Hi, I did get approved for disability...luckily the first time around..Still waiting for the Humira, in the meantime starting on Avara, first dose today so we'll see. I'm also a Realtor, but just can't do it anymore, that was my life, 25 years of it, and now I can't do it...so the Humira is working for you? is the celiac diet easy. I'm wondering if I should look into that...its so hard to know whats good or bad for you. Hope you're feeling betterView Thread
Thank you for your response. I am waiting now to get Humira and am nervous, but your reply makes me feel better. I know everyone is different, and if it will help, I'm up for it. How long have you had RA? I just got approved for disability. I am not happy I can't work anymore, I'm only 59 and used to have so much energy. Another hard part is no one understands, they can't see it so they think I'm just being lazy..Just hoping this med works and I don't have any major side effects...Thanks again...What were you on before the Humira?View Thread
Thanks for responding...what kind of reaction did you have, if you don't mind me asking..that is what I would like to know..I know we're all different, but biologics sound scary and I want to be prepared...had terrible stomach problems with methotraxate...now on plaquinil and prednisone, not really working so gonna try humaira...View Thread
Hi, I know exactly how you feel...I am in the process of applying for disability...I have been a realtor for 20 plus years and have done very well, now I am having so much trouble doing my job, The fatigue is terrible, some days I have to drag myself to just get up, but I do, and I do as much as I can and then rest...I've also been very active, don't have grandkids yet, but wonder what will happen when I do...some days you should sit and cry and get it out, everyday is different, and never know how you will be feeling...but gotta just have to keep going, and thank goodness for this site, its got good information and I'm making friends who can relate to me....I know after being on this site, I'm not lazy or crazy.....good thoughts to you too
Hi, I'm new too, just needed to find people who feel the same, people just don't understand, so its good to know I'm not alone. I just turned 59 and feel old too...somedays its so hard..I've gained weight and can't get it off from the prednisone...I am in the process of applying for disability, don't want to, but finding it so hard to do my job well. My hands and wrists are the worst and the fatigue...but what can we do..Just have to keep going...glad I found this site...View Thread
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