I have unrealistic expectations - I freely admit it, and it has been hard working with them to get them realistic.
Well, consider - when it was just osteoarthritis, I was prescribed medicine that had an almost immediate effect. For two years, I managed things until the recent flare-ups that tipped my doctors off to the RA.
I am now close to a year in my current treatment for RA, and so far my levels have remained elevated and not to my doc's (nor my) satisfaction. So far I have been through Methotrexate and Enbrel.
It's far from perfect.
Granted, I am walking and writing, but I have dull aches. Everywhere.
It's not on a major owwie scale, but it is enough to tire me. I take more naps than I am used to - not helpful when you are trying to lose the thirty pounds you've gained during your stint on Prednisone.
Which is about the only recent good news I've received - my doc has officially taken me off of the steroids - yea? The damage is done, my appetite is screwed and the weight is on.
I miss the days of simple and immediate effects. I know I have a road to travel to get this RA managed - I just wish it was now.