I have just joined and thought I would introduce myself and also maybe gain some insight into the effects/effectiveness of Methotrexate please.
My rheumatologist believes that I have Lupus, although my ANA was not positive, so they are currently calling it Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. He gave me a course of steroids (Prednisilone) that were completely inneffective, apart from nasty side effects, including yellowing of the whites of my eyes.
He was going to prescribe Hydroxychloroquine, however, he decided that as my condition and mobility was deteriorating rapidly he would put me on Methotrexate. I was supposed to start it two days ago, however, I have a chest infection so have had to postpone it.
I am very sensitive to drugs and even painkillers such as cocodamol render me unable to function adequately. I understand how the drug works as I have a biology degree, however, to be honest, I am feeling quite anxious about taking it and any info on other people's experiences with it would be greatly appreciated.