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Thanks for the response, I’m grateful you have found relief and hope I can find the same. He said 1 in 6 have success with Sulfasazine and it has less side effects if it works but takes nearly 4 weeks to know if it works.
I have wondered, who would I be without the pain? Would I recognize my L hand if my thumb and wrist weren’t red and swollen? I had bad hip pain for a few years. After a hip replacement, years of PT and months of RA treatment my hips improved. Even when other joints flared. Too often I just seem to trade areas of pain.
Kat, I love your blog. For years I was so shy I could barely speak. Burt then I got a job and boom I had to talk in public. Really talk in public. Today I love speaking out. I love talking in front of big audiences and i enjoy doing it in big environments.
It makes me happy that you are feeling positive! A diagnosis is often scary but also relieving! Now you can begin to treat your RA. You can definitely expect to try out different medications until you find the one that works for you. It takes time but you’ll get there! I wish you the best of luck. Keep us updated on how it goes. -Franki,…
I am so sorry that you are in so much pain. You have come to the right place to vent. You are a part of a community that understands exactly how excruciatingly painful and debilitating arthritis can be.
Before I was on meds I was inflamed and in intense pain all the time. It didn’t matter if I was using my joints or not, it felt like the inflammation would never go away. It wasn’t until my Rheumatologist started me on methotrexate that the pain began to subside.
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I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend Carol. She must have been a wonderful, kind person. I too had a similar experience but with my parents. They came from the generation that placed doctors up on pedestals, one step below saints. They never questioned anything, the doctor was always right. My personality is different. I am shy but not when it…
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Thank you Monica! Your kind words are always welcome.
Thank you for the response! The only way I know I have swelling is in my fingers Is because, besides the obvious pain, my fingers feel swollen if I try to make a fist.
Like the the poster after me, I am also always in pain. My symptoms came on very fast. Started in May. I feel like I have been having a flare in since early July. I am keeping a…
As I sit here with a full bladder in a hospital bed, not wanting to get up to go pee because the pain in my joints overrides the needing to pee or deal with the pain to get there. I’ve officially invested in diapers with no shame (they even have flowers on them now).. I never actually realized how many joints are in a human body until my s…
Can you tell me before you discovered meds that helped, were you in chronic pain even when not using your joints? I’m constantly hurting for like 3 weeks on then one week off.
Just began taking sulfasazine, hoping it kicks in at some point.
Mmmm. I must disagree. I am not by any means suicidal. I Have a plan in place just in case and you know what
it makes me live, love and look at life so differently. I don’t want to miss out on a thing right now. If by chance this insane device starts to work to the point of mobility. Then I’m not going anywhere. But… having plans Is what get…
I am not for ceratin anyoen on this site cna offer suggestions. We have specific restrictions from making suggestions about medication since we are not doctors. I will say that our physicians are in the best position to make judgements about medication issues.
Congratulations Kelly! What wonderful news. And hooray for you for being so optimistic about outcomes. Often that’s half the battle. It’s easy to slide into pessimism with this disease so your positivity is an inspiration. I pray your new found energy continues and increases. Best wishes!