Hi all- sorry I haven't posted in ages. So I've had a 100% official
Diagnosis now- Anti CCP Postive Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Methotrexate wasn't working so well and making me sick so now I'm on the injections. It did control things a bit, but didn't put me in remission as the doctor hoped... Rheumy has added hydroxychloroquine with a view to starting Sulf as well soon.
A week after starting Hydroxy, my RA got worse! I was in pain in all the joints that had hurt pre- MTX and also my hips, back and neck were sore! I rang the rheumy nurses and they said I should come off it for two weeks and see if I improve and then go back on it to see if I get worse and then we will know it's the drug not the disease.
Anyone else experienced this?
In addition to all this, I'm off work this week with a terrible sore throat and doctor is worried about my white cells etc- had a blood test yesterday and been told to lay off MTX for this week!
Life is on hold for me and it is getting me down