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Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Log

RA health log. So much for updating the blog once a week while I was gone, but I did enjoy the time away from the computer. I also did get plenty of exercise in while we were in Europe. I really can not believe how much walking I did in Dublin. It was great! I am really amazed how much I was able to stay on my feet this trip compared to last year. My sister told me when I first got on Enbrel that I will be amazed at how much better I feel each year that I am on it and she was right.

I did have some slight stiffness in my feet and some tenderness in my knees. Both went away quickly and were a 1 on the pain scale. I did do two shots before I left since I was going to be gone two weeks. I am not sure that it really stayed in my system for the full two weeks and I think next time I will just do the one shot. I have not had any shots since then because of some congestion. I learned last year to make sure there is no congestion, my sister had some but thought she had cleared up enough to do her shot so she did and it got much worse. She ended up on breathing treatments and was miserable, so I learned from her mistake.

I spent the last week catching up on some work. Yesterday I got myself back in the Wii Fit routine, I did 30 minutes of Rhythm Boxing.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Log Day 79

Day 79 of my RA health log. No pain or tenderness when I woke up but by the end of the day my upper back was slightly stiff. Took some Flexeril and it is better.

The only exercise I did today was driving and a little walking.

I had a bacon cheeseburger and fries for lunch and beef stroganoff for dinner. Still eating the dark chocolate.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Log Day 73

Day 73 of my RA health log. Woke up feeling good, no pain, stiffness or tenderness. The flexeril worked great, I had to do 3 to get rid of the back pain entirely and it helped me sleep great. I was up at 9 am and it has been months since I have been up that early, so I am happy about that! The pain in the back was even gone for most of the day, it started coming back this evening.

No exercise today, I did not have time.

Today I had a Starbucks venti mocha for breakfast. Churro for lunch and went to a LuWow (hog roast) and had a great dinner there with hog, beef, chicken, rice and salad.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Log Day 67

Day 67 of my RA health log. I woke up with slight tenderness in my shoulders and my back a little stiffer again. I need someone to crack my back! Tired of not sleeping right and the stiffness in my back.

Today is my day off from Wii, so I went to Coffee Creek in Chesterton, Indiana and took photos. Walked around for about an hour so that was my exercise for the day.

I had a Starbucks venti mocha for breakfast, used the treat receipt for a grande frap for lunch and had a small Quiznos double cheese cheese steak sandwich for dinner with bbq chips.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Log Day 66

Day 66 of my RA health log. No tenderness when I woke up but I still have some slight stiffness in my back. It is improving, I hope it is gone soon!  No other major pain or stiffness.

I did 40 minutes of Wii Rhythm Boxing and 20 minutes of a combination routine.

I had a Starbucks venti mocha for breakfast, 3 pieces of dark chocolate and a slice of pizza with a bread stick for dinner.

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Biotinidase Deficiency Not RA

Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Dec 2003 because of joint pain and fatigue. Found out on July 19, 2013 that I really was profoundly low on Vitamin B7 because of a rare disease called Biotinidase Deficiency. When I found out I was very weak, hardly could get out of bed, could not turn my head without getting light headed, dragging my feet when I tried to walk, struggled to breath daily for years and was having many many other issues. From the first 24 hours of taking Biotin my symptoms started to disappear and my body started getting stronger again.

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