I have been diagnosed RD for almost two years. I have a terrible history of drug allergies and reactions. I recently saw my dentist who prescribe Clindamycin, for abscess. I am allergic so hives. He referred me to Endodontic Specialist. He insist on surgery or extraction. Problem: I currently have a respiratory infection and severe UTI. Doctor prescribed Cipro..two weeks and still have all three infections. Therefore, I have no interest in oral surgery at this time.
Theory: I believe my immune system is so busy fighting infections it has no time to attack what few healthy cells remain. ! What do you think ?
Now second issue . I was scheduled for Rituxan infusion in June. My Rheumy will be on call then on holiday so I do not meet with her until July. So I had Lisa push infusion back to July. I have been through four DMARD's, Humira, Orencia, will not risk Actemra due to diverticulosis. I am allergic to Naproxen, Sulla, Chlorpromazine, Imitrex, Lefludamide, Clindamycin and Asprin so far..
I am torn. I fear the damage being done to my body by severe RD but thus far drugs have been an absolute ordeal. Perhaps in my case I should just stop. Either way I will discuss goals moving forward with Rheumy. Her I trust completely but as much as I love her am not so sure I want to continue 'treatment'. Would love to know how others who are "drug resistant or difficult RA have achieved remission.