Really cross at the moment. Had plans to go out today, but cancelled them as i thought if I stayed in, I would experience less soreness/aches due to the cold weather. Apart from walking the dog, I've been inside.
In order to walk the dog I had to use my stick, I've had a dull ache all day in my knees - particularly the right knee. So I hobbled around the green with the dog this afternoon. Pain relief so far has been ineffective as I still feel the damn pain in my knees, so I am getting ready to double the dose, take a hot water botttle to bed with me and I am hoping, it will finally go. I've also got both knuckles are swollen & a sore right shoulder. I can't beleive that the cold can make you feel so poorly.
I'm am hoping that tomorrow will be better, although the weather is set to be colder, as I've got work.
On Monday I had my first cimzia assessment. The nurse thought I could achieve better results if I change biologicals. I had a das score of 2.81. I was expecting a das score between 2 & 3, so no surprises there. I think so far cimzia has worked well with no side affects, and still I had good blood results. My crp remains less than 2, but it seems that I don't show inflammation in the blood, only on the joints & when I have the scans.
I got the lecture that "don't suffer in silence, if I feel the drug has stopped working etc. etc.", but I don't. So I have to think about it for my next appt in March.
It appears I am also vitamin D, defficient and have seriously low levels, so I have to start vit D tablets asap, and then be tested again in 6 months. Got to say I did not feel defficient, but there you go.
Ok hubby wamts to use lab top, so I better go.
Wrap up warmly and I hope you all are not suffering to bad.
Take care Jxx
ps last yr this time I was i chronic pain and just started on mtx!