1. Cheryl Ann


    I'm worried about getting a flu shot. Many of you have talked about having large swellings at the site of the injection. I have some new (new to me) autoimmune disease that they haven't identified yet. It causes extreme swelling. My GP said he thinks it has to do with my synovial tissues...
  2. Cheryl Ann

    Enbrel or Humira?

    When I saw my rheumatologist last week, she said she wanted me to read up on Enbril and Humira. For goodness sake, they both can make you susceptible to TB and Enbril can also make you more susceptible to some types of cancer. I don't know what to do. Who wants to take a drug like those...
  3. S

    Please help me!

    Hello everyone, Here's my background: 36, woman, 140 (lost 25lb since 11/12) I was diagnosed with psoriasis at 15. I started humira in 2007 to control the skin lesions. In 2011 my ex dislocated my shoulder and I had to discontinue humira while I had two surgeries in 5/12 and 10/12. A week...
  4. C

    Exhausted all of the time

    Newby here.... Hi folks! I am new to this forum and just posted a ridiculously long post in the intros about who I was and realized probably nobody still reads that stuff! Soooooo here goes: I need a Rheumy that will listen! I have Psoriatic Arthritis or maybe Fibromyalgia, been diagnosed...
  5. C

    Nice to meet you

    I am Chris. I am a mom and grandma and have been battling this craziness for a few years now. Originally I thought I had just psoriasis. Nothing cleared it up. They started me on MTX and it was HORRID! Did it for 10 months, battled weekly nausea and exhaustion. Absolutely horrible side...
  6. M

    Fibromyalgia - when no one believes you're sick

    Hello all! I'm 24 years old and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia about 3 years ago. It first started as just some small shooting pains in my arms, so I got a blood test and it showed that I had rheumatoid arthritis. My rheumatologist had me on tons of different...