Silly, I know but despite being prescribed these after seeing my consultant in November I'm only now starting to use them, first one today.
I've been feeling so well, first on Celebrex and then the Humira that I stopped all pain relief and even stopped the Celebrex but a few days ago (maybe a little longer) my feet and hands started complaining - it's not rheumatoid pain, I'm guessing it's the eroded joints that are causing the agony.
I popped a Q on Twitter as I don't know anyone who uses pain patches and the thought of something almost permanent feeding drugs into me scared me. Two rather sweet and reassuring ladies offered up their experiences with them to me, both positive!
I know people (who don't have RA) are alarmed by the strength of the drugs we need to take but if they were using my feet right now then they wouldn't hesitate to take whatever was offered! I couldn't bear to take Tramadol again, the tolerance built at an alarmingly fast rate, it made me sick and zombiefied, not nice!
I've set my alarm as I'm expecting a good snooze......