I have had arthritis for a long time and have had many treatments. I have been taking methotrexate for over a year now and I feel pretty awful. In the first three months of 2016 I got one virus after another with a persistent night cough. I have had pretty much constant headaches and always feel like I am about to fall asleep. It's impossible to tell whether it has improved my RA because it varies so greatly and always has done. Some days it's pretty bad, others I feel okay but I felt like that with or without the methotrexate. But what I didn't get was constant viruses, headaches and tiredness. I expected side effects in the first weeks but if anything it's getting worse and worse. The only thing that works are my painkillers which of course are only relieving the pain not the RA but beggars can't be choosers.
My Rheumatologist won't listen, he won't consider anything else, so my plan is to come off it myself and write to him and tell him my decision and why I have made it.