Well, I was on Leflunomide (20mg) for 2 months, and my white blood cells kept bouncing around from as low as 0.8 to 1.4. My rheumatologist decided to take me off them and just keep me on Hyroxychloroquine 400mg per day. My next appointment is not until January. I feel a little upset because the pain in my hands especially is getting worse. I can't grip anything properly and seem to be loosing strength in both hands.
I ideally wanted a drug to slow all this deterioration in my hands and joints down, but nothing seems to have work so far.
My rheumatologist said she was going to refer me to a physiotherapist for my hand?
At my next appointment I want to try something else, not sure what, but I don't want to just leave it.