The doctor tells me that at this moment I can only “manage the pain.” Because we have tried the first-line treatments (methotrexate and sulfasalazine) and I did not adapt well. “It’s better, for now, not to go for injections” is the situation I’ve been in for almost a year. I have been following the Pain Unit. I take Pregabalin and Tramadol.
My question is: If I am sick to take Methotrexate or Sulfasalazine, why am I not (sufficiently) ill for other therapies?