by Dorothy Gallagher
I was diagnosed with RA in May and I was in such pain I could hardly walk, could not get up in the morning, could not sleep at night. I eventually staggered into the Dr's reception crying and saying that "paracetamol" were not strong enough. I was put on steroids immediately 15mg per day and it is now 12 August 2011, I am pain free (just the odd ache) and started on the methotrexate last Monday (1st dose) I have made an appointment to see my Dr on Monday with regards to these toxic meds as I am really worried. The side effects from the steroids after 5 weeks are scary. I have 10 different ones.
I have been for the xrays, blood tests every 2 weeks but they tell me nothing. So for me Monday is D-day. I have started taking Herbalife shakes and Roseox tablets from Herbalife for my immune system.
What worries me, is that no one seems to give a damn and just pump you full of toxic medication. I am so glad I saw your "My story" I will keep in touch.
I am a carer,so need my job desperately.