I'm off to see the Rheumatology nurse on Monday. My new consultant wants me on triple therapy but getting there hasn't been straightforward. (Is anything ever with this disease?)
I'm currently on MTX tabs 17.5mg, hydroxy 200/400mg alternate days and I believe that the next drug I'm going to try is leflunomide.
I don't weigh enough to push the hydroxy any further, have had horrendous side effects from MTX injections, can't tolerate a higher dose of MTX tablets and had to come off sulfa due to a drug fever.
What are peoples' experiences of leflunomide as a third drug? I am particularly concerned about anything that could prevent me going to work as I'm in a fairly new job and my boss is still sizing up how much of a pain my RD is going to be. Anything you can think of that I should check out with this guy on Monday?