I hope I'm safe in saying this ......but after 7 months on hydroxy, I'm feeling better than I have in nearly three years. I had been counting the days til the 6 months my rheumy said it would take until a noticed a difference, no change, and I was so disappointed. It took a long time to recover from a virus that simply wouldn't leave me alone, and I was really down in the dumps.
For the last couple of weeks I've been feeling better (for me). Able to do small things I just couldn't before, a bit more energy, able to eat more .....It's hard to explain to others, because they equate feeling better to zapping around as in years past.
However, I feel more optimistic, my son told me he had been very scared that there was no improvement, and, well, there are bad days, I do have a lot of pain to be controlled still, but on the whole I'd just have to say that hydroxy is making a difference. Yayy!