24 Feb 19:39
Coping, treatment, healthcare system
Today my doc recommended I start using biologics inj ... he said not to take pills for I not married yet! So what do you guys think?? I don’t know!
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24 Feb 20:05
Hello G, would pills effect your marraige , Just advice,be careful with these biologics, If things are bad i get it for sure , Just be aware it can effect your immune system and make you ill, I am sure you have done your research, also when you have to come off them ,it could make things worse coming back, I would love take a pill inject live flake free believe me but , i know the risks, what ever you decide i really do wish you all the best and hope it changes your life, Many have come here and said their life has changed then you dont hear from them after a few months, are they healed ?or got other problems, that i do not know? I wish you well though,Do you have to pay for this bilogics G? Dont mind me asking, all the best John
24 Feb 21:26
Hello john, thank you for ur advice, and yes from what he said that I wont be able to conceive for it might affect the fetus, and yea I’ll be the one paying for the biologics.
I did do my research and I’m really concerned about the little options I have. Im a medical student and I know the risks of these meds, but what other option do I have? P.s: I'm diabetic so my immunity is already low
24 Feb 21:39
I see G, I can only hope that if you do go this route that it changes your life , I wish you all the best, Keep udating ,let us know how you get on , Best wishes
28 Feb 17:28
Various Biologicals, one in particular has kept my skin and my joint pain at bay for best part of 10 years, but now they’re not working very well and have been supplementing them with steroid injections which really boosted me for a year but now it’s going bad only 2 weeks relief in my 6 weekly infusion cycle.... Finding it really hard to work, but have no option bills still need to be paid....
Am I moaning, Sorry, Yes Bio’s are life transforming but don’t last forever
29 Feb 09:47
Sorry here this Stuey, Reasons why i dont go down this route , Many have come here and said life is brilliant but what these things dont work anymore or one needs come off them? it must be devastating , all clear get used to this new life then its like its all new to you , I can see the tempatation but i rather put up with as i know what i got everyday and just try manage best i can, Luckily i am not severe with it but at the moment very sore with it as i was on antibiotics for something else and thats set it off, itching and sore, i stopped them , warm eather is coming to the uk soon, that helps a bit for a little while anyway. Yes i got offered pills for P many years ago and said no, just to frightened i screw my body up worse, Hope you can keep on top of it Stuey , I wish you well
29 Feb 10:53
Thanks for your response, it was mainly for the Joint and Tendon Pain that I started on the Bio's, basically I couldn't work through the pain anymore, and like you say Life was great for 10 years....And for me loosing those flakes was just an amazing added bonus. . .
BUT . . . Back now to 80% coverage...
I'm in the UK & from doing a little research I think there may be one more Newish Bio that might be worth trying, or... do I risk maybe adding a little Methx into the mix, I know it'll make me sick but tried in conjunction with an early Bio many many years ago and worked pretty well . . . Obviously its all down to my consultant, but I can't afford not to work, but something need to change as I'm slurping far to much oral M and swallowing far to many C pills just to keep me functioning, Please understand not moaning just trying to be real . . . Too G who started this theme, yes Bio's will work, will transform your life, but one day they will probably stop working. . . All the best. .
29 Feb 12:16
Thanks Stuey , No its not moaning at all, Anyway thats what this site is all about find answers, letting it all out when things go wrong etc. I understand youfor sure , I am taking lots of suppliments too, I have psoriatic arthritis aswell as psoriasis and been suffering with Epydidymitis for 7 months not severe thankfully but hope it stays that way . well prefer it just goes, It could well be connected to my immune? Going back what you are saying regarding joints, Yes i had very bad times with my joints, got one dodgy thumb for proof what damage it can do,I did make a lot ofchanges in my Diet?lifestyle and my joints are better, I do suffer back aches etc but okay, I do understand the fear of being out of work as i was scared i was gong to be crippled years ago, It was the worst and depression pain , i was lucky that it did subside for better after 3 years from 2004 to 2006 but i still had pain over the years,, I came here to flaym expecting to be here for a week, the site was very active then when it first opened so i am one of the oldest members here , I learnt a lot and helped many here reduce their symptoms with Diet/lifestyle though that is a choice i get it. had many happy people get back to me with skin and joint pain reduced to half but i dont put it on people as its a choice and its not easy i know ,, I really hope this new med will help you Stuey ? . I am a lifer near 51 years of this and 18 years with arthritis which is much better over these years now on the changes i did for myself, All the best :)
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