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Next Drug If Methotrexate Not Working. Suggestions Please Go Back To Dr 1/13.

Next Drug If Methotrexate Not Working. Suggestions Please Go Back To Dr 1/13.

Taking 2.5 MG( 35 mg)1x weekly.
Not working.
Have deep pain now between my shoulder blades, no relief.
What is next Drug we should try.
Next Dr appt 1/13.

A myRAteam Member said:

I agree. There’s other drugs that can be added to go with the methotrexate to make it all work better. Just talk to your doctor.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

only your Dr can answer this question none of us can tell you whats next but if you call you rheumatologist he/she could possibly order you something else to work with the meds you are on and help you

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

How long have you been taking it? It can actually take a while to work. It took like 4-5 months before i saw a difference and worked great but gave me suicidal thoughts so i had to come off of it

edited, originally posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member
I could not tolerate methotrexate and tried and failed several other meds before participating in a trial for Xeljanz. I am starting my 2nd year of remission on XeljanzXR. Now, having said that, sometimes your insurance will require that you try less expensive meds first and fail them before they will pay for more expensive ones. Your Rheumatologist will know what is required. Also, keep in mind that we all react differently to RA meds, what works for one may not work for another. Sending healing prayers that you find your working med soon.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Methotrexate does take a few months before you start feeling relief, when I was first diagnosed the RA Dr put me on Methotrexate and Prednisone, the prednisone worked fast and eventually I got off of it.

posted 11 months ago
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