Well that's the deed done and I'm happy to say that my RA doctor today agrees that its time to come off MTX and start on alternatives.
I was given a canalog (?) Injection today to help with pain that returned in my hands and arm until the new drug gets into my system which can take up to 3 months!
This said drug is Sulfasalazine 500mg working up to 2g over 4 weeks.
I'm quite excited with this as my RA doctor told me there are no interactions or restrictions with it and its not as toxic as MTX. I still need blood monitoring but that's OK. She also said that down the line she can start to get me off my other painkillers that I've been on for 2.5 tears.
I felt this was a positive meeting and pray I continue with having my life back.
I don't see my RA doctor for 6 months now, but obviously I still have my RA nurse there if I need her.
I actually can't believe how relieved I feel just being allowed to stop MTX.
Here's to a new chapter 😃