So I have the tablets in my hot little hand. Yesterday I had a perfectly awful day with what I think must have been my first proper flare (thought I've had it before but that was child's play in comparison). Everything hurt including a lot of pain in my upper back which has tender and painful vertebra and also my lower back, SI area and inside bum cheeks. Also my heels and ankles and lots besides. Anyway it made me feel really fluey too and although I had a good night's sleep I still have a fair amount of pain this morning.
In other words I am more than ready to start mtx. I read some people saying it knocks them out and so they choose a day when it's more manageable. Also, should it be with food? all it says in the leaflet is to sit upright. Also, when I googled it the NHS advice says:
20 Mar 2020 - Taking methotrexate tablets You can take your tablets before or after food. Wash your hands after touching the tablets.
WHY?? What is this stuff Novichok??