I`ve been a member on here for a bit and have read some interesting posts but none giving me the answers to my problems.
I was diagnosed with RA about 3 years ago,was prescribed the usual by my consultant which didn`t touch it.I`ve been on 25 mg methatraxate by injection (tablets made me feel sick ) and folic acid 3 days later.
I glad to say this dosage has my RA under control and in my consultant`s words "in remission" and I can work doing my job as a bricklayer to virtually a full capacity.
The problem I have is, when I get home from work I seize up and generally feel unwell ie tired,bad -tempered and achey.I have told my consultant about this and basically, because of my job, this is the cause and she doesn`t think she can help me further.I wondered if anybody else has sympthons like this and could advise me further.I am due back at hospital on Thursday and after the conversation on my last visit could see my dosage of methatraxate dropped.I must add,at weekends .holdays i`m fine really, apart from the odd flare up so i can pinpoint work as the cause of my aches and pains.Unfortunately i can`t afford to give up work due to my young family and bricklaying is all i have done for the past 20 years and would struugle to earn the same money as i do now doing another job.
Thank you for your time in reading this and any advice would be greatly appreciated