About Tanya Martin
I am an Internet geek. who has been working on websites since 1998. In December 2003 I started feeling like I had a flu that was not going away, I went to my Nurse Practitioner who diagnosed me with some type of arthritis. I started some physical and massage therapy but still was not feeling any better. A few months later I talked to my sister on the phone and she asked me to go see her specialist. She was already dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Our mother also had Rheumatoid Arthritis. So I went to the Rheumatoid Arthritis specialist and began a treatment for arthritis. I really didn’t feel much better. I was tired all the time and stiff. About a year later I started taking Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs). With this I thought I was seeing some improvement but shortly after getting off of prednisone I would flare again.
In April of 2007 the doctor added Biologic Response Modifiers to my treatment plan. Finally I was seeing much more improvement in my daily life. At this time I was on Arava, Enbrel injections weekly and folic acid. I still noticed feeling wiped out and in December of 2007 started B12 shots every 7 to 10 days, since then I have felt pretty good with just a few bumps in the road.
Update: Currently out of “remission” and looking forward to having less bumps in the road again soon.