My name is Geneen and I need to ask a few questions and I am really hoping for some guidance. I was just diagnosed with RA and have been prescribed Methotrexate. I am very hesitant in taking this medication for a few reasons. See my sister took this medication for her Scleroderma, combined with others for 20 years and she recently passed away. I believe in my heart the medications over time caused her to get Cancer. My heart is forever broken, and I am so afraid that now that I have been diagnosed, the same will happen to me. I know both of our illnesses are auto immune. They think the stress of losing my sister, mother, uncle and cousin has brought this on.
I am swollen, achy and burning sensation in both my legs. My fingers are sore but I believe I have ignored these symptoms for sometime. I was taking care of everyone else and just thought I was getting older and achy and tired.
So now that I have explained my fears... The doctor Prescribed me to take 4 pills 2.5mg each all in one day. Plus Folic acid once a day 1mg . I am not sure what day is a good day to start as I work Monday through Wednesday, 12 hours in a hospital. Do I take it all at once. I also am taking Diclofenac sodium DR 75mg, twice a day. I take my synthroid when I wake up ... just trying to figure out a routine because I get very nauseous with most medications.
Just super worried and have a high tolerance for pain if I should take it?? Please give me some guidance, I respect all opinions.