Flare one week after aspiration and injection of cortisone!
I am new in this journey and I am feeling very confused. I had my first symptom last Xmas (right knee flare) and my diagnosis early this year. Since the start of the year I had several flares in both knees. I normally would have an injection and stay well for 3/4 months.
Last week my right knee flared again. I had an injection of cortisone at the local hospital but yesterday the knee started swelling again and today is massively big 😪. It happen to me once that I had an injection to my other knee and did not work either.
How is it possible? the cortisone does not always work or it can be the case that the injection was not well done? Interestingly enough: the two injections that did not work were done by rheumatologist with no scan guidance. All my injections that worked have been done by a radiologist with muskoskeletal specialisation by using the guide of the scan. Does it make sense?
I am allergic to NSAIDs so I cannot take anything. What should I do? I have a 2 years old daughter so resting has a relative meaning. I do not want to surrender to lay all day (also, I have to work at my laptop and, a part for the pain in the joint especially when I walk I feel well)
I have started mtx last week and today I unexpectedly had my period (which I should have had in the mid of next week). I feel my body is failing me :(