I am starting to not want to go to bed anymore. I have been waking up so stiff that I can barely move. Once I start moving, it gets better, but it's to get moving that is so painful. What causes this to happen? And what causes the fingers to hurt and swell when I barely do anything, like cleaning? I am new to RA and haven't read up on it enough yet. If anyone can give me a quick lesson, I'd appreciate it. I just started Plaquenil about a week ago and haven't noticed any difference yet besides it making me feel really tired and flu-like. My doctor made me go down on the dosage to 200mg once a day, right before bed. I sure hope that this is enough because this stiffness and pain is horrible. I know it takes a while to get into my system. I just wished it worked faster.
Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Adrenal Fatigue, Rheumatoid Arthritis(Just diagnosed)
Prescription Meds: Savella, Tramadol, Hydrocortisone, Plaquenil
Supplements: Thyro-complex, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Folic Acid, Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Probiotics, GI Repair, Vitamin D 50,000IU and Joint Supplement
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