Thursday the 28 th my hubby and I left for our annual his birthday camping trip. Over the years it's went from just us two, to the family reunion, and back to just us two.
Anyway we were looking forward to our trip because we have only been on one trip since I had my knee surgery. It was a hard trip due to the stairs....this trip to my shock and surprise was the same or worse than that one. I am 9 months out from knee replacement. I was pushed to my limits from joint pain in both knees, hips, shoulders and near depression by end of trip...don't get me wrong. I had a good time with my hubby. We took our dogs and they kept us entertained. But the stairs, getting out of chairs, picnic table, low toilet........NIGHTMARE.
I'm taking the following meds:
Methotrexate 2.5 8 pills once a week
Folic Acid 1 mg. once day
Cymbalta 1 x day. 60mg
Plaquenil 200 mg 1 /2x'day Lupus
Tramadol 50 mg. as needed for pain
Clonazepam 1 mg at night to sleep
Flexeril 10 mg 2 xs a day
Hyzaar 12.5 mg 1xday BP
Baby aspirin 81 mg nightly.
My question is how and why am I still hurting? I am limited to the point where I can't live a normal life...certainly not a minimal active life...I have to limit myself or I am in bed...very depressing....Sooooo I am not scheduled to go to Rheumotologist until May
and my Orthopedic Dr until June...