MTX has helped in some areas, but not in others.
After being on and off with the MTX ( liver issues), I have been back on it since May.
It has really helped me with the Sjogrens symptoms, like dry mouth and dry eyes, those two issues are almost resolved. I had really bad hairloss, before I started MTX, now it is gone.
I was hoping for pain relief, in my joints, muscles and tendons, but no luck, the pain is still a high 6 on the scale, sometimes even more.
I will see my rheumy on Oct.1st and ask him for other pain killer options, since all the usual ones, like Hydrocodone, Tramadol and others are giving me the itchy willies. Do you think, I should ask for a low dose Morphine? I can't handle this pain any longer.
I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).