Having been someone staying very active my whole life, this RA business has just been a shock! I was diagnosed Dec 2017.
My question is how good should I expect to feel on Methotrxate? I do feel better, however, I am totally exhausted ALL the time. Is this normal? One to two hours before bad pain and stiffness goes away in the morning, but I still feel achy in my joints all day. Is this what is called "low activity"? I'm definitely not my high energy self anymore. Many things just overwhelm me. I hate to complain, just not sure what I should be expecting.
They say working out is good, but working out when you are hurting can damage your joints. I've tried not working out, and tried doing low impact stuff. Truth be told, I force myself now to work out, walk the dog, take my grandchild swimming-because I never "feel" like it but I don't want to become a couch potato.
Any suggestions, help, wisdom from some of you whose life has always been very active would be so helpful! Do I push through as long as I can? Or am I making myself worse?