I have just had six weeks holiday (education) during which time I had a minor flare. I have been on Methotrexate since April along with Folic Acid, Ramipril for high blood pressure and Paroxetine for depression. My next appt with the rheumatologist is not until mid-Nov. Only 4 days into the new term and my joints have flared - left ankle, right knee, right elbow and constantly hands and fingers.
I am so fed up of the pain. The mtx does not seem to be doing the job I thought it would. I have meloxicam but am not sure when to take it. My rheumy team are too busy trying to cut waiting times to listen to me and I feel I have bothered my gp enough.
I am approaching my 50th birthday and can't see a way forward. I only work part-time as it is and cannot afford to cut my hours any more. I am a single parent (divorced for the past ten years) looking after two teenagers, three dogs, five chickens and two cats
I'VE HAD ENOUGH!