I have had arthritus for a couple of years now, and have been living with it ok so far, I have had my moments though! I would like to share my experiance with the whole thing with you. And then ask how you would feel taking medication.
I was diagnosed with RA in 2006 after going to my GP with extreme stiffness in the mornings etc, then i went to see a consultant who told me i had RA. I was prescribed sulphasalazine at first, but i had a severe reaction with my immune system and had to spend a week in hospital while they sorted that out. That was not fun! Then a bit later i was prescribed methotrexate, as they said that it was better tolerated than sulphasalazine. So i have been taking that for almost 2 years now, i have had a few scares when taking it like shortness of breath so i have been for 2 lung function tests and that turned out to be mild asthma. I then suffered a epileptic seizure in April and badly fractured my left shoulder so i had to have an operation on that, so back into hospital i went again for surgery! I have had 1 more seizure since then. If all this had happened to you, how would you feel taking drugs that had been prescribed to you. Would you feel weary about taking them in case something happened again.