It's officially looking good

LignumVitae
LignumVitae Member Posts: 1,972
edited 25. Nov 2014, 12:58 in Living with Arthritis archive
I just got my latest bloods back and my inflammation markers have both (neatly) dropped by exactly a third since my last bloods which were before I started the Enbrel. I'm feeling lots more energetic (and less crabby) so I thought things were on the up but it's good to know I hadn't just hoped them up.

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  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That is good news LV I am very pleased for you, you deserve a bit of luck with what you have been through lately keeping fingers crossed it continues for you ((((())))) xx for the girls ((((())))) xx
  • LignumVitae
    LignumVitae Member Posts: 1,972
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you Marie, the girls and I send lots of (((((()))))) back, Tegen's after a quick quarantine, she's a snot monster at the moment bless her xx
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thats great news LV,so pleased.Mig
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That's wonderful LV. So pleased for you, you deserve a break.
  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That`s great news LV - I`m so very pleased for you, long may it last. That`s how my improvement began when I started humira.

    Tezz x
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,368
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    :D:D:D
    It's like you can't quite believe it until it's official. Great news. You've earned it.
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    What lovely news to read! Hip hip hooray for officially looking good. Long may it last and continue to improve too. xx
  • Megrose489
    Megrose489 Member Posts: 745
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    So pleased to read your good news. Fingers crossed that it continues.

    Meg
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,557
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mine did this two weeks after my second humira - they dropped a little after the first one then more than halved after the second. They have stayed consistently low ever since, which is how I know the stuff is working. Good news, LV, it's about time you had some, yes? DD
  • LignumVitae
    LignumVitae Member Posts: 1,972
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you all. It is officially beginning to feel much better too. I'm very pleased to have started on the first goal I set myself which was removing my regular co-codamol use. I was using it as necessary during the day and then at bedtime as a routine thing. Last night, despite being a bit nervous as to how I would go, I chanced no co-co at bedtime and just had paracetamol. I did have to repeat the paracetamol dose in the middle of the night after getting up to babies and being unable to resettle but other than that I had a good night's sleep. I won't be too strict, if I feel I need a co-co I will take but it's nice to be able to make a choice on it rather than know I have to use it or the night will hurt. Small but definite steps! I'm so pleased things are happening.
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,368
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh good :D And well done on the pain relief reduction. You have inspired me to try again not taking cocos at night as a given. I used to keep them by my bedside but was needing them every night and. as taking them necessitated getting out of bed, I just gave in and took them before retiring. I shall revert to the bedside table method tonight.
  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well done LV - I think that's great, being down to paracetamol only at bedtime. Some nights I get away with it and others I don't, but as you say, it's an improvement.
  • LignumVitae
    LignumVitae Member Posts: 1,972
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you both. I will persevere with the cocos I don't like taking them and only started when I was at rock bottom (I'm on the pain dullers aren't much use anyway side of the pain relief line). I'll not go too mad though, if I need them I will take them...go Sticky, I have mine next to the glass of water so I can find them in the night and that way I can take them if needed.
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Wonderful news, so pleased for you

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