So apparently I have been terrible at managing my stress levels lately, despite the self-care I have been trying to do. How so, you may ask? Well after talking to my nurse practitioner, it was discovered that my jaw pain had nothing to do with my medication and everything to do with stress (and my… Continue reading How Stress Effects Your Chronic Illness
This will be an update post on my progress so far. It’s officially been a week since my loading dose of Humira and we are now officially down to 20 mg of Prednisone (I’m halfway there). I start going down 0.5 mg each week for Prednisone and then this coming Saturday I take 80 mg… Continue reading The Downsides & Upsides
Warning: explicit language and lots of details about poop (no surprise) Yesterday was Humira day. Can you believe it? It all happened so fast. Let’s rewind a little bit here. So like I said in my last post, our choice was to start with Humira because it just seemed like a better fit for my… Continue reading Humira & Me: My First Experience
Well it’s official, I have been given the go ahead to start Biologics and the winner was Humira. I finally got to see my specialist and I think it came at a perfect time. Tomorrow I am starting 5 pills a day and it’s really starting to kick my butt. My ear infections have been going… Continue reading Hello Humira
For anyone who knows me personally, you would know I lead a pretty stressful life. My job involves running Early Childhood Development programs where I work with families from all different backgrounds to provide intervention & prevention services, I teach an anger management program , I volunteer at the Sexual Assault Center, I provide early… Continue reading The Best Way to Practice Self-Care
Prednisone kicks some serious butt! I’m beginning to wonder if the evils outweigh the good at this point. Well, that’s not entirely true. I KNOW right now they do. I’m doing a lot better, but these new symptoms are really consuming me. Joint pains– never had it before and can definitely say I am not… Continue reading When Anxiety Takes Over
Prednisone is one of those steroids that’s fairly well known within the community, for good and bad things. I myself had heard more bad things than good things, so hearing that I would be going on it worked up some serious anxiety within me. The word steroids in general is such a scary word. So what… Continue reading What is Prednisone?