not gout!

Well its not gout; no better yet its rheumatoid arthritis, what a deal.  I suppose I should be happy its not gout, but this crap is more painful than I could have imagined.  It hits any damn joint it wants to and the medication recommended is like signing up for poisoning yourself.  Trying to keep meds to anti inflammatories, but the worse it gets the mor I am considering the really harsh stuff.

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trishcorsi
trishcorsi

Back onto steroids and had the rx filled for mtx! I must be more of a wuss than I thought, the idea of living with daily pain is depressing as hell and the idea of taking more pills is not a thrill either. I don;t like the feeling of not being MYSELF; it\'s like I am turning into a short tempered grouch, who seems (at least to me) very self involved. My family is being wonderful and I know that I am lucky beyond words; I am retired and my biggest job is getting our grandson ready and then off to school, so yeah I am lucky! I don\'t like the dizziness that seems to come from the anti-inflammatories and now steroids, it make me a little leery of driving. I never know when it is going to get that swooping feeling of passing out-so not driving at this point seems the rational way to go. Just a venting session, not trying to enlighten anyone, just bitching. Have a great day.
trishcorsi
trishcorsi

Well tomorrow bill & I will celebrate 24 years of \"interesting\"; he gave me a massage today for an anniversary present. How damn lucky am I!!! It was weird because the gal doing the massage and I were talking and her sister suffers from lupus. I did turn her on to this blog. From what I can see it has something for damn near everyone with any sort of autoimmune disorder. Kudos to the founders; brilliant move, thanks again.
Sunvalleygal
Sunvalleygal

A massage is a wonderful gift and yes, you are very blessed that u have supportive family. Mine told me that it was bull sh*t and to basically shut up about it. (not my husband, but extended family....) I grieved my \"old\" life and it took several years, but now I love my new life even though it does involve daily pain and I do have to \"take care\" of myself more; but I realize it is the responsible thing to do so that others won\'t have to so much. Journaling has helped me GREATLY bc I can vent and not have to use hubbie constantly as a sounding board. Luv and peace. Sun