This I suppose is the million dollar question. I've only been diagnosed for 10 months. I started on Mtx but had some bad side affects. All meds were stopped for a while and I flared bad. So now on Sulfasalzine. I don't appear to have any side affect from the meds as such.
I'm not in any full blown flare at the moment and noting is swollen or red. I do however have very sore hands. They feel tight if that makes sense amd throb a lot. I can move them etc just I know about it when I stop doing things. I have the same kind of pain in hips, knees and wrists. Now is this likely to be the best I will get and need to accept the fact that although I am uncomfortable it's not stopping me working or generally doing things I like in moderation or would it be ok to expect to get to a point when I have no discomfort? I know it's hard to say as everyone is different but just wondered about others experiences.
I have an appointment coming up soon and part of me wants to see about adding more meds in but another part is thinking my body isn't rejecting this med yet so why add something that might make me feel awful.
To be honest I am fed up of feeling tired and having my body feel like it's done a mammoth work out when reality all I've done is exist. I feel bad knowing so many of you are in far worse situations and I should be grateful I can kind of lead a fairly normal life.