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Old 07-20-2007, 02:26 AM   #1
NHCasey NHCasey is offline
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How long does it take?

Okay, so this will be more of a whine session...sorry in advance.

DX'd in December with MCTD, on 10 mg. prednisone and 20 mg. of MTX. I have a couple of days here and there that I feel not so bad with a little energy, but many more days of feeling awful. I'm still swollen, still red, still tired, lacking energy, still have pain and the side effects of the two drugs isn't fun. I'm gaining weight and going bald. Makes me wonder if this is all
worth it?!

I go back to the rheumy in August. He had mentioned plaquinil a while ago, but changed his mind because "there are only so many drugs for this and I'm afraid if we start something else already you'll be left with nothing down the line". I get that. I was happy that he was thinking this through, however,
not sure I can go on and on like this.

Anyone have any suggestions?