Been on MTX for 3 months, 10 mg and 15mg for last 4 weeks. This week has been dreadful, exhausted and more joints seem to be involved. Hoped after 3 months that I would have seen some improvement. My thoughts are...
Perhaps the MTX dose isn't high enough
Not been on higher dose long enough
When they say that you start to see the benefits between 9Wks to 3 months that I might be on the outer limit
I'm not resting enough, and bending down to drag the ivy off bushes and bulbs isn't ideal (hence my feet hurting so much, for the first time)
Not doing enough!! Exercise is meant to reduce inflamation!
All the above!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please don't say 'don't let the disease define you etc. I suffered significant illness through 15 years of my life prior to this - I know all about positive thinking, but sometimes you can become overwhelmed by the effort of smiling through it all. I would just love to see the wood for the trees.
Anyway, please add / confirm my thoughts, I'm sure someone has been there before me. Sorry but one frustated RosieA.