Rheumatoid Arthritis Q & A

Methotrexate side effects

Have recently been prescribed methotrexate tablets for RA. I’m really worried to take them as they work by dampening the immune system. Would that not leave my immune system weak to fight infections ?

Is there a specific diet that helps fight inflammation?

I am a 24 female suffering from RA. I would like to know if there are specific diet restrictions that may help decrease inflammation. Most websites I have found recommend a “balanced, healthy diet.” I am currently very healthy besides the RA and I do eat a balanced diet with many vegetables and very limited fried & greasy foods. Do you have any recommendations on foods to avoid?

Tubal Ligation and RA

I am pregnant with my second child and am considering a tubal ligation after delivery. Will getting a tubal ligation affect my hormones and therefore cause me problems with my RA? Should I just go back to the Birth control pill?