I start this medicine tonight. I've been looking at it on the counter since Monday, scared silly of it. A lady on ne website I read said she takes it on Saturday to help her manage a weekday work schedule. After reading through here I'm not so sure that's going help. Any words of encouragement will be greatly appreciated. All of my family is in another state and I'm really worried about all of this. There really doesn't seem to be a choice though - I can't imagine the problems I'm having getting worse. The past 2 years scleritis in my eye has become a nightmare with pain that has become unbearable. I've been dealing with this and arthritis (diangosed as osteo) for 15 years. None of my old doctors realized what was really wrong with eye and it was also misdiagnosed for years. The pain from RA has kicked in hard and the prognosis without this treatment is very bleak. I finally know what is really wrong. I'm looking for any and all advise I can get. After reading through here, I really wish the Dr had started me out with the shots....View Thread
Methotrexate, 10 mgs for the 1st 2 weeks. I'm also on Prednisone for a month. This weekend the dosage goes up to 15mg. Like others on here, my Dr also prescribed Folic acid. I've been on Nexium for many years and from what I'm reading, others have started it because of the Mtx. I had surgery for Acid Reflux about 8 yrs ago and I made it for almost a year before I had start taking Nexium again. From what I've learned, carpal tunnel at 28, arthritis & extreme fatigue since my early 30's, along with scleritis and other pains over the years are all related to RA that was never diagnosed until now (51). Probably more information than you were looking for. I'm new to this, and new to the website as well.
If anyone has other suggestions on places to learn more about this, please share. I can only take the news in small doses because it is really depressing but for the past 2 weeks I am trying to read a little each day.. THANKS!View Thread
It really amazes me that all of these issues are explained with my recent RA diagnosis. The fatigue has been an issue since my mid 30's, hoarness at times, muscle weakness is a regular, excrutiating eye pain for almost 20 yrs (scleritis), shortness of breath, all of the heart test I could imagine earlier this year due to chest pains, carpal tunnel - also 20 yrs, and dry eyes for as long as I can remember. The fatigue was thought to be depression by my old Dr - that treatment stopped as soon as it started. I've never felt depressed, not badly, just very lethargic...View Thread
Thanks for the encouragement. I did ok I think. Compared to many I've read, I really cannot complain. A couple of rough days but feeling better today. Thanks again. It's nice to be among people that understand...View Thread
1st night was fine. I guess I expected nome nuclear reaction immediately following the dose. I had a good nights' sleep and so far, so good. Thanks so much for reaching out. I'll continue to be very thankful for every good day!!View Thread