Boy, arthritis is fun!

Last October, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Since there’s not a test to figure out what medication to take, it’s just all trial and error. Six months into this, I still don’t have the right medication. What I do have are horror stories from the two most recent meds: First one made so sick, I couldn’t leave the house. Second one is actually a chemotherapy drug. It feels great!

Since RA is killing my hands, even writing this short post is a pain in the ass.

I’m hoping to post more often. Why not? Right?


Published by jaymac5

I've been living with chronic pain for almost 30 years and I've been through the ringer with injections, medications, physical therapy, Eastern medicine, group meetings, and surgery. I'm also a group facilitator for the American Chronic Pain Association and we focus on helping others living with chronic pain. Hopefully, reading this journal will let people know they're not alone and there is help.

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