Recently diagnosed with RA, so looking for a community to share experiences with etc. I have been looking for a group to go to in my area but can't find anything.
I have been complaining of various aches and pains to my GP for a while now. She just looks at me and says it is due to osteo arthritis, and or tendonitis, and there is nothing much she can do about it. She did not want to prescribe any anti inflammatories as I have high blood pressure. So I didn't go to her as things got worse. Luckily she did send me to a rheumatologist a while back for cortisone injections in my hands, and when I went to see her recently, she noticed how badly I was doing and sent me for blood work. Lo and behold, RA.
So I have been on injections of MetX for 3 weeks now. Injections do make me tired and somewhat dizzy. this past week I do have an upset stomach, but I don't know if it is the injections. My GP called me to say my hemoglobin is low, but my rheumatologist says it is not to bad. I do wish they would get together and agree on something. Question is, do I continue to inject and hope I get over these issues? How do you know when it is time to stop and try something else? Is three weeks to little time to tell?