I have been on Folitrax Methotrexate 20 mgs a week for 2 years now and the first four months were a nightmare. I had all sorts of trouble, loose motions, giddiness, numbness, and felt very weak i use to lie in bed for three days in a row. I had to be administered higher doses as my anti bodies were very high. However i decided to take the medicine at night just after dinner and hit the bed rather than day time as i was having problems, slowly i noticed that from three days i was in bed for 1 day only and thereafter i felt fine i am still on it but move about freely now. I tried the deep breathing exercise for 15 mins a day in three four sittings with a gap of three to four hours and it really helped. I still do the breathing exercise it has a very good effect and pains also subside to a great extent throughout the day. Try it I am sure you will be benefit too. Drink a lot of water to remove toxins from the body it is the main secret to control RA.View Thread
well I am sufferinf from RA for the last 3 years now. I first got a frozen shoulder in 2006 then the doctor advised some exercise which i use to do regularly and the pain vanished, thereafter i had severe pain again in the neck and upon doing scan it was noticed that two disc on 5&7th in the spine had prolapsed for which i had to undergo an operation in 2009, the pain from the neck reduced very fast but later it gave rise to severe joint pains in my entire body. When i did my tests for RA figures were mind blowing as my anti bodies had risen upto 300. What I mean to say is sometimes even when we do certain tests we are not able to detect the same but i am convinced that due to RA i had to undergo a surgery of my neck. Since it attacks all joints one has to be careful. Today I am under treatment and 90 percent ok and cured but that 10 percent is very disturbing, as due to this ailment one goes into a depression and it is then the RA triggers very fast. I live a healthy life style i do daily exercise, drink a lot of water, avoid alcohol as these medicines damage your liver and kidneys unknowingly. I have an oil free food which is mostly boiled in nature, have lot of fruits and salads, avoid the seeds in cucumber, avoid lemon or any sour fruits as it triggers attacks, red meat as much as possible. I am sure if I can come out anyone can....good luck be brave face it with a smile RA will go. Deepak.View Thread
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