This is my first time I've posted on here. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis July 2016 after a long time of pain and stiffness in most of my joints fromantic head to toe. After all the blood tests, xrays and Ultrasounds I was told that I have very active Rheumatoid arthritis and was put on Methotrexate and Hydroxychloriquine with folic Acid, also told to keep taking the other medication I was already taking to control the swelling and pain ( Naproxen, Tramadol and Amitriptyline ) until they had the correct doses of Methotrexate and Hydroxychloriquine.
I have now been put on weekly injection of Methotrexate because my body was not absorbing it properly, but I'm still in a lot of discomfort with my joints and the fatigue is still as bad as it was before I started this course of treatment, most days I struggle to remain awake for 3 to 4 hours at a time.
I am currently working as a bus driver and I'm on a phased return to work doing one or two days a week of short shifts of about 8 hours . I don't know how long I'm going to be able keep working or how long they will keep me on.