My rheumatologist wants me to start a biologic (MTX alone is not doing the job). Before starting it, he told me to go get the Prevnar 13 shot and then wait 8 weeks to get the Prevnar 23 one (both for pneumonia) -- in addition to checking for TB (lab work and skin test). I got the Prevnar 13 shot last Friday (today is Tuesday) - I have been suffering from severe body aches all over. It is so bad that I have trouble turning over in bed (lots of groaning.....from… read more
It really is so depressing to read how everyone seems to be suffering from their meds! What is going on ??
I found out that I had RA about 10 years ago, after battling cancer. I''m in the dark about a lot of it but I understand the pain. It's very difficult to sleep at night because the pain is so bad. I've been on several meds. What I've found is that they all seem to work really well at first. Then, after a year or two they don't seem to work as well. I can't speak for everyone but this is how it's been for me.RA has existed for a long time but it just seems to have become more rampant in recent years. The way I see it, there needs to be a lot more testing. There are so many different types and degrees it has to be difficult to find one that's right for you. There's definitely not one med for all. Hopefully you have a DR. that's willing to work with you. I'm still in the trial and error mode myself. Good luck and feel better!