Well folks morning, today is the first day I've wandered downstairs since Tuesday after being bedridden with complete exhaustion and also severe pain around the lung areas , I don't know if it's to do with the Benepali as I've been having a lot off fatigue I'm also on mtx 20mgs, I'm going to the doctors just to get checked out in case it's an infection as I've been coughing up a lot off flem, today I'll stay up for a wee while then go back to bed because I'm still very weak

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  • Morning popsmith

    Sorry to hear you've been feeling so poorly. Good news that you e managed to get out of bed for a little bit though.

    Checking things out with the doctor is the best idea, you are best to make sure. I recently developed a chest and lung infection and it positively floored me ( enbrel and Mtx).

    Be kind to yourself and don't push things.


  • I hope you get on alright The drs and i hope they give you something to ease your symptoms.xxx

  • Yes I think RA is telling me that it's still there and to take things easy as it's completely floored me xxx

  • Yeah - It seems to me like it is always hiding there waiting... unfortunately..

  • Rest up and get well soon popsmith. Sounds like you should call the doc out to you! Ring them- I would.

  • Oh bless you. I'm so sorry to hear you've been so ill and hope that your GP gives you something that helps. Reckon you're right, RA is a vicious little lodger which just loves to give you a ragging. Blooming attention-seeker


  • Wishing you a swift recovery - rest, eat well and a good book always helps. Keep us posted. x

  • Would the pain around your lungs be Costochondritis ? (inflammation of the cartilage and soft tissue in your rib cage). I had that last year and it's excruciating. Sticky heat pads (Cura Heat or similar) helped me (and pain relief) if that's what it turns out to be. Although if you're coughing up phlegm it might be a chest infection. Get well soon. Keep us posted. x

  • Yes I agree. I thought of costachondritis too. Omd it hurts so much to cough when you have that! X

  • hope all goes well at the Drs and you feel better soon xx

  • Oh nooo Popsmith - I am so sorry. That seems to be one of the hardest parts of this disease to get past. You can sleep for 12 hours, wake up, have a good stretch, and realize you still want to turn over and go back to sleep. I hope you get to a better point soon...

  • If it turns out to be an infection, and the Dr, puts you on anti biotics, ask him about taking a probiotic with the anti biotic. As the anti biotic can leave your system vulnerable \, but check with the Dr, He will be able to advise as he knows your history. It is just past experience of my Son that makes me very hesitant to not advise someone to take the probiotic.

  • I take probiotics and have done for many years. I was not aware, though, that they were available on the NHS. The ones I take are quite expensive. I have also taken Oregano oil combined with probiotics (two capsules in one with a timed release). This is excellent and I think very clever.

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