I really hope I'm not talking too soon ...
I have been on methotrexate for six weeks and I feel it has started to work
Although I still can't straighten out my left arm and there's still some pain in it, the rest of my body doesn't feel so fragile. I am not in tears getting out of bed each morning, I don't feel so anxious when I leave my house and have a smile back on my face.
I still get a bit stiff but don't need pain relief for this.
The only downfall is the side effects from MTX, I have developed an annoying cough, some tiredness and I've had a constant cold for the last 6 weeks. I work in a school and have caught every bug going, I wonder if this is due to a lowered Immune system?
but I would prefer this any day compared to the terrible pain I used to be in.
I thought I'd share this because I was petrified about going on this medication and I know others are too. It's really not that bad...