When I go to drs they keep asking about pain. I'm not sure what they mean. They seem to think that pain is something that happens when your joints are squeezed, but its not just that. I've been trying to work out what is down to inflammation and what is 'pain'. Have you ever seen those videos where doctors are given fat suits to help them empathise? They can't move like they're used to. Well I think / feel a bit like that these days.
My understanding is affected by being off meds since the beginning of the year and all the symptoms of RA having come on together. I dont think I've ever felt so ill and confused. I didn't want to take too many painkillers because i wanted to be aware of what was going on. ANd I decided that the main problem which was lying beneath all the others was inflammation. Do you think the doctors understand this? Maybe its just me?