Hi Everybody, first of all a belated Happy New Year.
I was reluctant to start on Leflunomide as the side effects looked horrendous and the most worrying thing was the possibility of raising my blood pressure, already on medication to control high blood pressure. Well started it beginning of December, two weeks later in A & E feeling terrible blurred vision, chest pains and very high blood pressure! Rheumatology Nurse phoned told to stop taking immediately and no hope of seeing anyone until after Christmas, blood pressure continued to be elevated so GP put me on further blood pressure tablets! When originally visited my consultant I was told I was having a flare but didn't actually feel that bad, now I feel terrible, dizzy chest pains etc etc. Well back to hospital tomorrow let's hope they can get me back on track!