I have been feeling pretty ill for some weeks, or even months now I guess. I am on 20 of Pred, no tapering for months. I have developed severe shakes which I did years ago on Prednisone. Is this more prevalent at a certain dose? I've lost 11 lbs in 4 weeks, not particularly nauseated until I try to eat something and then just can't, so drinking high protein shakes. I was started on MTX a month ago, tolerated two doses of 12.5 but felt more fatigued when I went up to 20 for the third (and future ) dose. Was told to skip a week and restart at 7.5 which I haven't done yet. I spoke with my rheumy yesterday and he wants me to have a TAB which I never had done at diagnosis. We both know it's probably a ridiculous thing to be doing now, but lying in bed last night I had a Eureka moment. Wondered if the purpose of these biopsies being done past when it would probably be accurate was more to cover the doctor. It still is referred to as 'the golden standard ' and if a patient isn't worked up completely there could be questions down the road. Who knows. This fellow has stellar qualifications but common sense sometimes is more beneficial.
So that's my update, no replies really necessary except maybe the shakes one. Oh and was also wondering if anyone has had a problem/reaction, an immediate one right after taking a dose, to magnesium?