Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturdays Suck

I take my rheumatoid arthritis drug on Saturdays. 


I take six little pills. Last week, my first week, I took just four and they knocked my out. The fatigue was unbelievable. The headache and loss of appetite were bearable. Today I took six and I'm waiting. While I wait for side effects, I read blogs about RA and when that gets scary I read about peak oil and how we are doomed.

That makes me feel better. ;)

8 comments:

Kathy said...

Good luck with the meds. :)

Kelly L said...

Here's to you - for fast tolerance to the point that you feel great.

Love to you
Kelly
I've Become My Mother

farmlady said...

Anything to take your mind off of the pain. Hope the pills work tonight.

Squirrel said...

Hey, thanks for following my blog :)
Sorry to read about your recend dx, I'm in that fun stage too. But, onwards and upwards eh? Hope the pills kick in soon for you.

Cathryn said...

Please, please go read the contraindications of that medicine. We found out with some of my drugs--what we thought were side-effects I would get used to in time were actual allergies to the medication itself!

Be careful! :D

Joan said...

I'm feeling good today. =)

Cathryn ~ I have read everything I can understand about this drug and the drugs I may have to go on later. It is a balancing act and the drugs and the disease have effects and side effects that are not good no matter how you look at it. Remission is the goal.

That corgi :) said...

so sorry Joan; I'm hoping that soon your body will adjust to the meds and you won't have the side effects that you are having now. remember each case of RA is different, so as you read blogs remember you might resemble them or not.....so don't despair or give up hope

betty

rheumablog said...

I do so understand how you feel when you take your weekly MTX dose, Joan. I took it for about four months, back when I first started seeing a rheumatologist again a few years ago. I've never felt so sick in my life; I simply couldn't tolerate the drug. But LOTS of people can, and they get relief from their pain and, sometimes, their RA goes into remission. It truly is a balancing act.

I hope that MTX will work well for you, and that the side-effects ease as your body learns to tolerate it.

Thanks for your kind and very comforting comments on my blog. They mean a lot to me. I've added you to my blogroll and hope to be reading more of your posts and seeing more of your gorgeous photographs soon.

Best to you,
-Wren