I posted a couple of months ago about how I get hoarse all the time and I was linking it to flaring. Well twice in the past month I have gotten very hoarse for several days and can't work because I can't talk and am extremely fatigued.
Yester day I went to rheumy and she confirmed that I am indeed flaring. She said that there are small joints in our voice box and they are being affected. She asked me if I was still taking methotrexate and I told her I had stopped a couple of months ago. She freaked out and told me that I can never stop taking it. She said that connective tissue diseases can cause life threatening conditions and that the mtx was keeping it at bay. She said that is what is going on with my hoarseness.
Needless to say I am back on the mtx for life. She scared me into it.
. Also, got a steroid injection. I guess I sometimes just try to pretend I am not as sick as I am. Still have to work full time so I guess I better take my medicine the way I should so I can.
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