Hi all, I am new to this group and so thankful to have found it. I was diagnosed with RA about 2 1/2 months ago and they have prescribed Methotrexate. I am absolutely terrified of this medication. My rheumatologist says that if I take it, I may go into remission and even knowing that, still cannot take it. I am noticing the pain in my joints is getting worse, though, I still think Im in denial. It's almost as if in my mind I think because I am still functional, that I am fine. It's very hard to come to terms with this diagnosis. This is my 2nd auto immune disease, my first is Graves disease, which has been well managed now for over 20 years. But this diagnosis of RA is just devastating to me. I want to take the medication to try to slow things down, but I don't think Ill ever get past the fear. Does anyone else have this immense fear of taking the medication?
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