Posted 3/27/2006 10:00 PM (GMT -7)
            :-)   :-) :-) (((((((((((( BIG HUG & HEAL WELL )))))))))))))))) :-) :-) :-)
Active, Severe RA. Crohns Disease. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. AS. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg every 4 days; pred; Pentasa; Imuran; dilaudid; diazepam; Avinza 30mg; MiraLax & too many others.

Posted 3/28/2006 7:33 AM (GMT -7)
Wow, and I thougt rotator cuff tears was something only athletes get... you always hear of Baseball players getting them... Just another wonderful thing we get to look forward too with arthritis! The hits just keep on coming! Hang in there nic-nac... how are you doing today? Duck
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis
-Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
-Complete Thyroidectomy September 1998 - While 11 weeks pregnant
Other Complications - GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots

Posted 3/28/2006 9:01 PM (GMT -7)
Dear Ducky, Yes you do hear of ball players getting rotator cuff tears all the time. At least they are getting the big money for their pain.HaHa. It seems like not a day goes by that you don't hear of people with RA being more prone to this or that. I have been thinking of asking the rhuemy about starting on embrell, because it seems like this is just going from one joint to another, without any rest inbetween. The only problem is when I was on Humira I had one infection after another, bad enough to be hospitalized. I don't know if he would even try me on another one of those because of that. Do you think they all work the same?? BTW does oreo still post on here? Thanks again for the reply, and I hope you have a pain-free night. Luv, Nic
        P.S. Right now I am on Metx. and prednisone

Posted 3/29/2006 9:12 AM (GMT -7)
Hey nic-nac - I know a lot of people have had different reactions on Humira than Enbrel. Some people can't tolerate one, then go to the other, so that may be one of the options you should explore. When do you get to see your rheumy again to ask him about it? I also hear that the Enbrel MTX combo is highly successful for a lot of people too.. Good luck to you on that and let us know what you and your rheumy decide.

Oreo does still post here from time to time, but I haven't heard from her in a while... Every once in a while she pops in and says hello.

Take care and talk to you soon! Duck
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis
-Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
-Complete Thyroidectomy September 1998 - While 11 weeks pregnant
Other Complications - GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots

Posted 3/29/2006 10:30 AM (GMT -7)
Dear Ducky, I have been on Metx. for a number of years with pretty good results. Maybe I will ask the doctor about embrell . We are supposed to leave Monday after I see the doctor to see my daughter and five grandkids in Florida. We have been   planning this for some time with all of the daughters and kids being there. I just hope I will feel well enough to go. I hope the shot he gives me will make me feel much better. Anyway, we are driving and its a hard drive to central Florida when your not feeling up to par. So when we get back (ten days) I will see the rhuemy. Is embrel given as a shot like Humira? It doesn't matter I just wondered. how are you feeling today? I live in the midwest(Illinois) and its a beautiful day here. We didn't have much of a winter. Thank Goodness. Have a great day and I hope a pain-free one. Luv and Hugs, Nic

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