I remember that I posted on 06/04/2021 that I was told to stop leflunomide as my condition is under very well control. I would like to share my experience after more than 1 1/2 months going without leflunomide but only methotrexate.
I think started last 2 weeks, instead of only my left foot was a bit painful when pressed, my right foot starts to feel the same since. My left foot has been a bit painful for more than a year, my rheumy sent me for a MRI and my feet were both look good.
In addition, I find my left shoulder starts to feel a bit funny too. The popping sound getting a lot more often when I move my left hand also. My right hand is still okay without the popping sound at the moment. I remember during my recovery process, a lot of popping sound in my hands and legs but slowly when I got better, the sound disappeared too. Recently I do find that my left hand starts to give me the popping sound very often again.
I think something is not right and I do not think it is the right time to go without leflunomide. To avoid the possible relapse, I decided to take the leflunomide again. To go back to my previous remission condition, I am okay to have the double agents treatment - methotrexate and leflunomide.