Well the good news is current treatment plan of mtx and etanercept is keeping my RA controlled. But X-rays and US of feet and hands show that the pretty constant pain is osteoarthritis, and it’s in all fingers and toes. Alongside fully blown peri menopausal I’m feeling pretty exhausted.
It’s likely that child birth triggered my RA, and just wondering if anyone has noticed that hormone changes later also affect them. My folic acid has just been upped as was just 1 tablet a week, but now 3 days because of nauseous feeling. Also noticing stronger reactions to some things - alcohol, crisps, chocolate. Can’t tolerate any now.
Waiting for appointment with GP to discuss meds for pain which is osteoarthritis linked, and where to go with menopausal symptoms. Am going to speak to work as struggling on many levels with this combo.
Also interested to hear what’s worked for you if you’ve juggled this combination.
Morning Hollyhock. Sorry you’re feeling so rubbish. I am in the same boat as you, RA, OA and peri menopausal. I’m only 37 but feel 87. I wish I had the answers for us both, but I feel totally lost sometimes. Always here if you need to offload though xx
Lost is a good description! Maybe lost in the fog? Answers would be good wouldn’t they. In the meantime I’m responding to and getting involved in anything that is looking at Arthritis and menopause. Thanks for the offer, always good to share with those who get it. Take care