Had my first injection of 20mg of MTX on Wednesday - my Rheumy having put it up from 15 to 20 because of the flare ups. Spent the last 48 hours feeling really sick so if this continues will ask him to drop me down again. I really hate that drug. My hair is getting thinner and thinner, skin is very dry which I think is the MTX so spend a fortune on creams to help.
Had a breakfast meeting this morning - still feeling sick so only had coffee. There were some delicious looking cookies and shortbread available but didn't dare have one in case I disgraced myself by throwing up. Did have some toast and marmite before I went (love my mate Marmite - it always makes me feel better).
Berrypup very pleased to see me when I got home as he must have wondered where I had gone. Cleaner here and busy hoovering away - one less job to do but I must tidy up the dining room. This is normally where I work so I tend to spread everywhere. Can't get anywhere near the study as Himself has taken it over and also spreads out even on the floor! The meeting was in a private house (mansion really) and greeted at the door by a friendly yellow labrador with a leaf in its mouth to show us. Beautiful morning here with mist just beginning to burn off in the sunshine.
I suppose MTX makes you feel so bad as it is highly toxic. I do wonder what it is doing to us sometimes. Finished the antibiotics last weekend for my absent tooth and think the fact they are working themselves out as well is contributing to feeling really generally ill this week. But RA is still quiet apart from fingers getting knotted up occasionally. I am sure our bodies are not meant to process all these artificial chemicals. What with that and whats in our food, we don't stand a chance sometimes. Gum has settled down and today is the last day for the salt rinses which have really helped the healing.
Had another meeting last night as well and didn't get home until 8.45 p.m. and then still had to eat so got some fish and chips from the local chippy. He cooked me a lovely piece of cod although he was just about to close up.
Meetings all over the place at present - another one Monday night and Tuesday morning - all to do with proposed developments in our villages which we are fighting. It's all go. Being a lawyer I usually get roped in to put together the various reports and conclusions even though I am not a planning lawyer but we did have some experts at this morning's meeting.
Still feeling sicky so will just have some cooked chicken for lunch I think.
Hope this goes off soon. Love LavendarLady x