I’m 31 father of 4 I work all day my wife works all night. I’m to the point that my long flare ups are taking away from my day to say life at work and home. I work a very physical job and I used my hands all day. Just wondering what everyone else’s opinion and how you manage to live your life with flare ups that come out of no where and last for an undetermined amount of time.
My flares aren't always exactly the same but yesterday I flared badly. I can describe it to my daughter, sorry guys most women will get this, as the overwhelming body aches and exhaustion on PMS. My entire body feels swollen and it throbs and joints ache like a fever. For my hubby and son I can only describe it as throbbing and aching in my entire body. and exhausted like I've run a marathon and haven't slept for days. And even with all that, it doesn't… read more
It’s that time of the year. New recommendations to discuss with your doctor.
had Iritis which is a very rare inflammatory eye infection, I've dealt with glaucoma for over 15 years, my eye specialist put me on steroid eye drops, it went away, when we tapered off of the steroids, it came back, so, at that point, she had me tested for autoimmune diseases, and RA and Lupus showed up. I have seen a rheumatologist, they want me to start methotrexate and folic acid. I have neuropathy from my waist down on both sides, I… read more
I am new to RA and my current rheumatologist is sending me to a different rheumatologist (I am not responding to medication). Many days I cannot walk around easily and get fatigued quickly. Also, some days my hands are so cramped up I cannot use them. How to you stay busy while physically limited?