Been off work since March with first flare up since diagnosed in 2010,I had a bad bout of depression with it also, during this time I found this website, which has helped tremendously, I know most of you have the more serious forms of the vasculitis and my thoughts are with you all, I have joined a gym and I go 3x a week, the manager has designed a exercise program that suits me with my arthritis. I have been talking to a counsellor who has referred me to a pain management clinic which I would have thought this would have been done at the beginning of the diagnosis. From the start I have been very naive about everything and felt I had no where to turn to. The depression has knocked my confidence and I need to build that up. I have weaned myself off my steroids and anti depressants and slowly lowering my methetrexate, I read an article in the daily mail another drug that is more effective (will get back to you about the name of the other drug, do not have the article with me at the mo, hopeless I am). People have commented on my appearance already ie losing weight, face is not puffy and less tired which has lifted my mood, I am not 100% , I know that will never, but I am trying to think more positively at the moment, speak to you all soon x
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