I went to the rheumy Tuesday, the appt went well, I took my list of questions and problems with me and discussed the possibility of adding methotrexate (again). Asked about
my lower back pain, she said it could be degenerative or caused by lupus and if I went on Mtx it would help if it was caused by lupus and wouldn't if it was degenerative . I am on Imuran and plaquenil and was nervous about
going on Mtx too. The last time she told me she would take me off Plaq, but it helps me so much I am scared to do that so she said I could take all three. I really hope I tolerate it well and it helps with the joint pain I have.
I have a rash on my leg that 's been there for about
7+ years (yes I know I should have had it checked a long time ago
) she wanted me to get it check by a dermy before starting the Mtx, because if the rash was Psorias the mtx would help that too. I went to the dermy today and she doesn't think it's psorias, she thinks it something else and did a biopsy to make sure, will hear back from that in about
1 1/2 weeks.
Phew...... all of that to ask some questions about
Mtx. What is your dosage, how is it taken and how does it make you feel and how well does it work for your joint pain? Do you still have joint pain?
I am also trying to see if my insurance will cover it.
Thanks for listening.... hugs and love to all.
StacieTrust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~ DX: Hashimoto's 1999, Celiac Disease (AKA: gluten sensitivity) 2003, Raynaud's 2004, Lupus 2005 and Sjogrens 2006Meds: Imuran, Plaquenil, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Lortab (as needed), Magnesium Citrate and magic mouthwash (as needed for mouthsores)
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