I am new to RA as just diagnosed a few months ago. I have yet to start the Methotrexate because of the possible Kidney side effects. Can anyone give me any advice? I also have a lot of other issues but am committed to changing my lifestyle.
You can drink alcohol. Unless you are a lush. LOL. My RA doc said since I dont drink alot yes I can have wine or an occasional drink. He said just make sure I dont do it within a few days of my bloodwork.
Metho worked great for me for about 8 yrs. It is only now that I suspect it might not be working as well as it did. I also take plaqenil and sulfasalazine. I have never had side effects with Metho. The only down side for me is that you can’t drink alcohol.
If you can tolerate Metho then it’s surely worth a try.
I didn't want to worry about the side effects of mtx. I waited and got on Humira. It's been 3 months yet is hasn't helped. I will hopefully start something new tomorrow. Good luck.