Three weeks ago I was taken off mtx as my liver just didn't seem to be coping very well. My ALT was creeping continuously higher. Up until this point the mtx was working fairly well, yes the odd flare but in the grand scheme nothing I couldn't cope with. It does leave me a bit ill on a Saturday but I felt it was a small price to pay to be pain free. Whilst off it I started to feel the stiffness and pain increasing again and started struggling, especially in the mornings.
I just so happened to have a rheumy app on fri and he decided to put me back on the mtx but lower the dose by 5mg. I sort of panicked as I know the 20mg has been working and I don't want to take the risk of flaring on a lower dose. I'm a single parent with 2 kids and I work, so really can't afford to be off my feet!!
I explained my fears to him but he just said that obviously my liver was unable to cope with the 20mg and his hands were tied.
I left feeling a bit frustrated and let down.
Anyone else experienced the same but was given a different option?