Good morning all
I have been diagnosed with suspected psoriatic arthritis although I'm not convinced. I have permanently sore elbows and very painful heels. I never have much swelling and all my blood tests are normal. Now and again my knuckles on one or 2 knuckles will swell as well as my 2nd toe at the end and be very painful. But, so far that is it.
After 4 years of tests, lots of steroid injections, they have finally decided to put me on methotrexate injections starting very low dose of 10mg.
I've just had a huge kidney stone removed, have a few gall stones and 4 years ago had major stomach surgery.
So, I'm absolutely terrified to take this strong drug for something I'm not convinced I have and potentially cause other serious problems in my body. I'm also terrified of the side effects of the drug.
The one thing that bothers me is that whilst they have done many ultra sounds and xrays, they have never done a mri scan of my body which is what I feel is necessary to see exactly what is going on.
Any advice will be appreciated.