Halfway RA Update

Since I left Seattle, it’s been a rollercoaster. But, at this point, things seem to be evening out. In January, I had a flare up and had to really increase my Prednisone dosage in order to get over that. Immediately afterwards I tried tapering off the prednisone, but my system just wasn’t having it. So I’ve been on prednisone since mid-December, and both my doctors here and back in Seattle think that it’s due time to modify my cocktail in order to get off the prednisone. When the rheumatologist here took ultrasounds of my joints, he noticed some inflammation of…

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R.A. Update

So today was my second (and last) rheumatologist appointment before I leave for France (in a whopping 17 days!). There were a few tears, I’ll be honest. Both my doctor and I were disappointed that the methotrexate wasn’t as effective as we had hoped, but because I’m leaving so soon, he decided to “throw everything but the kitchen sink” at me. Prednisone at a low dose until I can meet with a rheumatologist in France to evaluate me and help me taper off. We’ve added Plaquenil and Sulfasalazine (in which my dose will be increased weekly for a couple of weeks so I…

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My R.A. Story

Sorry it’s been so long guys, I’ve been having one hell of a time over pretty much the month of October. Buckle up boys, this is gonna be a long post. This is a hard post to write. Along with the thousand other things I’ve got going on, being a newlywed, going to school, buying an investment property, and preparing for my 6 month study abroad in France to name a few, this is now part of my life. And it’s been really, really f*cking hard to deal with. If you don’t know what rheumatoid arthritis is, it’s an autoimmune…

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