I was diagnosed almost a year ago and have been on plaquinel, sulphasalazine and mtx since. In the big scheme of things I have gotten off fairly lightly with just hands, feet, wrists and elbows affected. I feel the drugs may be stopping things from really progressing but not really helping if that makes sense. I still have pain which varies from nuisance value to keeping me awake and hobbling around like an old lady and was put onto injectable mtx but am now back on oral with arava added after having a big flair the day of my last appt. I am seronegative and are there many others out there like me who dont seem to be having that elusive remission?? I had a big meltdown in the nurses off last appt, like I said the pain is not unbearable but fairly relentless and just wears me out. I am a very active 48yo who breeds horses and is a part time police officer (go to work for a rest lol) and it has impacted on my ability to do stuff outside to a level I dont like at all.
I am on 6 weekly rheumy appts still and 3 weekly bloods and wonder what will be next drug wise for me. I have been on the arava now for three weeks but also had a prednisilone injection last appt and although I am better I am still sore. I am anticipating they will leave me on the arava for at least another 3 months to see if it works but wonder what will be next.
Are there others out there in the same boat as me?
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