For the last few months I've been suffering from heartburn and nausea, so was put on medication (lansoprazole). Last month my joints (fingers, wrist, knees, foot) stated to ache with serve pain. I thought it was the side effects caused by a mixture of my gym workouts and lansoprazole - so I stopped taking this and stopped going to the gym. However, my joint pain worsen.
After a blood test, I was diagnosed as having RA.
My GP has put me on a waiting list to see a specialist. Meanwhile, I have been prescribed Naproxen. However, I am scared to take this as the side effects looks severe.
Been a nervous wreck as my life has changed. Before, I was active and outgoing. However, the joint pain has left me with anxiety and panic attacks as I struggle with things I once took for granted. Even stepping off a train onto a platform is a mission.
Life has changed...and at a low place right now...