Hello! Sulfasalazine and getting pregnant
Nice to meet you all and find others who are having the same struggles.
I was diagnosed with RA in summer 2020 - it started as a pain in my right finger but quickly progressed. Although we were in the midst of Covid I did manage a reasonably quick referral and settled in to Methotrexate which, after 4-5months worked well and I was reasonably pain free.
My husband and I are going to try for a baby and so I switched to Sulfasalazine in Dec last year but it is in no way as effective. I don't have so much acute/isolated pain in my joints but a lot more of the other RA symptoms - fatigue, general body aches/flu like feelings, disturbed sleep and so on. I've also got terrible pain in my right abdomen/back which I can't help but think is related.
Could I ask if there are any other mid thirties women out there who have tried other drugs with any luck? I'm seeing my GP tomorrow so I'll also update if there is any useful insight for others.
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