I don’t know if anyone out there might be able to shed light on a difficult I have? I was diagnosed with RA a couple of years ago, and to be honest I am doing really well in the main. I am lucky enough to have been put on effective medication pretty quickly, and don’t have the terrible flares that I know many people have. However, although I exercise every day (walking the dog as briskly as I can twice a day, and exercises for mobility and strength a 2 or 3 times a week) I have developed weakness in my arms and legs. This means that I can only climb the stairs by pulling heavily on the bannister, sometimes needing two arms. Raisin my arms above shoulder height is painful. My GP and the consultant really don’t see this as an issue, but to me it is. I suppose my main problem is the lack of empathy from the medical people. It may be that it is something I will just have to put up with, but at 58 I want to see if I can combat this in some way, not just accept it.
Any thoughts would be really welcome. Thanks for reading.