Don't know if you all remember me or not. But, over the last four months I have suffered severely without receiving any help from the rheumatolotists. Was diagnosed with JRA based on past history but then the rheumy said no. Then they were going to start me on meds based on high CRP, bone scan and MRI but then said lets wait. Well, the wait is finally over. I had an appt today, barely able to stand let alone walk, they found the condition has progressed/evolved and is now affecting knees, hips, and wrists alone with the longstanding ankles and feet. Still no name for it other than autoimmune inflammatory arthritis. They are putting me on a medrol dose pack again today stating that they want me to be in less pain when they teach me about methotrexate and start it next Tuesday. So, finally I might have relief in the future. Anything you guys want to tell me about methotrexate? What is the likelihood of severe side effects? or should I just save it for the doc?
How is everyone else doing?
dx: Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: otherwise known as Adult onset Still's Disease. Asthma, hypertension, hypothyroid
Meds: Indomethacin TID, Neurontin 600mg, Maxair, Advair 250/50, Diovan HCT 160mg/25mg QD, Synthroid .1mg QD, Women's One a Day, Ultram PRN.