Hello I am using the name Brazant. I was diagnosed with RA 2 years ago. My family doctor started treating with Diclofenac and Meloxicam for inflammation before I saw a Rheumatologis. My symptoms were not that bad until I started the medications. the first doctor I went to see due to my family doctor stated I need to see because of inflammation told me I did not have RA. A year later I was diagnosed. The first medication I was put on by my Rheumatologist was Sulindac along with steroid shots and the Duexis for pain. It has been a long hard 2 years. The Sulindac began to elevate my liver enymes. The I was put on Leflunomide after the Sulindac did not work. I took the Leflunomide which caused me to have several bowel movements a day and I began to lose weight. During the summer months my RA is not that bad and I don't always take my medication. I decided to try a new RA doctor and she put me on Methotrexate 2.5 mg and I was so tired all the time and started to have blood in my urine, but can only be seen under a microscope. I cannot see it in my urine. Sometimes I just want to scream. I am dealing with this issue now and have been put back on Leflunomide. I did not want to go back to Leflunomide. However, my Rheumatologist stated the next step is a biologic and I will have to give myself a shot. I definitely do not want to be put on a biologic. This also may be causing blood in the urine. I am really concerned at this point. I am not sure what to do at this point. I have to work and this is stressful to deal with.