Hello, I've been lurking here a while, so I suppose I should introduce myself first. I'm a 24 yr old university student who was diagnosed with seronegative RA nearly 3 yrs ago. I've been on MTX for 2 years. There have been some improvements with my hands and wrist joints since changing to the injected version nearly a year ago but I've still got inflammation. My bloods are all over the place and I have a lot of active RA in my feet (including toes) and ankles. So, now it's time to try a combination therapy again. Hydroxychloroquine didn't touch the disease at all (it just made me faint!) and sulfasalazine gave me a bad reaction.
The lovely people at NRAS suggested leflunomide and MTX as a combination and I wondered how people have found this? I know everyone is different but I'd like to do my research. My rheumy was a bit concerned about my leflunomide in case I fall pregnant but it's really going to happen. I've got another couple of years of uni and children are at least 5 years down the line for me. Regardless, I'm quite scared about making this decision especially as I had a bad time with hydroxy and sulfa. My clinic are keen for me to make my own choices and don't seem to be pushing me in any particular direction.
Thanks for reading, this was longer than I had planned it to be!