Nurse with RA
My name is Kathy and I was diagnosed with RA one year ago. I noticed my joints hurting more and the fatigue has been great. I am a nurse and work on my feet 8 hrs a day 5 days a week and it is really wearing on me. I have all I can do to get through the hours before I come home and crash in my recliner. I have been on a few meds that have failed -- Plaquenil, methotrexate, sulfonamide and now am on Enbrel injections. It has been life changing as you all know and I fight depression a lot. I am in constant pain that jumps around from day to day. The two major places that hurt the most is my right knee and right hip and top of my left foot. Because of the hours I am on my feet, I have started to wear copper socks, a copper knee soft brace and soft ankle braces. I am learning to not do so much in one day because when I do, I pay the price with more pain and fatigue. I would so appreciate it if anyone can give me some management tips!
When was your last flare?