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So I saw my rheumatologist today. She could tell that I haven’t (yet) gotten the anticipated results from Actemra, so she’s increased the dosage from an injection every two weeks to an injection every week. 171 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Seeing Too Many Specialist Doctors

A visit to my rheumatologist on Friday turned from a routine 15 minute visit into a 45 minute triage session. At the end, the rheumy mentioned that sometimes things can seem to swirl out of control and it certainly feels that way right now. 556 more words

Injections vs. Pills

On Monday I had my Rheumatologist appointment. As usual he was running late, but you know, I feel I’ve really struck gold with him. My appointments are sometimes over an hour long! 633 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Bottom's Up!

So sitting waiting for Rheumatologist appointment #2 I quickly realized something, I was BY FAR the youngest person in the room. I thought Rheumatoid Arthritis strikes at any age, if that was the case, why are all of these other patients retired? 671 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

WAIT.... WHAT?!?

On my lunch break the next day I decided I would look into this Prednisone drug that the Dr. had mentioned.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Steroid injection and shoulder simulator experience!

Aaaaaah!!! :D

Today’s appointment has jump started things again! It was good to see our Len again – he believes that the problem I have now is different to my initial problems I had when I injured my shoulder. 373 more words


More Needles

Today I had a follow up appointment with my dermatologist.  The appointments are usually pretty quick and to the point.  We went through the usual “Q & A”… 454 more words