Hi there! I wonder if anybody here can share with me their story about leaving with RA.
I was dx with MS and RA on a summer of "08.
I have a lots of other problems due to my spinal surgeries, but this is different.
I have a lots of pain in every joint of my body + soft tissues. Pain in my elbows and swollenes of the hands and elbows was very bad and DR ordered MRI of the elbows and arms.
It came back so scary! Not only I have RA changes in every bone, but I got tears and ruptures in my tendons, ligaments and muscles. I am loosing use of my arms and hands.
They put me on chemo therapy right the way and I had no help from this treatment at all. Boy, was I sick! As strong as I am, I wasn't happy being on it at all. Than I got skin infection which did not heal for 2 month due to my immune system being low (due to chemo; supresses your immune system and body can't fight any infections) and my DR stopped my medication.
Now I am on Enbrel shots which I inject myself to my thigh once a week and so far so good regarding any reactions.
Please, share your story with me. I do a lot of research, very happy with my excellent, knowlegable Dr, but never hurts to find out more information... Leave and learn, right?
Have a great day! All the best to all of you!