Fairly new to all this, and to this site. Good it's here!
I had another steroid shot into my backside on the 8th of August (my third) and my sulfasalazine was increased to two tabs three times a day. Although my inflammation markers have gone down, I still feel rubbish. I am having great difficulty in walking my beloved collie...or doing anything really. I just can't seem to motivate myself to do anything. I also still have some stiffness and pain. It's disheartening that I still feel cack.
I am going to see my GP on the 1st, and will be asking her to refer me to some counselling. I think part of the problem is horrible depression ( I am also bipolar). I have refused to take all psych drugs, as they simply caused more problems than they solved. So talking therapy is the next step.
If I only had more energy! It's like trudging through black molasses. I did manage to walk my dog to the local river...and swim. This took determination. I then thought: oh dear, perhaps wild swimming whilst immune suppressed wasn't a good idea? However, it was lovely. Knowing my luck I will get ratty disease!
I do hope everyone else is in a good place? Nice at least to have this forum.