Hi, all. I'm so glad I found this forum since while my doctor is nice, she doesn't always answer all my questions.
I'm 32, diagnosed with sero-negative inflammatory arthritis in March. I was started on hydroxychloroquine but once it built up in my system I could barely walk a block without feeling short of breath and tachycardic so I asked my doctor to put me on something else. I'm going on week 6 of 6 methotrexate pills/week, and I think it's working? I don't feel the overall horrible stiffness and fatigue I did pre-diagnosis but the pain is still there, though lessened. How long did it take you guys to feel better with methotrexate? Do you take folic acid with it? Do you get horrible stomach issues the day after taking it? What helps?
Also, is there a way to lessen the flareups that come monthly with my period?
I don't know how to feel... I'm glad I have an answer to what I felt and it wasn't in "my head" like I felt it was, though being sero-negative still makes me feel like an impostor in a way.
Any help and happy thoughts will be greatly appreciated, thank you!
Please pray for a friend and her husband. She is experiencing numerous life-changing health problems, and both of them are having trouble dealing with it. Thank you.
My mother assured me not to be too worried anbout this pandemic and that it doesnt mean we are in end times. She proved to me that there is a pandemic every 100 years. It is natures way or Gods way of cleansing the earth and making people stronger. There was the black plague and the spanish flu and now it is the Covid pandemic. Lets just hope it doesnt last too long.