Well it’s been a month since I started the Arava so I thought I’d do a little update here about it. To be honest, I’ve been having quite a flare, which I hadn’t had at all during my time away from meds, so I’ve been feeling awful. The Arava is doing little-to-nothing for me and the Naprelen is only taking the barest edge of the pain off me. I’ve been adding extra Tylenol & Ibuprofen in round the clock and still am spending several to many hours a day in a chair with my heating pad. It is painful and frustrating and I hate it.
Next Tuesday I go in to see my rheumatologist again to see how I’m doing. In the meantime I’m going back on the prednisone so I can function again.