Gratitude to you for reaching out to us!
I can only imagine how you feel.
I believe you will find everything your expectations are looking for here!
There are hundreds of people here that I have found to be absolutely astounding listening and sensitive experienced individuals that deal every day with what’s needed to handle chronic disease.
Your story explains that you’re 32 years old and I’m sure a wonderful mother!
I also see that you’re on methotrexate.
Now to your question?
I don’t meet your requirements for when “this“ rheumatoid arthritis and I met.
I was born with rheumatoid arthritis.
My encouragement to you:
You now have a choice to transform or to transmit.
Will there be suffering and pain? Yes.
If you choose to transform?
You won’t miss the beauty. 🌹
If you choose to transmit?
In other words spend your time explaining to everyone how unfair the disease has been to you?
You may find that your family and friends become depressed and distant.
My prayer for you:
Don’t miss the beauty! 🌹
Find the rheumatologist that you connect with and connects to you.
Find the least amount of medication or combinations there of that work for you with the least amount of side effects to you.
Health Diet 😋
Exercise to tolerance each & every day 💃
Mental Attitude 🧘🏻
Spirtual Balance 🙏
YOU CAN DO THIS!
I have been on your medication for decades and if I can do this I know you can to!
Ask yourself everyday, “What am I supposed to learn from “this” today?”
I have watched healthy pain free people for 63 years and can tell you today YOU have the beauty of advantage IF you find the transformation.
I pray that you receive ALL good, health and happy experiences in your transforming days ahead!
I was 16 when my whole life changed, took several years for me to accept it and realize it was just part of my timeline. Prior to that I think I was rather arrogant. Car wreck as a teenager led to neurological issues.
In my 30s I was then having issues where my feet hurt too much to walk on. Everything was changing, again. Last time in my head as a teenager but this time in my feet. I had learned to tell your doctor everything, if you are in college dont skip doses so you can try to drink more alcohol, a week after I have been on the job I need to make sure a couple people who work with me know that I have conditions most others do not, and I wear dogtags that briefly state my condition and Rx (the ER staff will look for medic alert bracelet as well). In the DC area I get half-price on mass transit because of medications I take which can restrict my driving. The RA meds, manufacturers frequently discount their drugs, ask your rheumatologist.
Hi! I just got diagnosed 2 months ago and am currently taking meloxicam and hydroxychloroquine. I haven't noticed a difference in pain from the meds yet. Icing, voltaren gel, knee sleeves, compression gloves and physical therapy are what I'm doing for pain management. I haven't been able to bike for a while or walk very much but I'm hoping it will improve as the meds take effect.
RA has nothing to do with my head or the car wreck... (I think) that was just another difficult experience I find myself complaining about. My rheumatologist and I did tests and found it is in my genes for probable RA issues.