I’m now on week 7 of methotrexate, after my Rheumy finally realised the sulphasalazine and hydroxychloroquine weren’t doing anything. But instead of taking the other two away, I’m now taking all three.
The added methotrexate is definitely doing something. The flu like symptoms have gone away and the swelling has reduced in my hands and wrists, and even the chronic fatigue is improving but the pain is still there, just as bad as it ever was... and that pain is the thing that is still preventing me from going back to work. I can’t use my right hand to design. Still.
So does that mean the drug is working, or not?