Hi everyone, I got diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis about a year and a half ago and was put on methotrexate which didn't work to well, so got put on steroids presodine, 5 tablets a day. I have been taking them for all this time, about 10 months ago, I started getting really bad calf pain when walking and couldn't walk at all because of this, kept going hops and doctors and it took 10 months for them to diagnose me with cystic artery disease, which is a blockage in the artery of the calf. Reading us on this I found you can get this from long term steroid use, I am due to go in hospital for an operation to unblock this. I am not very happy as I feel I was left all this time with this horrible complaint and nobody told me about it or even questioned the medication I was taking.
rheumatoid arthritis and steroids: Hi everyone, I got... - NRAS
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