Tinnitus and ulcers in my throat
I am a mother of two lovely daughters, 4 and 10 yrs old. Back in January 2020 my GP established that I had Rheumatoid Arthritis and that it was acting fast in my case. It was all extremely disconcerting to me. For some reason the specialist was not convinced. I ended up with a strong flare, multiple joint pain which completely paralysed me for days. I was horrified!
My diagnosis was finally confirmed at the beginning of the national lockdown. I have been on and off medication. Methotrexate, Hydroxichloroquine, Methotrexate a second time, stopped in Sep 2021. I have barely spoken to the specialist. About 3x in almost 2yrs, last time back in Feb.
I’m still experiencing side effects, noise in my ears, ulcers in my throat, rhinitis, tender/stiff joints. I won’t stop coughing unless I stuff myself with soothers which are making me feel nauseous and giving me headaches. Not COVID. I don’t know if I have a cold or if it is the withdrawal effect from the Methotrexate.
The options for my next medication are Sulfasalazine or Leflunomide. I’ll probably go for Sulfasalazine as soon as someone from RA team gets back to me.
I feel left alone to deal with my RA, I am exhausted, I’m worried about the noise in my ears though and the ulcers in my throat, it is been months with them now, I brush my teeth, I’ve tried sprays, gel, ice, saltwater… do they ever clear?
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