Of course its easy not to understand what is happening when you have a number of different ailments and sensitivities. So when I developed a swollen eye and red swelling on my forehead I assumed it was my usual sensitivity to sun. It wasnt - it developed into shingles. My RA pain is not too bad at the moment and it looks as though I'll be able to continue with ritixumab when the time comes. But I thought I'd warn you all about the possibility of shingles when you're immunosuppressed. Its no joke, I have a band of pain across my forehead and my face has felt as though I have a lobster encrusted into it.
So that is why I've been quiet and unable to offer sympathy and support for the last month or so, I dont need any but just wanted to share. Problem is that you have to take anti-virals within 36 or 48 hours or something of the symptoms appearing. If you've had it it can return, especially if the pain is bad - as in my case. So I'm going to talk to GP about a quick way to get the anti-virals if it recurs.
Hope everyone is in a slightly better place