Hi, I'm not sure if it's a fair question but I'll be glad to have your opinion and maybe hear from others! I've been having symptoms of joint disease for about 8 months now. I've done some tests and the Drs aren't sure yet about what I have (suspect either Lupus or CTD). I'm being treated with Plaquenil and MTX for the MTX - I take 6 pills once a week (15mg). I've been told that it's important to keep getting tested every month. but since I don't see any change or improvement in my symptoms, my question is , is it really needed to keep being tested every month? if not, how often is it really required for being test? I'm living abroad so it's not very convenient for me to have those periodically tests. Thanks in advance for your answer!
if you trust your doctor you should follow his suggestion every physician has his own way and beleif
AS I SAID HERE BEFORE, I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THE ILLNESS FOR 2 YEARS BY NOW...I WAS TAKING PLAQUNIL FOR 10 MONTHS, MADE MY SITUATION EVEN WORST. ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO I STARTED TO TAKE STEROID EVERY DAY, 5 MG, AND AND 5 PILLS AT ONCE OF THE MTX...IM NOT SURE IF ITS GOING TO HELP MY SITUATION, BUT WHAT I CAN TELL YOU FOR SURE, IS MAKE SURE YOU WILL GO TO THE DR EVERY MONTH IN ORDER FOR YOU TO GET BETTER. THIS ILNESS HAS CHANGED MY LIFE, OR I SHOULD SAY TOOK MY LIFE A WAY FROM ME...IM FIGHTIG IT EVERY DAY...I USED TO GO OUT A LOT, BUT THE LAST 2 YEARS IM IN BED EVERY NIGHT. I HAVE NO LIFE. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER
for your answer :) I hope the meds will help you and I know that there are many new meds'that can help so you should have belief and things will get better! are u from Israel? we can talk via email or meet up maybe take good care and happy Passover, Or