I've taken it for 30 days now, still no let up in the pain I am experiencing. Thank god for the arcoxia and pain relief, as I am rely on them heavily to try and reduce the pain I am experiencing. I still get flares about 10-14 days apart, last about 4 days and I was diagnosed on 22 of august 2011.
Am I wasting my time on hydrox? The almost constant pain and tiredness is beginning to affect me mentally and I feel down at times now.
Will the pain ever stop???? Will I regain the use of my hands fully or will they just be a constant source of pain?
In November I see the consultant again and if the swelling has not been reduced (if anything swelling has got worse and I am now suffering joint pain in other areas), she plans to start me on methotrexate. I am not keen, but what I've read it can be a real benefit, so I am willing to try it now as I am fed up of being in pain.
Thanks for listening