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Ducky
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   Posted 6/24/2007 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah   yeah   yeah Previous thread can be reached here.. Please carry on.. yeah yeah yeah
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The Bear
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   Posted 6/24/2007 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Hiya Booo how's it going in Okieville? Sorry to hear about your recent loss - these things are sent to try us iin different ways. Interesting new people out there on other threadswith issues that remind me of my own questions regarding my pd : what causes/triggers it, why is there no cure? How come the major pharma research bodies are only looking into treatment and not cure [all the same questions that i would assume ar asked by many RA people]. I am sure there are some of you on the moanin' thread that have cause to ask the same questions rhetorically of course. And I don't suppose that any of you came across the similar concluson re-research into cure and that is there is no money there for them. Once you cure something nobody needs their drugs. Too simplistic? Too cynical? I am a bear of very litle brain but I can see that to invent an amazing treatment that stalls or even arrests any incurable condition means a gravy train of immense proportions for those at the top [and bogger all for those doing the work at the bottom]. Why should any pharma company invent a cure - ain't in their interests. Erin, how much are you putting in to the pharma coffers each month, even allowing for medicaid/medicare [sorry I still don't understand how your system works].
 
These guys need a trailer to carry their wallets around for them. Cure? No thanks I've already got one. Weeeell, this is a rant thread isn't it? Is a rant the same as a vent?
Remember when I posted from a pd conference in April? The guest speaker was from a pharma company and I was not allowed to  ask questions on their research policies if it meant questioning their reason d'etre re looking for a cure - or not as the case may well be. Does anybody have any similar experiences re RA research. Do you have a national charitable organisaton that directly funds research into a cure for RA and associated conditions? Here is the uk it is the pharma companies who research treatment and the charitieswho research cures.
OOHHHHHHH sod it I've said enough.
 
Boo, take it easy and if it helps I can get the Apsley gong bashers and chanters temple going for better vibes for you. Hope the prom goes/went well.
Erin - go look after her and give her a hug from the Bear.
 
Take it easy with the iceberg of an arm Yally. Your heart is much warmer than your upper appendage I am sure. It's a saying over here: 'cold hands warm heart'.
 
Happy Sunday
Bear
 

yalinda
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   Posted 6/26/2007 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
moanin everyone :-)   still hangin in there. bad flare gfoingon..... opps fingers are not working lol sad
 
didnt think i would falreso bad while on enbrel but i gues i am. lol  i cant type!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  lol lol lol col col col
 
flare is the word.  almost swallowed some prednisone today  skull  , i'm desperate !
 
erin my cupboard is gettin ful but what to take all?
 
darvacoan give me heartburn
tlenol with codiene doesnt cut it
advil not redusing inflammation
loritabs are loopytabs
prednisone - the fat pill lol
hey where did the green go?
 
so what else everyone here has sucky days right?!  who needs rms anyways? arms lol fingers for that matter! 
 
erin u win the lottery yet?????????? 
duck howwas the swimming today? amd te bounce house thingy?  did u bounce too! lol
bear u been hiding out in a cave?
boo u doing ok?
bloo? 
mom23
curley and el i read some replies from the both of u on other psots.... how u doing?  miss u
 
camama u well yet????????  gonna visit and bring some chix soup soon if u dont get better.
 
hey one of my coworkers just came down with mono.... she better stay away from me!!!!!  we sahre a bunch of clients so i hope she did nt sahre with them anything.....
oh snap i cant typoe and no one is gonna read this and i sont feel like correvting all my typos so good night nursew!!!!!!!!lol cant evern tyoe that.  u would think i got into the bear juice?  lol  
 
lata  hugs )))))))))))))))))))  yally   note only right arm lol 

The Bear
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   Posted 6/26/2007 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Not gone anywhere Yally just waiting for some good folk to chip in with the goodes but I feel for ya not being able to type - not for the same reason me but.........- thanks for the mention. I for one have grown to appresiate the sheeer effort you guys must put in to sharng jsut a few words with each other amd then along comes the ebar, hogs the thread and fillis it with nonsense. But I still get a buzz when I get a mention coz that means you ain't all fed up with me yet and even I accept that i do growl something sensible once ib a while - about everypreston guild lol  tongue   tongue tongue tongue tongue .
 
