Hi all i am a young 45 Years old guy. Recently diagnosed with RA.
Went to the doctor after terrible pain in shoulder and other joints. i told him to either get rid of the pain or get the arm taken off as i could not cope with it anymore after several months of agony, he sent me off to the hospital ASAP.
No one seemed sympathetic to my pain until blood work came in. Guess they see all sorts of people
I am stubborn when it comes to pain like many guys and just put it all down to man flu
Been on steroids for three weeks and injections. now all has stopped as ferritin levels are too low to start methotrexate.
since coming off the steroids a few days ago i cannot even put a plug into the wall without pain and every time i move something else hurts. My sight is now terrible and have dropped several KG in months. my strength has nearly all gone. i am the guy that you would see at the gym 12 months ago with a personal trainer five days a week looking very toned and healthy. Now i am a mess and in serious pain.
have a terrible cough and who knows what is going to hurt next when i move, i am sure that i am in the wrong body. I am in bed by 8pm as just cannot stay awake and so dam tired. Sleep is terrible.
Check out my picture as this cat is not mine and does not like people but he made a bee line for me one day and would not leave me alone. Guess he felt i needed some help.