Category Archives: Psoriatic Arthritis

Lyrica for Back Pain

Several years ago my rheumatologist put me on Gabapentin (Neurontin) to help control my RLS. It worked at first however as with all the meds I have taken for RLS, the effectiveness waned over time. I was up to 1.5 … Continue reading

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Back on Enbrel

Hiya, Did you miss me In the last year and a half I’ve changed jobs and changed countries, so things have been hectic to say the least. I think my last post I mentioned my platelet levels were dropping and … Continue reading

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No Remicade for 21 Weeks

My last dose of remicade was 24th December last year.  Everything seems to be pretty much ok so far, I don’t have any swollen joints in my fingers – which I had when my arthritis was active.  Every small ache … Continue reading

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Arthritis in Remission? Ceasing Remicade

You may have noticed that the panel to the right showing “date of next remicade” is empty.  It has been 14 weeks since my last dose of remicade and I have no arthritis pains.  In fact my psoriasis doesn’t appear … Continue reading

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Kids & Psoriasis

With psoriasis in my family line I always have the fear just hovering in the back of my mind that perhaps my kids will inherit the same disease.  Every time I see them scratching or they get a rash my … Continue reading

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Lyrica (Pregabalin) better than Dopaminergic Agonists (Pramipexole)

Just after my doctor started me on Lyrica I was delighted to see a study come out comparing Lyrica vs Mirapex that showed Lyrica being just as effective as Mirapex and with much lower risk of augmentation!  You can read … Continue reading

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Finally an update! RLS

I’ve experienced the blog cycle of death.  The longer I spend away from blogging the more that happens which I tell myself “I must blog about that”, but end up doing nothing.  So the list of stuff I should blog … Continue reading

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Stopping Remicade

I can’t recall if I blogged previously about my doctor’s comments about my arthritis possibly being in remission (and I’m too lazy to do a search ).  Anyway, I haven’t noticed any flare up in my arthritis for many many … Continue reading

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Statins!

Every time I get my Remicade my doctor checks my blood, checking among other things liver function, kidney function, and LDL cholesterol.  A year ago my LDL was 134 – which was a couple of points above normal.  The doctor … Continue reading

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Sandy Hook – Ban the Guns

Having lived in Asia for many years in countries where guns are not present in the community to the levels experienced in the USA, I have formulated a fairly strong opinion that the primary cause of the mass shooting problems … Continue reading

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