May has been a rollercoaster for me, mainly on the downhill side. Beginning of the month all good (well best its been since diagnosis), then everything goes south from there. Started to feel detached from the world about 10 days ago, couldnt shake it, visited GP, (lovely lady, not my usual doctor) straight away started me on anti-depressants, telling me it was possibly a reaction to the mtx, the RA or a combination of both (woohoo I thought). Then Sunday, awful stomach pains along with bad wind, Monday I get bleeding when I go to the toilet, tried not to worry too much as was due to see my rhuemy nurse. Appointment time, explained all the problems I had been having, straight away sent me for blood tests, stopped my Naproxen, discussed swapping to mtx injections, gave me a steriod jab, and asked me to phone Wedensday for the results. Tuesday, I was completely wiped out, only just had the energy to phone work and tell them I wouldnt be in. Yesterday came, feeling better, then went to the toilet, bleeding started again. Off to the GP again after speaking to rheumy nurse. After a thorough check over in the bottom department, I am informed I have internal haemarroids. Fabulous! I also have a low iron count (10) so I leave the surgery with another presciption (so glad I have the pre-payment card this month) and a fit note for 10 days. So now I just have to concentrate on resting and sleeping as I need to, and hopefully be back to where I was at the beginning of the month and fighting my way through the working day.
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