I hope this will not sound too longwinded but it is the first time I have used a forum. I was diagnosed with RA in June 09 aged 55. I was started on methotrexate but always struggled with nausea & indigestion and take 20mg in 4 doses over 24hrs. I was wondering about asking for it as an injection to reduce the nausea and enable me to eat more to counteract the weight loss. Methotrexate never helped sufficiently and I could not tolerate sulphasalazine so was started on Embrel June 10. It helped my joints but I developed injection site reactions so was changed to Cimzia. This has been better & my joints are fairly settled apart from the flares but it is a very sore injection - is this typical?
Fatigues as also a real problem as the can happen at any time especially if I overdo it - walking my dogs on my own is a bit of a worry. My haemoglobin has always been a bit low & I now have low iron in my blood but can not manage to take any worthwhile supplementation. Any comment or help would be much appreciated.