Prednisone & Humira just don’t like me

Hello dear readers, It’s been a week! This month I have definitely been slacking with the blog posts, which is a bummer because I have even planned my posts for the month, but unfortunately I didn’t really plan ahead at looking at my energy levels- which lately feels non-existent! My update: I have decided toContinue reading “Prednisone & Humira just don’t like me”

How Stress Effects Your Chronic Illness

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 myContinue reading “How Stress Effects Your Chronic Illness”

The Downsides & Upsides

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 mgContinue reading “The Downsides & Upsides”

The Best Way to Practice Self-Care

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 earlyContinue reading “The Best Way to Practice Self-Care”

When Anxiety Takes Over

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 notContinue reading “When Anxiety Takes Over”