Hi. I was just diagnosed with seronegative RA in November. It attacks my chest wall/very painful and high fever. I went through several types of doctors before finally getting referred to rhemutologist and being diagnosed. I lived on prednisone for months before being put on methotrexate. I have been on this drug for about 8 weeks and have had no more RA problems.
My question is about my hair? I do take 1 mg. folic acid every morning(expect on the day I take the methotrexate). I wash my hair every other night and when I comb it out, I notice more shedding than normal. How many of you out there have taken this drug for a long time...years etc. and have just noticed thinner hair? I can handle thinner hair(although mine isn't very thick to begin with) but I just cannot go bald! Would love to hear some input about how long on methotrexate, hair issues, what helped the hair loss while staying on methotrexate. etc, I really hate to change medications as this one seems to stop the pain. But if I am going to go bald, I will have to. I would welcome any advice.