diagnosed in jan this year,after few months of side effects etc, seemed to settle down on Mtx, Hydroxy, sulpha; but Am in soooo much pain all night, & today! nearly every joint ,tendon is hurting, Ive taken my meds my painkillers nothing touching it at all! I cant hold a cup of tea, I can hardly walk, more like shuffling, lol. Ive had to take all my rings off, my fingers sore & swollen.
Ive just worked the last 3 days ( so busy due to sales started), I noticed on Friday I was becoming more & more tired, more than tired! Even wearing my hand splints during the night, last night I kept waking up with pins & needles, numbness in both hands.
Im off these next 3 days, thank god! so today is a Pj day, not even getting out of bed much either, its too painful to 'shuffle'
Not sure, being relatively new to RA, is this what is called a flare? Have tried ringing Rheumy helpline but either busy or no one there. Ive had my next Rheumy apt changed 3 times ( not sure if its because everything was seeming to go well), I last saw them in july, so next apt was in Jan 2014, then that changed to Feb, then now its May! Its seems to be a long time between not being seen by someone, what do You think? Rie x