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Hi, I went to a general doctor about a month ago because of pain in my hands and wrists, and occasionally one of my toes. He did bloodwork and the results came back with high RF, and inflammation. He then set me up with a Rheumotologist. I went there yesterday and right off the bat he prescribes me methotrexate, he did his own blood work, and X-rays of my hands and feet. I'm to take 5 of the Methotrexate pills a week, plus meloxicam. Does this sound right? I don't have anything completely unbearable at the moment, and I hope it doesn't get that way. I have no swelling...just painful fingers when I bend them, and also..right now my left knee is swollen. Seems to me that he should have prescribed prednisolone to get the swelling out of my knee. Any info is appreciated. What should I do from here? I want to be really pro-active so that I can get a hold on this before it affects my entire life.
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