Just need to talk with someone that is going through similar arthritis experience really.
I have psoriatic arthritis (every #$%^ing part of me) which I know is different from RA but the drug treatments are the same pallet.
Last Monday I had a call with a Rheumatology consultant, I just couldn't drag myself to the hospital. I think it was anxiety more than physical.
I have not been in to work since May, & just have no confidence in my body any more.
The consultant that called was 'filling in', I've not actually had a repeat appointment with the same consultant yet but it's still early days.
The rhuemy recommended:
MTX 10mg/wk (with 5mg folic acid daily) for the inflammation in my joints generally.
Adalimumab 40mg injection bi weekly; for the inflammation in my spine.
IM depomedrone 120mg steriod injection; meant to give me a boost lasting between 4 - 6 weeks.
I need to get into the hospital for more blood tests & another chest x-ray before starting on the Adalimumab but recommending starting the MTX & injection straight away.
I have a GP appoint next week.
Has anyone had a similar treatment plan? I realise we all have to find what works best for ourselves.