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I have been diagnosed with inflammatory polyarthritis, which seems to be in all my my major joints and a few minor ones too.
I have been told it is rheumatoid arthritis and I also have some osteoarthritis.
This has all come on so suddenly after I had a neck operation in January to remove two discs in my neck. After a couple of months resting things seemed to be fine but at the beginning of May all my joints just seemed to give up.
I have been on heavy pain killers for nearly three years with my neck and now this.
Last week I started on Methotrexate and after my IM steroid wore off with days have also been put on Prednisolone for a couple of months until the Methotrexate kicks in.
It seams they found a few other things showing up positive in the system, so having more tests.
I have had a massive amount of muscle degradation since this started and lost 2.5 stone since May.
Sorry it's not a happy introduction, but at least I know I am heading somewhere now and I have just finished with my long term pain killers after a few weeks of tapering off, which is a positive.
I look forward to chatting with the group.
Have a happy Monday and and a good week!🌻
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