I agree 15mg is quite a big first dose. If you still don't feel good after your next dose, it may be worth a call to your rheumy and ask about
your side effects. I know I couldn't tolerate it at first. I was dropped to 10mg and slowly built back up to 20mg. I was also on one dose of 5mg folic acid 24 hours after the mtx.
Maybe that would work better for you?
It does take a couple of months to work but it is a truely good med once it works and your body adjusts. Don't forget to drink as much water as you can especially on the day you take it. That seems to help with the nausea and side effects. I get headaches if I don't drink enough.
Unfortunately even on the meds we still have our good days and bad days. I'm generally good now but today have woken with sore knuckles and toes, its overcast, so maybe the weather has played apart or I may have just done too much yesterday? You neverreally know.
I've learned to enjoy my painfree moments and go walking when I can, sort f enjoy the moment to the full. Like you with your cooking. Get out there and enjoy your life as you can. I'm so over waiting.
We wait for meds to work, we wait for appts with rheumy's, we wait for new meds to be approved, we wait for things to get better. I'm just over it!
My little rant...best wishes, golitho