well I find this after my mother kept on at me to see wether there were help online . I work as a postman and never thought I would get rheumatism .
I had torn my meniscus (Think I spelt it right) si went in for keyhole to repair it and check both knees , When I saw the surgeon after the op he said I have some good news and bad news , good news is I repaired the meniscus and the left knee is clear bad news is I had to take a biopsy . so he told me what is was and then I waited to see a different specialist.
I was first started on metatrixate and quickly went to the maximum dose , however I kept on having bad times with it , going into work half stoned , having to sleep the drowsiness off . finally I started having adverse reactions to the metatrxiate . so they moved me on to sufasatine , leflunomide and qineine one .
touch wood it seems to stabilise it for about 4 months then I had a major flare up on the knees so they have increased the leflunomide and I am in the 6 week period to see if it works otherwise she will increase the qunine one .
Think that's long enough for my first post