Anyone else here on Methotrexate? I'm just wondering what kind of relief I'm supposed to be getting from this med cause I don't feel like it's really doin anything but making me sicker. Been on it 11 wks. (today's treatment day.) I wake up every morning feeling like I've been hit by a Mack Truck and left for dead. My shoulders hurt so bad that I can't even reach the glasses in my kitchen cabinet which is just above shoulder height. At night when I lie down, I feel like my chest is crushing in and my back is breaking. I can't breathe deeply at all at night. My limbs go numb all the time with the pins and needles and my circulation is like (cut off) to my lower extremities when I lie down and I can't sleep. I have a lot of varicose vein issues now from the waist down (which liked to kill me when I was pregnant with my 2 yr. old) Still an issue today. My left arm (the back side) all the way down from my shoulder to my pinky through my middle finger is always numb with pins and needles feeling. So aggrivating! I drop everything I try to hold with my left hand! I've become such a clutz! I have issues driving now cause I cant lift my own shoulders to turn the wheel. Had surgery on my wrist in Jan 08 and lost use completely cause the inflammation wouldn't allow for rehab and it fused and then broke my middle left finger protecting my baby from a football in June 08 (still hasn't healed.) I take prednisone too and it seems to help a bit with inflammation (the only thing that helps) but my symptoms don't really seem to be getting better, just worse. Any one go through this kinda thing on Methotrexate or does it sound like I may be on the wrong meds? X-ray's showed severe loss of tissue and fluid between bones and early fusion signs which is how I was DX'd but I could be dual that's and why i'm not getting the relief I expected?? Dr. may be missing something I think. I have suspicion of Lupus as my issues mirror my mother who has SLE but we are all (sero-negative) with no blood markers in my fam. and so I believe there's no definitive way to tell? Am I wrong?
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