Just thought I'd update on my appointment with rheumy nurse.
I'd had a disappointing visit in August where I was in and out in 5 mins, as the nurse had wanted to increase my MTX, but my liver results that week had been too high. This time I had a much more positive experience. Told the nurse I'd been feeling so much better, both in myself & joint wise. That day, turned up having taken no meds and with no joint pain to speak of. She asked me to squeeze her hands and seemed surprised at the strength in my hands (in fact could almost see her flinch!). Then produced a strange instrument to measure grip strength. It turns out I have normal grip strength. At last... something normal with me!!!
However... she could still feel some puffiness in my hands, so wants me to increase MTX from 10 to 15 a week. So will have to see how that goes.
She then explained all my blood results very thoroughly to me ( a first). Apparently I have high levels of potassium, so bananas are now banned. Anyone else had this? I've been checking on the internet and it seems loads of foods I love are high in potassium. Oh well, yet another enjoyable thing to be taken away from me in this strange RA world.
Wishing everyone a good, pain-free day.