Hey everyone, I am new to this site. I was diagnosed with RA 2 years ago & am functioning normally with the meds I am taking. I originally was on 2X a day Plaquenil & 2X a day Daypro, but had a flare up (a minor one I thought?) So my rheumy added MTX to the bunch. (and kicked my Plaquenil down to once a day.) Have been on the mtx. for about 4 months & am experiencing MAJOR hair loss!!! I can feel the hair just sliding down my back when I get a shower. Has anyone else had this???? My ra doctor says it should level out soon, (and upped my folic acid to 2X a day) & saed if not he can switch me to Humira....so my question is.....would you switch to a medicine that might have worse side effects if your hair was falling out?? (And also I am afraid to give myself an injection, I am not afraid when I have to have it done at my doctors office....blood work, flu shot etc., but the thought of doing it myself sends me into a panic attack! lol)
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