I'm pretty new to having r.a. - just diagnosed in July - and I know there are good days and bad days but today felt overwhelming. I worked from home because I was so tired and didn't have the energy to get dressed. Easier to stay in my comfy clothes. I went out at lunchtime to get my hair cut and when I came back, I was pooped. Everything aches. My neck, my back, even my legs. Worse are my hands and feet. They are visibly swollen.
I had to go to the store after work to get new bedding. I was gone a few hours and when I got home, I was moving slow. I had to make two trips from the car up to my condo because I couldn't carry everything. I then started to make the bed and it felt like I was trying to lift a thousand pounds. My hands hurt trying to put the sheets on the bed. :( Plus, I am still sweating so I had to take a shower after I was done.
I have a doctor's appt next week and I'm going to talk to him about
this. I have been on the mtx for 5 weeks now and I don't feel like I'm getting any better. I am off the prednisone. I hate the side effects. Hunger, moody, sweating and my weight jumped up. :(
Maybe I need to add in another biologic like Enbrel ?
I'm just venting... maybe tomorrow will be better.