One problem with connective tissue disorders, esp. for me, is everything takes FOREVER to heal. I have Sjogrens and RA and even something as small as an infections or a simple cut takes a long time. I am on my 7th dose of antibiotics for some infections I have now. Did the Rheumy let you in on this little secret? Hang in there!!!! SerumNegative
Current Diagnosis-Serum Negative Poly Migratory Rheumatoid Arthritis, Serum Negative Sjogrens Syndrome (eyes, sinus, mouth, Possible Chronic Pancreas involvement), Chronic Pancreatitis, Acid Reflux, Depression.
Current Meds-Remicade (max dose, shortest time), Methotrexate 5 mg once weekly, Folic Acid daily, Lorazepam 2 mg at night, Lisinopril, Citalapram, Lipitor, Prednisolone Ophthalmic acetate, Pilocar 4% (1 drop oral 4 x daily), Tylenol PM at night, Prednisone (as needed), Oxycodone (as needed).
Testing/Surgeries-Sinus (twice) from reoccurring infections, Cataract surgery in both eyes from long term Prednisone use, Endoscopy 3 x (once with ultrasound), Colonoscopy, monthly blood work.
Current Issues-Bladder Infection, Sinus Infection, Salivary Glands Infection-on antibiotic #6!. Remicade no longer works after 4 years. Issues with vision being blurred and out of focus. Night vision has suffered.