I went to see my rheumatologist today as an emergency case. My crp was up its highest until now at 140 so mtx isn't working! My hb has gone even further, so iron tablets aren't working yet either.
She looked at my pathetic, swollen body and straight away said we need to add another dmard, hence the introduction of sulfasalazine. I'm to start on 1x 200mg morning and evening for 2 wks then 2x200mg for 10 wks. She gave more more steroid injections and a prescription for 2wks of 30mg, 1wk of 20mg and 1 week of 10mg of prednisolone if the injections don't work in a week. She apologised for not being able to put me straight onto anti-tnf's but said she'll see me in 6wks and is hoping to apply earlier for the next step in meds.
I took my first sulfasalazine tonight. As I take omeprazole twice a day, I have to make sure that there's a 2 hour gap before or after I take omeprazole. I'm to continue with metoject, 20mg, once a week too. Obviously to continue with iron tablets at vits etc.
Fingers crossed 👍