I haven't increased the mtx yet. I take it on Friday, tomorrow, so I will be increasing it from 7.5 mg to 15 mg (a big jump, if you ask me). If I'm tired, at least it will be the weekend.
I'm also prepared to up my folic acid. I remember when I first started mtx at 7.5 mg, my body went through an initial adjustment period and I did develop a few mouth ulcers. My rheumy told me yesterday that you can't take too much folic acid, so if I start getting mouth ulcers again with the 15 mg, I'll just double the folic acid too.
Hope everyone is doing better. I'm still sore, but the tramadol I was switched too seems to be working a bit better than the ultracet.
G'moanin'. Lost ball game by 1 run last night. Kids were happy (they don't know come here from sick 'em). They had fun and that's all that matters.
I don't have anything planned this weekend and that feels so good. Sleep in tomorrow, sip coffee, read newspaper... We've had so many wedding showers, weddings, funerals, etc. Of course, hubby will have a roping to go to somewhere. I may even go watch him this weekend. It is hard for me to be a spectator. I want to jump on a horse and say, "Yeehaw and Hi Ho Silver". A trail ride would be a good thing for me, slow and easy, but my trail horse is 24 years old now and she's not feeling any better than I am. Just like me, she has her good days and bad days.
Well. I hear hubby roaming the halls looking for me. Gonna stear him back into bed. Have a great weekend, Everyone. Boo
Bear, I don't have a mother in law living....but good luck with that. No matter how "lovely" someone is, it's a change of life in your house (oh, sorry - cave!) - especially since you have to find new dwellings to accomodate her.
Okay, I need HELP! I'd write this in a new thread, but I think everyone might read this faster than checking out new threads - upon the other ailments of this flu thing, my throat is KILLING ME!!!! It is a giant lump that not only kills to swallow, but is hurting my ear severely as well as my neck, jaw, and shoulder - which ultimately gives me a horrid headache! What gives? Hot drinks barely help. Cold drinks make it slightly worse. I did get some relief last night for about 2 hours after I had swallowed some Motrin, then added an icy hot patch on my neck and shoulder. It took 2 hours for the 2 of them to kick in together, but did eventually give me some relief. I thought after 2 days it would start getting better, but it has not yet....I really can't afford the time or money to go to urgent care/emergency room, especially if it'll go away. It doesn't feel like strep or anything, just a horrid lump on the right side of my throat. When my son was sick, he did wake up crying a couple of mornings saying his neck/throat were kiling him, but throughout the day he never said it continued to hurt and now he says it's gone.....I guess I need to wait it out, but I'm miserable and want to sleep more! ANY suggestions on getting relief?
Boo....gee....that IS a tough desicion, watching hubby clean out stalls or go out with sis....decisions, decisions. ***