I was diagnosed with SLE 3 weeks ago after 6 years of fatigue after a fairly active 50 years. My symptoms over the first 6 months of this year began suddenly after a flu like virus at Christmas and made the use of my forearms, hands and knees almost impossible every evening! Although these symptoms have, more or less,been in remission since August I am due to start on Methotrexate and Hydroxychloroquine treatment next Monday.
I have some reservations about the Methotrexate as it seems to have very unpleasant side effects with some people.
Has anyone had any experience of this immune suppressant drug, good or bad, so that I can be prepared?