I was diagnosed last month, after giving birth to a wonderful little girl last November my symptoms peaked in January to what my Doctor described as a 'nasty flare'.
4 weeks ago, I saw the consultant who started me of on combination of methotrexate, sulfasaline and hydroxchloroquine (also cont on naproxen), also he gave me a couple of steroid injections which has made a huge improvement.
I have read so many positive reports on Biologics (is that right???) and although I did ask my consultant he replied that the meds he was trying first worked very well. I suppose these biologics must be expensive.
Can anyone tell me, do I have to try everything else first? how expensive are these drugs?
Also, anyone on the combination I'm on, how did it go?
I'm due to start back at work in August, I love my work but am concerned how I will cope with family, travelling (driving is a bit tricky) and work.
I have really enjoyed reading positive blogs, they are such an inspiration, especially the lady who mentioned she was out dancing the previous night and was then enjoying her garden.
Will I be able to go dancing again? wow that would be amazing
Sorry, last question, coping with my baby? now she is getting heavy I worry that when my steroids wear off how on earth can I lift her, when she starts crawling, what if I can't keep up?
Many thanks for taking the time to read and if you are able to reply!