Hi! My name is Rachel and I was just diagnosed in February 2016, and started on Plaquenil right away, but after 4 months and no change my doctor switched me to methotrexate, and after one month my CRP inflammation was starting to go down :). I'm still suffering from a lot of pain and swelling, and adjusting to the methotrexate as well. My husband and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary (6/15/1996), our oldest child ( our son) graduated from high school, and our daughters will be in 10th and 6th grade in the fall. I'm learning and trying to navigate this new normal for me. Resting when needed, and really just listening to my body a lot more.
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