Hi everyone! Firstly, Happy New Year! I'm wondering if anyone can give me some advice? I had my first Rheumy appointment at the beginning of nov where the consultant said I definitely had inflammatory arthritis - probably Ra and started me on Sulfasalazine. Not really noticing any effects yet but both my hands have started to swell over the last couple of days, along with horrific pain & stiffness in both my hands & my hip/knee. The consultant said she wanted to avoid steroids because of another condition I have. I have an appointment with the rheumy nurse next month but does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do in the meantime? Also concerned I keep getting pins & needles/numbness in hands & feet. If anyone has any advice I'd really appreciate it, I'm already on strong pain meds for OA,thanks so much, Sharon,x
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