Been on methotrexate for several years, with steroids aswell. Tried sulphasalazine and hydroxy chloroquine but allergic to both. Last few months introduced Leflunomide...various side effects, but persevered. Now liver function issues...have been told to stop all medication including pain relief....they are trying to find out what is causing the problems.
I have also had a diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency due to being on steroids long term...will have to have hydrocortisone for the rest of my life. More recently I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my lower back and hips.
Struggling without any pain relief...can't take codeine or anti inflamitories!
Really worried to go back on Leflunomide as I think this is the drug causing the problem? We shall see. This disease is such a challenge!