Hello, again. Went to the docs this afternoon to discuss treatment. Started Methotrexate tonight at 15mg weekly. Also they increased the prednisone to 20mg daily until at least 6 weeks then they may consider tapering. Apparently my CRP was very high the other day, all other labs good. They did mention adding Remicade or other injectable after the 6 weeks if I don't feel significant improvement, gave me the info to read on three of them. Oh right Folic Acid 1mg too. Also, they got on me about my BP, but I haven't taken my meds for that in 3 weeks so I know the reason. I also will be seeing my GP for the new smoking cessation drug called Chantix, they want to talk to me about it so I am not sure what that means but figure they wouldn't make a person come in if they were not going to dispense it, right? Hope so anyway. They wrote a note for me to have put into my employee file at work. Very simple really just stating that I have RA and may have days when simple tasks are harder to perform. Simple but I think will keep my job safe.
Anyhow, off to bed.
Thanks for listening
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.