Happy new year to all my healing well friends!! I know that I don't write very frequently but I do read everyones posts & offer quiet support daily. Last time I wrote the doctor was starting me on Methotrexate because of my continuing flare ups with pericarditis. Well I had about
3 good months without a major flare up but now I can't seem to get the symptoms under control. Three weeks ago I switched to taking the metotrexate by injections but continue to flare especially with the pericarditis. I keep having to go back on steroids which I had successfully tapered off of for about
3 months. Right now I have to bump up to about
40 mgs to get the symptoms under control, then taper back off. I called my rhematologist on Monday about
this latest flare & he wants me to increase the methotrexate from 0.8 to 0.9 this Thursday, check blood next Tuesday then increase again to 10 on the injection the following Thursday. I also have to go see my cardiologist to have my heart checked out because of the frequency of these flare ups. This is such a frustrating disease to deal with especially without insurance!
I am still ever hopeful that this year the team of doctor's & I will find the right mix of meds to help give more of a remission of my symptoms & a reduction of the number of times that I flare. I wish this for everyone here.