Had an appointment with the consultant today who I have been desperate to see as I have been in so much pain over the last 3 months.
My GP wrote to him 2 months ago to see if I could get an earlier appointment than the one scheduled for today, but never heard anything from him.
In July I was prescribed 15 mgs methotrexate and to reduce from 12 mgs of pred down to 5.
Today, the consultant told me that perhaps he had been a bit too hasty in reducing the pred down to 5 mgs and this could be why my blood tests are still showing inflammation and why I am in so much pain and feeling very tired. He then told me I needed to be "put down" then said he was joking!
He has increased my mtx to 20 mgs and to remain on 5mgs of pred. He also gave me a steroid injection. This chap is not very forthcoming with info, so could anyone please tell me will I start to feel a lot better with this injection and the increase in mtx.
I have an appointment with rheumy nurse in 2 months, but still have to go for the 2 weekly blood tests