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heavenzchild commented on the post, What is a Flare? One Frustrated Patient’s Definition 16 hours, 29 minutes ago
I love reading the articles as well. It is frustrating to deal with a chronic illness that people can’t see or isn’t well known. I found out I had fibromyalgia in 2006 but didn’t know that I apparently had PsA as well. I was just diagnosed with it 9 months ago and life has been a joy, not. I’ve been disabled since major back surgery the end if…
I know your frustration with pain. I have had it for so long now all I know is pain! But, to answer your question about the 1-10 scale is to keep it in perspective. If 10 is the point where your near death, then 15 does not equate. 15 is making it bad for everyone who is being in perspective and answering the question to the best of their ability.…
I miss playing Roller Derby the most!
imschmarte commented on the post, Puppy Love: How a Four-Legged Friend Can Keep You Moving 2 days, 9 hours ago
Hi Heidi! So happy your puppy can help out your friend! Just wondering why she does not get a dog of her own. Can’t have one where she lives? But a word of caution, I too have Psa, psoriasis, and a handful of other collectible diseases. I have 3 dogs, whom I love, but I wish I didn’t have. It is a lot to take care of when you hurt and don’t…
Thank you very much for your comment. It was very helpful. I was shocked at the high dose of MTX that you were started on! Those migraines must have been horrible. My rheumy started me on 12.5mg which is 5 pills of 2.5mg. I’m terrified of nausea. It sounds silly but I have a phobia of vomiting. I will do almost anything to avoid it. I…
I wanted to wait until I had taken at least 3 doses of MTX until I got back to you. Week one: No nausea
Week two: Moderate nausea but not too bad.
Week 3: Doing better but I decreased my dosage from 12 mg to 7.5mg. I noticed right away that my joint pain increased 🙁
I know I shouldn’t have done that but I read that 7.5mg is the…
I’m sorry that your symptoms have flared after stopping the Arava. Did your Rheumy suggest you start taking biologics instead? All the biologics should have package inserts where you can read about the possible side effects. From what I know, your risk of cancer may be slightly increased, but it’s definitely worth a chat with a…