rest up you flu folks! the good thing w/ a mild flu is : it will pass. :) i love stuff like that. God, when i catch a cold...i feel so normal! and when the cold goes away...i feel even more normal. i guess my theory is, catching stuff is cool in my book...because unlike RA, you can get rid of most things! i wish sometimes i had something cureable, or something that can be "cut out" surgically. as is life.
mmmmm yeah, i think the MTX & Enbrel will be a good idea for you elcamino. i too want to add the MTX with the Humira i am on now. (need to straighten out the childbearing thing first with my man! oy!)
hey elcamino, if you wantedto stay on the shots...couldn't you say "no" to the rheummy? you had mentioned that the doc wants to take you off of them in a months time. shouldn't you be the one making that decision?
it is expected to have some blood abnormalities w/ these drugs, but they are expected & if not in danger levels...monitoring is sufficient.
i bruise easily all the time and have a little bleeding disorder, am immunocompromised, H&H are borderline, and my lymphocytes are skyrocketed....but in terms of a patient on immunosuppressants and biologics...this is kinda "normal".
i just worry that they'll pull you off the TNFs before it has even had a chance to start working.
Active, Severe RA. Crohns Disease. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. AS. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg every 4 days; pred; Pentasa; Imuran; dilaudid; diazepam; Avinza 30mg; MiraLax & too many others.