after having a really difficult 6 weeks since coming off steroids, I've just had the best day ever: no pain, loads of energy and able to walk almost normally (although very slowly, on flat surfaces) as well as feeling stronger and more supple generally. The only things that have changed are stepping up to 20 mg of MTX from 15 mg (two weeks now) and starting Naproxen: 1000mg a day for the last 2 days.
Even if today was a complete fluke & tomorrow turns out grotty again, I'd still think today was an amazing change - I think I actually feel better in myself than I did on steroids. I've not been able to do normal stuff, all day, busily & mostly on my feet since early March.
My money's on Naproxen being the magic ingredient although I suppose it's possible that 20 mg of MTX was what I needed all along. If this lasts, I'll concentrate on enjoying it but what pitfalls, if any, should I be aware of? I looked back at past posts and saw that quite a few people recommend keeping Naproxen for when it's needed most. But my Rheumy diagnosed the 1000 mg and I do have quite high inflammation at the moment - ESR sticking at around 70 - so maybe I need to take it regularly to tackle inflammation??
I feel so well I almost can't handle it ... that sounds a bit weird I know but it's so sudden. So where's the catch? Or can I just carry on blissfully popping the pills without a care in the world?