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Catz
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/18/2005 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to let everybody know I took my 2nd Humeria shot Tuesday.  Gave it to myself no problem.  Ducky, just to let you know my rheumy told me on average it takes 4 weeks to see improvement but I think I am seeing a difference already.  I don't seem to be quite as tired as I was and I did notice my hands were starting to get stiff and swell some a day or two before shot #2.  So I am hoping the improvement just keeps continuing.  Hope everyone is doing better today.
 
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straydog
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   Posted 8/18/2005 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
WOOOHOOO Catz:

Way to get to go, keep on working even better Humira. It is always great to see someone post something that is improving their life. Gives everyone else hope.

Hugs......Susie


cbrossman
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   Posted 8/18/2005 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Gotta love modern medicine!!! I am very glad that it is working for you.
I hope that you continue to feel so much better every day that you go out and do something really hard, something you never thought you could do.

use it or lose it ... Craig

erin.K
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   Posted 8/19/2005 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
smurf  Catz,
You're giving me a lot of HOPE!  I am soooo happy that you are noticing improvements from the Humira already.  When I was on Enbrel I first noticed a change in fatigue & my ability to sit up in a chair I would say the 4th or 5th week of therapy.
So are you on the every 2 week injections?  Are you on anything else besides the Humira?
It has only been 3 days for me, I suppose I was expecting a miracle :-) but maybe the next time around things will improve.  In a lot of pain today sad but I have nowhere to be so it's a good time to rest.
Take good care,
erin

Ducky
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   Posted 8/22/2005 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Catz- how are you feeling? Still noticing significant improvement?

Erin - how are you doing? When is your next shot?

Sending you guys warm wishes and gentle hugs - Duck
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1999 - While 11 weeks pregnant


Catz
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   Posted 8/22/2005 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, thanks everybody for your kind words.  Here it is Monday and I am still feeling better than I did before the shots.  More energy and able to stay up a little later than before.  Also, seem to last longer during the day at work before I feel the bottom drop out.  I sure hope the rest of you have the same results I have had.  This weekend I did some yard work and probably over did it a little so I am somewhat more tired that I have been.
 
To answer Erin's question I am on Humria every 2 weeks. Also, take Deflenac (spelling?) most people take MTX but didn't agree with my stomach at all. devil Best wishes to everyone and welcome back CaMama.  I know you enjoyed just getting away.

erin.K
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   Posted 8/22/2005 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Ducky,
Thanks for asking. My next shot of Humira is Friday (every 10 days). I tell ya, a real miracle has to happen. I am putting a lot on the line depending on this drug to work. Still very weak, painful joints and pretty much can't do anything I want....mostly resting....lucky to shower. Not in a happy place right now. Probably the WORST I've ever been and I am angry about it. Doing all I can on my part. It's very hard now. It's effecting my relationship with Joe too which makes me quite sad. I'm holding him back. I'm not very secure with myself because the last 5 weeks have been disastrous. I can tell he's unhappy and maybe even depressed & I feel badly having him watch me not feel well. So this is a rough patch. :(
On this horrible med that gives me such bad abdominal pain it's enough to keel over....and it's suppose to HELP me?? I sure wish I had some good news! mmmmm....let's see? Neil Diamond concert was nice, although I was hurtin'. And I just recieved my grades from the 2 courses I took (well....I only attended 4 out of 12 classes) and got a B+ and a B-. I was surprised I even got that!
Hows the hubby? and kids?? oh, I got new pics!! I'll send em. From this weekend at Monmouth park racetrack. Joe got 2 new horses and they look promising. He also won $184 on a bet!! wish it was me!
I wish you & your family the best
erin

cbrossman
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 191
   Posted 8/23/2005 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hang in there Erin, nothing will be more effective than your determination to beat this. We know it is hard, but just keep trying!
Craig

Ducky
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   Posted 8/25/2005 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Erin - do you think that maybe the Humira and Pentasa aren't agreeing?  Therefore you're not seeing significant improvement like most?  I don't know, I'm no where near a dr, but just thought I would give that a stab.  What has your dr. say about all this?  I don't think you are hold Joe back from anything, it's easy to feel that way, but he knew of your condition when you first got together, so it's not like this should be a surprise to him!  He's hung in there, I think what he is probably feeling is helpless, 'cause he doesn't like seeing you in pain and he wants to help, but knows there is very little he can do, other than be there for you, and he has been and still is.  You've got a good man, hang on to him girl, don't let this illness doubt what you two share. :-)

Kids and hubby are good, my son had his tonsils/adnoids removed yesterday and we are battling that, he can't keep his meds down..  eyes I posted a thread about it, any suggestions?  My husband is still in his cast from his surgery, he's got til Sept 6th before he gets that off... poor guy...  sad but my 2 daughters are well, well for the most part!  The younger of the 2 has bad allergies and the oldest, well, thinks she is 38 and she can talk to her Mommy any way she wants.... oh is she WAY off! nono

Keep a chin up girl,  :-) I know it's hard, but you can do it!  I know you can, you just like everyone on this forum is a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for.  It is the illness trying to get you down... FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!  yeah That was me cheering for you.... tongue Ugly visual I know, but if it works, what they hay, right?  tongue Sending you happy, warm and gentle hugs {{{[[[(((HUGS)))]]]}}}

Happy Weather, Warm Hugs and as always - Best Wishes - Duck


Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1999 - While 11 weeks pregnant

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