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Date: 11.01.2015
From: lol

Subject: Hi from lol back again

Hi everyone not been on for ages just not well. doing ok on my methotrexate helping with the pain in my wrists but also having steroid injections in them. I started two weeks ago with really bad pain in my feet from my little toe all the way down the side of the foot and underneath can hardly walk with the pain. went to my GP gave me some gel used it for a week no change phoned my rhummy nurse said come down and let me have a look she said it was my arthritis and gave me a steroid injection on thur. but am no better does anyone know how long it takes for a injection to work am in tears with the pain cant even stand the quilt on my foot at night does anyone also know why the methotrexate doesn't stop such a flare up anyone got the same really could do with some support thanks lol
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Date: 22.03.2015
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Hi from lol back again

Hi Lol do you know what arthritis you have?? I have psoriatic arthritis, Which is an autoimmune disease, and the Methotrexate is to slow your immune system down.... It is not a pain reliever, although it can help to a certain extent. I have been on Methotrexate for 6yrs and a drug trial I started 4 yrs ago Two injections every 3 months of Usterkinumab and both together have given me my Life back. I still need steroid injections for flares I have every now and then. I have it in my feet, fingers, wrists,elbows shoulders and spine. Maybe you could get a biological drug that will work with the methotrexate, I feel for you take care.
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Date: 22.03.2015
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Hi from lol back again

Sorry Lol meant to say the steroid injections can take from 3 days to a week.... if they work for you. :)
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