My mum who's going to be 80 this year (although doesn't look it!) was diagnosed with RA in March this year and has been in a lot of pain with frozen shoulders since January. Her rheumatologist gave her a steroid shot in March which miraculously fixed it for 2 months, but it's back worse than ever now and is in her knees too. She had a fall this week due to the weakness in them and couldn't get up. Shes also been having trouble getting up from sitting and is worried about using stairs (any advice about how we can help with this would be great).
She's been asked to decide which DMARD to try. Following the excellent advice I got here, I asked a clinical pharmacist which would be best with her warfarin & diabetes and it seems methotrexate is first choice. However, I've read that it can cause nausea. I just wondered how any of you taking it have found it? My mum doesn't eat much at the best of times and my priority is to improve her quality of life. Also, is it a tablet taken once a week? Sorry for so many questions, we see her rheumy next week & I just want to be prepared.