hi i was recently diagnosed with RA. I am new to both this board and to the disease. I am currently on methotrexate 15mg once a week only for 4 weeks now, mobicox 15mg once a day. Its mainly my upper body, shoulders (worst) elbows, wrists and hands which are involved. First let me give my respect and admiration for those on this board, i have gotten much info and insight reading your posts. Now to my question. Yes this really sucks, still have'nt wrapped myself around it, its slowly sinking in, the fatigue is unbearable, and the pain is so frustrating. I am not bad through the day, since sitting and standing is the most comfortable for me, but at nite sleeping is next to impossible. I just cant get comfortable, and i am waking every 1/2 hour. I take tylenol 3's at nite, 2 at bed time and usually wake up half way through the nite and take 2 more, but they really have little or no effect on the pain. I go back to my rheumy next week but i don't really want to get into stronger pain meds, but may have too, can i ask what others use at nite to sleep, i have not had a good nites sleep in months, and the idea of this being permanent is truly scary.
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