Thanks for the info! That was really helpful.
RE: your question, unfortunately the methotrexate doesn't seem to be working. I am still having kidney problems, joint pain and water retention, which has been ongoing for almost a year now.
Nothing's written in stone, and I have about 2 weeks until my rheumy appointment, so maybe the methotrexate will start working!
dx: SLE 07/2011, OCD 2006, osteoarthritis 2002
rx: plaquenil 200mg/day, methotrexate 10 mg/week, NSAID for pain, zoloft 200 mg, folic acid