So after failing on three dmards I've been put on leflunomide (Arava). The rheumatologist is trying a slow build up. So I've done two weeks taking a tablet every other day and now I'm in to my second week of taking it daily (10mg). I feel pretty awful. My RA has worsened and I feel like I've got the flu. Sore throat, tickly cough, muscle pain and the worst fatigue I've ever felt. I can barely get up in a morning because I feel like I've done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson. I also get waves of nausea and an odd feeling like I'm going to pass out. My eyesight also seems to gave been affected. Suddenly I can't read small print that I could before and glasses that were too strong for me last week aren't powerful enough now.
Does any of this sound familiar. I'm trying to persist with it as I have a rheumy appointment in three weeks