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 ?
DMARDs for Arthritis Q & A
I have Type 1 diabetes and have recently been diagnosed with RA. What are the effects of DMARDs on diabetes/glucose levels or vice versa?
Is there any treatment for nausea caused by methotrexate treatment?
I have been taking Humira pen shots 40mg for the past 6 months. I have started having Tinittus really bad after each injection. Could the Humira be causing the tinittus?
I am wondering about orencia and how long a person can be on it .? I have been doing good on it for 6 months and someone told me they stop it at that point and only do mtx..at that point..can you be on it for longer like 3 years so to speak..any evidence to show any sideffects/ thanks mary
Ive been on 15mg of MTX for 2 years but need more help. My Rhematologist has suggested anti TNF. Is it true that there are more side effects in terms of allergic reactions and serious infections with Humira Than with Enbrel? Also I asked about the TB test and my RA team don’t do it!! I live in the UK.
Has anyone ever questioned or compared the efficacy of Plaquenil versus a generic Hydroxychloroquine formulation? Is there any way to verify that the medications being purchased through my local pharmacy are not counterfit?
Is enbrel made of fetus? That is what i was told. If so, how much percent are from fetuses?
I have arthritis and am being treating with methotraxate and enbrel which was working superbly until recently when I started having strange sensations in my head and experienced extreme fatigue which might relate to an increase to 15 mg for the methotraxate. I am concerned as these side effects somewhat negate the excellent results achieved so far. Could an addition of folic acid help. Many Thanks for your advise. Kind Regards Simon
Hi, I’m 19 and I was diagnosed with RA in November last year. Before I was diagnosed I was put on 20mg prednisolone, etoricoxib 90mg and co-codemol. Once diagnosed I was put on methotrexate and folic acid, with the aim of incresing the MTX up to 20mg and decreasing the pred. I was taken off MTX in January due to a chronic cough and little response, and put on sulfasalazine 2g. Since then I have been trying to decrease the pred. I am now on 9mg daily. Every time I decrease the dose of pred I have a flare which lasts for about a week. Does the fact that I am flaring as I decrease the pred mean that the sulfasalazine is not sufficiently controlling the disease? I have now been on sulfasalazine for four and half months.