Hello. I've been off work for 18 months since becoming unwell, probably with a seronegative RA or similar condition (awaiting final diagnosis still). I wasn't well enough to continue working (multiple hospital admissions and various complications), lost the job that I was doing and so will have to start job hunting again when I can.
I've had severe side effects with methotrexate and sulfasalazine so if I meet criteria next month I may be started on Benepali. Of course I'm always thinking about ways to get back to some type of work. Am I over-optimistic to think I could soon return to a full-time very demanding job once on Benepali? Should I instead be thinking of something that would accommodate ongoing symptoms or drug side effects? Of course everyone's condition behaves differently but I'd be interested in hearing whether people found it had a dramatic effect.
Thanks for your thoughts on this.