Hi Doreen, nice to meet you....I just wish it was under better circumstances! I was just dx'd with RA by my PCP and still waiting to see a rheumy (I go next Wednesday) so I am not taking anything for the RA yet, except steroids. I do have bad lower back problems and take pain meds for that, but they sure don't seem to help the RA pain much! I am very sorry you are feeling so badly right now and that your father is sick! It always seem to happen like that.. you feel the worst when you are needed! I hope that some thing starts helping for you soon! I can really relate because I seem to be having a bad day today, also. Do you seem to get a lot of chest colds with RA? I have been reading a lot about it since I found out I had it, and it seems that is pretty much the norm! I have had a really dry cough lately and just feel cruddy, like I am running a slight fever too! All I want to do is sleep, but hurt so much that I can't! Anyway, here's hoping we both get to feeling better!
Take care of you!