Hi folks not been on here for sometime. I am feeling totally confused with drugs colds aches and pains, I have recently came of MTX the reason being so i could take Acitretin a drug for viral warts which i have suffered from on my hands and feet for 9 years. My rheumy Doc agreed that i could come of MTX for 3 months as my RA seemed under control.
I started the Acitretin 3 weeks ago i had a bit of a cold but was told it would be ok by my dermo Doc.
Well i took it for 10 days the Dermo Doc said i could have side effect like flu symptoms and joint aches and pains and skin drying and lips, which i did and my hearing was effected.
I felt dreadful for a week also now have pains in legs and water infection. I came off acitretin after the 10 days and had to go to my GP for treatment for the water infection. So now i am on anti bios for 5 days. I am feeling better but i have shooting pains in my legs and hands and legs very stiff, i had my bloods done last Wed to see if my RA is flaring. but have heard nothing to say that it is. I just feel so confused about which is causing what my son said having a cold may have been the cause, and if i had carried on with the acitretin i may have got used to it. It did make my warts more comfortable and they looked better but i felt so bad. Has any of you folks had any problems similar to this i wish i could just say goodbye to drugs. But hey ho there are peeps a lot worse of than me i know and we have to do what we can to keep going. Especially this Christmas i am cooking christmas dinner for 12 my son and his wife and my 3 precious little Grandchildren and there other Grandma. also my 2 daughters and partners. I am looking forward to it i just want to feel well enough as we all do. Thanks to you peeps who take the time to read my rant, hope you all have wonderful happy Christmas Ladybird xx (())