Like Ducky I too have been Dx with PA. It is a very difficult disease. As you probably have found out it is one of many diseases that are affected by stress. Not just bad stress either. There are many options out there for treatment, the hard part is finding the one that works best for you. Not everyone responds the same way to each med. Take a look at all the different types of meds out there. There are holistic meds, relaxtion techniques, conventional meds and combo therapies. Keep searching until you find the one that works for you. Don't listen to what anyone else says!!!!!!! That is the best advice any of us can give you. We can arm you with all the knowledge you want but it is your body you have to listen to. Listen to it!!!!! You will know when you find what works for you. It may take months or years to find. Or like some of us here, it will be a constant battle of changing meds to get you to the place you want to be.
I have been battling this now for 8 years and through that time I have hit most of the major drug groups. Right now I am on Enbrel, plaquenil and mobicox when the inflammation is really bad. So far the combination is working really well. How long will it last? I don't know but I will accept whatever time I get and embrace it with all I have.
Life is too precious to let time that I feel good to slip by. You will get there too. Hang on!!! We are all here to help you along the way. Whatever support/knowledge you need we will help with to the best of our abilities. You are so welcome to keep joining us.
Thanks for being part of our healing group!!!
God will never give us more then we can handle, I just wish that God didn't trust me so much.
Remember healing comes one step at a time, sometimes it seems that its two steps forward and one step back, but ultimately, always in a forward direction!!!