Monday, June 14, 2010

Flare ups

I have been doing fairly well over the past few years, occasional problems, but manageable. Two weeks ago I started a flare up episode, either pain in a joint or an inflamation in my wrist and fingers. I have read that stress and diet changes can effect RA, but about 2 weeks ago I started eating healthier after getting my cholesterol results back. It was a weekend, so no calls to an MD, I just started myself back on Prednisone again and called my Rheumatologist on Monday. I also take Arava (Lefutomide) and Methotrexate.
Last year I reduced my work load, just work a few days a week as a visiting nurse. I am able to do that, and it has helped with stress.

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