Just a bit of advice needed! I was diagnosed with undifferentiated arthritis in May and on MTX since. Things had been improving and I had stopped taking Codeine and was just relying on anti inflammatories. I skipped a week of MTX last week as work was manic and I couldn't afford to feel rubbish. I took it again on Sunday as usual.
Anyway, two things have happened this week- firstly I asked my consultant's secretary to send me my latest bloods. All ok but the Anti CCP (first time this had been done) is 218. I presume this confirms that I have RA and I no longer come under the 'undifferentiated' category. The other thing is that my symptoms have suddenly got worse and my feet are agony again. My hands are also painful and I feel exhausted. I'm wondering if this is caused by my one week without MTX or is just a random flare up?
I feel very much in the dark. I don't have a rheumy nurse and I don't know what to do next. I have lots of unanswered Qs but I'm not due to see the consultant to Sept. He's told me to research everything on Google and that's the only way I know that I have to have a blood test each month when on MTX. I have a GP appointment on Tues to discuss my medication and also my mood, as I've been very low.
Any other advice?