Hi my name is Amanda. I was DX with RD in September 2014. It was a long road to get here. I first was DX has stress/depression that was treated for two years but I never seemed to improve after many medication changes and increased pain I was DX with Fibromyalgia was treated with more antidepressants then finely one day at my wit's end I went to my PCP and demanded an answer something was going on and was so fatigued I could hardly funtion. My feet hurt so bad swollen and red I couldn't walk. He finally sent me to a rheumatologist. I was in a bad flair the day we met in her office I was in tears. She agreed right away I had RA after testing and x-rays,m y journey began. I started on Prednisone and embrel I began to feel better in about a month or so. I was on this for about 16 months but it stopped working I was having increased pain and frequent flairs. So now I'm on xeljanz XR so far no improvement but I have to give it two months per my rheumy. I do have tramadol and in worst cases Tylenol three's. I have enjoyed this group reading all you post makes me feel like I'm not alone in this battle. Almost all you have shared I can relate. Thank you for sharing. Gentel hug's to everyone.
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