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DAS up to 6.29, when will it come under control!

In February DAS was 5.82 methotrexate increased (oral) and sulphasalazine introduced. Steroids kept at 5mg a day. No improvement just a new pain starting in groin (hips). Next appt 2 months later, DAS 6.29 and given steroid injection on the spot and started on mtx injections (20mg). I came away quite hopeful that "somethings being done" but a month later (now) I still don't feel much better. I have been on MTX and steroids (on and off with steroids) for over 4 years - I am so fed up! Sorry to moan...............

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Don't be sorry for moaning,we all do it.Have they reccomended you for anti-tnf yet.You need to conact your rheumy and see if they can do something to help you.xx


You moan away if it helps you. Four years seems along time with no improvement. Think i would get in touch with your rheumy see if they could do any more for you. Sometimes presidents works you may then get recommended for tnf xx


I have to agree, i have only been on Mtx and hydroxy for 6 months and have also had 4 injection as well, i had my visit yesterday and i was already talking about them putting me on a Anti tnf drug, but my DAS is only 369, your is above 510 so they should consider you after 4 years, at present they have now put me on MTX injection and sulfasalazine, it would be worth having another chat to them, take Care xxx


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