About a year ago my rh extensor muscles became immobile, this this is a final update on my condition. I've previously posted about the progress and now a year on its finally ok. I still get some muscle twinges when I extend the fingers, but every thing is working. One thing that has helped me a lot is a change to my medication. Now I take :
Hydroxychloroquine ( zentiva ) 400 mg daily
Prednisolone 5 mg daily
Omeprazole 20 mg daily
Methotrexate 20mg weekly
Folic acid 10mg weekly
The main change is methotrexate, which I started about 8 months ago, definitely helped with the RA symptoms. I can now walk reasonable distances and work reasonably well ( gardening diy ), but need to be careful not to overdo it. I don't know why my RA specialist didn't put me on them sooner?