Diagnosed last week with RA, have other medical issues and would like to know how it will affect me?
Hi there, I am 35 years old hard working Project Manager, single mom of two beautiful girls and was diagnosed with RA last week, the reason for the test is that I was also diagnosed with Menopause, the doctor wasn't happy about the age aspect and requested bloods, then positive result came back. I was shocked, hurt and in denial. I now have so many questions while doing a lot of research: I have a few medical problems and wondering how it would affect the RA.
Current Conditions: - Epilepsy - bi-Polar (Stress, depression and anxiety) - Spinal Fusion L5 - S1 which has then caused Failed Back Surgery and subsequently I now have Nerve Damage and something called Chronic Adhesive Arachnoiditis. - Menopause - Bad Vision, from the nerve damage to the optic nerve from Spinal injury. - Heart Attack at the age of 32, due to compressed nerve in the cervical spine that shut down the diaphragm, lungs and heart.
I take medication for all of the above currently and with the Menopause (HRT) and then RA Treatment medications, how will this affect the long term outcome?
I suffer a lot with my ankles, wrists, hips and cervical spine, chronic pain daily. Does anyone else have other conditions that they treat and how does one cope with home and the work lifestyle? Thanking you in advance.