Hi, I have just been diagnosed with ra. I really don't know if it's because I am in denial, or not, but I am feeling so much better now than I was 3 months ago when I was in a lot of pain all over. I couldn't use the keyboard to type for more than a short time, but now I can. The pain has subsided and I am sleeping better. I do feel unwell, but not ill. I was also diagnosed with osteo arhtrits at the same time. I couldn't start on mtx and hydroxychloroquine straight away as I had a throat infection. I don't know how to tell which is causing the pain.
I don't want to start on a drug regime the way I am feeling now.
Would it be detrimental to my health if I decide not to take the drugs until I feel I need them?
I work in a pharmacy and I am in contact with sick people all the time.
I feel so confused about it all.
Thanks for listening.