I have been struggling for about 2 years with RA symptoms, my GP thought I had Lupus initially but Rheumatologist has ruled that out and confirmed RA. I have been on Hydroxychloroquine for 18 months...not sure it has helped at all.
Having recently had more severe symptoms and following 6 weeks on steroids I am due to start Methotrexate but am concerned, if I am honest I just wish it would all go away. I worry for the future, have taken my second occasion of work in the last 3 months, having previously never had time off work, pretended I have a migraine but the truth is I could not get out of bed, my hands, elbows, feet hurt like hell and nothing touches the pain.
I worry about my ability to continue to work, it wipes me out completely, I can just about get through the day but only if I do nothing else when I return home, I have no energy for the weekends at all and I fear my husband is getting a little fed up of it now, which I do understand.
How do others cope with it all? How do you push yourself forward, get up and carry on, right now I really don't feel able to and that is not like me at all.
Apologies, my first post appears like an opportunity to moan, I really don't mean to, it's probably also a little confusing!
Any tips on coping strategies would be good. Has anyone tried the Paddison programme? I have been trying Paleo on and off with varying success for some time now. Would be good to hear your thoughts..