Following on from my last post about a week ago, I am still suffering with my knee in particular, as well as painful shoulders, elbows, wrist and fingers.
My Rheumy Nurse rang me back last week after I left her a message, She just advised me to rest and keep taking co-codamol every three hours. She has no appointments available so I have to wait until I see her on 16th April and then she may add in another drug, I take Sulfasalazine 4 tablets per day as I can't tolerate more and had to reduce back down. My problem is how can I rest when I need to work and I can't take co-codamol every three hours when I am working because it makes me so tired and unable to concentrate. I have only recently returned to work after having two months off so don't feel I should go off sick again.
I drove to the supermarket on Saturday morning as my knee didn't feel so bad, but oh my, when it came to getting back in the car to drive home I don't know how I managed to get in, the pain at the back of my knee was so bad. I sat in the car for about 10 minutes until the pain eased and it was so painful just lifting my leg enough to operate the clutch. I got home safely and the rest of the weekend I was just so lethargic, totally wiped out, has anyone else had this with their knee. I tried to make an appointment with the Doctor today, just to see about my knee, but nothing until after Easter,
Can anyone offer any advice as to what may help until I see the Nurse. I have tried warm and cold packs but not helping.
Hope you are all coping well and as pain free as you can be.