Hi all, I used to take Naproxen alongside Mtx. It was prescribed for pain relief more than anything so as I didn't have much pain I only ever took 500 mg a day rather than the prescribed 1000mg. About 8 weeks ago I stopped taking it altogether for the same reason.
The Rheumy nurse who helped me so much when I phoned her last Monday recommended that I go back on 1000mg Naproxen mainly for its anti-inflammatory effects for now, at least. I started it again on Tuesday and the effect has been stunning - my hands felt stronger and more resilient almost immediately, my backache has all but gone & I'm walking more easily.
Maybe it always was Naproxen that made me relatively well - there were about 5 weeks between stopping it and going downhill so I didn't consider the connection. And of course I may just feel good because the nurse is putting things in place that will help me - mind linked to body and all that.
But I can say that Naproxen seems to have had an even better, swifter effect than steroid injections can ... and that really surprises me. Any thoughts would be much appreciated!