After Monday and my local GP just giving me antibiotics without talking/seeing me I saw my rheumy consultant today.
So no chest infection but he said stay off MTX till next week then because my nausea and bowel so upset by MTX we are going to try half on Tues night then half on Thurs night and see if this helps calm things down. If it works this is my system and if not we move to injections.
The great news he was impressed i had got myself off Prednislone and as he said take IF you need it for hands but otherwise being off it is good if I can cope with the joint pain. And then even better, I am off Pregablin as he pointed out it does nothing for RD so what is the point. So I am now off both the hunger/weight gain pills I might have a chance in losing some of the weight I have put on. Might be easy as MTX makes me feel like I just want to pick I dont want a big meal anymore.
Fatigue- he was honest and said no not the drugs its RD and something you need to learn to live with if we cant get the MTX to shift you in to full remission. But my new work hours might help too but be prepared to change things up.
Sicca has now been diagnosed rather than Sjorerns but need to keep an eye (pardon the pun) for time being but track any infections on chest etc for time being.
Felt calmer after seeing him as felt we had time to discuss all my meds and what does and does not work and as the WHY questions today so all in all apart from a 2hrs trek there and then back due to Norfolk and Lincs roads being busy it was a good day.