Hello 👋 Just joined - Struggling with my diagnosis
Hello everyone, I’m Clare, 43 and a Mum of 3. I’ve recently been diagnosed with RA and Osteoarthritis. I have several joints that are affected and some days are very painful.
Its all been a whirlwind of emotions and I’m finding the daily emotional rollercoaster hard at the moment. I’m a mix of emotions and am finding my diagnosis hard. 6 months ago I was fit and healthy, a keen runner and had just completed my first marathon. Now I can just about walk some days let alone run. Not being able to do the things I love and I’m passionate about is very upsetting and I’m constantly asking ‘why me’?
I was on Methotrexate tablets 10mg along with Hydroxychloroquine but I was feeling very ill from side effects. I had to stop the medication for a few weeks but am now due to start on Methojec so I’m hoping this is going to ease the pain and I can possibly have some kind of normal back again.
Hoping to hear from others who can relate and share stories/experiences.
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