I'm not new here, just haven't posted but been reading for quite some time now.
I worry as I am able to find similarities with so many posts.
I was diagnosed with RA about four years ago and it isn't under control as yet.
Bottom line is that I have tried various meds but nothing has put this awful disease in remission. I'm 47 but feel about 97! I was taken off Leflunamide about 6 weeks ago as my liver function is not what it should be. I've been taking it for about 3 years. I didn't realise how much it helped until I stopped.
My pain has gone through the roof in the last few days, my pain has always been bad but I have managed to cope with strong pain relief (advised and prescribed by pain clinic) which normally takes the edge off the pain. I'm currently on Tapentadol SR 100mg x1 and 150mg x1 at night, mixed with Pregabalim, Ibuprofen and Codene.
I do not know what to do with myself, the pain is so bad.
When is enough pain enough? I feel as though I should be in hospital or something. Does that sound ridiculous?