Hiya All, I am new to the group, Nice to meet you all
I am 35 have been diagnosed with RA for three years, however recently my symptoms have been horrendous - My hands are always swollen like I have been a fight on a daily basis and bright red on my knuckles both on the hand and finger joints, they are like this more often then they are not ... However nobody (i.e GPs) seems to want to help, even though clearly my RA isn't under control
(I am on 2000 mg a day of sulfasalazine I cant have Methotrexate as I am also epileptic and that Methotrexate would interact with my Carbamazaipine for my seizure control so I cant have it.)
So even though this is the case I seem to get the:
"Well...... you have Rheumatoid Arthritis get over it" kind of attitude directed towards me, I wouldn't mind so much if I was someone who was in there every week complaining about something new... but I am not , they don't look into any symptoms I have just always put it down to this condition but never help me to try to reduce these symptoms.
I hardly ever go to the doctors as I am a very strong person and hardly moan and to be honest its pointless anyway, but when I do they do nothing and tell me that is my life now. Does anyone else have this problem?
thanks Emma xx