Been miserable for about
I was on Xeljanz 10 mg morning and night from 7/3/21 to 9/25/21
Initially it did ok. I would have a solid poop in the morning, then 2 soft loose stools or some diarrhea in the afternoons and or evenings.
I think I remember it worked fast. I got there within three or four days.
Late August it started to go down hill, then…started flaring.
I’m currently in a prednisone taper, that’s all I am taking, I’m in the 20 mg for 10 days phase.
Still miserable. Pretty much a month of flaring. Cramping is the worst.
Yesterday I did an all liquid diet. Just protein shakes, ensure, plain vanilla ice cream, bone broth, electrolyte drinks, etc.
Going to stay with that today and tomorrow. I think it may have helped a little. Though I am amazed I am still having brown diarrhea when I am not eating any solid foods. Probably 6 to 8 times a day including in the night. That’s crazy to me.
Saw GI Monday. He urgently pushed through an order for me to get on Inflectra.
So thankful he sped this up. The clinic called me yesterday and did a phone interview.
Initially I was bummed, Because when I left the office Monday the insurance lady there said it would probably be three weeks before I could start that treatment. She said Cigna moves slow.
I did exceedingly well on Humira from the fall of 2016 to the spring of 2020.
He thinks Inflectra is going to work great for me.
His office called yesterday. I need to go into the lab this morning and get some blood work done. The nurse left me a voicemail and said the clinic won’t start your Inflectra until you get initial blood work done.
Anyone know what they will be checking and why? Just curious.
Post Edited (Rusty Barr) : 9/29/2021 6:40:18 AM (GMT-6)