Hi All. Haven't been on here for ages. Just need to rant. RA steadily getting worse. Spreading and painful. Couldn't tolerate Methotrexate, Sulfasalazine, or Hydroxychloroquine because of side effects. Am seeing rheumy nurse on Thurs re Leflunomide but worried cos one side effect is it can raise blood pressure. Having probs as lately BP has been all over the place. Will have to see. But it's hit me in the last week that RA gets worse. Up to now, I've lived with knowing that. But it's thrown me into a bout of depression and am very emotional. HELP!!!