I am 26, and have been on methotrexate since mid-January for a rare eye condition called Ampigenous Choroiditis. Left untreated, it can cause blindness very rapidly. I had 20/20 vision before this all happened just this past October 2012. I had a viral infection, then woke up one morning and couldn't see. I was in and out of doctors and specialists, given steroid shots in my eyes, and tossed around until my current doctor saved my vision. I have permanent scarring in my left eye that has caused central vision loss. I was on steroids from October-January (anywhere from 5mg to 80mg), and started Methotrexate. I currently take 7 2.5mg tablets once a week along with a daily folic acid, and Zofran on days I take the methotrexate. I was wondering if anyone takes methotrexate for a non-RA condition, or knows anyone else in a similar situation as mine? My WBC has dropped from 10.4 in January to 6.4 in April to 4.5 in the last three weeks with an increase from 6 to 7 pills. I am concerned because not taking methotrexate isn't an option as I will lose my vision. I am wondering if a neutropenic diet could help or if anyone has experience with natural ways to boost the immune system since things like Airborne or EmergenC work against what the methotrexate is doing. Thank you!
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