Hello I'm a new.
I'm so pleased this site exists. I've read nearly all your posts and I've learned a lot from them. I don't like to speak to friends about it , they just think I'm moaning.
I've had RA and OA for 12 years, for 4 years i took sulfsalazine(SP) but was changed to mtrxate and folic acid because my eyes started to glow(Like out of aliens) but were very dry.
It's not a perfect situation for me but I think you just get used to how thing are by feeling tired for most/half of the week, even with folic acid.
Have you had or do you know anything about RA injections?
My RA consultant poked a needle into my finger joint and the next day it felt normal,
the swelling had gone . I was so relieved until he told me at the next appointment that these injections were for private patients only and cost £10,000 yearly. Now, I told him I couldn't afford them. That was a few years ago.
I thought I saw something on the TV about it now being available on the NHS but
with the consultants discretion.
I'd love to hear from you, your my RA family. Lots of best wishes to you all anyway I'll keep reading your posts.