How did you convince yourself to begin meds?

How did you convince yourself to begin meds?

I was diagnosed about 3 weeks ago and prescribed methotrexate by my family PA. I decided right away not to begin this med and research it until I see a rheumatologist for the 1st time at the end of December. Last night I ended up in the ER due to breathing problems from cleaning with bleach. I never had problems to this extent with cleaning the way I always did before. I am still having breathing problems today, and just began a medrol dosepack today for this lung… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member and @A myRAteam Member, give this a read...

http://rheumnow.com/blog/drug-safety-risk-commu...

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

You will be more susceptible to fumes & smells. I’ve had a few upper respitatory infections both times had to go to ER. Protect yourself.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I use spectrum cannabis blue hybrid with 10 mg thc and 15mg thc per ml. I take 1 ml every evening and it pretty much eliminated my pain and inflammation. I was In extreme pain and now it is barely noticeable. The balanced thc and cbd oil may work better for you and decrease the inflammation.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Any of us who research the medications for RA are afraid.For me it was the fact that I needed help for everything till injections, methotrexate and Humira gave me half my life back. Look up %s of people who get the bad side effects its low. Prior to new drugs and biologics we became crippled. Always talk to a Rheumatologist for advice. Good luck on your journey.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I too have an autoimmune problem and am unable to take biologics etc. but I do take my antidepressant... Effexor... every morning and have for many years. Of all the drugs out there I feel the safest are antidepressants. Those of us who have any anxiety or a family history of depression can’t afford NOT to treat it. Just my opinion!

posted 11 months ago
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