Sorry to hear of your recent trialsa nd tribulations and also Boo's. I hope that the funeral and the aftermath gosmoothly. The news from perfidious albion is all doom and gloom because of flooding all over the north and midlands - people have died and thousands of homes are under water - my programme has volunteerrs out making tea and coffee for people in emergency shelters but it's pisising in the wind in comparison to what is really needed. What has helped to make this inevitable aprt from global warning is the ever increasing rush of young single people to assert their RIGHTS to buy new housing in high density dwellings ie flats so that the more traditonal houses for families are being built on land not normally set aaside for building ie flood plains in rural areas and the combination of poor drainage and freak weather conditions have had catastrophic results. Apsley is a long way from the nearest floods -100 miles - and the cave is on the side of a hill besides but people have died.........
 
Erin hows it going girl? Don't want to be too nosey but I worry for you mate, what you're goin through and the reasons for it should never arise in a democratised and civilised society. We are jusdged by how we treat our iill and needy and we fall down in this badly. Every now and again I go up the back of the garden [yard] and when there is a particularly loud train running past have a howl at the moon - it's us bears way of praying dontchaknow? Howl and think about those in the faeceses more than onesself, it is qquite cathartic in its own way.
 
You're right Yally, everybody is either hrting so badly or so busy making the most of whatever remission comes their way they've all been communally struck dumb.  Talking of which time for shower and off to work on the train - hey where the red gone? probably havign nooky with yally's green yeah yeah yeah tongue tongue tongue
 
Have a good day y'all
Bear

yalinda
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   Posted 6/27/2007 4:28 AM (GMT -7)   
lol ah bear u know we all love having a strong handsome man around to talk to. hey dont ruin my imagination now..... oh and dont scare off either, justkidding with u. of course duck and erin know my type is richard gere. so if u do come close to that then i will be dreaming of knowing u! lol and then my hubby might unplug this thingy machine cuz i keep telling him if richard comes a calling i am a hauling! lol poor guy i also tell him i cant wait to replace him with a cat. like erin i love cats but hubby is very allergic and after the last one the doctors have forbid us to get another, so first thing i will do before i plant him is get a cat! lol

erin how r the kittys doing? gonna be a hot one today and i am a bit concerned. i have a almost 3 hour drive one way to see a client today and i hope the arms can hold the wheel that long plus i am tired from the heat so i hope i stay awake.

well going to get ready soon. say bye to tony for me bear, i am sure george will miss him ( no need to comment as politics are touchy)-oh and bear i didnt disturb the red and green from their nooky, but i thought maybe they were wrapping for christmas in july? mama yally

Ducky
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   Posted 6/27/2007 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Moanin' all.. sheesh has been a busy week and today is only "hump" day.. went to the beach all day on Sunday.. Swam at the pool for 5 hours on Monday.. Swam at the pool for 3 hours on Tuesday.. am taking a break from swimming.. I look like a lobster! Kids are having a blast though.. Going to House of Bounce today.. It is a place with indoor jump castles.. Not sure if I'm going to jump or not..hhmm.. will have to see.. Tomorrow will be climbing the Rock Wall and Friday will be bowling.. COME ON WEEKEND.. And to think I took this week off to relax.. :(

Hope you are all doing ok.. Sorry to hear you are still doing poopy yally.. :( Wish I could do something for ya..

How is everyone else?

Bear.. so good to see you come out of your cave.. :)

Erin?

CaMama?

Bloo?

El?

