Just a quick question, i am about to start week 5 on MTX and hydroxychloroquine. First lot of drugs tried as only diagnosed in May.
I am having different side effects, all of which I have read about in your various posts. I have discussed with my nurse a couple of them except this one.
it has been very overcast for the last couple of weeks and today was first day of full sunshine. I only went outside for a short which earlier this afternoon. I plastered myself in factor 50 but my skin still feels like it has been burnt. No redness just the sensation.
A couple of weeks ago, not knowing of the effects of the medication I sat in the sun as I sometimes do.. I had the very nasty experience of burns,on my chest, ( I was wearing a lowish tea shirt) almost like blisters which I am glad to say have now all but healed. My exposed arms felt like they do this evening of being burnt and it lasted a few days. This is why I plastered the factor 50.
My question is.........
Is this the sort of sensitivity that is a known side effect.?
I am hesitant to take this evenings medication untill I have taken advise from the nurse in the morning but I am just interested in hearing your views.
As an aside I am enjoying reading all your posts and encouragement to each other.