Category Archives: Remicade

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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Restless Legs Update

Hello everybody!  I haven’t been blogging for a while – mainly because I don’t have anything new or interesting to add.  Such a boring life I lead….. ha ha ha. Anyway a week or so ago I got an interesting … Continue reading

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Get Your Flu Shot

I saw a great little article from the national psoriasis foundation regarding taking extra care if one is on immunosuppressive medications such as remicade, enbrel etc.   It did remind me though of the nutjobs out there who believe that vaccines … Continue reading

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Government Approval to Subsidize TNF Inhibitors

Yesterday I read a great article about psoriasis patients in Hong Kong looking to get treatment subsidized by the government. Previously I worked in Hong Kong for around 4 years, and they have a great health care system offering universal … Continue reading

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Remicade Done

Had my remicade infusion today and all went smoothly.  Actually in this run up to my remicade I noticed that I haven’t had the sleeping problems or depth of diarrhea that I’ve experienced in the past.  I have had some … Continue reading

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Amazing Abs!

Apologies for the lack of posts.  There hasn’t been any amazing news coming up of late hence the dearth of new material. Psoriasis is same as usual, i.e. some scalp spots and some redness appearing on my left knuckle (as … Continue reading

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Biologics Reduce Pain But Not Inflammation in PsA

Dr. Nathan Wei had another interesting short video this week where he announced that at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatologists a study was presented showing that psoriatic arthritis patients on biologics report a decrease in pain, … Continue reading

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Antibiotics Cause IBD – Damn!

I had an interesting tweet today from Dr. Nathan Wei referring me to a video on youtube.  You can see it here.  He explains that a recent study has shown that people who frequently take antibiotics are more likely to … Continue reading

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