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Just wanting to see what others experience is of combination Treatment. I've posted a few times since diagnosis earlier this year with inflammatory arthritis, mainly enthesitis in my back, hips, heels and more recently my hands/fingers. Everyone's help, advice and experience is always helpful to me.
I started methotrexate about 6 months ago, tried sulfasalazine without success and so have now move to methotrexate and benapali. I started the benapali about a month ago so aren't expecting that to kick in for a while.
More recently I had my pneumonia immunisation which subsequently triggered a flare up. This left me with increased joint pain and that general feeling of being unwell...... You'll all know that feeling, that general feeling of being unwell, exhausted..... that feeling that's hard to describe but we all know what I mean.
Because of the flare up I took some previous advice on here....... Which was to share with my Rheumy team when I'm unwell and not try to ride things out. I spoke with them and had a steroid depot which did little and so I have been started on a decreasing dose of oral steroids. I'm 5 days into the 20 mg stage of the dosing. Despite the methotrexate, benapali and oral steroids I still have waking joint pain and the same throughout the day as my pain relief wears off. The positive is that the unwellness feeling has improved (bonus!!).
Just wondering if anyone has experience of whether steroids and combination treatment ridding their joint pain, or is this going to remain (albeit reduced)?
Thanks in advance....... and apologies for the long long post..... just thought the detail always helps 😊
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