HI-- I started mthx and hydroxychloquin in Oct last year and after about 3 or 4 months and an increase in mthx ( now on 25 mg injections ) , I felt I had been given my life back, able to do things that I hadn't done for years. For me, it is a wonder drug. I was advised to stop injecting (tempnearly ) nearly 3 weeks ago now due to gastric problems. I had an endoscopy on friday and have been diagnosed with gastritis, duodenitis, and a hiatus hernia. My doctor has prescribed ranitidine and said that for it to work fully his advice would be to discontinue the dmard for a further 6 weeks to give my stomach etc chance to heal. Obviously this worries me greatly as I am already" stiffening " up and in a lot of pain. I have an app with rheumatology nurse on Thursday but wondered if anyone on here has had similar problems. Thanks. 😊 x
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