Thanks for the welcome
Over the years I've been on different things, mainly plaquenil, then gold injections, currently am seeing a rheumatologist getting re-assessed and trying to come up with a combination of meds that works for me, with the least side effects (good luck, eh? LOL) Rheumy was about
to start me on methotrexate but it seems they're re-evaluating my blood work as I'm hitting "borderline hepatitus" ... hmmmm ... so holding off starting the Mx until rheumy calls me and advises. Am using anti-inflamms and something to prevent stomach bleeding in the interim just for some relief from the tendonitissy problems. They "take the edge off" ... that's about
it. At least I don't burst into tears out of "too much pain, too long, too tired" LOL (tendonitis/calcific tendonitis/bursitis .... have all been a problem for me, but lately the tendonitissy stuff is widespread and hurts. Maybe I can't handle this climate (moved to Ontario from BC first, then Manitoba and have never had such widespread problems before. Anyone else find climate to effect lots???)
Meanwhile, I'm wondering what others do to relieve the pain of the tendon/muscle problems, other than meds, hot baths, icing ... even any topical things that help? Unfortunately, I think every tendon in my body is effected and therefore, I'm sure you can imagine how painful and limiting/mobility that is...
Still waiting for rheumy to call-back before I can get on with a program for all my little aches and pains.
I wish I could push some button to do away with all the chronic health problems and pain that plague people ... it seems auto-immune problems
open the door for new ones to be problems and we end up with multiple problems hey?
CAMAMA: Thank you too, for the welcome :wink: Ouch ... foot ... I get spontaneous eruptions of inflammation at my knees and ankles, toes, hips, now too ... fine one minute then poof ... hot baths are a godsend. I do sometimes 3/4 a day ... which certainly soothes the muscular pain for a while, which relieves stress/pain at the joints, for a while. Quite the challenge getting in and out of the tub sometimes ... interesting contortions LOL ... ouch!
A belated HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU, by the way ;)