Hi Everyone -
just wanted to provide an update re my meds and where I am since prognosis Nov 16.
Also to gain feedback on Etanercept (injections) I would love to hear your experience. The thought of injections 😬 Yikes.
From July this will be my drug for life!
So I visited my Rheumy today, he carried out an Ultrasound on my feet and ankles. This is where I have severe inflammation 😬I was on Predinisone for 1 month only - he said he would have expected the inflammation to have gone, although it's reduced it is still very apparent - hey ho.
Recommendation is to continue with the Methrotrexate 8 tabs, plus Hydroxychloroquine 2 per day. Add into the mix come July Etanercept
Although early days my ESR is 15 (was 21) CRP is 3 (was 29). Looks like despite my resistance against tablets I need them 😌 They are helping. Plus the injections should make a difference he claims. It's onwards and upwards with meds!
I would like to thank those of you with your encouraging words, as I kept worrying about side effects and taking these pills, but they have allowed me to walk.
Virtual hugs to you all. Stay blessed. 🌤🌼 Hessie x