Morning peeps🙂what a thunderstorm we had last night, in Essex, eh?
My question is as I said in my title. I started Cimzia in December 2016 (had a loading dose -2 injections - for first few) and have continued bi-weekly since. My last blood tests (2 weeks ago) showed that my crp has dropped to <1 and my esr is now 13, which is great! Some of my other counts are a bit up and down though - including neutrafils being below range now. However, I still have to take 3 etoricoxib tablets (aroxia) daily plus paracetamol 4 times a day for the pain! I'm off to the Pain Clinic Friday so will try and sort something out regarding pain medication then. But shouldn't I start feeling less sore, less tired and have more energy by now? All my joints are still so sore, albeit more flexible. I still can't bend down (knees too painful) and I can't stand the pain if I'm anything more than lightly touched! I do like to share a glass of wine occasionally with my OH so I don't want to take painkillers which would stop me from doing that if possible. I have 20mg metoject (mtx pen) Monday, sulfasalazine 800mg (4 a day) and Cimzia bi-weekly. These are my main meds, but I also take painkillers as said earlier, omeprazole (2 a day) folic acid (4 a week) cynacobalamin (B12 tablet) daily, magnesium tablet daily, calceos (calcium and vitD) twice daily. Any help would be appreciated - thanks ☺