Sorry to hear of you being in so much pain. Friends and family do not understand. They do support me but some have commented on things. I answer, do not wish anyone to be in my shoes. They are not dealing with it, so they do not have a clue. When one of them complain of a knee or back... and do not even respond. It took a long time for meds to work for me. I am on injection once a week of methotrexate, remicade every six weeks and plaquenil twice a day. Prednisone off and on. Its a lot, but I have a son who is now 16, and I wanted to always keep up with him. I do not read side effects anymore....save those for commercials. Am I completely pain free? No...I think I am use to the pain. If that makes any sense. Pain free I have come to the conclusion, that will not happen. It is not negative, please do not think that...its just my reality. I have had it since age 35, now 51. Hope I do not sound negative. It is tough, mentally as well. Every day is a different day as I know the same for all of you. I always say the RA will not kill me it is the meds. But I had to take them....if not for me, for my son!View Thread
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