I wanted to have some thoughts from you lovely people on here. I was diagnosed 3 years ago with RA and have been having Mxt 15mg weekly since. My RA has greatly improved since the early days but I still have a lot of flares and can't do many of the things I used to enjoy. A year ago my rheumatologist added daily Brufen Retard to help with the tendon pain mainly. This was good but now doesn't seem to make much real difference.
I have seen him 3 monthly since the start but now he says he considers me to be in remission and he has put me into the injection clinic only which means I can ring up and get one when I need it.
I have had small steroid injections in hip tendons which have been really good, but last time without discussing it with me he gave me these plus what I assume was a depot injection. I was going on holiday so maybe he felt I needed relief. Anyway it was amazing as I felt completely normal as if there was nothing wrong. It gradually lost effect and after 3 months I'm quite achy again.
My question is, do you think I should get these injections regularly as I assume other people at this injection clinic do, or are these just relieving the symptoms and not actually controlling the disease.
My rheumatologist doesn't really say much. I know RA is a difficult thing to deal with and everyone is different but I'm not sure I'm the best I can be as things are, and maybe I need an extra drug or at least a reassessment of the current treatment.
Your thoughts and experiences would help me decide what I'm going to do next.