I had my third consultation with the Rheumy department yesterday and although I have only been taking Mtx (15mg) for 5 weeks they are very pleased that all my indicators are down in the normal range. I know I am luckier than a lot of people and only have real problems with both wrists, one ankle and to a lesser degree hands. I have played league darts, snooker an pool for many years and enjoyed it very much. I now cannot play any of these game because of my wrists, I tried to throw a dart yesterday and had searing pain in my wrist. Besides this I can no longer do many other "normal daily activities". I cannot walk for more than about 100 yards before my ankle gives way. They seem to think that I have PsA because my Father suffered with Psoriasis but fortunately I have no skin problems. I am also becoming depressed which is very distressing. I am just hoping that the Mtx will start to work and I will be able to use my wrists and ankle again because I am starting to believe that I will be unable to use the joints normally ever again. Does anyone have any theories about using affected joints i.e. should you try and use them or rest them? I know there a lot of people out there who have far more problems and pain than I have, my heart goes out to them and I hope and pray that that things improve for them. xx
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