It’s been a while. I’ve been busy with work and home life, I am sure it’s much the same for most of you.
I was put on methotrexate initially 15 mgs with 5 mgs folic acid on day after. It didn’t help with the pain, I only suffered the side effects, mouth ulcers, exhaustion and night nausea. Went back to the rheumatology clinic the methotrexate was increased to 25 mgs with folic acid for 6 days of the week excluding the day I take the methotrexate. Last night was the second time I have taken the 25 mgs and still no pain relief, but nausea and exhaustion is still occurring, I can barely move this morning. I feel like I have been run over by a tractor. I have an appointment with the rheumatologist just before Xmas, but I feel I should see him sooner as all I am getting is just complications added to an already complex diagnosis.
What I really what to know is people’s experience of methotrexate and what’s next if this treatment fail. A colleague of mine who has RA has mentioned biologics and so did my rheumatologist at my last visit. I have read up on it but I am still not entirely sure.
What’s been your experience?