After a horrible experience with sulfasalazine, I find I am too scared to take my new meds.
I got my new prescription from chemist today (leflunomide). Anything ending in 'omide" freaks me out for a start! Then I read the list of "possible" side effects. Oh dear. Now intellectually I of course know that it is only a list of possible side effects, and I might not get any. But, the awful time I had with sulfasalazine (pretty much same side effect profile) is very much still in my mind. I can't go through that again!!
Apart from the dog, I live on my own. Family and friends are a good car drive away. Does anyone else find these drugs a bit scary?
Of course, I don't want to be crippled with pain again, and I know the disease will only get worse if I don't take a dmard, but still, I'm scared.