I have just seen my rheumatologist after a flare last week and raised CRP and ESR levels (29 and 26).I was trying to get down from 10 to 9 mgs but have had to go back up to 11mgs. He thinks that I need to start on Methotrexate so that I can cut down the pred. as it seems that I will be needing it at too high a level for too long and that MTX will be a better alternative for me in the long-term, with less potential nasty side-effects.Although this drug sounds a bit scary, as long as my blood is tested regularly and is OK, there don't seem to be so many long-term problems with it. I would love to hear what others think about it.
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