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Excerpted from The Single Gal's Guide to RA
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Sundays for me have always served as relaxing, lazy days when I could sleep in, fix a big breakfast with a hot mug of coffee and hang about, maybe watching a movie or reading a good book.
But now, accompanying that big breakfast are my three daily morning pills: hydroxychloroquine (200mgs), calcium (600mg) and magnesium (250mg- to help with my increasingly frequent migraines). I will also take the hydroxychloroquine again at night, along with another calcium, when I eat dinner.
I've been on the hydroxychloroquine, aka Plaquenil , since November. I think it helps now, but it was pretty slow acting at first. ... I use a drug called eternacept, or Enbrel , and I inject 25mg twice a week. When I first began the shots, I used the more typical 50 mg shot once a week, but I got insane, children-would-run-screaming-from-me-if-they-saw-this reactions at the i...
Hello, everyone. I am free at last of a rheumatologist who charges big money for a visit and has not helped me at all. He tried two medications and I was allergic to both. I don't have RA...I have EOA. It causes bone erosions similar to the bone erosions seen in RA. It is basically an aggressive, inflammatory osteoarthritis. There aren't a lot of meds that can be used to treat it.
I fired by rheumy because I called him at 8:30 a.m. Of course I had to tt the nurse. I told her I was in a LOT of pain. She left a message on my cell Friday at five saying the rheumy wanted me to stop the Chloroquine and that he wanted me to see my PCP for a re-evaluation before he would perscribe prednisone.
I spent the entire wekkend at a level 9 pain. Not something I want to do again. I called my othropedic surgeon's office early Monday a.m. I immediately was prescribed a Medrol pack and Celebrex 200 mg. My husband picked it up and brought it home to me because I could not ...
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