I have a DAS of 6.63, so my disease is still very active despite that fact that I have being taken hydroxy for bout a month. Nurse has started me on mtx (10mg), and I start my first dose on saturday. Decided to split the dose 5mg in the morning & 5mg in the afternoon to try and minimise the sickness I might experience.
Elected to have the steroids on a 6wk step down basis as nurse could not gurantee how long the effects of the injectable steroid would last, if it indeed worked for me. 15mg - down to 5mg. Really looking forward to the effects of the steroids because I need some relief from this relentless pain. I'll be watching what I eat very carefully to minimise any possible weight gain.
Downside I am onh 2wks blood check - (I hate needles), for the next 8wks. It's a small price to pay if my disease can be managed at the end of all this. So I am not grypping - honest.
I will update on how I am getting on with mtx.
Have a good painfree evening all