Hi everyone. the side effects I am having from steroids are just awful. I'm in a total mess. My GP is telling me to reduce slowly, I am only on 3mg but was on 5mg since November and these effects started a month ago. I just can't function. I am whoozy, can't think straight when I walk my balance is bad so tired, my eyes are out of focus.So hard to be a mum to my little girl. So hard for my husband. I am seeing the consultant on the 8 april. I asked my Dr about drugs and he said that the newer drugs do tend to have lesser side effects, but it is down to cost. I reacted badly to methotrexate in December and my consultant is talking about trying lefulomide. He thinks I may get a reaction to it though. what do I do. I can't take another reaction to a drug. I have lost a lot of weight since December and I feel like I am losing my mind at the moment, I don't think my daughter and husband can cope with me being ill like I was on methotrexate. I can't take it either. I am so worried that I am just going to react badly to all the drugs. But if there is a chance that the newer drugs might be more tolerable what do I have to do to get them to put me on one. Do I and my family have to fall apart first? Thank you for listening, any advice would be so welcome.