My Dr. doctor asked me a year ago what was my secret in having come so far with my RA and fibro....4 years ago I was walking with sticks! My at the time 23 year ald daughter and I were diagnosed 1 month apart with RA. I told her that Cognative thinking, reading, and walking have been big factors, also, I take Cybalta, Neurotin, and now Humara shots. The biggest thing though...rmoving the stress from my life!!!! So...your job is causeing you great stess I'm sure, raising children is also a big stressor. you can apply for SSI and still work part time, say 4 hours a day, you will have to check. Both my daughter and I are on SS disablility, she had spent 8 years in college with only 2 credits left to get her degree....I am 52 now. Only you can make your own choices in life....do you want to contiue to feel the way you do or would you like to start moving again? Believe me, as someone who work 50 to 80 hours a week myself...its not worth it!!! Good luck with your choice.View Thread
My Rheumatologist recommends NOT taking the folic acid the same day as I take the methotrexate. She said it interferes with the methotrexate. So I take the Folic acid all on Friday and the Methotrexate on Sunday. In reading other posts about methotrexate side effects I realize that I'm very lucky - I've never had any side effects. And I've been taking it for well over 15 years. Who knows what condition my internal organs are in but my RA is under great control.View Thread
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