The worst was the stomach upset and the vomiting for me I had issues with diarrhea also but now that I am on the injection that part of the side affects have really improved. I still have what I would call flu like affects,bad body aches,hot feelings running through every joint and just basically what I describe to others as a total body experience that takes me a couple of days to get my energy back after my weekly injection.I do sometimes wonder if the Meds are worse than the illness and is it worth it, but if I look back at how things were before my diagnosis, I am improving with treatment so I guess the meds are working and I am learning how to live with R.A.View Thread
Wow that is terrible within a week after my appointment for blood work my doctor gave me a call and we discussed the test results he informed me that I tested very very positive for R.A. and that afternoon his nurse called me back to inform me that they had setup a appointment with a specialist.so now I am taking daily meds and a Methotrexate injection once a week. I hope they don't keep you waiting much longer I know how hard it is waiting and wondering what's wrong.View Thread
I was diagnosed with R.A. about 6 months ago and I started Methotrexate at 6 pills once a week also. I don't want to scare you but the side affects of it for me were very very bad. I have since switched to the injections and have seen a very good improvement in the sickness and nausea caused by the oral dosage. I still have a very rough time with the side affects but they are noticeably milder with the injection. I also take Folic Acid daily along with prednisone, plaquenil.View Thread
I understand how you feel I have been dealing with my new RA life, also diagnosed about a year ago. what form of methotrexate were you on oral or injection? I started on the oral and I was very sick myself. I have recently started the injections and have experienced a tremendous decrease in the sickness the oral version caused I also take Prednisone,Plaquenil and Folic Acid along with a vitamin D supplement daily. don't give up on treatment find a doctor that will work with you there are other treatment options out there. my doctor encourages me to learn all I can about RA and ask questions. I am still active although not as I used to be but I get by. I have regular flares but I deal with them and go on. believe it or not I am still able to ride my motorcycle most of the time and take an occasional horse ride. Hang in there and don't let it ruin things for you.View Thread
I have been using the Omega XL also for about a year now and I believe in it. I allowed my self to run out of it by accident and within a week I noticed a increase in the stiffness and inflammation of my joints.I take 4 of the pills a day and my wife also uses Omega taking 2 pills a day.View Thread
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