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I just wanted to let you know that the Humira is finally working. I agree with another posting that it just kind of sneaks up on you. I noticed that I am able to stand for longer periods of time without "needing" to find somewhere to sit. I went to the doctor yesterday. She said that in January my CRP(an inflammation marker in blood) was 17.5, which is apparently very high. My last blood test came back and said that it is down to a 6!! I am happy to finally know that the Humira is working and that I am not just wasting my time doing the injections. My blood glucose was also good (it was up last time) and so I will be sticking with the Humira for now. It took 2 1/2 months to work but it finally did.


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such sweet news, jennifer. we needed a boost this morning. folks will be so happy and encouraged! thanks for letting us know!

prayers and peace, sequoia

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I am so happy for you! smile It took a while for Enbrel to work for me also, but when all of a sudden you realize how much easier it is to do things, you think WOW!

Hope this lasts a good long time!

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YEAH! smile laugh grin I am so glad!

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Glad to hear it!

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Cosmololo #139499 04/08/09 11:19 PM
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That is great news, I am so glad you posted. I love reading good news. Hope it works for a very long time.

Welcome to the new you.

Anna


Actema IV once a month (with pre loading for allergic reaction), Cymbalta x1 daily, Arava 20mg daily. Diagnosed with AS in 2004, suffered undiagnosed since 1982.
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Jennifer13 #139500 04/08/09 11:42 PM
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I realize this is not the place for this but I don't know this site that well. My husband has been newly diagnosed with spondylitis due to arthritis and we need to talk to other suffers. He is 64 and does not tolerate pain meds well. Where do I go to ask some questions. Thanks.

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Annise, go to the top page of the General Message Board and look for a button that says "New Topic" to post your question. Make sure the subject line briefly describes your topic. It might also be good to say that you are a "First Time" participant. You are sure to get a reply. Welcome!


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Sorry I did not post sooner but I have been quite busy with working, doctor's appointments, and physical therapy. I just wanted to thank all of you for your responses. I have been starting to hurt again since about Wednesday. I wonder if that is just the medicine starting to wear off?? I am due for my next shot tomorrow. Does anyone else have this happen to them when it is close to the time of your next shot?


~Jennifer~
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Jennifer13 #139800 04/13/09 01:50 AM
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Jennifer, yes, I need it every week and some people need it every 10 days. Don't wait too long before contacting your doctor. It can be really depressing to go good/bad because of lack of medication. Also, the insurance co will argue about giving to you move often (expensive) which can cause a delay.

Anna


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