I'm newly diagnosed possible seronegative RA and Sjogren's syndrome. Landed in the ER sat with horrible flare. Had just started prednisone at 10mg a day the day before. By the next day I was in terrible pain, could hardly get around. Bad joint pains, headache, nausea, fever. The er doc did round of IV steroids, pain meds, nausea meds, etc. Sent me home on higher taper, 60mg for three days, then taper down til I'm at 20mg and stay there til I see my rheum next in 4 weeks, however did follow up today, he's fine with that plan, they are still trying to do more labs to check for sure on Sjogren's. I do have the high ESR and C-reactive protein, all the joint pains, fatigue, low fevers, etc. Have had bilateral joint replacements and two level cervical fusion. So I have serious damage. But my hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, ankles kill me. So, anyway I start nethotrexate this week, I'm gonna take it Thursday so Friday I can set aside for any possible side effects. Please please let me know what to expect on this??? I'm nervous and scared. I'm praying this works!! Any advice is so appreciated!! Thanks.
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