As some of you know I've just started on MTX. My GP put a repeat prescription for Ibuprofen in with the MTX and folic acid. In the pamphlet it says care should be taken with NSAIDs so I'm not sure whether to just keep on taking 3x 400mg per day with meals as directed, or whether I should just take them as an when required now?
I don't like taking 3 a day as they mess up my tummy a bit but they do at least take the edge off the pain when it's bad. Yesterday it wasn't so bad so I didn't take any and then by night my wrists and knuckles felt as if they had gone back to broken status and I could do nothing with them at all. I took the ibuprofen and other pain meds at night and another one this morning but then the pain has lessened a little over the day today so I didn't bother at lunch time. I know it's fine to just take paracetamol but the ibuprofen seems to work better if it's taken regularly but I can't always face it. Any advice?