Hi everyone, hope you all are doing good and pain free (well we live in hope).
I have been pretty rough over the last couple of months so not been posting. Just having a catch up this morning before I start a busy day.
I have had to come off of hydroxy as it really upset my IBS and made my skin itch like crazy. So that left me with the MTX tabs that were not working and 13mg pred. As most of you know I also have RA. I have been changed to MTX injections last Friday and had to go to the hospital for my lesson in self injecting. While there I asked if there was a chance of a steroid injection as I was really struggling, the nurse could see how bad I was and obliged. She filled a syringe with 3 small bottles so not sure how much I have had. I did my MTX without a problem as got used to injecting to keep my blood thin when pregnant.
Saturday I was not to bad til the evening then could barely move and was still the same on Sunday.
Monday however I took the kids to a cafe for lunch and noticed that one side of my face under my jaw was swollen. It got worse as I carried on eating and I could hold it in my hand.
Tuesday I was eating breakfast and the same thing happened on this time it felt like my whole face was going to explode. I thought I was having a reaction to the steroid shot so I got in to see the doc. It turned out to be my tonsil very inflammed. I had no temperature or sore throat but he prescribed penicillin as he said I was more prone to infections cos of the MTX and pred.
Yesterday I felt better than I have done in months so wondering if the antibiotics are doing more for me than just clear up the tonsilitis. I managed to clear the grass between our paving path with the help of my son.
Today my legs hurt a little but feel ok ish. Got a busy day though so hopefully I will manage most of it.
Tomorrow I will be taking my 2nd MTX injection and awaiting the delivery of a whole leg of pork ready for Saturday as on Saturday I will be turning 50 and having about that many guests to help me celebrate. I am so looking forward to it (the party, not being 50 lol)
Anyway that's my update, I will continue to read what I have missed over the last several weeks.