Interesting info. I hope they work for you. Why do you have to wait 9 days to see if they work? It's the same stuff you've been using for the past 2 years, yes? Or is it insurance you have to wait for?
The regular enbrel injections don't bother me all that much. Of course, I've only been doing them for about 5 months or so. Two years is a long time.
I know, I know....I just feel I'm doing okay w/o it so far on the plaquenil (knock on wood) that I'd like to see if maybe that's all I need.....though I do have some issues (such as pain from the out of season rain we just got after that scortching heat wave), I haven't had a horrid flare since my last infection.
I've been through so much with my health, you know, that I'm not ready to take the 'risk' yet. It's only been 4 months since I've had to be on antibiotics (a record!) for an infection - that I'd like to go a little longer before I risk the liver any more as it does still flare.
Also, the feeling that I might be getting a touch of control back in my life, I'm just getting settled in to my new job and have had a few brushes with illness and survived thus far (knock knock knock), I'm just not ready (too scared) to start and risk disrupting this newfound feeling I haven't had in 10 years. Remicade and methotrexate both put my life on the line - how can you blame me?
Well, let us know how the new injections go. I'm certainly interested since I may be on enbrel for a while.
Glad you had a great time in Crested Butte (I'm not going to tell you what my husband calls that place). Never been there, but wanted to when we lived in CO. We were really into the mountain biking then. Haven't done it much in the past 10 years, though. I don't think I could--I'm too out of shape :)
uh...huhhuhuhh...he said, "Crusty Butt" huhhuhhuhhhuhh.
sorry, had a Beavis & Butthead moment there.
it's passed now.
Ahhh, man....I'm going through camping withdrawls....about 11 more days and we go... finally - wish we had time to go to Silverton again........I guess where we're going will be mountainous and pretty....just not the same......
Good luck with the new Enbrel...can't wait to hear....