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Been a while since my last post. Hope you are as well as can be. I'll try and keep it short (as i can)!
I've had a rotten last couple of months. I was seemingly being nicely controlled on Cimzia, i then got meningitis and they also discovered i have a problem with my brain. I have been incredibly unwell since then and have awful asthma that was retrigged from childhood by the meningitis. The last 2 weeks i have been getting over pneumonia alongside. Of course i have had to stop all RA meds as I am not well enough to be on them and in the 2 years i have been diagnosed i have never ever been this bad.
This last week i have spiralled massively, my ESR and DASA's just continue to go up and i am swollen and so sore in my ankles, knees, elbows, index fingers, thumbs and knuckles and i am struggling. Probably more so with everything else. I had a steroid injection last week which this time does not seem to have helped at all. I have to be careful with NSAIDs with the asthma as i am currently on tablets, 2 inhalers and a nebuliser.
I am taking as much herbal stuff as i can aswel - i mean all the stuff that is supposed to help RA along with anything to boost my immune system and probiotics with all the antibiotics and IV antibiotics I have had in the last 2 months.
Just wondered does anyone know of any good gels or anything that work?! Not ibuprofen based ones? I am using tiger balm and deep freeze/deep heat seem a bit useless. Any suggestions would be most welcome please.
Sorry for my doom and gloom post :-(
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