Hi everyone, well finally the steroid injection I had on 25th July has worn off completely :(( The last few weeks I've been getting grumbly joints but last week I realised that it must have stopped working altogether. Still it's done me pretty well. The bad bit is because you feel so much better when you have an injection you forget how bad it is without it. You also forget that you need to pace yourself and I'm suffering now badly for forgetting this over the weekend!!
I didn't go too mad at the weekend, a little shopping and dinner out for my husbands birthday, but my symptoms are back with a vengeance. My wrists feel dreadful and I'm struggling to use my laptop for work. I'm soooo tired I feel ill. My ankles and knees are more affected than I remember before and I don't want to risk walking the dog as I'm scared it will aggravate them further. My elbow's not good and I'm back having to take codeine. I'm lucky that I can work from home so only the dog has to put up with my moaning ha ha!! I started mtx mid August, it's clearly not working yet but I know it's still very early days for this and I have to be patient.
My rheumy gave me a steroid injection for my Gp to give me if I needed it before my next appointment back with him. I'm not too sure whether or not to have it though. I do feel dreadful, but then I have RA which isn't yet under control. I'm lucky in that my RA isn't very aggressive but I still feel pretty grim. I'm still taking Celebrex too and didn't manage to stop this even after the injection. My view has been to try and keep the steroid injections for when I really need them. Times like over the summer holidays etc. I know that if you have them regularly they become less effective and I don't know what to do ... any advice please?? From a feeling sad Rosie x