After being on sulfasalazine and hydrochloroquine for 6 months, I've felt ok until the last month when the pain in my right wrist has been absolutely horrendous. I can't use my right hand much at all which is extremely frustrating and limiting. Having had another MRI last week, my rheumy now wants me to have a go with leflunomide to see if it helps (as he's not keen to keep giving me injections in to that area).
I want the pain to go as am feeling v low but am nervous about taking another new drug. Having read about side effects with leflunomide, it says that hair loss is a possibility. Has anyone suffered this as a result of taking it (or any other side effects for that matter). I was on methotrexate previously which made me lose hair, so I got taken off that. I don't want a repeat situation and also note that if you start lefl and come off it, it can take up to two years to get out of your system!
Any feedback or advice most welcome as I'm confused and desperate.