Thank you for asking, but no things have been going rotten for me lately, I am nearly at my wits end. My pain is doing ok, thanks to a wonderful PM dr, gawd she is my saving grace in the pain dept. I just did not realize how one dr could make such a difference in a person's life. But this lady has mine. She refilled my pump 2 weeks ago and increased my pump again. This time instead of going up 1mg we did 1.5mg since I tolerated the last increase with no problems. To someone that does not have a pump that sounds like such a tiny amount, but straight concentrated medication versus pill form, well there is no comparison lol.
I have crohns disease and have never attained remission in 7 yrs. It is in a full blown rage right now. My gi says its like a seasonal disease as spring and fall is when he has more of his patients in the hospital with it.
I started Humira last December, developed Lupus from Remicade infusions. I was feeling so good gut wise after 8 doses. I was thinking to myself it was too good to be true. In fact, I was afraid to to say anything because it was working so well, have had to many let downs with meds for this rotten disease. I had to stop the Humira in Jan because of bronchitis, then went right to a virus for a week, I also have some kind of skin disorder that is a spin off from the crohns and get these blisters that turn into open sores and some have become infected. When you are on Humira you cannot take it if you have an infection anywhere or any open sores. Well, my right foot acts like it wants to rot off with all these open sores. I saw my rheumy last week and he just shook his head and said wait 2 more weeks then call me and we will see how these sores look before resumimg the Humira. The longer I go w/o Humira the sicker I am getting with the crohns. I do take 3 orals medications for the crohns but they are not the winning ticket with me. In fact, my rheumy increased my Imuran twice in two months. I take Placquenel for the Lupus, now on to 200mg a day of it, he just increased it too. Because of the crohns I am a very slow healer so I really doubt these open sores will be healed in two weeks, even though I put a creme on them twice a day. I can assure you, the life of a crohnnie is no better than the life of a CPer. Crohnnie learn where every bathroom is in a store-no bathroom you son't go there. You also learn to time driving distance from a restaurant to your home so you can make it time. They have got to build more restaurants out here inmy area, I am so tired of eating at the same places, when I feeel like rating. I should feel like Queen Bee for as much time as I having to spend on my throne lol.
Sorry for the rant, but things are rough right now. Hugs, Susie