Hi! So I've been placed on methotrexate in an attempt to reduce my "stuck at" prednisone (20mg) level. The new rheumy is a bit puzzled because some of my symptoms are Lupus relevant ( needle pricks , occasionally butterfly rash, breathing/pluersy) . Apparently, accurate test result are tainted due to prednisone usage ?
Now having been on Meth, for 3 days I'm experiencing extreme fatigue and pain in new places (back right side, calves,forearms) I've cheated, in my mind, by taking my opiates, & slapping on a lidocaine patch. Please share your experience, explain if worthwhile to push through. I'm confused, having a disappointed moment. Plus my hair is increasingly falling out I'm not terribly vain, but, as a former hairstylist it's saddening to add more negatives at this point. Almost, 1yr in PMR diagnosis. Thanks for being here for each other; I'm most definitely grateful!! 😘💕💛