My RA diagnosis is going on 3 years now. I am on Hydroxychloroquine and Methotrexate and both do help.
I still deal with pain.
It is manageable and I can even distract myself and have moments where my RA is not upfront in my mind. As per normal, some days are clearly better than others.
What I am finding more in 2023 than before, is that I am a house of cards.
One more hurt or pain and I nearly crumple. That is so not me. Well, I guess now it is.
If I bump my, ( insert any joint on the body,) I am immediately sitting down and evaluating my situation with plenty of Now What s and Oh my goodnesses plus a few Are You Kidding Me!s
Next a take a few minutes to feel sorry for myself.
I honestly haven't decided if my pain is simply worse or if my pain tolerance is going down. I do know I really don't want to put up with any additional pain or discomfort.
Can anyone relate?