I have had JRA for about 40 yrs. i have been in and out of remission, mostly on nsaids however have had flares and pain with fibromyalgia and major joint issues. I didn't want to try methotrexate, but did take it by mouth the first 2 times I tried, and it killed my stomach, like sharp pains that barreled me over.
I gave in again to the pain and tried it injecting it myself, the stomach pains not as severe, but feel like crap about 1.5-2 days after I take the shot, tired , nauseas for 2 days, did I say tired...yeah realllllly fatigued, like i could sleep all day. it scares the hell out of me taking it, as i had cancer about 7 yrs ago, i am not finding great relief, and dont want to live my life feeling sick 3 days out of every week. Anybody have any other ideas re: other alternative therapies?? Been hearing lots about gluten and dairy, sugars etc... thoughts? oh yeah I have been taking zofran with the methotrexate about 1-2 days after it kicks in to help with nausea... that has helped a bit, but overall not a great drug for me anywaysView Thread