As a follow up to my previous post … the Plaquenil did it’s job, testing showed that it has counteracted the “Lupus-like” markers created by the Enbrel. So get this, now I get to guinea pig a lower dose of the Enbrel. I’m using it every other week, along with the Plaquenil.
This has been going on for a few weeks. At first I felt AMAZING! It was my body saying thank you for taking less medication. I was so excited about it I thought “I must be cured!”. LOL, yeah right. I spoke to my sister, an RN who has struggled with autoimmune issues for decades, and she talked me down from the euphoria reminding me that these medicines are Preventative – keep taking them and you are much less likely to have a major flare.
OK, ok … so I’m not cured, but I am taking less medicine (for now) and feeling pretty good. Not as euphoric as I was a couple weeks ago, but still good.