Hi, went to see my consultant yesterday for my 3 month appointment after being on Methotrexate for that time, he said my imflammation had not gone down but how of i got on with it ? I told him about the red sore rash i got when i went in the sun, the headaches, ulcers, spots that never go away, dry itchy skin, upset stomache etc, and he said to stop taking it as its causing more problems than solving them. I had been on Hydroxychloroquine before but had to stop as this caused swelling on the side of my face .He said that it does seem my body does not like the RA drugs ! While he was prodding and pushing my joints around he said i should do more exercise, i work 30 hours a week in a school, do yoga when i can and walk dogs with my partner when am not too tired, i am a size 14 so not too overweight.He said to come back in 8 weeks and give my body time to recover from these drugs before starting another one.
I came out of the office deflated, feeling crap, am obviously not exercising enough and its my fault that am not getting on with the medicine's.
Has anybody else had problems with the drugs i have had ? And what do i go onto next ?
Since being diagnosed in Oct 10 where it was in my knees and hip it has spread to my wrist, fingers, neck, and i now have pain in my heels and toes making it painful to walk.
Feeling really down today !