was diagnosed about 2 weeks ago but symptoms kicked in about a month ago ... suddenly. I have not started any meds yet due to surgery last week - the steriods prescribed would inhibit recovery & bone regrowth I was told. So, in the meantime... pain is hell especially in the morning. Since I get up at 5 and am at work by 7 that means I'm in serious pain till after lunch. Holding a pen - not so fun. Computer Keyboard - bad. Coffee cup - nope.
So, my question is when will the meds kick in once I start taking them??? (hydroxchlorioquine was prescribed) Also, what is with the pain being in my neck and shoulders for a few days then jumping to my hands? Knee pain wakes me up at night. Is all this normal? Not coping too well with this so far