I was diagnosed with RA in July after 2 years of intermittent joint pain and feeling unwell. I was put on MXT gradually with final dose of 15mg. No steroids. It took a while but after 3 months I felt great , nearly normal in fact. I even asked my rheumatologist if I could lower the dose. Well, the next week started with burning pain in my knees, then hips. I've mainly had problems with my hands, wrists, elbows and neck before, so this was new.
My doctor p ut me on a short course of steroids which didn't seem to do much and spoke to the rheumy who said increase MXT to 20mg.
I went to London for the weekend and I could hardly walk as my hip tendonsand knees were so painful. Most extreme tiredness too. I couldn't even try on a pair of shoes as I hurt too much. Any idea how long it might take for the extra dosage to work?
Really fed up with whole thing !