Hello all, I would appreciate feedback from those of you who have had success with either of these drugs alongside MTX please.
My rheumatologist has given me the choice but wouldn't advise at all apart from saying that Hydroxy is a mild DMARD and Leflunomide is a strong one. Any thoughts? He tells me that MTX has been 40% effective so we need something else with it. I have read the leaflets he gave me and I'm leaning towards Leflunomide in the hope that it would knock this swelling and stiffness on the head. The thought of mouth ulcers worries me with Leflunomide as do possible eye problems with Hydroxy but generally I am willing to put up with side effects if it means success in controlling disease - my feet have joined in now and I'm to have chest x-ray/u s scan of tummy to check any damage from MTX.