Please tell me it gets better
I'm 29 and I've been told I either have Rheumatoid Arthritis (seronegative) or chronic inflammatory arthritis (they're still trying to work it out).
I've been told the minimum I will have this is for 2-3 years, but probably longer. If it's Rheumatoid it's lifelong. At the moment my arthritis is so extreme that most days it's impossible to leave the house, cook for myself or have any kind of life really.
I've been put on Hydroxychloroquine and Celecoxib as I also have a mad collection of stomach issues including ulcers that we have to be careful with.
Hydrox really scares me as it has a lot of scary side effects and the idea of living with this potentially for the rest of my life fills me with dread.
Has anyone had positive experiences with Hydrox, and has anyone been able to get better and live a normal life with these conditions? My consultant keeps trying to convince me it's possible but it's hard for me to see a way at the moment.
I'd love to hear the things you're able to do now, whether Hydox helped and gain a bit of positivity for the future!
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