What if the RA is not RA?
When I was first diagnosed with RA on August 11, I had no other symptoms apart from my wrist and thumb being very sore. What if they're wrong...
What works better?
Sulphasalazine or Methotrexate? I'm only 8 weeks into diagnosis and on Sulphasalazine which doesn't seem to be doing anything....
How many hours do you manage each night Just asking as I struggle and rheumatology have twice contacted my GP because my sleep pattern is ver...
1st week triple therapy with methotrexate
So I actually have nothing to report. I was so nervous about starting the methotrexate, on top of the sulphasalazine and hydroxychloroquine, ...
49, single and recently diagnosed
I'm a self-employed graphic designer and the RA has gone straight[i ] into my hands, fingers and wrists first. But but but, after 6 weeks...
I feel slightly anxious as I had very bad reactions to methotrexate and sulphasalazine....
Hydroxichloroquine and anxiety
Started off okay but am now having the familiar anxiety attacks that I got on methotrexate and sulphasalazine....
Week 3 methotrexate... shortness of breath.
So it’s week 3 of methotrexate and month 3 of being on hydroxychloroquine and sulphasalazine....
Does anyone else have it ?
Just being to doctors and it now seems I’ve high blood pressure so along side my methotrexate and Sulphasalazine I’ve got to take Ramipril fo...
Why have I still got pain?
I’m now on week 7 of methotrexate, after my Rheumy finally realised the sulphasalazine and hydroxychloroquine weren’t doing anything. But ins...
When to take supplements... so confused.
So I'm more baffled than ever when to take supplements because of other pills I'm taking. Here we go......
What next? RA
So far I have had bad reactions to methotrexate and sulphasalazine. The consultant has said the next options are leflunomide or a biologic....
Methotrexate not working
Put on methotrexate and hydoxychloroquine which I was taken off. Over the past two weeks I’ve been assessed for biologics and found out today...
Positive outcome at the hospital
Had my second das score done today and I will be starting on the new JAK S inhibitors. I can stop the sulphasalazine and hydroxy and just sta...
Starting methotrexate when feeling rubbish
I have had to hold it together for 5 days while workmen have been in and out, but now the RA has caught up with me and I am absolutely shatte...
About treatments and diagnosis
I have been having joint pain for the last 5 years. Started after a very stressful period in my life....
8 week RA results post diagnosis
So I just came back from seeing my RA nurse specialist. Unfortunately my inflammation is worse than last time and my CRP and ESR blood levels...
Week off methotrexate?
OH is on 25mg per week subcut MTX plus hydroxy and sulphasalazine and folic acid. He finds that the two days following MTX he feels really re...
GP feedback about supplements
The fact that my body is currently getting used to the RA drugs themselves and my poor body is flooded with inflammation, it's probably not a...
9 weeks in to diagnosis... some improvement.
I don't want to jinx myself but for the first time in nine weeks I have woken up without feeling like I have flu. My body doesn't have that d...
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