I am a newbie here - please be gentle. I would like to know if anyone on this site takes Methotrexate and if so please could they help me by telling me what they think about it.
I was diagnosed in April of this year after ignoring symptoms for roughly 2 1/2 years. I kept putting off going to the docs for as long as I could. And to be honest was worried what the doc might say or find. I didnt have time in my life to be ill (3 wonderful young children - mothers out there can appreciate this sentence lol) and was scared coz i never felt well.
My lupus was originally found through a ANA anti-DNA positive screen. And everything went from there and seemingly down hill from there too.
I am on various meds ie Hydroxychloroquine and steroid injections - but nothing has worked. The consultant doesnt seem happy and has asked me if i am willing to go onto Methotrexate. I am a bit lost and I dont know what this med is and what it will do. Someone said its a Chemo drug!!! I am losing loads of hair already without this! HELP TOTALLY LOST. And more importantly why they want to put me on it??
So if anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it. Thank u x