My journey so far ...
My name is Fleur, I'm 45 and was diagnosed with RA in late 2014.
I have it in both wrists, the pain very quickly progressed to the point where I could not bend my wrists without SHOCKING pain. I tried to describe the pain to people, it's like having a broken wrist and someone trying to bend it. 😵
I was on methotrexate, prednisone, Humira, Enbrel, some other injection I can't remember, steroid injections, nothing worked for pain, suffer every day with it.
I am currently on Arava and Rheumatologist suggested Lyrica for the pain, so l have been on Lyrica for 2 weeks now, but no relief as yet.
I had a 4 point wrist fusion in May of this year, but not sure if it's worth it or getting fusion in other wrist, as I still have same pain in the wrist that was fused.
In the past 9 weeks every day I have had severe pain in upper neck where I can't move my head to either side without pain. I have had MRI so we'll see Rheumy about that soon. He thinks it's pannus of neck and now lately (last 2 weeks) I have weird radiating annoying sensations in my right leg and lower back pain.
My left shoulder also hurts with particular movement.
Ohhhhh the joys of RA.
If it's not the RA affecting your lifestyle it's the medication.
But, I always say there is always gonna be someone better off than you and someone worse off than you.
I hope I have found a forum I can confide in, learn from and encourage others through..
Thanks for hearing my RAnt (rant) lol
Right now, what RA tips would most be helpful for you?