So after 6 failed medication attempts, stelara showed some signs of working. I’m coming up on 8 months of stelara treatment along with 5mg prednisone per day and regular trips to the pain clinic for multiple shots and epidurals which include more steroids and other things. The shots last less time each time I get them. Very honestly speaking, without them, I am simply waiting to die. Between the pain and strain it puts on my marriage, PsA is killing me. I’m running out of options and with all the drugs I’m pumping into my body, I feel like I’m shortening my lifespan. I guess that’s ok for me, just bad for my loved ones. I just want to be ok.
I am afraid my rhum will want to give up on stelara although its the first to work that also doesn’t make me violently ill and it has also reduced my fatigue and psoriasis. I don’t want to start over. I simply do not have another 4 to 6 months to wait for yet a another med to start working, if at all.
I’m angry and scared. Please give encouragement, I need you my friends.