I am joining the site as I have had a look through and get the impression it seems a friendly site and welcoming to new peeps.
I have been ill on and off since the late 90's and all was well controlled until last year when meds started to fail. My rheumatologist questioned the diagnosis in April and took me off everything in order to get a "baseline" assessment via ultrasound...
To cut a long story short the scan revealed Ra and osteo in feet and hands, I am now on methatrexate and a whole host of other meds...very poorly... working part time from home and wondering what on earth happened! Anyway I feel quite isolated, a little fed up and hoping the rheumatology nurse is right when she says I will feel like a different person in 6 months!
I know there are some of you who are in a worse state than me and my heart goes out to you but any advice on how to deal with the sudden decline (both mentally and physically) would be very welcome.
Thank you, Wappylady