I was diagnosed RA in June last year after a few years of palindromic rheumatism. I currently take methatrexate and hydroxychloroquin, tried increasing metha but made me very ill and was put on sulfasalzine but made my flares worse!
I have just recorded my first das score of 5.97 and now have to wait 4/6 weeks to record another high score with a nurse or doctor before I can start screening for the biologicals. They don't want to give me steroids to mask my symptoms and I am living on pain killers! I understand the criteria for getting in to biologicals but I'm so frustrated as its affecting everything, my job, my two young children and my husband who is wonderful but it's so much extra pressure on him when I'm laid up with a bad flare like this evening, both knees are agony one is massively swollen and I can barely walk. I am currently sat on my sofa in floods of tears feeling very sorry for myself, this is most unlike me as I'm am desperate not to let RA rule me but at the moment it does!
I don't know how how I'm going to get through the next few weeks!
Has anyone else experienced a long wait for biologicals?
Sorry it's so long (and any spelling mistakes) thanks for reading!