Another update: Just back from rheumy nurse appointment... - NRAS

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Another update

purl
purl

Just back from rheumy nurse appointment (via Aldi :) )

Seems that meds are working after only 6 weeks, said swelling of joints are less than when I first saw her in August so staying on same dosage. Blood pressure a bit high so have to keep an eye on it, worse than can happen is I end up taking another med each day :)

Bit pleased with myself as I have also given up smoking, mind you have put a couple of kilos on though, nothing that can't be dealt with ....... onwards and upwards.

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Thanks for posting this update. It'll be particularly helpful for other newly diagnosed members.

A big well done for stopping smoking. That will really please your Rheumy! 😊

purl
purl in reply to nomoreheels

Rheumy really pleased about stopping smoking. Must admit though sometimes I could really do with a smoke. :)

nomoreheels
nomoreheels in reply to purl

It will get easier, promise. Try to keep yourself occupied, & not with sweeties! I know, keep telling yourself that you're doing so well so soon because you're not smoking any more, that it will save you money & you no longer smell like the smoker you pass on the street. 😉🌹

Gnarli
Gnarli in reply to purl

It does get easier. Promise. I stopped over five years ago and still crave a gasper from time to time. And then I smell it. Gah

That's excellent - you are doing well indeed - especially with having given up the smoking! It is good to hear good news and that not everyone struggles to find the correct treatment for them or takes ages to respond.

purl
purl in reply to oldtimer

Thank you, sometimes I feel guilty though after reading some of the posts on here. :(

janny55
janny55 in reply to purl

You mustn’t feel guilty purl as newly diagnosed myself it’s nice to think there is light at the end of the tunnel, at that we can keep aiming for it,well done on quitting smoking too 🤗x

nomoreheels
nomoreheels in reply to purl

No you mustn't feel guilty. We're happy when someone responds positively so soon. That your Rheumy thinks the same is really good news. You've to remember it's more usual to hear of struggles, that's often the nature of forums so when we hear of someone who's noticed improvements it's lovely. I often say when someone posts when starting a med that they're not fast acting but you should notice some improvements within weeks, you're that person who has taken the time to share that it happens. I wish more did because I'm certain not everyone has a poor response. 😙

Good news! Thank you for sharing, it gives us all hope. Even better news that you've stopped smoking. That's a blooming hard thing to do so a great big round of applause! Hugs

J

purl
purl in reply to Gnarli

Thank you.

Is that a Shih Tzu in your pic?

Gnarli
Gnarli in reply to purl

She's supposed to be but we reckon she's more like a lhasa apso

purl
purl in reply to Gnarli

If has a white flash on centre of head then she is a shih tzu ....my little monster is called Sam.

Gnarli
Gnarli in reply to purl

No white flashes on her so lhasa apso it is. Not that it matters a jot as we love her whatever her breed. I'm sure your Sam is adorable too even if naughty sometimes.

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