Hello all at the Helpline team,
I'm not sure if this is your remit but thought I'd ask anyway just incase you can point me in the right direction.
I'm currently responding quite nicely to methotrexate. My blood tests are showing less inflammation and I have no swelling upon examination. I have noticed less swelling too. I saw my rheumatologist yesterday who said people do still experience pain when inflammation has been dampened down. I'm just confused though, how can my joints be tender if they're currently not inflammed? Is there some sort of medical explanation or is it just 'one of those things'?
I'm just a tad frustrated. I don't want to increase my painkillers because they make me very sleepy and I suffer badly with fatigue anyway.
Thank you for reading and as always, for your support.