Sorry for not being around for such a long time. I started working full time, due to my RA being exceptionally well-behaved and all my online time disappeared.
Im coming crawling back now though, in the hope that you guys might be able to help shed some light on some recent goings-on.
My RA is still being really well-behaved. It's take a tocilizumab, MTX, hydroxchloroquine combo to get to this state, but (excluding all the damage caused while on other things) it works and I'm doing ok artritis-wise. However...
I've started falling. A lot. 4 serious falls in the last 6 weeks and every day I manage to either fall up or down the stairs, plus tripping on perfectly flat ground. I've considered bum-shuffling everywhere, but that's not the image they want to project at work. I've also lost feeling/ have altered sensation in various parts of my feet/legs. I keep walking into things and my limbs are all gloriously technicolour. My hand tremor has got worse and I thought I needed new glasses, but apparently that counts as blurred vision.
I've spoken to rheumatology and my GP. They are investigating and methinks a referral to neurology is on the cards. The RD is pondering stopping the wonderful tocilizumab - if he does I'll be most upset, the RA comes back with a vengeance when that happens - as it can very rarely kick-start neurological problems. Secretly, I'm a little bit scared.
So, when times get a little tougher, I return to the fold with my head bowed, begging forgiveness for leaving you all, and with a small plea: anyone else had similar stuff happen to them? Any advice?
Thanks, hugs and all that other good stuff.