Hi, I'm trying to educate myself on this disease by reading the posts as often as possible. But I'm not relating to a lot of it and I'm not sure if that's because I'm very early in the disease or because everyone is different.
I'm not feeling the tiredness. What causes it? The ra itself, the act of inflammation, or the drugs?
Pre treatment, my crp and esr levels were 2.6 and 7. I only had some inflammation in the tendon sheath. It was the anti ccp and rf tests that's convicted me, at 91 and 100. So rheumy decided to kick in hard with MTX. I'm 6 weeks in now having gradually worked up to 15mg. MTX. Crp and esr down to 0.7 and 8, but I did have a steroid injection 6 weeks ago, and I suspect that dealt with the inflammation. No idea what my das score is as I'm currently between tracks - no longer being treated on private health but not moved to Nhs rheumy treatment until my first Nhs appt at end of feb. So no rheumy nurse either.
Not sure whether what I read on here is what is to come, or whether it's people's individual reaction to the drugs, or what.
Any thoughts / advice? Many thanks!