My 18 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with these 2 types of arthritis. I am really concerned about her medication that she was prescribed. Methotrexate 2.5 mg Aethopterine especially the side effects. The night my daughter was in so much pain that she went to the hospital. The dr. and nurses did not believe her. It was pretty frustrating because they did not believe her and never heard the pain she was feeling in her joints. Is there any other home remedies that I canuse to help her with the pain. Could this arthritis effect inside her bones and if the damp or cold weather could cause thie pain in her joints? iwould like to know if this disease could get any worse and if there are any more signs that we can watch out for? This is pretty scary for us especially for my daughter. can this be treated or cured? if we keep taking the medication will this prevent her from getting worse? I would like to ask more questions but I’m afraid what I will hear? Could this lead to bone cancer or should I ask the Dr. to test her for it? Is there a place where she can call to talk to others that are going through this disease? well, thank you for taking time in reading and answering my questions.
I can’t comment on your daughter’s treatment and prognosis without seeing her. Make sure she is being seen by a rheumatologist. Also, find your local Arthtitis Foundation for support groups and referral to specialists. MTX and the TNF inhibitors have improved the treatment for psoriatic arthritis greatly.