I posted a few weeks ago that I was in a bad flare and that my Anti dsDNA had jumped up to 2,700. Even after the dr. increased my Plaquenil I haven't felt any better; if anything I'm feeling worse than I did a month ago. I've been having a pretty rough time, either spending time on the couch or bed. My joints have been hurting a lot and the fatigue has been pretty bad with that overall feeling of having the flu. Today I went back in and asked my rheumy to please help because I can't keep feeling this way. He added Methotrexate to the list of drugs. I start that tonight at dinner, taking 4 pills once a week. (Also taking 400 mg of Plaquenil, 5 mg of Pred daily). At least he understood why I didn't want to increase the Pred (weight gain). I've already gained from the inactivity, adding more Pred I might as well just sit in front of the refrigerator and just apply the food to my stomach and hips because that's where it's all going to go if I take any more Pred LOL
Any advice on taking the Methotrexate would be greatly appreciated. How long does it normally take to start working?
P.S. redrose, hope you're doing okay, I've been thinking about you and your baby. You're in my prayers!
SLE 9/07, Meniere's Disease 2/08, FMS '90's, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis, Sinus Tach, PVC's, Kidney Stones, RLS, Parotid Neurofibroma 8/04, Cervical Cancer 9/06
Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Mobic, Toprol XL, Prozac, Zyrtec-D, Zocor, Vitamins B6 & B12, Pepcid, Folic Acid, Calcium, Loratab ,Percoset, Toradol
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.