do u know what kind of arthritis do u have? do u have RA or reactive arthritis?
I just wanted to introduce my self. I'm 20 years old and currently a nursing student and a waitress. I was dx just over a year ago, my joints effected are my hands, feet, anckles, knees, and elbows, but i also get pain in my back and my neck (i think from the stress of my lower body). the meds I'm on are 15mg of mobic, 200mg of plaquenil, 2000mg of sulfalizine (2 500g pills twice a day), 2mg of folic acid (1 1mg pill twice a day), and i just started on mtx (currently taking 2, 2.5mg pills on friday nights and i'm going to be adding 1 pill every month untill I hit 8 pills- 20mg).
this whole thing hit me really hard both physically and mentally but i think that i'm getting to the point where i'm ok with whats going on. I love love love my rd she is amazing!
the one thing i miss most and wish i could have back....taking a really long hot shower! and i wish i would be able to celebrate my 21st birthday....thats really the one thing that is getting to me lately.
I look forward to getting to know you all and sharing what information and support i can offer.