Well, I haven't responded to Enbrel and it has been 15 or more weeks and still needing prednisone to get through the day. I decided not to refill it. Called the doc and informed them aswell. Considering stopping everything but the pred for now. Kinda getting pretty down about all this. Gaining weight because of the pred, then can't exercise because I hurt, eating like a pig because my mind thinks it is starving and did a blood sugar check and now that is up. Random checks 233 and 165. OOOH yeah. Why not add one more thing to the list. Most likely it is just the steroids but if I can't get off them then what? I am considering stopping all meds and getting the lap band or something....
dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis. Duration: 10yrs. Dx'ed 2006. Asthma, hypertension, hypothyroid
Meds: Methotrexate 25mg wkly, Prednisone 15mg, Enbrel 50mg wkly, Arava 20mg, Folic Acid, Fish Oils, Ultram 50mg TID, Advair 250/50, Diovan HCT 160mg/25mg QD, Women's One a Day, tylenol PRN.
Post Edited (babybloo) : 5/12/2007 2:10:25 AM (GMT-6)