I Am At A 5 On Scale Of 1-10 Essays
The meds don’t last the full 7 days. I can feel good up until day 4. By the end, I’m in pain again – RA, NYC
Since I’ve started treatment, there’s a huge difference in how I feel. There’s a difference between good and bad days. Before, there were more bad days – RA, NYC
There’s a huge difference between me now on medication and before I started taking anything. I feel bad now, but before was unbearable – RA, Dallas
Before, I could not put on my underwear. I can do that now. So my medication is working – PSA, Chi
I’m at a 5 on scale of 1-10 – PsA, Chi
For most, there is an assumption that their current DMARD is also helping protect from joint damage.
I think of it as maintenance. It isn’t going to cure me, but it will help me maintain the quality of life that I have right now – RA, NYC
It is preventing joint damage. It’s called disease modifying – RA, NYC
I think my current medication is protecting against future damage. I think my doctor said that – RA, Dallas
Since they believe their current medication is doing enough and that it treats joint damage, it’s easy to avoid stepping up to a more aggressive treatment.
I wouldn’t say my medication is great. I’m not satisfied. It just masks the disease tolerable. I think about how bad it could be without it – PsA, Chi
Sometimes I don’t think about the pain. I just have to get…