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Re: Question to those who switched biologics [Re: SouthernMoss] #280986
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Originally Posted by SouthernMoss
If you only want to quote part of someone's post, use the Quote button, then delete the text you don't want to include in the quote. Just make sure to leave the stuff in brackets at the beginning and end of the quote.


How's that?



Re: Question to those who switched biologics [Re: seymour] #280987
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You've got it!


Ginny - 57 year old female
Dx with USpA in March 2013; changed to AS in July 2015
Iritis and Scleritis
unicompartmental knee replacements: right-June 2014, left-Aug 2018
MTX, Humira, Cyclobenzaprine, plus Celebrex as needed
Supplements: Folic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, Fish Oil, Culturelle probiotic, Melatonin (as needed)
Re: Question to those who switched biologics [Re: SouthernMoss] #280989
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Originally Posted by SouthernMoss
You've got it!


Thanks - made my day



Re: Question to those who switched biologics [Re: seymour] #280990
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I’m glad we did. 😉

While we’re all here, may I ask how long a flare can last? Can it be neverending?

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If it's never ending, then it's not really a flare. Flares can last for several months, though.


Ginny - 57 year old female
Dx with USpA in March 2013; changed to AS in July 2015
Iritis and Scleritis
unicompartmental knee replacements: right-June 2014, left-Aug 2018
MTX, Humira, Cyclobenzaprine, plus Celebrex as needed
Supplements: Folic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, Fish Oil, Culturelle probiotic, Melatonin (as needed)
Re: Question to those who switched biologics [Re: seymour] #280996
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Mine’s been going on for like three months with maybe a 3-week break in the middle.

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I walked 7km yesterday at brisk pace and today I'm kinda sore.

Is this normal? I normally don't exercise much so I guess it might be normal.

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Yes, normal to be sore after exercise if you haven't exercised in a while.

Re: Question to those who switched biologics [Re: seymour] #281066
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Seymour,

My last major flare (it was awful, lasted months and left me with permanent damage) coincided with some bad life circumstances during which I was VERY sedentary. I suspect (can't prove obviously) that being sedentary was a major factor causing or contributing to the flare. Stress probably didn't help either, but that's beside the point I want to make.

Ever since then I try to walk for at least 20 minutes at a brisk pace every day. For some period of time I tried walking 2-3 miles per day, but it didn't seem to make any difference. I suspect, at least for me, that just keeping some level of activity every day helps keep me out of pain.

Just thought I would mention that in case you have been sedentary (because you mentioned depression and that can often keep us inside and sedentary).

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Hi Eleven11,

I don't want to bother everyone with all the details of my situation again but I wasn't particularly sedentary when my flare started. I had been however pretty anxious for a few months before and I had made major changes to my diet and lost 20 pounds in 4 weeks or so. I don't know if that could be brutal enough to trigger a flare.

In short:

Mid-May to Mid-June: flaring, about 7/10 pain level
Mid-June to Mid-July: flare calmed down to a manageable 3/10 pain
Rest of July to second week of August: flare went back up again to about 6.5/10 pain
Mid-August to now: flare went back down to about 4/10, manageable

I had blood work done at the end of June and everything was perfect (I'm usually high CRP when flaring). My range of motion tests all came back great so that's it for me. Waiting for an MRI appointment that takes forever. For the time being I'm just enduring my flare.

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