Hi everyone, I’m Deb from Australia. I’m here because we really don’t have any frequented forums in OZ, and I find FB pages a bit random and depressing.
So, I’m 61yo, and until recently I worked for Bunnings in OZ. A job I loved, but pounding around on concrete, wearing steel caps, and putting stock away was never going to work for me, as my RA mainly affects my feet and hands.
This is the start of my retirement/unemployment
I currently take Plaquenil (I’m allergic to Sufasalazine). Due to a dodgy chest X-ray, a decision hasn’t been made on the dreaded Methotraxate - still awaiting results of CT scan. Can’t say that I’m fussed about using Methotextrate anyway.
I was in our public system, but they were doing my head in, so I’ve a private appt at the end of April.
I feel that my RA is possibly quite mild, so I’m curious about people’s thoughts on using Plaquenil and very low dose Pred. My biggest problem is fatigue - I can pretty much cope with the rest.
Nice to join here and meet you all, cheers