Am I having a flare up? How do I know?
I have recently been diagnosed with RA and am currently on steroids aswell as Dmards, but for the past 4-5 days I’ve been experiencing more pain than normal, it’s so hard to explain to people how I’m actually feeling and what’s normal and what’s not... but currently since finally being diagnosed ive always had pain in my elbow joints, wrists and fingers.... but as I said above these past few days I’ve had this pinching/tight gripping sensation in both elbows, wrists and now my knees 😭 I feel exhausted, it’s as if I’ve been holding my arms in the air all day, or have been walking for miles... does this sound normal?
Im terrified to let my rheumatologist know because I’m already struggling on these steroids with weight gain and other awful side effects, I’m only hoping to be on them for a few months and I’m worried these symptoms may mean that I am worsening rather than getting better 😣
Ive been trying to put it out of my head these last couple of days but I feel worse, laying in bed of a night feels like I’ve got growing pains like when I was a child in my legs and arms, this bloody disease sucks!! 🤦🏻♀️
Sorry for the depressing post in advance 😓