Ok.. I'm off to drink more coffee to wake up and then off to the bounce place.. Woo-hoo!
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babyplace
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   Posted 6/27/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
got back from the trip with the boys, and now it's back to the 4 little ones, not sure which is easier. Hard to keep up with 4 twenty somethings that's for sure, but I gave it a heck of a try. They had me out til all hours, the blues clubs on Beale Street, the casinos in Mississippi (even won some at the slots..yeah!), late night movies, some of my son's favorite hangouts, etc. Not sure if they brought me cuz they wanted me, or because they wanted my credit card and a designated driver!! What ever the reason, the trip was just too short. Havent' had that much uninterupted time with the kids for several years, and it was a blast! Instead of road trips singing nursery songs, we were screaming out classic rock at the top of our lungs. It was a joy to sit back and watch the boys interact with each other. They genuinely like each other and have fun together, and they didn't mind dragging around their old mom, who'd ever believe it? Guess the mtx must be working some, had a few sore moments, but Celebrex took care of it, and I was on my feet, alot!! We toured Graceland, which I liked much better than I thought I would, and also the studio where Elvis got his start, along with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Roy Orbison, and so on. Memphis has a lot of great stuff.
Boo, How are you? So sorry about your aunt..sending hugs to you...hope all that rain and flooding in Ok isn't hitting your home.
Erin...been praying things are better your way too...Momto3, how are things with you ? Is CaMama back from her trip yet? Sounds like you had a busy day Ducky, bet it was fun..
Yally and Bear, what on earth are we to do with you two? Can't leave you alone for a minute!!
Bear, was reading your post on the pharma/research stuff. Have to say, have heard this opinion before, and I pray that you are wrong, but afraid there is probably alot of truth in your views as sad as that is.
We've been involved with fundraising for diabetes research for many, many years, a cause near and dear to our hearts. But a good friend of mine got involved in the higher levels of nursing home management and knew many people in the pharamacy industry. He told me one time that he was convinced that there would never be a cure found for diabetes, because too much money was being made by the medical industry on the treatment for the disease. I couldn't comprehend that someone would withhold a cure for sheer profit,but, through the years, I am not so sure anymore.
Better sign off...much too long a post...sorry!!
Take care all,
Jody

Post Edited (babyplace) : 6/27/2007 5:40:51 PM (GMT-6)


The Bear
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   Posted 6/27/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Hi Y'all, bad day at the bear cave type office. Am I allowed to admit to hurting to the point of barely walking? Had a bad night last nigth hence up at early hour posting this morning - very little sleep and am waiting until my lids drop offbefore hitting the rushes tonight -just gone midnight and another night like last will mean nowork tomorrow. My meds just don't  go anywhere near when it gets this bad - suck it and see or grin and bear it or some such cliche.
 
You Okay Erin - gone quiet are you flaring? Feeling peed off myself. Got nobody to bounce off as mommy bear can't be doing with it all at the moment and the counsellor is well and truly 'out'. sad
It's hard to be cheerful all the time when you have an arm that belongs to someone else and a leg you would happily amputate if it wasn't for the fact that they are going to fix it somewhen.
 
Said bye bye to the reverend tony for everybody and to be honest he was just another premier to me, you see them come and you see them go and lfe goes on regardless. I remember my first day doind A level poltics and the tutor said at the begining 'divest yourself of the notion tat there is such a thing as an honest politician' and I have held that view ever since. Time moves on as they say.
Things may come and things may go but the art school hop goes on forever!!! Cave drawing a speciality. yeah Off to Liverpool again on Sunday through Wednesday so all will be qwiet from the cave in Apsley unless I can access a hotspot n my l'pool hotel room. Will think of you all from there and send you all cyber hugs from there,
Stay well everybody
Bear 

yalinda
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   Posted 6/27/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
bear, i cant remember u soundin in such pain i felt it in ur post. sry about the flare i know what u mean just amputate it already. i agree get rid of my arms. i can deal witht the decrease in movement but the pain has got to go! no relief...... i need all of u to keep me on my toes so i dont go down with the mother ship. work did me in today and ughhhhhhhh i sont know whether to scream or cry. well sry i am not a boost to morale but ...... i'll try better later. hugs to all yally

babyplace
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   Posted 6/28/2007 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Bear and Yally,
Huge hugs to both of you!!!! So sorry you are in such pain....hope that today is better for you guys. Yally, did you call your doc?
You're both in my prayers
Jody

The Bear
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   Posted 6/28/2007 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Good mroning from [nope, it's late afternoon ] downtown Apsley and welcome to the bear and Yally show [or so it may seem from the outside].
No work!! I didn't get to sleep until  gone three and by normal get up time 6.30 I waas so groggy I took the day off. Hot bath midday and feel much the better for it. How are you today Yally? Able to work? Don't you work for yourself and employ people? Much harder to take a day off to get the body back into soem form of healthier condition.
Still no sign of the moderators? Maybe having to read us moanin' ingrates day in and day out is finally getting to them. Ducks and Erin, you both ok? Anything we ingrates can do to improve things? Breakfast in bed? Champagne lunch? Miracle cure for RA? The impossible we can do but those miracles seem to take a little longer. In the meantime it's bear, and Yally plus Babyplace in empathy hogging the thread. [much appreciated babyp] What have we done to deserve such abandonment lol.
 
