying the MTX injections instead of the pills. He explained that when you take the pills, even if you are given 20mg, because of stomach acids, your body really only absorbs 12-15mg. Whereas the injection, your body absorbs it all. So we will try that out for 6 weeks, and go from there.
As for the Osteopenia, my Rheum suggested to me that most medicines they prescribe for it, will make it so I won't be able to have children. He knows I'd like to try and have one someday, so he said he couldn't do that to me. He asked me to make an appointment with an Endocrinologist, one he knows who specializes in cases like mine. I have an appointment with her on April 14th. I also have an appointment with the Gastrologist on April 7th to see about my stomach issues.
Overall, it went okay and I just have to wait and see if the medicines work out or not. I feel better trying with the MTX than something completely new, because of my history of reactions. I will keep everyone updated, especially after my appointment. Thanks for everyone who reads my blogs! Just a heads-up, that I may not post any blogs for a week or so. I have a friend (another RA chick!) coming to visit and stay with me for a week, I don't wanna be occupied while she's here, but I will resume after she returns home. Thanks again everyone!!