Hi all. Just got confirmation from the pulmonologist's office for my appointment Friday morning. I can't wait until it's over. Arthritis-wise, I'm doing fine. Enbrel and plaquenil have decided to provide me more relief, and it's lasting long throughout the week (rheumy said enbrel would gradually last through the week). I no longer cringe when I stand up on my hips, and I can raise my arms above my head (except first thing in the morning). Still have respiratory issues, though. Allergies, probably mold allergies, hit me first thing every morning. I cough all morning long so that by late afternoon, early evening, my chest is sore. I've had a steady diet of hall's cough drops for several months now. I'm really sick of them, but the menthol in them really clear out my nasal passages and the airways in my chest. Regular cough syrup won't do that. Plus, when I smell like Hall's, it virtually guarantees my own seat on the metro :)
Husband is sick, so I'm trying to keep my distance. These days, I catch everything (probably because of the enbrel).
Hope everyone is having a fine Wednesday--it is hump day! And I'm taking off Friday afternoon to go to the local fair!
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan