Apologies on the hiatus. Because of the delay in my medications I started feeling worse and worse and completely uninspired..and a little pissed off.
A) I will sit for my infusion on Wednesday! (the day before US Thanksgiving!) so I will be down for the holidays.
B) I have not built up the medication enough so the week after the holidays I will probably feel awful as well.
Merp. (Aka the sound for how I feel right now)
Even though I do not feel well and I am experiencing a flare, I still push myself to work and exercise.
Here’s my question:
A flare = some amount of inflammation.
Some amount of inflammation = my immune system is going after the cartilage around my joints
My immunity attacking itself = damage?
I know the Methotrexate and Orencia protect my joints from damage and the Prednisone keeps the inflammation down, but….if I push myself even through a flare am I creating more damage? or am I just exacerbating the pain symptoms?
It is so difficult to see if I am causing damage since there are no visible symptoms…
I have decided that I am going to continue to push myself through my normal activities but rest hard…if that makes sense.
Thoughts? Should I just take a step back or should I just continue on?
Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.