Hoping this message finds everyone coping as well as possible. I wanted to share with you my journey to date since my MRI yesterday. I was thrilled to have this having waited over a year. I should get the results in 10 days time, here’s hoping it's not too bleak, I remain hopeful. They are talking possible surgery.
Saw my RA consultant’s assistant today. And as I thought my blood work has elevated 😬oops! ESR 55 (last month 26), CRP 23 (last month 13). She has said I must take the 2 tablets of Xeljanz not just 1 per day but 2. I have assured her I shall start today. I just find when I take it I seem to be in more pain! So I just think whats’s the point. I don't understand what has made my markers so high as doing everything the same.
To add she said I must take iron tablets too! As well as continue with my turmeric which I drink everyday.
I still experience painful symptoms all - feet arghhh and puffy sore swollen fingers in the morning. Still good days and not so good. I must remain grateful.
Now, this leads me onto Collagen 2. Heard it is suppose to be good for RA and pain, especially the chicken / turkey variety for cartilage! Not great as I only eat fish. I would love to hear your views.... Let me know if anyone has given this a go!