I was diagnosed with RA and Sporiac arthitis in august of this year 2012 at age 48. I started out with pain in my toes so bad I could barely walk, It quickly moved to my hands. Started methotrexate 8/19. releived some of the pain but was given prednisone and cortisone shots to help combat the pain.I can no longer take methotrexate due to the affect it has with my liver. The pain now has spread all over. hands, wrists, feet, hips, shoulders and neck. It is so bad it is difficult to do much of anything now. I have difficulty cutting vegatbles or opening a baggie. Today my shoulders and wrists hurt more than anything else.
I start Humira on thursady, my dr was able to get me a one months supply of sample, Thank God because I have no insurance until March 2013. Please HELP if anyone can give advice on how to strengthing and how to handle facing the challenges ahead.
Much Thanks !