Hi and this is my first post. I tried MTX for 25 weeks and last week my Dr Rx'd Enbrel to go along with it. Had some erosion and bone thinning so I have hope for the Enbrel. Maybe you need a biologic added?
Take care and hope you are feeling better soon.
Dear Bloo ~
Just wanted to write you quickly and say "I too feel your pain". I've begun to have severe swelling in my joints (fingers, knees, ribcage, feet, and lower back) that is unusual and a new symptom for me. Is this what you experience? My labs have never shown positive rheumatoid factors...so they wont give me a definitive diagnosis, they just usually mention that its either lupus or ra - so to this day (2 yr timeframe trying to figure it out) I still don't know for certain.
I will keep you in my prayers today that you will be given the pain relief and disease-modifying drugs that you so desperately need. Bless your heart, please stay strong as you can and hang in there. You are cared about here, that's for sure.