Looks like I've finally gotten rid of the pneumonia and just finished the antibiotics. I haven't been able to take the MTX though because I had two upper respiratory infections back to back so I'm hoping to take an injection by the end of the week.
Erin, I missed A&E this week and had seen the previews. I hope they replay it. The narcotic thing is something I'm sure we've all struggled with. I had a good talk about a year ago with our head emergency physician who happened to be working one night when I went in the ER. When i voiced my concerns about the oxycontin and other meds he explained that there is a difference between addiction and dependence and for me, the need to take them to have some quality of life outweighs the risk of becoming dependent.
There is such a stigma behind it though and many times i've been made to feel like a junkie by people who are ignorant of this disease. I am now very careful of who I tell with regards to what I take. My older kids are learning a lot about street drugs in school and oxycontin is a big street drug around here.
I am actually afraid of what my kids would think if they knew I took it.
Happy Holidays everyone!!
Current Diagnosis-Rheumatoid Arthritis, Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Osteoarthritis right knee, Osteoporosis. Stress!!!!!!
Current Meds-Methotrexate 20mg s/c weekly, Plaquenil 200 mg BID, Celebrex, Folic Acid daily, Cesamet, Oxycontin 20 mg BID, Lorazepam 2 mg dly Actonel weekly, Insulin-Humalog 35 units TID and Lantus 40 units BID, Calcium, Vitamin D