Hi there, I know this forum is more people with RA and not really PsA but I have found this forum to be so helpful and I am just curious about a few things please.
I was dignored with PsA last year after 4yrs of unexplained hip and lower back pain especially in the SI joints and that along with my psoriasis etc I was put onto mtx. It unfortunately wasn't enough to contol the disease so salazopyren was added. I then developed a sulfa allergy and was then increased on mtx and moved over to the injection due to the severend nausea and vomiting.
Since November my life has been standing still and I was unable to do anything. Then on Wednesday I had my new rheumy appt and she discussed fibromyalgia with me as I had 16 of the 18 markers for it. But here's where it gets confusin. .....she has since stopped my mtx and arcoxia med for 3 months. At the time I was so excited to come off the med's because of how they made me feel that I never had an questions and I have called and emailed with no response so here are my questions and perhaps someone can help answer it please:
Is it normal to stop dmards in order to see if fibro treatment works?
What will happen when I stop mtx, will my enthesitis become worse? 3 days in and my bones are aching and stiff and making the most horrendous popping and clicking sounds.
Does fibro cause high crp & esr levels?
I am so lost and just looking for some feedback and I am aware that the advice given here is just based on experience and that I still need to get a Dr's opinion but thanks in advance