For those of us who suffer from auto-immune disease, there comes a time when we have to make a decision about medication. When the time comes that the non-steroid medications are no longer working, then a choice must be made to venture on to the “harder stuff.” This includes steroids, of course, and also the immuno-suppressant class of drugs. These drugs are especially troublesome, as the list of side effects is not only long, but filled with dangerous possibilities.
It is for this reason that I have been on hiatus for the last month or two. As I related to you in my last article, I was admitted to the hospital due to complications from my R.A. medicine, and what a long, strange trip it’s been.