I am Angelina <snip> & Ive tried every immunosuppressant in the book to no avail! I want my Rheumy to prescribe embrel or the alike, but a) don't know if they will ...b) I will admit I'm afraid of it (too much knowledge is sometimes a detriment!) C) I have to get some control over this ...I cant stand the steroids & so far nothing else works!
My last pregnancy at 33 yo triggered this - & although I wouldn't trade her for world, my life is honestly a shell of what it once was - not just my life but ME ..my essence ..I don't complain a lot bc I figure just bc I'm in pain doesn't mean I need to BE A PAIN...BUT lately I feel like I'm holding back tears constantly, ..trying not to let my children (10 & 7) OR my husb or friends see how badly I'm feeling
Tired of all the drugs, the constant daily battle to be brave & just smile to cover up my pain & frustration.
I have MCTD, FIBRO & RAYNAUDS. 41 yrs old. Take 12 diff meds & YES THOSE INCLUDE PAIN MEDS (I would be totally incapacitated without them so anyone that has a prob with it can deal with it - my Dr totally trusts me & know I don't abuse it, only taking lowest dose - & Ive been same dose for 3 yrs - fentanyl patches ..without them I would prob be insane from the pain - Yes it IS THAT BAD!) I realize some ppl can get by without these meds but I'm an exception.
Anyhow I hope someone can tell me if they've tried Embrel!
Thx so much! Ang
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