So I saw my rheumy this morning. Blood tests confirm disease activity on the rise. She said 8 points up was significant, mine jumped 12. My WBC continues to plummet. Now add enlarged lymph nodes which, since no infection going on in me, can either be just another RA inflammation or "something else". Neither of us used the "L" word. She suggested keeping an eye on them (or fingers, actually) and if they don't reduce in a week or so, to see my PCP. *sigh*
So Enbrel is definitely not working (enough, anyway). No more TNFs for me and MTX is not an option either. Next on the trial table is Kevzara. Weirdly enough, it blocks a protein (IL-6) produced by my white blood cells - of which I have few - so I'm not sure how this is going to work. I just hope it does.
Anyone out here taking Kevzara?
Does anyone else get neck pain to the point to that it hurts to turn your head or even hold up your head?
i have had a low grade fever every single day for the past two and a half months. I’m no stranger to RA fevers. I’ve had them for years. My RA fevers are always just sporadic though, lasting a few hours here, a day or two there. Nothing like this. Ive had two rounds of bloodwork, an ultrasound of my thyroid, an abdominal CT scan, urinalysis, and chest x-ray. All normal, except my elevated...