Thread: Rheumatoid Arthritis Methotrexate
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wentzville MO
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RyanZ71 HB User

This is my first post so if this is a repeat I am sorry. I am a 34 male that was diagnosed with RA in Jan2013. I am currently on SULFASALAZINE EC 500mg and I take 4 a day (when I remember I am not the best at taking my meds.) My RA is not very severe, but I dont believe it is getting any better on the current meds. My knuckles are hurting the most.
I have a DR appointment on June13, and I was going to talk to him about switching to Methotrexate. I have read that a lot of people are concerned about the side effects. It seems that they aren't as bad as once thought. I might be traveling outside of the US in OCT. should I be concerned about that? I like to have a few adult drinks once in awhile is that really that big of a deal? I know my mom is on Metho and she still has a few drinks and it doesn't effect her.
So I guess what I am asking, does anyone else have side effects from this drugs,do you still drink on it, or is there a better option then Metho.
Thanks for any help.

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