New Medication Trial - Do I do it or not?
I don't think I have ever written a post before and the amount of time I have contemplated writing it but I didn't know how to start it. When it comes to general talking about nothing whatsoever then I can talk for England, and helping other people and listening to them no problem. When it comes to myself talking about what is going on in my life in regards to health wise then that is a different matter.
I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for about 10 and half Years. I have tried many medications but due to underlying conditions I either haven't been able to take it because it clashes with another medication, I am taking for something else or it didn't actually agree with me.
I have been on Co-Codamol and Pregabalin for ages so it is really all the pain killers I know. They have tried others into the mix but unfortunately, I have tried all the other ones higher except morphine. That is one of the ones that I am not allowed. I have also been on Prednisolone for about 6 years. The highest oral dose I have been on is 40mg. I am now on 5 mg and have been asked to try a "NEW" drug. It is called Baricitinib. I was wondering if anyone had heard of it, is on it, has been asked to use it and said no? If you said No then why did you say No?
Apologies for the long post but apart from my consultant I honestly don't have anyone else to speak to (not that will understand properly) I am feeling so alone, helpless and on my own. I am no good at talking to anyone about how I feel. I just smile and get on with the day. I am in constant pain because I have reduced my steroids so much but for me to have this new medication, I have to stay on 5 mg at the moment but once started it I will be coming off the steroids completely.
Thanks everyone and once again apologies for the long post. See I told you once I get started talking I can carry on lol
Stay Safe Everyone!