Ducky - I'm glad you're on the road to recovery - I'm sorry you're flaring. What a double-edged sword, eh?
Since we suffer from compromised immune systems with the biologics, have you looked into a pneumonia shot? They're good for 5 years. My last sinus infection went into my lungs and gave me a horrible case of bronchitis - almost pneumonia. I don't get the flu, so I don't get the flu shot, however, I was getting too many severe sinus infections. I spoke to my primary and rheumy about
the pneumonia shot and they both thought it was a great idea. It's been 3 years and I haven't had one cold or sinus infection since. Beats going into a flare! I have been surrounded by really sick people at work (which I hate) and have escaped (knock wood) unscathed.
I will be on my primary doc's door step at 5 years, 1 day for another one.
I hope the Enbrel kicks in soon - I feel your pain!!!
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield RA, AS, intolerance/sensitivity to gluten, wheat and dairy.
Started Humira 1/17/08, also currently taking .7ml (17.5 mgs) injectible Methotrexate weekly, 2 mgs Folic Acid daily