I was diagnosed with Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis in February of 2012.

Thankfully, by the time I saw my rheumatologist my hands were so swollen she wasn’t dissuaded by that. She wasn’t even dissuaded by the fact that my SED rate (the measure of inflammation in my body) was, even at my peak activity barely above normal.

Since the beginning of this adventure I’ve been on the following medications:





Tylenol 3 (as needed)

Methotrexate (weekly injection)


Enbrel (started on September 17, 2012; weekly injection)

Leflunomide (daily pill) I’m allergic!

Cimzia (bi-weekly injection)

Triamcinolone (injection)

Paquenil (not the generic this time)

I also take the following supplements:

Folic Acid


Vitamin B12

Vitamin C

Vitamin D

Omega 3 (fish oil)

Almost two years later and I’m still looking for remission. I write about my experiences and my trials as I learn to live with this chronic illness.


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