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I am new to this group.
A little background: I have fibro, Osteo and RA...lucky me lol
Dignosed 4 years ago.
allergic to plaquenil, methotrexate not effctive. arava worked great but screwed up my liver...fine now.
I have been off all meds since before last Christmas. In April I started on prednisone. I saw a Rheumy in July. I will be starting on Enbrel as soon as I cleared for drug and Trillium (Canada)
In the meantime.....hands, wrists, ankles and knees are bad. not much helps.
I bought compression gloves, they don't help with swelling, hands are huge when i take them off. having said that, i believe they stabilize my hands so I wear them.
Does anyone think compression socks would help for my ankles? They swell alot and pain is unbearable...some days it doesn't go away.
Given the state of my hands...how will i get compression stockings on? was late for work because i couldn't pull up my pants lol...gotta laugh...crying is frowned on at work!
I have tried Tylenol for arthrits X strength, cold roll ons, ice, thc capsules and i take pain meds for a back injury....doesn't even touch the RA. also, tumeric on food and I have tried limiting the processed food I eat.
It might be another 3 months before I am approved...the wetter the weather, the worse I get. my rheumy is 8 hours away....what can I do? any suggestions are welcome
Thank you and take care
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