Hi everyone! This is my first post since joining
I have had problems with my hands/feet for a couple of years but have only just been diagnosed with RA in Jan this year on my 30th birthday. It was a big shock and has been an emotional time dealing with the fact i will be on this medication for life and how much my life has changed especially since starting the meds. I am currently on oral methotrexate 25mg, Sulfasalazine 2000mg, hydroxychloroquine and now down to 5mg prednisolone. I suffer from extremely bad migraines and other side effects from the medication some weeks better than others. But the inflammation/stiffness in my hands/feet/ wrists etc has started to improve.
My mum and I decided to book a holiday (as it has been such a tough time and she wanted to cheer me up) and I’m a bit nervous due to how vulnerable I am to infection and what if I get poorly abroad or if i get any new side effects. I know my skin has changed a lot already..will I burn more easily? Has anyone had any bad or good experiences from holidaying on all this medication? Or will the relaxation, sun, sea and sand do me the world of good? No cocktails for me of course xx