Hi guys .. Well I've been to see my new consultant today and he has allowed me to stop the dreaded mtx..I am sero posItive RA and have been on mtx for 3 years and recently injection form because of tummy troubles. I still couldn't get on with it (but injection was better than oral) ..it was all making me v anxious as I felt nauseous most weeks on and off.
He has told me because I'm on embrel he may start me back on sulfasalazine which I was on before the embrel, and reintroducing this with a biological is better than embrel on its own however for the next few months he will see how I do on just the embrel.
Apparently biologics have better results for sero positive RA even on their own. (Than sero neg) Can anyone else relate to all of this? Just so relieved to not have to take mtx YAY! , just hope he knows what he's doing as I don't want any further joint damage.. TT