I have been taking methotrexate at different doses for a couple of years now without too much problem apart from 24 hours of "uncomfortable" tummy. However after increasing the dose to 25mg I have had a few issues and now reduced to 15mg. Firstly I had a swollen and cracked toungue which made it very difficult to eat and medication did not cure. This lasted about 8 weeks after I decreased the dose. Same thing happened when I tried to increase the dose to 25mg a second time. I was also taking hydroxyquinoline but started to have difficulty focusing in the distance so stopped taking this altogether.
So now I am just taking 15mg methotrexate and about to start sulazaprin. All thorough this the RA has not changed much and I would consider myself 95% Ok with some swelling of the finger joints and restricted movement but not much else.
I also seem to have developed a sesitivity to sunlight and 10 minutes in even a hazy sun gives me a very red nose and face. Does anyone else experience this and have any suggestions?