The last couple of weeks I've been having multiple joint flares mostly in my shoulders, wrists, hands and jaw. A couple of the flares have been as bad as before I started methotrexate and hydroxichloroquine which I've been on since June and October.
I recently had a three week break from my meds as i had a chest infection and the antibiotics made me sick!
I work part time and have two young boys so really struggling so called the hospital and on Friday a nurse gave me a steroid injection into my shoulder to try and settle it all down again she thinks the break triggered this recent bout of flares and hoped this would tide me over.
Within a couple of hours I felt relief and even had a couple with no pain!
Yesterday my right shoulder, wrist and fingers started in to a full painful flare which I thought shouldn't happen?
So after all that my question is how quickly should an injection work? Very quickly or can it take a while?
Thanks for reading x