Med Changes and Nightshades

Good Morning and Happy Friday!!! This has been a long week. I thought Wednesday was Thursday and by the end of the day I thought it was Friday! So, on the real Friday, I am ready for the day to be over already. I think I am just tired and would love to just play in the sun for a bit and then nap.

Anyway, to recount some things that happened earlier this week, I will start with the medication changes. My rheumatologist asked that I give Enbrel 12 weeks and then tell him how I felt. Wednesday was 12 weeks so I sent him an email and told him I don't feel much improvement (maybe slight in the amount of consistent aching but he swelling and inflammation is still there) and the redness in my cheeks and the reaction to the last shot still concerns me. He decided to have me hold the shot for now and we can discuss next steps at my appointment in April. I have to say I am actually really happy with this choice. The shots were okay in the beginning but since I didn't have any true relief, it just seemed to be adding on to my pain. 

The last foods I introduced were night shades, which was on Wednesday. I had some tomato for lunch and 2 baked potatoes for dinner (oh how I missed regular potatoes!). The next morning my hands couldn't close all the way and I felt very tired. All day yesterday my joints were very sore (having to show people how to do CPR was doing a number on my wrists, knees and ankles!). I am not sure if I should blame the night shades or not taking my Enbrel dose. I think it's probably a little bit of both. So, now I know that the Auto Immune Protocol definitely has some validity regarding night shades but I am happy to say that legumes did not effect me negatively. So I am glad there is at least some trade off there.

So to recap the food introduction so far:
soy--> night sweats
night shades-->inflammation

I am debating on having a beer tomorrow for Edge's 1 year anniversary. I cannot believe it has been a year since they opened! I am so proud of Tyler and everything he has done to get him to where he is today! If I don't have a beer, then I will introduce nuts and seeds. MMMMMMMM..... nut butter.....

Have a great day!!!


  1. I am glad you are on this journey, and hopefully there will be less pain, eventually. I am sad that you are going through all of these problems. Feel better very soon, Stacy!


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