I Visited my rheumy in early September, he increased my mtx to 20mg, introduced plequenil two tablets a day and pred two tabs for one wk then taper it down to one the next week, am still on folic acid 5mg everyday. The pain relief temporarily lasted the time I was using prednisolon which I stoped after four weeks of use. The pain is back, although unlike before, in the morning my fingers are still stiffs , shoulder blades sometimes hurt so deeply to my chest I thought I could die any time. My neck pain visits me making my neck so stiff, sometimes causing me some brain fog.
Now, I got an appointment with the rheumy on 19 Jan 2017, he has said if my pain will not have gone away by then, I will hv satisfied the government's criteria for a forthnightly injection. I was too scared to ask him what the injection was but he said it was easy to use. Then I read online about humira injection causing serious side effects that some people have died from it. This information has put me into a position of confusion and indecision. Could this b the injection my rheumy was refering to or there are other injections for RA out there. Am not able to talk to my rheumy on phone to ask him until my appointment in Jan. Could someone help me to understand this a bit, although you may not b a mind reader for my rheumy 😊
Thanks a lot