This cold weather is playing havoc with my ra.
The last few days I have had my right knee throbbing on and off. This morning I woke up with slight stiffness in my hands & wrists despite the drug combination I am currently taking is working (I have not had background pain for at least two wks now), and I had to take pain relief.
Hence I was slow this morning and did not get going until the pain relief kicked in so I could move again with ease. In fact I have had to take pain relief the last 3 or 4 days, mainly due to my knee throbbing.
The night before last I felt really cold and I went to bed in a night shirt, a sleep cardigan and socks. I took the socks of during the night.
I was to accompany my husband with walking the dog today, but I could not face going outside as I felt it was to cold.
Will the cold always affect me this way? I know its going to get colder even though I live in the south - Essex; and the snow is yet to come (we always get snow).
I know if was not for the drugs I would suffer alot more, so thank god for the drugs as they are helping, but I am stressing that the cold will actually cause me to flare again as it has in the past and they will want to up my mtx again. I can't cope with another increase as the drug is making me sick now and I have 3/4 days down time with it and of course the accompany hair loss! I think this fear is stopping me from going out. How would I cope back at work I don't know.
Sorry guys I did not want to end up moaning,
Thanks for listening