Hi everybody. I've not posted on here before although I've been reading the blogs for a while and been heartened that I'm not the only one out there! Moved to write today as I'm feeling a bit bleak and sorry for myself. I took redundancy from my full-time job a couple of years ago as I was finding it too much and didn't want to up the meds just to stay in a job I wasn't happy doing. I took a few months out then found a job working in a medical practice two days a week. All has been reasonably fine until two or three months ago when the RA flared up and refused to back down again. Now I seem to have to rest two days for every day I work and its got me worried about how I'm going to manage until retirement age, given that they keep increasing it so I now have eight and a half years left to go instead of the two and a half I would originally have been looking at. Am finally giving in and going to see my GP next week to get referred back to Rheumy to see if it's time to change meds again. Scared as none of the options seem to be without nasty side-effects, although I realise you're generally only likely to read the bad experiences. Anyone had a good experience without rotten side-effects? Especially those lucky enough to have Fibro as well (aren't we the fortunate ones). Thanks for listening guys x
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