I am a member of the arthritis group and have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthrtis but I have a few questions. It seems treatment is not working yet unless I am on steroids and then I do pretty good. But lately my limbs don't feel like they want to work as I want them too. After exercise my legs feel like they are too heavy for me to lift and I don't seem to have the strength in my arms. This doesn't happen all the time and it doesn't have to be exercise related either. Mostly the issues are with my legs, they just feel heavy and weak but I hurt too in my joints so arthritis is likely an issue aswell. I had an MRI done way back when when I complained about tripping over my feet and things being off but they said it was fine and told me I was crazy. Finally, I do have a diagnosis for the pain but not one for the oddities that keep happening. My mental awareness is off, I do not speak clearly or well all the time like things get jumbled, not quite stuttering but close. I have a hard time with memory or recalling someone's name... things I used to be able to do in a snap. Something just isn't right yet I cannot put my finger on it.... oh right I also suffer from mood swings not bad just go from normal to quite and irritable just like that.
Please tell me what you think, I am a bit concerned but not sure where to look or if I should just let things go and continue with the rheummy.
dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis. Duration: 10yrs. Dx'ed 2006. Asthma, hypertension, hypothyroid
Meds: Methotrexate 20mg wkly, Prednisone 20mg decreasing, Advair 250/50, Diovan HCT 160mg/25mg QD, Synthroid .1mg QD, Women's One a Day, tylenol PRN.