Hi Im Claire and am usually a bubbly carefree working Mummy and Wife but ..........don't feel like that much! I have just been diagnosed with RA or thats what my consultant thinks at this stage as this has all come on so quickly (3 months) and my blood tests suggest this. Thats enough to get your head round but the scarey thing is the drugs. Like most of you probably, I am about to start treatment of Methotrexate and am terrified! I very rarely take paracetomol and cant believe I will be putting this in my body and with all the side effects seems so life changing. Although my consultant and GP are great I just feel so brainwashed with it all and teary its just not like me.... I never usually join sites like this but feel very alone, my hubby is great and the girls keep me busy but still.... I work in a school and and am am going back next week full time now wish I had stayed part time as always feel like I am dragging myself around always so tired and cant even have a HUGE glass of wine to cheer myself up.. I know there are so many people out there worse than me with must worse and fatal conditions and i am very sorry for them truly but almost feel bitter as 3 months ago none of this even entered my mind now my life is a string of blood tests, appts and medication.... yuk! Thanks for listening Claire x
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