Sorry i haven't been on for a while. As always, my arthritis is much better during the summer months and i try to make the most of it!
I have my long awaited Rheumy appointment on Friday and i have lots i want to talk to her about.
Mainly, the fact that the Methotrexate isn't making any difference, i don't think. I know i have been better over the summer, but i had such a bad winter just gone and my joints got a lot worse and new ones joined in too! The weather has been wet and cooler lately and i can already feel things getting worse and more painful and stiff again! So as you can imagine im dreading the winter.
I want to come off of the Meth really as it is such a strong drug with nasty side effects, but im also nervous about what other drugs she would want me to try!!
For those of you that don't know, i have a type of Erosive Inflammatory OA not RA. I was just wondering if anyone else has been on MTX and it didn't work and what the docs put you on next????
Also, my left hip has definitely got worse this year and im going to talk to her about a hip replacement, i want her to record on my records that im asking for a hip replacement as soon as they think right time. Do you think i should insist on another xray of my hip to see how much worse its got????
Any advise would be appreciated, i don't want to waste this precious appointment with the Rheumy!!