Hi everyone. I am 59 and have been treated for rheumatoid arthritis for 28 years.
I live in constant pain, some days worse than others. I also have bulging lumbar discs that limit walking and standing so I have an electric chair.
I feel I am losing the battle with the pain and chronic fatigue as each year goes by.
I have just had carpal tunnel repairs on both hands from Rheumatoid arthritis. Lots of joint stiffness and nerve pain.
I started on the Xeljanz last year but we are finding my ESR continues to climb monthly. I have also had Angina for only a few years less and I am guessing that the chronic inflammation is causing the angina to become more frequent.
I find it totally depressing that steadily more and more issues are occurring, now I have cataracts starting.
I didn't realise when I was first diagnosed how much it would affect my life