I am so happy I found this group, I have found it so useful reading all of the posts.
I was diagnosed with RA in October last year and am currently taking methotrexate. By February my flares were generally under control, however I have had a few in my hand and hip since.
I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries in 2012, as a result I get cystic acne, however since taking methotrexate this has got so much worse. I took antibiotics as a result, which helped briefly, however I had to stop mtx whilst I was taking them resulting in a terrible hand flare.
Does anyone else have PCOs and RA, and if so have the drugs made it worse?
I seem to have had so many antibiotics for various things since taking methotrexate, has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know if biologic drugs are any better at preventing other infections while controlling RA?
Thanks for your help, Ruby