I've only followed bits of your story so forgive me if you have tried thi route, but my brother has found that the only thing that helps his RA is going gluten and dairy free. He bought a juicer and basically lives off that.
At any rate many hugs to you. I hope you find some constant relief soon. I had no idea how tough RA was until my brother developed it. He's only 33.
anks guys, i will look into the site and diet options. I am on sulfasalozine which is the only med i can safely take with my other issues. I know im only 22 and my rheumie's "baby" patient! My fingers are quite crooked already! Stoopid stephen harper with the whole disability process, i think they didnt even read my first app! Cuz ya know ra miraculusly dissapears with meds!!
I hope you find something that works soon, as well as a good doc.
I know what you mean about the genetic lottery, same here.
If you're applying for disability I wish you luck in getting it approved.
I'm 20 and have recently acquired severe joint pain. Doctor ran some blood tests and the results "argued against" RA with a definite no for Lupus and Lyme. Some days I wake up and just want to cry it hurts so bad. I have to move out of my apartment in 3 weeks and have no idea how I'm going to manage it. On the upside, I found that at times I can hold a small cup in my left hand without needing to "grip" it. *awkward smile hoping people find it at least a little funny*