I'm seeing my rheumatologist today, and in all honesty I am dreading it. I have been off work for the past week from having a flare, probably one of the worst ones I've ever had.
I have been prescribed prednisolone by my GP to help with the swelling, pain etc. It has got rid of majority of my swelling but the pain is still there. Is this normal??
I'm still very new to all of this and I am worried. I'm usually a very positive, care free person and I have been so far from that the past few months.
I have completely changed my diet. I'm gluten, and dairy free. I rarely eat meat other than fish. I found it was helping LOADS and now I've been hit by this flare.
I go on holiday next Thursday, and I'm terrified I'm going to be in pain whilst in a foreign country.
Although, this note seems very doom and gloom too anyone who is very new to RA. this disease cannot control you, it cannot ruin your life. You have to OWN it. Show it you are YOU and NOTHING even the pain and the emotional days and the days you can't even dress yourself can stop you or have a hold over you. They are the days you step back, take a big deep breath and think to yourself, you are still alive, you are still breathing, and you are powerful, you are strong and you are you. This disease will not control you unless you let it.
Have a fab day everyone, and I will update you all after I've seen my consultant.
All my love and well wishes,