My joints hurt deep inside. I can usually see the inflammation, too. My rhuemy can feel the inflammation at the times it is not visible to me. Like last week, I had just had my full dose mtx injection, taken Relafen, plaquenil, and 5mg prednisone for the past month and she could still feel the inflammation. Hence the med changes.
As I look back, I wonder if I should have "lost it" sooner to get to a more aggressive treatment? I had been on the meds described for about
a year and a half. The only time I had relief was if I was on at least 5 mg of prednisone and then that stopped working, too.
Do you think we should all expect more aggressiveness in our treatment plans?
Lupus and RA and LOTS of Medications!