I am in a bit of a crisis at the moment, just started on a change of medication reducing MTX from 20 to 10mg due to ongoing side effects but doc has added sulfasalazine in as well. I am in week 2 of the sulf so gradually building up the dosage over 4 weeks. Problem is i have been flaring pretty much non stop for the past 3 to 4 weeks about 5 days out of 7, mainly weekdays as i am working. I am also very very tired due to the flares and having to work from home 1 day per week at the moment until it settles down again. had RA for just under 2 years but at the moment, struggling to cope with the pain and being unable to do anything as wrists are constantly painful and i am sure you all know they go very week.
Anyway feeling a bit sorry for myself at the moment as dont seem to have a pain free day and it is stopping me doing things. Back at the hospital as well until they get it back under control and medication stabilises. Just waiting for the side effects to kick in with the sulfa which i am told happens in week 3 and i know i will get them as i got all of them with the MTX. Feel like running away and giving work up which i have never felt like doing before.
Do we ever feel normal with this disease, funny thing is no one can see the pain you are in and i feel like i am exagerating when i can't open doors etc in work.