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Good afternoon all
First can i just say thank you to all who respond and the varying opinions and experiences help us recently diagnosed with a greater knowledge of this disease.
Not sure if I have an issue or I am just venting...but
I’ve been to see the RA nurse today expecting to start methotrexate and chat about side effect issues I’ve had etc.. instead was greeted with your liver count is too high to start methotrexate she went to say that this could be due to the medication I was currently on (Pred and a NSAID) at this point I did look at my previous results and informed her that my LFT count was high before the latest medication was prescribed and since the latest medication was prescribed I have also cut alcohol from my diet (with starting meth in mind). So how could my medication be raising my counts (High in November, on Naproxen, High in December, on another NSAID, High in 1st January test and higher in 2nd January test both on pred and another NSAID) So the outcome is i need to come off pred (I’m currently on 10mg a day and struggling) and reduce the amount of NSAID I’m using then have another blood test in the hope that the LFT count has come down enough to start methotrexate. Whilst reducing medication and inviting more pain back into my life I will be driving for between 1-2hours to get to work to do 8 hours then travel back.
I like to be positive but I can’t help but think this is not going to go very well !
Sorry about the rant!!
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