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Methotrexate Or Sulfasalazine...is Anyone On Either Of These Or Have You Tried Them? I’m Nervous After Reading All The Side Effects.

Methotrexate Or Sulfasalazine...is Anyone On Either Of These Or Have You Tried Them? I’m Nervous After Reading All The Side Effects.

I was on Hydroxychloroquine, but it interfered with medication that is controlling my epilepsy so I had to stop taking it. In the meantime my RA has progressed and the docs say I need to get back on RA meds. They said either Sulfasalazine 500mg or Methotrexate 2.5 mg. I noticed the long list of side effects on both medications which is not very comforting. Also. Saw that both may cause seizures. I don’t need anymore help in that area. I don’t know what to do. I’ve been trying to stay positive… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I take Humira and don't notice side effects. I also take an Rx anti-inflammatory twice a day. I did have to try the Methotrexate for a couple of months to validate the side effects were horrible. I got to where I couldn't face taking it. I don't have much sympathy or support at home, and being miserable and sick just can't happen.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I agree with you - the side effects are scary! I was prescribed Methotrexate but I am not going to take it. Im on prednisone now but have been gaining so much weight I want to reduce that. I just ordered hemp seed oil and Im hoping it will help as many of my friends say it works really well and helps you sleep. Its natural and no THC in it so it doesn't make you high. If I can treat this in a more natural way Im all for it!

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I stopped taking Methotrexate and started taking anti inflammation meds and cortisone. No side effects and feel great. Wishing you well xxx

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Sulfasalazine interferes with my seizure medication

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Methotrexate i have been on for over two years. My doc ordered Folic Acid to make certain that my hair didn't come out in clumps. It was maybe 50% effective and then gave up the ghost. Stopped all together. I was taking 8 tablets once a week. I didn't take Sulfasalazine because of an allergy to Sulfa.

posted over 3 years ago
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