I have seen my Rheumy last Saturday and if you still remember, after I was told I'm in remission, I had more than 10 days of constant pain and swelling. My ESR, CRP were elevated too.
Now after some little investigation, I and my doctor found out that I was taking the wrong dose of MTX !!!
Here's the story:
At the beginning of my treatment I saw another rheumy who prescribed 7.5 mg of MTX and that was agreed on by my current rheumy later. But the first doctor didn't write it on the prescription as 7.5 she wrote (3 marks) and she assumed that people will understand it.
Whenever I go to a pharmacy to get the injection, the person who gave me the injection just followed the (3 marks) instructions and they varied the syrenge of course, sometimes the regular one, sometimes the insulin, bottom line: I was taking NOTHING, a 3 mg or something, that's why my inflammation increased.
Being in shock, my doctor decided to raise the dose to 12.5 mg of MTX weekly and folic acid everyday.
I'm scared of raising the dose. Is 12.5 mg a normal regular dose, will I survive it? I have a thin week body...what bad things should I expect if I take this dose...my doctor said that he can't prescribe 7.5 mg any more cause my inflammation has increased....help please