Hi, i have recently been diagnosed with RA, i am 46, after 5months on steroids, and have just started with 3 lots of medication MTX, hydroxychloroquine and a folic acid, its been 3 weeks now and there is no improvement at all infact the pain and swelling is spreading, is this normal or should i phone my nurse, i dont see her until 19th June. 1 other question after spending 5 months on steroids i put 1/2 stone on, now im off the steroids and on this new medication will this weight shift? or does this medication make you gain weight as well? its all so depressing!!!
Thank you xx