I'm so glad your cellulitis is responding finally, Susie, what a relief to have one thing off the list.
I'm sure all these auto immune things are something to do with all the chemicals we apply to ourselves (sunblocks, moisturisers etc) plus our food, plus our environment. I watched a really informative program about moisturisers all being petrochemical based or involving plastics and how we merrily apply them to our skin and don't think about what we are absorbing from them. Kinda scared me but I still apply them! Living in the land of sunshine and being on methotrxate I have to use sunblocks. I try to cover up but then I'm low in vitamin D so I'm sort of stuck knowing which way to go.
I've tried to wash all our fruit and vegies really well though. But I mean you see the local council spraying the footpaths (sidewalks) for weeds, its everywhere around us. Then I read about hormones added to our food and thought about all my upset hormone levels and wonder whether that has played a role in my bodies deterioration too. I've had endometriosis since I was 14, cysts since 27, can't be good either.
To be honest, I could get paranoid but instead develop the ostrich phenomena of hoping it will all go away somehow. How do we do this? I hope my kids are ok. They all have allergies unfortunately. Then I start wondering whether all our problems are started by allergies...I'm ranting. Little I can do about it now anyway.
I've written the names down in my book to bring to my rheumy next Tuesday, so I'll look up that website and get informed real quick. She was very slack and told me nothing about remicade. It was a rushed decision on her part to get me on it before Christmas, trying to fit in the infusions with the holiday closure of the wards etc. I think she sort of assumed I would inform myself so I am very grateful you were there. I completely fogot the remicade was a different base to humira.
I also had no forum history before being here. I hardly use email even! Maybe when I finally get my own computer I may get myself more technicologically updated! My kids all use face book but it still scares me, seems so public somehow. I'm not quite ready for that level of exposure.
Sounds like you need some sunshine for that psoriasis outbreak, shame I can't package some up for you, getting a bit over the heat now.Sorry your tummy isn't handling the meds, I can relate to the domino effect that suits me entirely. I go down fast and struggle to get up again as one thing leads to another, chest is definately my first weak point as in lungs, bronchitis and asthma follow me around like lost lambs.
Kids back at school today finally after our summer break, I have another week before I'm back, I teach tertiary, so I plan to rest up big time, best wishes, golitho