I joined the group several weeks ago but was diagnosed with RA about 6 months ago. I started on MTX 5 months ago - 2 weeks @ 10mg, 9 weeks @ 15mg, 8 weeks @ 20mg but still no great joy so far. I had a recent rheumy visit and stated that since my latest bad flare which was treated with an injection of steroid and then 28 days @ 5mg of Prednisolone I was going downhill after only 2 days. I don't know why the doctor didn't have me taper the dose but she said it wasn't necessary. My rheumy has talked to my consultant and we've all agreed to move to MTX injections and I've been waiting a week for a call to get me in and have instruction on how to use the injection system. I'm not on any other DMARDs or any other treatment for RA. As I probably have polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) or fibromyalgia and this isn't being treated per se I would like to know if anyone on here is or has been in a similar situation. If so, what kind of treatments have you had or are on now? A lot of my symptoms of muscle ache, morning stiffness that often last into the afternoon and no problems with my feet or ankles seem to fit PMR better than RA although there's no doubt I have RA.
Many thanks for reading!