Mum has RA and recently fainted with headaches. She still gets the headaches which causes her to feel faint and nearly pass out, usually leaves her with confusion and difficulty getting her words out. Always says she feels a heavy pressure on her head just before it happened. When she was in hospital all the tests her clear thankfully, no signs of stroke or heart attack (even though she had one last year), blood and sugar levels fine (shes diabetic). Do you think the dizzy spells and head pressure is due to the RA? Has anyone else experienced this?
I also don't think shes taking any medication for her RA just yet (as shes on numerous other medications for her heart, liver and asthma and diabetes), do you think if she starts taking the steroids prescribed for RA it might make an improvement. I'm new to all of this so would like your input, are there major side affects to the drugs, should a person with heart disease be taking them and do they actually work? Anything you can tell me or any words of reassurance would be much appreciated.