Hello - I wanted to provide a one year update to the community. Sorry for my lack of postings, my Rheumo advised to avoid forums and googling as he felt it distracted my journey somewhat! I vowed a year on to get back to posting. So here goes.
I am still on mtx and hydroxy, I have been somewhat naughty, reduced my doses from 8 x tabs to 6 x tabs. As well as my Hydroxy from 2 a day to 1 then adhoc. This was due to the mouth ulcers, stomach, burning sensations and discomfort I was feeling. I changed my eating avoiding gluten, dairy. I consume mainly nuts, fish, fruits and veg. My blood markers are down. That said, he is still concerned with the inflammation in my right foot that is still active. My RA is focused mainly there, with joint damage. I must add I do not experience the swelling some of you seem to have. I just have pain that jumps. So mainly good days and the odd flare day.
Overall, no matter how I feel I remain upbeat most of the time.
Come January My consultant has placed me on the biologic Entracept. I confess I am very reluctant (not one for injections) - however, my consultant has reassured me it is the way forward with RA as it is a targeted treatment. I shall certainly let you know my journey with this biologic. If I am not happy I certainly shall not continue as it is a stronger drug compared to mtx, that concerns me.
I certainly hope my journey helps some of you on this forum. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or advice.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas. 😊