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Me and My Rheumatoid Arthritis
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 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2013 03:21 PM
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Thecyberguy
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Well, a milestone achieved!
I just gave myself my first at home injection of Humira for my RA.

While the needle in the self contained unit is small and is virtually painless when activating, the med feels a bit like pouring alcohol into an open cut....LOL



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 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2013 04:17 PM
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Guy, Sorry to hear of your RA. One of my employees suffers from the same disease. The humera has made a huge difference in how he can function. He's only 50 and before the Humera his wife had to help hi get dressed in the morning. He doesn't have enough grip to pull up his socks nor enough dexterity to button buttons. He can function normally again but the downside is the constant risk of colds and pneumonia. Take care of yourself and don't hang around large crowds, avoid flying through the cold season etc. Uncle Aurther is my friend too but I have the osteo variety in my hands, hips, knees, and spine. Absolutely no grip when my hands are cold. But I can predict coming snow with dead on accuracy about 24 hours before hand with a percentage of accuracy that beats the weatherman. LOL RD



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 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2013 05:34 PM
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Hey RD. Thanks.

I have heard good things about Humira. As for the colds, etc....I had the same issue when on Methotrexate. I was on that from 1999, it stopped working about a year ago.

We tried a couple of other drugs and they were not good.
So, here we are....hope it works as well for me as most say it does for them.

Sucks not being able to shoot much of a handgun because recoil hurts...LOL Hoping that will be part of the remedy.

Have a good 'un, TCG



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 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2013 06:04 PM
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I hear you on the recoil. The opening lever on my Contender tends to batter the arthritis nodes on my knuckles when in pistol mode. Not exactly conducive to reducing flinch. Time to cut back on the Blue Dot in the 45 colt loads I guess. Not much I can do about the 7-30 without chopping it's performance. RD



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Man sorry to hear about the RA
buddy has bad it he is 44.
I wonder if these anti vibration gloves will work for shooting...could do the fingerless or cut some of the finger out of the full gloves and stitch or glue the cut seam..

http://www.tuffrhino.com/Anti_Vibration_Full_Finger_Gel_Gloves_Pair_p/gs1090.htm



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