Monday morning, i have just consumed my 15mg and trying really hard to not let this ruin my day, pretending it's asprin; thats what one nurse told me. I have been reading latest blogs with regards to remission; I stopped taking MTX in Feb, cons was horrified offered Leftulomide but not allowed to start as BP up, so been without any DMARDS for 4 months, I haven't suffered swelling but the pain and fatigue has been awful, during this time I have had 2 steroid injections, I would love to stop all meds as like most people say we take alot of them to abate the side effects of the previous ones, although I don't see swellings, doesn't mean I don't have them as my jaw is causing me problems again where I can't chew, but that could be side effects again, Does anyone wake with freezing cold kness? strange but true and odd feeling to walk. I have not felt well for nearly 2 years, everyday has had it's problems, maybe this is getting old (57) if it is then I will stop complaining. Interesting though to hear that most people having been diagnosed RA start treatment then have continuous aches and pains that may or may not be side effects, RA, age related etc; I feel its sad that although we want answers; want we really want is to feel normal again. I will be keeping an eye on my feelings as I thought I was going out of my mind when I was last on MTX if that happens again I will stop for good and will need alot of persuading to return to any DMARDS, interestingly my ESR dropped to 9 without DMARDS, guess it cold be my body or steroids? Sorry to run on this is Monday morning blues with RAIN.
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