I've been trying to take plaquenil over the last year or so having been unable to tolerate it in the past. This time round I go through the odd week where I feel ok on it but then it'll upset my stomach so badly again it becomes intolerable. During a visit to the rheumy nurse for a depomedrone injection for a flare last week she asked if I'd looked at methotrexate and to discuss it with my consultant - I have severe solar urticaria to all visible light as well as photosensitivity with my lupus separately and it is apparently good for that as well. Plus if I can tolerate it it can be injected and stop all the stomach reactions I'm getting from any other meds. She gave me a couple of leaflets that set out the standard information but they never give you the real life stories so I thought I'd ask on here. So methotrexate ... The good, the bad and the ugly. Go 😊
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