Sheffeld in the UK is still recovering from the mighty floods of the early week and another two people have rowned and yet  there are still those who argue that global warming is not a reality. Maybe they themselves need a reality check. hundreds of homes there are still under water. Maybe Sheffield can be twinned with New Orleans.
 
Here's hoping everybody has at elast one painf ree day this weeek and it enables them to do the one thing they have been needing to do for all those months in pain.
 
Be back later after I have changed the beds well not the beds but you know what I mean. That means I have to go in to the swamp aka the cubs cave - yeuch but need must.
Bear
 

erin.K
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   Posted 6/28/2007 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
scool  moanin'!
sorry...i've been missing in action.  wait..scratch "action". eyes
it was really nice to hear from everyone.
 
past 2 days were BAD.  had Remicade monday, had slight infusion reaction, but OK.
yesterday i moved only to the bathroom and that was it!
soooo...still alive, just beat.
 
here's to better days!
will write more when fingers prove more nimble.
((((((((hugs everyone))))))))) 

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   Posted 6/28/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   

It's nice to see updates from everyone.  I've been lurking more lately; perhaps posting a bit, but mostly lurking.  Still doing great jointwise; still waiting on GI results for celiac and gastritis causes.

 

Sorry to hear many of you are having a rough time.  Yalinda, I hope the enbrel does the trick for you.  Are you still taking mtx too?  It took a while for the enbrel to get into my system and really start working, but I wasn't taking anything else (other than plaquenil) at the time.  I only added mtx after about 7 months on the enbrel.  Many people get 100% benefits from enbrel alone.

Erin--hope the remicade works for you this time.

Everyone else--have a great weekend, and for all of you Americans--Happy Fourth of July!  I took off work all next week, so I'm looking forward to a nice, relaxing (we're painting the house) week with my family.

El


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


yalinda
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   Posted 6/28/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
howdy  everyone.  so we got a show do we?! lol  bear i just love pulling peps and everyone else is too nice so i guess u got me!  my cubs have been cleaning their caves too this week.  i think it will take a few more weeks to get it done lol!!!  mama yally quit that act a few years back and thought if u want to live in a cave i can shut the door! 
 
el so glad u r doing well with just the mtx? right?
 
i am taking the enbrel and mtx still.  had a better day today! yippee!  i give credit to the good LORD cuz i had to ask for relief!!!  thank goodness he listened! i hate asking for myself, but i am a believer. 
 
erin i wish i could mother u at ur place.  i would too u know...... i love cookin for helpless victims who are to ill to refuse the horrible meal i prepared lol   dont think u could have handledtodays menu cesar salad tomato salad mushrooms cooked in a brandy sauce and some grilled beef.  fresh raspberries for dessert with a light whipped topping! i am stuffed!!!!  oh yesterday was frosted flakes so dont think i cook every day lol
 
duck how was the bounce house????????
jody?
boo ur sday?
bloo urs too?
mom2 3?
heck dave????
craig????? notin new?  any new bike photos????
 
well g2g2 a wake  friends dad.    lata  yally

Ducky
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   Posted 6/28/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
what you cooked sounds yummy! You can come and cook for me anytime!!! Bounce house was boucey! :) I'm pooped.. today was rock climbing.. sheesh.. tomorrow will probably be bowling and Saturday will be movies.. Oh I need a break! :)
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babyplace
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   Posted 6/28/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi again,
Yally, I want to come to your house too!! I also do alot of cooking for people who are sick, out of the hospital, etc., have always loved to do that...but wow..looking at they way you cook...think I need to change things up a bit. So very glad you had a better day, I'm adding my prayers to yours, believe it helps more than we know. Left an update about our Memphis trip a few posts back..really missing our son tonight, time just went too fast.
Have a question for you and El, and anyone else who takes enbrel or humira. How long into your treatment did your doc add these? I'm just on mtx right now, and I see the rheummy next Tuesday. Just wondering what they do next . Think it's about 8 weeks or so on the mtx.Do they always add more things? Helping some, but have my moments...today was pretty sore, but maybe it's the rainy weather and all the walking on the trip catching up with me. Who knows.
hope you all have a good night, and a great day tomorrow.
Jody

The Bear
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   Posted 6/28/2007 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
 
It's Fridat morning, it's that cave in downtown Apsley and it is still raining here all over the UK.
People seem to be emerging from their hibernation hell and it was good to see you posting Erin - was getting a bit worried there - but do tell me what an infusion is in medication terms. I think Yally did try to tell me one before but couldn't for laughng at this ebars ignorance about such things. Over here  an infusion is a tea bag or herbal ta in a bag form - it's a posh name for posh tea!! Is it medication administered the same way?
 
