For over a week now my right ankle has been extremely painful. I have RA and all my joint hurt but for some reason my ankle had been killing me. I honestly wish for my foot to have to be removed so i wouldn't have to live with it. Obviously that is crazy and won't happen. I am crying at least every other day from the pain and frustration. I hate not being able to move well and if my ankle gets placed slightly wrong it is horrible.
I don't know what to do any more. I am still waiting for methotrexate to kick in, which will be months before knowing if it works. Until then my doc says my only other choice for any bad pain is prednisone. It messes with my brain so much that I hate being on it. I honestly can't think, I'm so moody, etc. I just hate resorting to that. I also really can't take it if I'm in classes (which start again in Jan).
In just miserable right now and I'm still dealing with coming to terms with an RA diagnosis at 20. I feel like my life is gone and I can barely leave the house. What do you guys do to get through really bad flare ups?