I am looking for advice on infusion of steroids please. I am 5 weeks into methotrexate for RA and being changed to injection form from tomorrow as bad side effects with pills. Hospital have offered me a steroid infusion as they say I have not responded as they would hope to previous treatment (steroid tables, injection in bum and one into arm). They want to try infusion drip into vein to aim for more direct and speedy improvement. I still have a lot of swelling in fingers, toes and both knees and they want to reduce this to limit chance of joint damage while waiting for MTX to work.
When I had previous steroids they made me very emotional and tearful which was hard to control even in public and made my children very anxious to see me like that. I felt pretty miserable and not my usual self. They did improve my stiffness a lot, but not the swelling and pain.
Now I don't know what to do as am worried about having even more teary meltdowns as infusion is stronger, and still getting limited benefit. However my knees are flaring tonight with a lot of pain and so I am really considering the drip option.
Can anyone advise from their experience please?