I have found that no matter how good of a day I have, every night I am reminded that I have a chronic illness. Medications. No way to get around them. They are there waiting for me every night at 10p.m. I didn't realize how I loathed that moment until this past May. For 10 days, every night I took my medications with Peggy. Both of us sitting there at the table, downing our meds. It was soooo nice. It was in a way symbolic of our RA journey. One obstacle we were tackling together.
So I thought I would list the medications I take. Just in case some of you newbies to RA are on any of them and you have any questions. I have listed next to the medication why I am on it also. You can comment below or email me by clicking on the contact me tab above. All are pills unless indicated otherwise.
Cartia ~ blood pressure
Lisinopril ~ blood pressure
Hydrochlorothiazide ~ blood pressure
Amitriptyline ~ fibromyalgia pain
Methotrexate (shot)~ slows the progression of RA
Folic Acid ~ helps with methotrexate side effects
Enbrel (shot)~ relieves RA symptoms
Cymbalta ~ RA pain
Tramadol ~ RA pain
Clonazepam ~ anxiety for when I take the shots
Lidoderm Patches ~ port pain
Minocycline ~ gets rid of the achy flu like feeling
Pantoprazole ~ repairing stomach damage from being on NSAIDs
Prednisone ~ used to get flare under control
So that's all of them. That's what I'm on until further notice.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
I have been married to my husband 13 years and we have a beautiful 11 year old daughter. I was diagnosed with RA 5 years ago. I am a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist and a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician. My mission is to raise awareness and understanding of the general public and those suffering from RA by telling my story and sharing what I've learned in school. The information on this site should not be used in place of, but rather to compliment directives from your healthcare professional. ~last modified 10/25/2014