Raven, yally says it best!! If you read my post from yesterday, I went to the doc kind of down in the dumps with a "is this as good as it gets?" attitude, and without me even saying anything, she said she didn't like the way my joints looked or the way I felt. If I remember right, I think our med schedule is pretty close to the same, I've been on mtx since May, started plaquenil about 3 1/2 months ago, also take Celebrex twice a day. Just haven't been feeling great, not horrible pain, but always stiff and achey, and by the end of the day, hips, feet, ankles, just throbbed and burned. I talked to a couple of people here, wanting to know if this is just the way it is or should I expect more? They encouraged me to talk to my doc and investigate other options. So, started Enbrel yesterday, and we'll see if it helps me as much as it has others. If I wouldn't have gotten the help and advice here, Iwould have been too scared to try it. You've got too much life to live to settle for this if you don't have to..you don't want to miss out on all the fun with your kids!! Think the fatigue would bother me a bit too...especially if that isn't normal for you. I thought the folic acid and plaquenil was supposed to help that? I have the opposite problem..I wish I could sleep!!
Hope this helps a little..you can always e-mail me if you'd like..only a mouse-click away!
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Sounds like you are having a good time, Bear. Good for you! Have a few for me too.
It seems as winter time is taking its toll on everyone's psyche. Very dreary here, foggy in the 40's. Freezing rain to arrive sometime tomorrow and supposed to continue until Tuesday. If we lose power due to frozen electrical lines, we will be in the dark for days as we do not live in a populated area. I'm not a fan of winter to say the least. Still looking at travel trailers on-line and dreaming. Come hell or high water, I will be at the lake this summer!
SIL's surgery is Tuesday. It will be hard getting to the hospital, an hour away, but I will be there.
I just spent three hours with the cutest 8 month old in the world! The kids just left and I'm spent and ready for a long nap. It was so worth it.
I've been AWOL for a bit. Too busy and too frustrated when I come home. I cried for an hour last night after work because it would be a punishable crime to beat an employee into unconsciousness. Some bank issues also. I ordered copies of bank statements I need desperately. I got them yesterday. I ordered the wrong account. A good long cry was needed. I'm good now.
Hubby is at a roping so I have the house to myself now. Yipppeee! Don't know how to act! I'm going to plug in a movie and zone out. Have a good one, Boo