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
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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.
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.
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.
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!