I took my first dose of methotrexate tonight. I took a 25mg benadryl along with it in the hopes that would help stave off nausea should it occur. I am praying that I will have no ill effects from the medicine & that it will help me get better. I am sick of hurting all the time & sick of having so much trouble doing mundane things like blow drying my hair, pushing a shopping cart, typing or worst of all picking up & playing w/my children. I had a pretty bad flare up that started a couple wks ago. The rhuem put me on steroids. I will start tapering down off it tomorrow. I dread coming off the prednisone b/c I know once I do, the pain/swelling will come back.
Praying something will start helping soon.
Off to bed to try to get some sleep.