I was duagnosed in March after months of being fobbed off. Iv struggled with multiple flares mostly in my hands, knees, shoulders and left foot. I trying hard to cope with all this but the negative attitude of my wirk colleague is really upsetting. Comments like "its your age, if your sore your as well being sore at work, everyone has joint pain, try not to talk yourself into flares and they wont happen". Oh i wish it was that simple!!! Iv returned to work ( we are nurses in a large health centre) and it seems ahe is telling folk im swinging the lead, plenty folk have RA and get on with it If i was moaning about this i could maybe see that she was irritated by me but i havent !! I know this sounds pathetic but im really upset and a bit paranoid, its that old story - if you dont see pain it doesnt exist !!!
Im embarressed to think its generally thought iv been making this up. Im on naproxin 500 twice a day, hydroxy 400, co codamol 30/500. My nurse specialists advice is painkillers and lie on the couch !
I guess i feel abandoned, a pest and a malingerer. Right now both knees are swollen and sore along with half my right hand. Im so tired and feeling well sorry for myself. I honestly dont complain or discuss my aches or flares. Sorry if this comes across as woe is me.