Hello everyone,I have been quiet for a while,been looking after mum to the best of my ability. Methotrexate is in it's 4th week now,mum is no better yet I am afraid,she is actually hard and swollen to her skins absolute capacity! We are doing well with keeping her skin moisturised, 100% coconut oil from Holland and Barratt is incredible,even the rheumatologist said her finger tips seem very well moisturised,which I know can be a problem. We have had a bed sore to deal with but really got on top of it and it is nearly healed. The methotrexate is wiping her out still,the hospital bought her rheumatology appointment forward as she is suffering with the extensive swelling all over her body,her legs and ankles are definitely the worse at the moment,mum is now on hydroxychloroquine,typically this also takes a long time to take effect,we are still living in hope of a better quality of life and I keep reassuring mum of this,I then go home and worry,being 72 with this to deal with will have to take all her strength. Here's to the medication kicking in soon. Methotrexate has been in the news today and peoples comments on it are horrifying, I think I need to ignore comments in the papers maybe as other people call it a wander drug! I hope to report mums smile returning very soon. I cannot fault our care team here in Poole,Dorset, they are efficient,thorough and very sympathetic. Speak to you all soon,thank you for letting me get it all off my chest, phew,what a disease this is,long diagnosis and long waiting game for meds to take effect. Sorry about the essay! Xx
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