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Hi,not sure if I ever properly introduced myself,I started with psoriatic arthritis in December 2018,saw GP onward referral to Rheumatology in April 2019,at first seronegative rheumatoid arthritis was suspected,I was put on methotrexate with prednisolone as a bridge,had to come off MTX when I developed cough and breathlessness. Then I was put on sulfasalazine,that put me in hospital and poorly for a while after. After taking large doses of steroids to calm the allergy to sulfa down,red patches appeared on my legs,this in addition to what i'd always thought was excema in and around my ears (turns out it's psoriasis) I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in March this year.
I was asked to try mtx again,but at a lower dose with low dose pred,I stuck with it for 8 weeks then had to admit defeat.
I had a telephone consultation yesterday and the next exciting (??) drug they want me to try is leflunomide.
I know it might affect different people differently but I wondered what anyone else has thought of this drug?