3 weeks into meds now and was hoping someone can reply to my questions.
10mg methetrexate. weekly with folic acid everyday except MTX day.
500mg naprosyn x 2 daily
I feel even more tired than before my treatment began, when I take the MTX on a monday...I start to feel off after around 3 hours later. But as the week goes on I feel more active. I saw my rhumey mid jan and at that time my symptoms were not that bad ..Achey wrist/fingers and ankle/toes. Now just over a month later I feel alot worse, I am starting to get pains in my elbow and my knees..cant explain really..No pain or stiffness...but they feel weak and they seem to wobble abit sometimes.
My questions are..
I will be going from 10mg to 15 mg in 2 weeks, will this make things worse in terms of my tiredness?
I am aware that things wont happen overnight but..how long do I give it before I should expect some improvement (rather than decline)?
And what exactly is The Naprosyn supposed to do? I have been on them for over a month and there is no reduction in the pain I get at night or in the mornings. Is there another painkiller I can try (with Doctors approval obviously). I was pretty much hoping I could be fit enough for work anytime soon as I have a possible contract coming up. Because at the moment my hands and wrists/ankle couldnt take the punisment.
Nipping to Tesco for a few bits really puts a strain on me..so 8 hours a day is going to be difficult unless I can get something consistant to help me through.
What alternative pain medications should I discuss with my doctor?
Thank you for any advice.
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