This has been a few really bad weeks for me. I figured the rain was the cause and now that the weather is beautiful I still feel aweful. I'm used to my shoulders always hurting, and my hands, but my hands are usually in pain when they are swollen. Now, I'm having terrible pain in my good arm, elbow, wrist and hand and there's no swelling. SO, I'm not sure if this is my RA or now I have osteo. Also, side effects are starting to wear me out. Methotrexate, steroids and pain meds. Anyone else having a hard time finding the right pain meds? I couldn't take vicodin, percocet and a few others because they kept me up. I started tylenol with codeine, which worked great for me but i wake up with headaches even on a small dose. Thats on top of the headaches that all the other meds give me. I'm in the process of applying for my private disability. They make you feel like a loser. I'm so glad I've been paying for it for almost 30 years. Sorry for venting so much. I had such a great few weeks and now i'm exausted. RA just keeps taking little pieces of what was my life away. I hate it.
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