Its been a long time since I wrote, mainly due to the pain I have been getting which cannot be controlled as my body has now decided to be resistant to steroids,aspirin,paracetamol,all types of codeine,oxycodone and whatever goes into the patches given for severe pain relief to cancer suffers,none work and I am left in agony.
My rheumy seeing me,( after my pestering the once a week hourly helpline offered to us around here !!!!) took me off methatrexate and has put me on a daily dose of Leflunomide,as in his words I was highly active,(chance would be a fine thing I retorted.)This seems to be doing nothing,but its only been 4 weeks so I have to be patient according to him.
My main question is that I have now in the last 2 weeks been getting severe, arthritis type pains in the top of my jaw,at the hinge part in front of my ears,as the helpline is not open this week due to staff shortages !!! and my doc has no idea I am turning to you as someone out there will surely know if you can get either ra or oa in your jaw,
Hope this blog finds you all looking forward to Christmas,and if not at least happy and as healthy as can be.