Last night I went out and met up with a couple of friends at a local sports bar. Watched some NRL – a game between the Tigers and Parramatta – which was wonderful as I haven’t seen one for so long. They also had some footage of the Scottish Open golf which I found interesting too. Lots of shots were landing in the rough and in gullies etc., which is how I play the game, so it was great seeing how they recovered.
I had one can of “Murphys“, a beer I had never had before, but which I really enjoyed. I like dark beers. I got home about 10pm, and quickly had a Celebrex and 2 tramadol. I took 2 as I know that alcohol usually makes my RLS worse, although it is usually only really bad if I have wine, not beer or spirits. However after only 20 minutes my RLS was excruciating. I had to continuously move my legs to stop the uncomfortable feelings. My wife could see my distress and tried to help with a massage, but it was too bad for that. I had to keep moving my legs and I couldn’t keep them still enough for a massage. By about 11.30pm I was feeling really tired and wanted to sleep – but the RLS was still bad. I took another tramadol and also a diazempam. The tramadol usually takes 60 minutes to kick in, and I didn’t want to wait that long, whereas I find diazempam is pretty fast acting. Pretty soon I feel asleep, and can report that I had a wonderful sleep – waking up about 10am today!
When I first started Remicade it not only put my arthritis into remission, but also cleared up all of my psoriasis. I was pleasantly surprised as this had not happened when I took Enbrel. However over the last 6 months I’ve found that some psoriasis plaques (or rashes as I like to call them) have started to return, and don’t disappear even after my Remicade infusion. One of these is on my left elbow. I thought I’d put up a pic today so you can see how it looks.