I am new and I have Rehumatoid Arthritis
Glad to be here in this platform.
My name is Atia and my nationality is Bengali. Currently I am living in Birmingham. I am 31 years old and about 12 years ago when I was admitted in a University I was diagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis. At first I got wrong treatments and medications by my country doctors for months and finally when I was almost going to be disable one medicine specialist diagnosed it. I had a hard life socially and I did not get enough support from family and others. Almost 80% of my country people have no idea about this disease and I felt I am an unfortunate one. I started oral methotrexate but now I am taking Methotrexate injection 15 mg weekly. But the thing is my disease is not in control and I am struggling to do my basic care. My right hand is already stuck that I can't straight or bend it. My fingers are bend and painful including wrists also my ankles and feet pain if I walk a little bit. My rheumatologist is trying to help me and she is planning for me a new treatment of medication. Hopefully I will get soon the update. Days ago my rheumatologist gave me steroid injection and my pain is less than earlier. I would like to add that I have also PTSD, anxiety disorder and I am depressed about my life about my future. I am forgetful too. I got this platform page in Facebook and one week before I contacted in Helpline. I believe this platform will be helpful for me both physically and mentally.
I wish to be more connected in this platform.
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