Hi all, and I hope this morning finds everyone as well as can be.
A couple of months back I posted about the horrible side effects I was experiencing from an increased dose (20mg) of methotrexate taken orally and thanks to the good people here I discovered that i had the option to inject. I have been injecting now for the last five weeks and am happy to say that the nasty side effects have gone! My joint pain has improved but fatigue is still a major problem, seldom managing to get through a day without having to sleep at some point. Not sure if this is due to RA or Lupus or the higher dose of methotrexate but whatever is causing it I hope it settles down soon.
On the downside, I have been experiencing a lot of back pain in the area that I had a spinal fusion 3 years ago and the past couple of weeks the pain has spread into my right hip, the only relief I get is when I lie down. However, I saw a lovely new GP at our local Health Centre who is sending me for x-rays of my lower back and right hip and has added Naproxin and Oramorph into my daily regime. I took the Oramorph last night and barely slept a wink - just a bad night's sleep or a possible side effect? Anyone had a similar experience?