Just had my first appointment today with my Rheumy nurse to discuss medication. So much info to take in. I came out of hospital and I feel mentally drained with all this.
Im really afraid to start this drug on Monday after the nurse seemed to concentrate on the negative points and not much positive. Any advice would be greatfully received !
Can i ask are from up Newcastle way, just your picture has a wing from the angel of the north on it, or it looks like it.
As for methotrexate i cant offer any good advice as i couldnt tollerate it. However dont let me put you off as there are so many on here on mtx who do fine.
I was also like you and very scared and worried about trying it but if you dont you'll never know if its right for you.
I know its all very scary but im now on my 3rd dmard and im at the stage where i'll take anything to feel better.
Give it a go, it could be right for you and make you feel so much better.
Take care and let us know how you get on.
Hi Jo thanks for your reply. I think im just feeling a bit down today. The nurse wasnt really helpful and just wanted to quickly give me the info cos I was her last patient of the day. And yes that is the Angel of the North !
hi trish i was just like you and have been on it 8 weeks now only been sick once so gonna persevere see my rhuemy nurse for first time this week so dont be frightened try it just a pain takin so many at once i did swap and change from day to night before bed seems ok not bouncing around xxx