EAch to their own and if it works for you nobody can knock it so your prayers were most welcome. Us bears are animists by nature just believing in the power of nature all except mommy bear bear who bashes the gongs and chants the chants and generally makes music in a growling fashion. Me, I just growl the growwl and occasionally howl at the moon and the trains. As I say each to their own but the sentiments and efforts are much appreciated and thank you for your concern. My pain lasted a day in its severity as I knew it probably would and I thank the earth that I haven't to cope with it on the daily basis that you rheumies have, you must be amazingly strong people to deal with all in the way that you all do - deep respect - my trials have yet to start seriously and when they eventually do I hope you guys let me stay on this thread rather than go back to the pd thread - that is just too depressing with no humour and much seriousness. You all have got it spot on. But one question.
 
Where are all the men? I appear to be the only man on this thread that I have seen in the couple of months I have been posting. Yally, you mention Craig and others - how long is it since they have posted? Maybe its men just being men who are generally not good at talking - that includes me in real life which is why this thread is so invaluable to me by allowing me to talk in a way I can, I write but find it difficult to talk directly. It's funny but even some of my oldest friends going back 40 years have difficulty listening to me when they ask me how I am. With men it is supposed to be just 'fine' or 'can't complain' but once you start telling them how you really feel some of their faces glaze over and they unconciously switch off until the conversation gets around to football or music or some other more comfortable ground. You quickly get to know which mates you can open up to and which ones who, I am certain, find it just too painful to deal with the knowledge their mate has got something incurable. Have any of you good people had the same experiences?
 
OOps just look at the time and I have missed my train. Next one is thirty minutes away and the station is tewnty minutes walk - used to be ten - but it's only 30 minutes to the centre of London from here - only two other stops - so is  a really convenient place to live. If you have ever used writign paper called Basildon Bond or Croxley script then that will have nec upon a time been made in Apsley. Not any more, they have built hundreds of apartments on the site. 'But you don't know what you've lost til its gone' syndrome.
 
Breaking news - a suspected car bomb has been discovered in central London in the middle of the tourist area, Haymarket. Will tell you more when I get back from work. Things likethis simply do not phase us as we had 25 years of this with the IRA. Life goes on and if you let it get to you they - whoever they are - have won.
 
Nuff said for now - good to hear from you Erin and Ducky. Talk at the weekend.
Bear. 

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   Posted 6/29/2007 2:06 AM (GMT -7)   
hey bear,
an infusion of remicade is an intravenous chemotherapy treatment for RA and Crohns. it's a bag of fluids with meds that's delivered over (well for me) 5 to 6 hours at the hospital every 3 weeks.
i'd rather have an herbal tea infusion, LOL.
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elcamino
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   Posted 6/29/2007 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Jody.

I actually started on enbrel, and then 8 months or so later mtx was added.  I only took the two combined for about 3 months or so, and then I had some minor complications that forced me to stop taking the enbrel. I know that when I started enbrel, it took about 5-6 months for it to start working, and it never worked completely, which is why mtx was added to begin with.  It seems to me now that I'm only taking 15 mg/mtx that the mtx is just as effective as the combination of the two.  But it's different for everyone.  With the infections I've been getting, I'd just as soon stay away from the biologics for a while, but it's nice to know that they do work--you just have to have patience.

