Work/School with RA
By March 7, 2013 at 12:30 am 437 6
I need help. Iv had RA for 2.5 almost 3 years now. This fall my rheumatologist thought I was fixing to be in complete remission but since I took a huge turn in my disease. Where I was just about off of all of my medicine by only taking enbryl and having me completely weaned off of the methotrexate, he now has me on a large dose of methotrexate again and now also having problems with carpal tunnel that he's very worried about. It is taking a huge tole on college and my job. My grades have dropped from not being able to get out of bed and my boss is understanding but I know she's tired of me calling in for the same reason. I have considered disability but i feel like there are plenty of people who are on their own who need it way worse than I do. My stress levels are through the roof and I'm feeling a bit depressed. My dr prescribed me Cymbalta but all it does is make me sick to my stomach. Things that I used to love, I don't care much for anymore and I'm not motivated at all. Any advice on any of this???