Considering starting Simponi aria IVs in Dr.s office as other meds cause too many side effects. My concern after reading the material given to me on this biologic is a high risk of infection. I am 39 and still have 4 school age children who bring home illness throughout the year as well as my husbands two adult children are both expecting babies this fall. How much of a risk are you to infection really? And how do you avoid it with so many little germ magnets around?? The… read more
I got a Depo-Medrol shot- 3mls in my bottom- on Monday. I was told that I would have relief between 24-48 hours. However, it's been 4 days and I haven't had any relief. I lay in bed for three hours last night in terrible pain, wondering if I was going crazy and all of this pain is in my head.
Have any of you had cortisone injections that didn't work? Could you shed some light for me on reasons why it didn't work? Does it not working mean that my pain… read more
I was diagnosed about 3 weeks ago and prescribed methotrexate by my family PA. I decided right away not to begin this med and research it until I see a rheumatologist for the 1st time at the end of December. Last night I ended up in the ER due to breathing problems from cleaning with bleach. I never had problems to this extent with cleaning the way I always did before. I am still having breathing problems today, and just began a medrol dosepack today for this lung… read more
Is it a bad sign that i am on 3rd dose of steroids in 6 weeks? My symptoms are crazy.... one 9 day course of 60mg, 40mg, 20mg, a depo medrol shot, and now today another 9 day course of 30, 20, and 10.
I still have not been put on a regular medication and just hanging in there till next rheumy appointment. 4 weeks to go
I am dealing with a worse flair and I am temporarily out of work for a few weeks. Doctor has me off all RA meds x10 days to see if it would help me feel better. I'm at 7 days off- the nausea is gone but I still ache like all hell all over. I am just starting a medrol dose pak to see if this will give a kick start. I work as a nurse in an office on the computer and I swear right now I'd never make it through a day. I'm supposed to… read more