Natalie - posted on 03/16/2016 ( no moms have responded yet )
I am 25 years old and have a 2 year old. I work 4 days a week and have suffered from RA since I was 18. It has always flared up now and then but gone away after a couple of days. However, I have had a flare up last for 6 months now and I am really struggling to cope! It has moved into my feet and left knee so I'm constantly limping and my fingers ache too. I have been to the doctor several times and they just keep passing me painkillers which only really work a small amount. I love my son to bits but he is so hyperactive and getting him and me organised in the morning for work and nursery is a nightmare and really gets me down. My partner starts work a lot earlier than me so can't help in the morning. He is understanding and gets my son organised for bed at night and makes the dinner and does the housework which I really appreciate. But I am beginning to feel completely worthless as the pain just isn't easing and on occasions when my partner isn't there I struggle with simple tasks as doing the hoovering or making dinner. I can't keep relying on him as it's not fair on him and it's not fair on my son. They go to the park or out for walks and it upsets me as I'm just too sore to do these simple things. It's really starting to get me down now. Is anyone else going through anything similar or have RA with a small child around? Any kind of advice would be great!