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cbrossman
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   Posted 7/28/2006 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
You've all heard my whining about the shots, well maybe the makers of Enbrel did as well.
There is a new shot called "Quick Click" (I think) which Enbrel is now available in.
My understanding is that it looks like a pen, you place it against your body part of choice, press some little button and it does the rest. I've seen the needle, much smaller yeah

In addition, I'm going back to MTX tablets to see if it is affective for me yeah AND since I am currently out of Enbrel for this weeks shots, I'm skipping it. (No lectures please, since I've been pumping this crap into my body for almost 2 years, I don't think one week of skipping will kill me)

You'll have to wait 9 days for my review of the Quick Click. But the good news is my life with RA may have just gotten much easier, the bad news, I got 8 stiches in my pinky a few days ago and have already ripped out 3. But we are headed to Crested Butte for some hard, yet enjoyable mountain biking.

I hope everyone is feeling better than they did yesterday, or the prospects of feeling good tomorrow are high. I think about you all often, I know what it is like to feel crappy when the RA is kicking your butt, I don't wish that on anyone, well almost anyone devil

God do I love being a boy ... Craig.

razzle51
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   Posted 7/28/2006 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter just started the shots ( spendy little boogers) but she said they are wonderful and so easy to use .
Syringomyelia T4-T10
Chiari Malformation
Decompression Surgery 1999
 
We are normal people, trying to live normal lives,
with bodies that have forgotten what normal is
 
 
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Ducky
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   Posted 7/28/2006 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw the pamphlet on them.. I was going to talk to my rheumy about them when I see him next... let us know how much you like them Craig... Good luck to you at Crested Butte.. hopefully you don't come back with more stitches! :)
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea

CaMama
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   Posted 7/29/2006 2:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, do keep us informed. My doc is still pushing ENbrel for when "I'm ready...." I have a dose of the normal stuff in the fridge still, but will be much more willing to do an easier version - though, it still takes time for the med to be adminstered, right? So, it can't be quick, right?
 
Have fun in Crested Butte....I think I may have been there before.....sounds familiar...
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elcamino
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   Posted 7/29/2006 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

Elcamino


Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan


erin.K
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   Posted 7/30/2006 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
camama you haven't started them yet? what's your reservations about them still? are you not in the clear yet to do it?
Active/Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Prednisone 20mg; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 60mg; Reglan; Antivert 25mg tid; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.


CaMama
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   Posted 7/31/2006 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   

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?  

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cbrossman
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   Posted 8/3/2006 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
ElCamino, I have not recieved the prescription yet, they should arrive tomorrow, and I was out of Enbrel last weekend, hence a wait until I receive and try the new shots.

Pretty cool going a whole week without Enbrel or MTX, almost inspires me to skip them again this weekend. Don't worry, I won't, but I do feel pretty good.
I know it takes a while for the drugs to wear off, just like it took so long for the drugs to make their presence known.

Crested Butte was great, if you ever have a chance to go, do it. If mountain biking is involved, don't even waste time packing, just go! Buy all new clothes there.

I did break my frame though, but a new one is on the way ... Craig

elcamino
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   Posted 8/3/2006 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   

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 :)

Elcamino


Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan


cbrossman
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   Posted 8/3/2006 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Everybody calls it "Crusty Butt", even the locals!

elcamino
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   Posted 8/3/2006 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeez, and he thought he was so clever :)

Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan


Ducky
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   Posted 8/3/2006 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Crusty Butt... I knew that chick... LOL... Oh my bad... you meant in CO? HA HA HA HA
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea

erin.K
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   Posted 8/3/2006 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   

uh...huhhuhuhh...he said, "Crusty Butt" huhhuhhuhhhuhh.

sorry, had a Beavis & Butthead moment there.

it's passed now.


Ducky
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   Posted 8/3/2006 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
tee hee hee
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea

CaMama
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   Posted 8/3/2006 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   

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....


 

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