Have suffered on and off with arthritis flares since I was about 9. Thought I had Rheumatoid until about six months ago. Haven’t seen a TA Dr in about 20 years. Just felt with the pain and occasional flares as my lot in life. My original RA Dr passed away and just didn’t want to search for a new DR. Have had a knee replacement for one leg and trying to wait off the other till absolutely necessary.
But now that I am in the throws of about a 2yr flare and having to seek care AND admitting to myself that I’m no longer 20 something and that I just can’t do like I did before.
My question here is… now that I have been re-diagnosed and am starting a treatment plan, is my pain really worse or am I finally listening to my body and not discounting its cry for help?
Seriously, I seem to be in way more pain now that I am seeing a DR than when I wasn’t.
Just wondering if others journeys have taken them this path.
Thanks for listening.