Hi all, For me going on Methotrexate (subcutaneous) in combination with Sulfasalazine & amyltryptaline gave me 60% of my life back this last 15 months although I cannot do things like I did because of my hands as they are much weaker now.
But, in the last few days my hands are getting both stiff & very painful again, along with wrists, shoulders, neck & feet... my question is, are my medications now failing to control the progression of this disease? I am terrified after the damage my first real flare did to my hands etc that I’m going to land up back in the “pain pit”. I think the likelihood of my consultant putting me on say biologics at the age of 65 is very remote as I think at my age they feel they are “wasting resources on old gits” lol! Saying that, I’m quite an active person, quite young for my age although I generally overdue things & crash & burn as a result & now I do watch my energy levels & am more sensible so I feel that at 65 years old, having worked all my life & only having been diagnosed 2 years last December that l should be given the opportunity to try these biologic wonder drugs before this rotten disease wreaks any further havoc on my body! So people, what are your views on this? Is it postcode dependent for most of us? We live in the Sherwood Forest Health authority & they are quite broke financially so perhaps there’s no chance.. grateful for anyone’s input thanks all xx😘