Difficulties with pain management.
Hello, I have recently started a course of anti-TNFs (biologicals) but am really struggling to balance my pain management with wellbeing management without the reliance on medicines; steroids or strong painkillers.
Everyday tasks are very difficult, if not impossible, for me to do without aid or support from other external factors. I, of course, am very happy about finally trialling a medicine that will hopefully help the inflammation and chronic pain I am in, but I am very worried and anxious about building myself back up as I know it will be entirely on my own volition (I have little to no muscles now and they are all stiff; very painful). I do not really not really know why this daunts me so much, but being young and having such a condition makes me feel like I will always be at the bottom my whole life, even with support in place.
I just wanted to get other perspectives into living life with conditions like chronic pain illnesses and advice for ways to do so (ie. I am trying to do minimal stretches to help my muscles/joints). Thank you.
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