well I too understand ur Frustrations and then to top it off we are in the prime of our years, and get rob from it, and feel like we are 80, when we are technically soo young...
My Battle w/Ra hasnt been easy, as Im sure that its never easy for anyone...Ive been a gunniea pig with all kinds of meds...The only Meds that really work for me is Enbrel, Plaquenil,Sulfasalize,Coclchine, Diflinsal...and did I mention I probally Have a damm whole in my stomach from all this crap...soo Yea it works..just hang in there..
The Plaquenil works but takes forever to kick in, However Enbrel it took me up to the 3 rd injection...to feel bettter and considering I was taking enbrel twice a week, that wasnt soo bad.
Enbrel has it side effects, but soo does everything else...right now I have a sore throat, and a little sniffle...becuase I increased my dosage of enbrel last week to control my flare ups...soo things like that can happend...or u get the sinues infections...but ya know its worth it beucase atleast im 85% better...which is better than nothing....
I do hope you feel better, and just remember if you ever need to Vent, this is the perfect forum to Vent...we are here for you...
I'm so sorry you hurt The difficult thing is when we have to keep pushing ourselves to our limits, this only makes the RA that much worse. This I have learned the hard way. It does take over your life at times doesn't it?
My daughter had a school carnival on Friday evening, and the moms needed help wrapping up cakes and cookies, and I was so slow, and I could see my fingers starting to swell and turn red, it was awful. By the time I got home, I could hardly move them
Its difficult finding the right medication or combo of medications, and hanging in there is so hard!!! I'm on plaqeunil right now and I am supposed to go back because it is not working but I am afraid of what I will end up taking next I keep hoping the plaquenil will magically start working
Being a mom and having this is not easy....I hope the Enbrel will work for you. If you need to vent, this is the place to do it, there are so many kind and caring people who understand what you are going through.