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Hair Loss and How I'm Dealing With it

Yesterday as I sat and waited for my appointment at a hair salon, I realized that since my diagnoses almost 8 months ago there has been some major changes in my life. 604 more words


Whats A Girl To Do?

So off to the rheumatologist I went on Friday the thirteenth ( it really should have been a clue) to be told that I had inflammatory arthritis, this would have been bad enough but eighteen months ago I was told that I didn’t have it, even though I had been treated for it, for the preceding 7 years! 350 more words


Uveitis: getting eye drops in my 3 1/2 year old

To look at Charley you wouldn’t know that anything is wrong with her. She walks, runs, jumps, dances and balances on one leg. She loves showing me this! 488 more words


Million Dollar Smile!

Okay, not quite $1,000,000, but so far we are up to $31,000.

Holy crab cakes. Thank you prednisone and methotrexate!

*insert eyeroll here*

After almost an entire year of budgeting, saving, stressing,    624 more words

Orencia, After three months

I knew Orencia was working for me one week after my first infusion. Swelling in my hands, ankles and feet gradually disappeared until at three months I only have minor swelling in my hands.  283 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Methotrexate Frequently Prescribed Incorrectly

Published on the Nov. 9, 2015, Rheumatology Network website

By Whitney L.J. Howell

Methotrexate is frequently prescribed incorrectly in the United States, a recent study found. 274 more words


Another appointment, More Joints

We made another trip to Iowa City to see Sophie’s Rheumatologist.   Once again, we didn’t make it to the illusive 3 month re-check appointment.  We have started to see results from the side effects of the Methotrexate; her hair has thinned and is very brittle and breaking, she has complained of something hurting in her mouth, she has 2 pretty rough days of not feeling well post Metho day.   580 more words