Hi everyone, I am new here, diagnosed with RA in July this year, but symptoms for around 2 years. Am currently on methotrexate at 15mg, which doesnt work, now been 5 months, so dont think it will, but rheumy just says to wait and see. Also on tramadol 100mg and paracetemol. Also being tested for lupus/mixed connective tissue disease.Have chronic pain in feet, hands wrists shoulder and neck. My GP has just started me on amtitriptyline to help me sleep, as the pain keeps me awake at night with hips and neck and shoulder. I also have sjogren's.
My next appt is not until 5th March, so quite a wait.
I still work full time caring for 2 babies, aged 16mths and 19mths. I enjoy it,but its getting really hard, the parents know my problems, and are happy for the time being. I dont know how much longer I can continue though, especially if the pain doesnt get controlled. The weather makesit worse, its cold and we have had some snow (I live in UK - London)
Wishing everyone a very happy holiday, and a pain free time x