I started on methotrexate about 6 weeks ago, alongside hydro and steroids, just wondering when I am likely to start feeling better? When do these miracle drugs start to work?
I am really struggling at work, lack energy, severe pain, inflammation in hands and wrists, complete brain fog! I used to be a real go getter, had a high profile job, now I manage a small business centre and even that feels too much some days, most days.
I am paranoid about taking any time off work, don't want to let anyone down, my team, the students, myself and equally the problems having a sick record can bring! Sadly this is becoming more of a struggle... how do others cope? Any tips for what helps you get through the day, for living not existing? I have a great deal of positive things in my life and want to grasp them, take hold of them and enjoy them without this constant feeling of pain, lethargy, a real lack of energy, not completely tired but no energy either.
Pains in my hands, fingers, wrists that make typing difficult, writing all but impossible, constant tingling, hot, pins and needles, unable to hold/grip things..madness. I am but 47, don't want to feel this way, want the old me back, pre RA! Lively, energetic, engaging, enjoying life, living. Please, do tell me how you cope with this, positive stories, alternative medicines? Diet? How it impacts on work and how you minimise this.. any tips or suggestions would be greatly received.
Thank you all... Happy Wednesday ☺