I've been on Methorexate injections now for about 10 months and MTX overall for over a year and as per my previous post I've had a few side effects.
The anxiety, mouth ulcers etc are a real 'pain'.
I've also been finding the actual 'joint pain relief' has diminished a bit.
So I thought I'd try switching to Sulfasalazine to see if that better suits me.
I've got the tablets (the consultant gave me the OK) but I've not seen my GP.
I'm taking them in accordance with the instructions and hope the fact that they're Enteric coated will help with any digestive problems!
Just so I'm sure everything is good - how long is it before the MTX is out of my system?
In terms of drinking alcohol I've been told it's safe with Sulfasalazine but I definitely don't want to jump the gun.
Whilst this is not my primary reason for switching drugs it's obviously a benefit to be able to have a glass of wine or a beer with friends on occasion - I've abstained completely for over a year now.
Do I need to 'flush' my kidneys through before indulging.
Any advice would be most appreciated.