Hi Everybody, I'm fairly new to the site and this is my first blog ever.....!!
Just looking to get in touch with like minded people experiencing similar problems with the RA.
Have been diagnosed for about a year and a half now. I'm currently on a combi of Hydroxy & Sulfa with Diclofenac. Even with this I've been getting flare ups and about the only thing that calms them down & eases the pain is Prednisolone. The injections were brilliant....had such relief! But now my Rheumy has said I need to have a break from them....although I can take a very low dose in tablet form over short periods with gaps on between.
I have taken MTX but because of the hair loss I decided to stop. My Rheumy wants me to try Lef but I've read that one of the most common side effects is hair loss....again...so have decided against this for the time being.
Has anyone else suffered with hair loss with these 2 drugs? I know it probably sounds really vain but I've suffered with hair loss in the past and ended up with depression because of it....don't really want to go down that road again!
Lets hope 2013 is a good year for us all.