Hello my name is Maggie and i am new to this site.
i was diagnosed 2 years ago with RA my GP refferd me to see a rheaumatologist at our local hospital...2 years on i am taking sulfazalazine,hydroxocloraquin, and Mtx 15 via injectioneach week. i have no deformaty but do have a lot of pain.
i went to the hospital 2 weeks ago (it was an extra appointment due to pain increase) i was told that the pain i had was caused by fibromyalga....and they couldnt do anything! they have arranged for me to attend a Gym they say this will help the pain i walk to work every day and i try to swim. I take paracetamol and Ibuprofen and some days it doesnt even take the edge off... as a result of this i feel so fed up with it all i havent taken any of my meds since...i have an appointment next week to see my GP (not sure how he will react).
has anyone else ever done this or can anyone give some advice it all gets a bit much doesnt it? i still have blood test every 6 weeks, and i work full time, and it isnt always easy to get the time off.