Well I've been on 7.5mg mtx for 2 weeks now and I'm due to increase to 15mg tonight. I've confirmed with the Dr's surgery that my bloods are all ok so fingers crossed for a positive outcome.
I'm feeling a little..well a lot unsure about my GP's at the moment and seriously considering finding an alternative practice. Today I found a message on my phone saying to call the surgery. When I called I was told there was a prescription waiting for collection and blood test forms. The receptionist said that following a letter from the rheumatologist I was to start methotrexate and have weekly blood tests? I told her that I'd started my treatment 3 weeks ago and was already having blood tests! Well it appears that it has taken until now for the rheumy's letter to arrive and the GP had failed to notice my treatment had already started. Even though they prescribed the meds and I've been in for a chat!. To be honest when I got off the phone I was quite upset. To be on powerful medication is one thing but to feel that the GP doesn't even read my notes before prescribing does nothing to make me feel confident about my care. This has come after them sending my rheumatology referral a few months ago in error to the local private hospital so I wasn't even on the waiting list when I needed a diagnosis. I know it is a big practice but you would think that after being with them for 9 yrs they would see me as more than a number. Maybe I'm being sensitive but I'm feeling really angry about it. Right from the start my treatment has been a total mess. I'm considering making a complaint so maybe they'll start taking more care.
I feel better for getting that off my chest. I do like having somewhere to sound off because otherwise I think I'd implode! Hope you are all doing well and have plans for a good weekend