After having been on mtx for 9 months, I was taken off it 7 weeks ago due to a cough, lung function tests, x rays and ct scan later I have today been given arava instead of the mtx. The leaflet says NO ALCOHOL but I do like a drink now and again especially when on hol... which I was hoping we could get away for a few days at the weekend. would the odd glass of wine or lager do any damage. I dont smoke, go out or do anything that I used to be able to do and feel that I exist rather than have a life. They gave me injection of steroids into behind as I am hurting in lots of joints (hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck as well as a very painful knee which they think is rheum and osteo together.
I thought I was going to have injection into the knee and have been worrying about it all week only to go today to find out the rheumy doc hadnt read any of the notes from last week and so I had to tell her what the rheumy nurse had said and done... (the nurse I saw was on hol this week)
Apparently the steroids can cause the blood sugar to rise (I was diagnosed with diabetes 6 weeks ago) so I have to wait until next week before I can take any more.
Fed up doesnt cover it