So - at my last appointment after giving me steroid jabs underneath the infamed tendons of my wrist and heel my Rheumy asked me to go up from 8 to 9 MTX tablets a week (in addition to the steroids, Hydroxychloroquine, Diclofenic and Sulfasalazine) to try to get things a bit more under control. I dutifully did but after 3 nausea filled weekends I have had to go back to 8 tablets - it was amazing how much difference just one extra tablet made in terms of bringing on all the nasty MTX side effects that I had previously avoided! I have two children under 5 so spending half the day tucked up in bed trying not to be sick just isn't an option!
Anyway - I seem to be OK on just 8, maybe a little more sore than usual but have now developed a 'crunchy' wrist - if I try to turn my wrist as you would when turning a round door handle it crunches alarmingly and hurts like hell. The crunchy wrist was a big problem last week when I had to go to Paris on business - there seem to be hardly any escalators on the Metro so I really struggled lugging my case up and down endless staircases!
Honestly - it's just one thing after another with this RA!