Hi, just registered on this site. Have been diagnosed with RA 13 years ago, have been on methotrexate most of that time and started to self inject with methotrexate about 6 months ago but it made me feel so sick. Have not been on any medication since October 2011, my consultant said the next step was to try gold injections. I am in absolute agony in my feet and hands, I feel as if a bus has driven over my hands and feet. Am dosing myself up on diclofenac and co codamol for the pain. I work full time,am divorced and my two children live with me, I don't hve a partner so have to do everything myself. When I saw my rheumy nurse yesterday, she said I'm now so bad that I qualify for the anti tnf drug but I now have to wait another 6 weeks to get another high reading before I can actually start injecting the anti tnf. I feel so bad now that the thought of putting up with this pain for another 6 weeks is making me feel so depressed. I can hardly walk at the moment, can't hold a kettle or do most things. They won't give me a steroid injection to tide me over incase it makes me feel a little better and the reading won't be as high. The pain is unbearable,any thoughts would be appreciated and is there anybody else on the anti tnf drug.
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