Anyone taken this if so, what was your experience? I was just taken off the methotrexate because of LOTS of reasons and switched to this one
Has anyone taken methotrexate injections along with plaquenil or aruva? Im wondering which would be best. He recommended aruva, but Im worried about the liver toxicity possibility. Im worried about the vision problems as well with plaqueni
I started methotrexate about 6 weeks ago and am now having a really stiff neck (had a neck fusion done in 2009). I was just wondering if any one else has had any stiff neck issues/headaches with this medication. I inject once a week. Also, wow am I going to feel like crap the next day after the injection forever??
I've been having very dry skin lately, especially on my face even though I haven't changed any of my products, and I've even started using a humidifier like 24/7, and put CeraVe on which is really good for dry skin, and haven't noticed any change. It's not even the winter months where dryness might be more common. Can Arava cause dry skin?
I just started cimzia about a month ago and have noticed that I'm losing more hair than usual when brushing and washing my hair. Did anyone else experience this? What did you do to stop it? I already take a biotin supplement to help with methotrexate side effects. Thanks for your help!
So I'm interested in how people consider their treatment is working. In addition to RA, I have fibromyalgia and a seriously bad back so I am on lots of pain meds to handle the pain from these issues. But if I forget to change my pain patch, I often find lots of pain in the joints in my hands. This leads me to believe that my pain meds are covering up RA pain which means I am undertreated.
Went to the rheumatologist today and he is taking me off methotrexate. The side effects are just too much for me even though they kind of make you feel like there's something wrong with you. He said "Most people have few, if any, side effects but I guess you are in that minority". Grrrrrr....that just kind of gets on my nerves for some reason. I apparently have a choice between Enbrel or Arava. Thoughts? Experiences? Recommendations? Thanks!