Sorry Denita, I missed this post somehow. And thanks about the name. Describes my life most of the time, like yours and others.
Gee, I see what you mean about malabsorptions. I wonder what causes some People not to be able to absorb these important vits/minls? That sure is tough having to take double dose of RA drugs. I do not have this problem with malabsorptions thankfully but still most of the medications for RA do not work for me. We don't get it. These are most of the drugs that I have been on. The darkened ones are the ones that have worked for me.
Entrophen 10, Methotrexate, Plaquenil, Indomethacin, Arthrotec, Celebrex, Imuran, Myocrisin, Naproxen, Vioxx, Humira, Enbrel, Orencia, Arava, Prednisone, Depo Medrol, Actemra and a couple others.
The Actemra we don't know about yet. My inflammation did drop to 1 while on it which has not happened before but still I am in severe pain, if I stop the steroids. Orencia was a bad drug for me.
That may be true about an injectable drug working better fr you. Myocrisin worked well for me for a couple years. It amazes me how many RA Patients nowadays(my Sis included) seem to be going almost straight to the biologics when some of the older drugs may work We used to have to go through all the other drug types first before we were allowed to go on the biologics. What if they stop working or do not work at all? Then do they try the older drugs which are cheaper, after? I don't see many newer drugs in the pipeline at present.
Well that is good that you feel happy/content with your Doctors. That's a plus. Okay, granted your pcp is a bit out of touch.
I truly hope that you have way better Luck than I did in finding the painless path through most of your Life, my Dear.
Type 1 Diabetes - Heart murmur - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Raynauds - other stuff
Folic Acid - Fosavance - Methotrexate - Tramadol - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indomethacin - Salbutamol - Actemra - Prednisone - Humalog - Fluconazole - Systane Ultra - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - depo Medrol injection - One A Day Multi Vit. - Cod Liver Oil Capsules - other otcs