I have OA & RA, and am really suffering badly at the moment. I see my consultant on the 25th. My RA nurse once said that the 'feel' of an inflammation is different (RA joint feels soft/spongy, OA feels hard), but how can I differentiate pain? As I have both RA & OA in my hands for instance... my fingers are very painful, some swollen, some wont bend properly.
I have been on MXT for 3 years, was put onto leflunomide with it...then when that was not working they stopped the Leflun & put me on enbrel (still with mxt).. enbrel was not giving the result that consult wanted, so it was replaced by sulf....... which I could not tolerate, hence I am now back to just the mxt, and seeing the consult, who will be wanting to know about the pain I am in ... I am desperate that the right treatment will be found :/