Something curious has happened to me lately and I’ve been a little nervous to mention it for fear of jinxing myself. Several months ago, when my health insurance was cancelled by my douchy ex-employer and I had to put myself on a craptastic emergency policy that covered only $100 per month in prescription medication, I made a decision to cut some dosages in half or more so that I could make it until my new insurance with my new job picked up. You may have noticed in my meds tab that as of April 09 I was taking:
-1 Humira injection/week
-6 methotrexate/ week
Well, to make a long story short, I have been taking the following for the past month and a half:
-1 Humira injection/ bi-weeekly
AND I HAVEN’T HAD ANY PROBLEMS. In fact, my joints just may feel a tiny bit better right now. Now, this was a decision made out of necessity rather than a consultation with my dr, although I did tell my dr I wouldn’t take the mtx anymore because it tore up my stomach so bad. The Aleve was cut because I ran out and didn’t have time to go buy more. When I did finally get more, I realized that I hadn’t taken it in a week.
I CAN’T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I ONLY TOOK 3 PILLS A DAY!!!!
I do realize that this could change on RA’s whim but for right now, I’m really excited.