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I've recently been diagnosed with a form of Arthirtis (a synovite (liquid) in my left wrist & serious swollenness/pain in my arms/ left wrist. I've been on Sulfasalazine 2000 mg/day for 7 weeks as well as for intestin problems which I've just begun experiencing 9 weeks now. I am still feeling pain and swollenness in my left arm especially whilst doing very little to entice this pain. I'm going thru a few side effects (bloating, intestin, digesting, head aches, lack of sleep, dizziness) including a newly created ulcer situation for which I am taking Apo Omeprazole 20 mg. My objective is to return to my job (been off for 9 weeks now) as legal secretary typing all day long.
I've been taking full dosage for 7 weeks so I was expecting to have less pain and only after over usage of my arms and feel the swollenness disappear, moreso when my arm is resting and I seriously economize the usage of my arms currently.
Is this med effective for me....the blood test results seem puzzling for me as compared to when I was not taking this med i.e. HS-CRP 25.78 (before 14.70) & Sedmintation at 48 (same as before Sulfa. I'm merely worried that I am taking this med without any viable benefits that I can detect thus far.
My rhumatologist did advise me to look into my intestin situation to see if my above results are not attributed to my intestins rather than my arms. However, my arms are in pain and swollen at the moment (as usual) and I'm not even back at work yet.
Any advise or words of encouragement???
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