Same old story, body just does not cope for long on Metaject or oral MTX.
After calling for blood test result last Thursday, and being told it was fine, I did my injection on Friday.
Then went to pick up a repeat prescription forceye drops at GP practice yesterday, only to be told I was to get repeat test in two weeks instead of one month.
Today, because they could not tell me why, GP called me to tell me ‘biochemistry part of test is fine but blood count a bit down; test again next week. Save bothering Rheumatology Dept.’
Well that last bit stunk of cover up.. I know from experience that if it is neutrophils dropping, as before, not only do I have to get tested again in a short time but also stop MTX.
So, Rheumatology nurse did confirm my suspicions after I called the helpline; quit MTX, retest and get back to her before restarting MTX.
Meantime, hope to fight off the virus and am annoyed with GP practice for not being more careful!
Best to check my blood via RA helpline instead, in future.
GP practice staff just do not see the serious consequences of neutrophils dropping and the corresponding need to stop MTX.
How about your GP practice staff?