Camama - With generic brands, if its only anti-biotics I will take the generic brand, everything else I wont. That is strange that this has maybe affected you. Heres hoping it is just the weather
My aches and pains are manageable, just there and annoying - I keep thinking that it may get worse throughout the day but so far so good. You are right about the anti-inflamm.s they kill my gut, so I cant take anything like that. So do painkillers, although I have yet to try the patches, so next time I am in extreme pain will mention them to PCP as an alternative to oral painkillers.
Hope its stopped storming over there and you start to get some beautiful spring days
I must admit Im scared of taking painkillers as the one time I took them I was 'off my face' for days - nobody can afford to be like that - we all need to function properly. Im not sure if the patches are like that, I guess being a painkiller they are, so that scares me.
Camama - I would love a brace at the moment too - especially for my neck, somedays my head fells like 10 tonnes and will snap my neck (only way I can describe it )
andorable - I want a cure too
Mags - thanks for the tips
Take care all.
Camama - Your headache sounds like the ones I get. My PCP diagnosed them as Neuralgia - I call them my 'massive headaches '. I use a heat pack on my head but it travels around my skull and face and it hurts to be touched - is that the same as you? Everytime I get one I think I am dying The Dr. also said it could be a side-effect from the Humira - who knows. I hate them and I get no warning that its coming. I end up popping 8 panadols which hardly do much. I was getting them at least once a fortnight, random days, and they last for hours/whole day - UGH.
Mags - I didnt take drugs either when I was young, but the effect strong meds have on me would have made me a cheap druggie When I had my bowel resection they told me to hit my morphine pump before trying to get out of bed, I had barely got out of bed before I hopped back in to sleep for a couple of hours .
(((HUGS))) to all of us that are feeling achy and sore this week - hopefully next week is better for everyone.
It's horrible that Im excited about someone else with the same pain as me, but Im glad to have you to talk to about this . I hope you get some answers from your Dr.s I would be interested if they think its one of your meds causing it (like my Dr.) or the RA itself.
Please let me know when you know
Hope you finally got some sleep
Have a good day.
My breast is less swollen, so thats a relief. As for the job huntiing I have put that on hold till I have my eye op late April as I think the recovery for that will take up to 10 days (cant start a new job looking like that lol).
Yeh, Im wondering where Jax is too, seems an awful long time to wait for internet access.
Hope you are doing good
Welcome back golitho
We missed you!
Sorry you have a virus, I had my flu shot on Thursday before I caught the virus my youngest daughter has.
Hope you have settled into your new home.
Look forward to seeing more of you now.