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Hi, my name is rukhsanainam!

rukhsanainam Community member Posts: 10 Listener
I am suffering Rehumotid+ ostreo. With fixed bent joints (fingers, elbows, wrists).flared up for now.. 


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community glad you have joined 

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @rukhsanainam

    Welcome to the community, sorry to read you are struggling at the minute. Have you discussed things with your GP? I hope you have treatment in place for when you are going through a rough patch.
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  • rukhsanainam
    rukhsanainam Community member Posts: 10 Listener
    Hi thanks for responding.i am having treatment but isn’t helping much. To be honest GP nevr been a helping hand to me. Only providing Prescription and rest is just a story for them..
  • Caz_Alumni
    Caz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 621 Pioneering
    edited April 2021
    Hi @ruksnainam

    I just wanted to add my welcome to the community and drop by to say hi :) 

    Sorry to hear that you're experiencing a flare and that you don't feel like you are getting the support that you need from your GP. I have arthritis as well and I know that it can sometimes be difficult to explain to others how a flare-up makes me feel.

    I wonder - do you have any strategies or self-care tips that help you to cope with living with your arthritis? 

    Keep talking to us about this. Hopefully, there might also be other members of the community who you can chat to about your experiences as well.

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  • rukhsanainam
    rukhsanainam Community member Posts: 10 Listener
    Caz thanks. No tips as hv no time to apply them? kids always need me nd i keep dragging myself. I am hoping to get some help from Adult social care on daily basis like cooking, cleaning which i guess wud ease my pain nd stifness once my body ll hv some rest. 
    If someoen has any idea how to get this sorted bit quicker please advice
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,462 Disability Gamechanger
    You can refer yourself for a needs assessment from your local authority's social care department here @rukhsanainam :)
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  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Scope Member Posts: 1,331 Disability Gamechanger
         Hello @rukhsanainam, it sounds like your rheumatoid arthritis isn't under control, you need to ring your rheumy team and let them know, also your GP should know how painful it is, you need to keep ringing them as well to possibly get some pain relief. Don't let them fob you off. I have RA and my rheumy team are brilliant, they usually get back to me the same day if I have a problem.
  • rukhsanainam
    rukhsanainam Community member Posts: 10 Listener
    hi thanks .hospital is gud thy do respond but my nurse who i been seeing for years retired so new one not that much concerned yet..but GP !!! I asked for physio nd stuff but thy say its ur hospital responcibilty.. 
    i do blv its not always possible for human to fix some thngs r in ur fate nd you hv to face nd live wth it..i guess thats the issue right now there isnt much availabe to treat the disese nd so as nothng enough to help me in daily basis..because i am nof fullt crippled yet to get the system’s sympthy or family’s pitty
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Scope Member Posts: 1,331 Disability Gamechanger
           @rukhsanainam what medication are you on for your RA as no consultant/specialist nurse should leave you in pain. There are plenty of drugs that are tried for RA, it took my team 3 dmards then a biological to get me somewhere near normal, ring your team.
  • rukhsanainam
    rukhsanainam Community member Posts: 10 Listener
    I just been put on Cimzia 6 weeks back.. tried few others but no luck  like Tocilizimab etc.
    i also take hydroxochloroqine wth cocodomol. 
    I have too much bent in my joints which makes day to day thngs hard to perform..
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Scope Member Posts: 1,331 Disability Gamechanger
         Are you not on mtx, seems bizarre to be on a biological and not mtx, 
  • rukhsanainam
    rukhsanainam Community member Posts: 10 Listener
    No it was too much for me after a while so thy stopped. I had for years but then the side affects were worse. 


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