El


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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 6/29/2007 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
scool  moanin'
HAPPY FRIDAY! :-) i am sure quite a few are pleased about that.  Yally...you better rest that arm of yours this weekend!
 
today's fairing so far, better than yesterday.  last nite spent 10 hours on the throne. (i'll leave it at that).
trying still to get over the intestinal obstruction from hell! devil  i know SATAN and he lives in my colon! 
 
hmmm, someone asked about my kittens :-) what a difference seven from 17 makes!!!  whew.  now i have just Nora, her baby JuneBug...the black momma cat & her 4 babies.  that's it. so 7 in all.  and it is really QUIET compared to 17 roaming around.
Nora goes to the doctor next week for an exam & shots...then she gets her hysterectomy in a few weeks.  poor thang....she doesn't know what she's in store for!
 
my honey's on vacation this week! yeah i'm looking forward to getting the heck outa' here for a good while.
nothing planned...which is better that way.  just quality time...which for us is scarce. he doesn't get too much time off.
 
i hope i get to go today eyes he wants to spend the day Sunday away down at the races for the entire day (like a 12 hour day)...which is fine by me!  but he keeps throwing "Well how are you going to be by yourself all day" in my face. eyes ugh.  FINE! i see his point...but geesh...if i were too sick to go, I'D STAY HOME!
 
wish me luck.
peace/love
erin
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. AS. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Kidney Stones (oh joy). Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 600mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections; 6MP 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan 300mg; Reglan; LidoDerm; Diazepam 5mg; Rozerem 8mg; Diclofenac; Celebrex; Percogesic; Dilaudid 4mg. 


yalinda
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 1179
   Posted 6/30/2007 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
hey everyone, its the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

erin rest is for the wicked lol going to get some sod for my lawn if that tells u anything. i still have some plantings to do.... got to get this yard in shape for the party.

hubby hasnt done much lately. havent posted this but hubby is been having tons of joint pains too. he usually love yard work and takes pride in his landscape but this year he hasnt done much at all. i finally convinced him to stop his coleserol meds and make an appointment for the doc because having two disabled peps in one house doesnt get much done. his knees are bad and now he is complaining that his hips hurt real bad and he can hardly get up and down from sitting. this has been bad about three weeks now. i keep joking he caught my RA! heck first my mom comes out of no where unable to walk with joint pain and is going through the motions for a dx of RA.....and now hubby is in pain. stay away from me .......
i so need him as he is my rock. he is very tired too so i am starting to get a tad worried about him...... the good thing is he is finally simpathetic to my pain and asks me daily how i am feeling. he once commented to me how do i live daily with the pain...... i hope his is from the med and goes away so we can get some stuff done around here. oh and i dont wish him the discomfort either.... but really i need the mule lolllll or bear heheheheheheheehehe

deejane i saw a post on another thread where u been???? i thought uere gone for good!!! why sont u say hi anymore!!!!! i miss u!! take care deb.

lata yally

erin.K
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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 3148
   Posted 6/30/2007 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
hang in there yally! thinkin' of you.
((((((((((((((((( HUG

;) tee hee hee
Arthritis Forum Moderator & Co-Pilot
Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. AS. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Kidney Stones (oh joy). Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 600mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections; 6MP 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan 300mg; Reglan; LidoDerm; Diazepam 5mg; Rozerem 8mg; Diclofenac; Celebrex; Percogesic; Dilaudid 4mg. 


momto3
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1331
   Posted 6/30/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Missy...I would say it's going to get better but you have heard that already!! Seriously though, I am almost maxed out on my MTX and I still can't make it from the beginning of one week to the next..By Friday, I am sore and irritable and hurting. This morning, my husband hugged me and commented on how warm I felt, since by yesterday the MTX had worn off and not even my double dose of plaquenil carries me through, it does get depressing, I know!! Nobody really knows what its like, and for me I have no one to talk to so there are times I feel isolated and alone. I'm sorry you are having such a painful time.

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Boo
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Date Joined May 2004
Total Posts : 724
   Posted 7/1/2007 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Friends! Been away from my Dangerous Room (computer, sewing, reading, ironing, etc. room) for quite a while. My aunt's burial and family dinner was Saturday. So many folks I haven't seen in years. Good to see my cousins I grew up tormenting. Everyone is on their way back to Houston, Wichita, Tulsa, etc. Okie state is making national news this week. Flooding and 2 inch mosquitos are driving everyone nuts. Not so good for the aches and pains. But it could be worse. I still have my house.
Just wanted to check in. Nice, slow Sunday. No chores, no deadlines. Have a great 4th! Boo

Ducky
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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 3199
   Posted 7/1/2007 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Bear.. you around? Please post and let us know you're ok.. there has been a lot of stuff going on in your part of the world.. I'm worried about you.. :(
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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
 

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