Do You Take Methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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What about methotrexate and RA?

I answer that question frequently. People who are not taking methotrexate want to know how it feels and how it works. People who are already taking methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis ask me how I deal with side effects. I’ve spent countless hours writing replies to questions about methotrexate and RA  - everything from side effects to benefits to dangers…

From what I have read, about 90% of Rheumatoid Arthritis patients take methotrexate at some point. Methotrexate is the most prescribed disease modifying drug. And people tend to take methotrexate for a longer term than other drugs.

I have now published my answers to “frequently asked questions about methotrexate.” I hope that RA’ers find it helpful. There are currently 7 articles in these new Methotrexate & RA pages, including ”13 Things to Consider Before Flushing Methothrexate.”

As I wrote recently, you are the manager of your treatment. Although it is the physician who prescribes methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis (or other autoimmune disease), you are the one who has to swallow the pills. My goal is to encourage you to learn as much you can and make the best decisions possible for you. And that is one reason why this website is dedicated to bringing inspiration and encouragement to fight Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Click here or use the Methotrexate and RA tab at the top menu:
Frequently asked questions about Methotrexate and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Is Methotrexate a Villain or Vanquisher? Methotrexate is the most commonly prescribed disease-fighting drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am asked so many questions about methotrexate. Here, I have provided a basic overview of issues…

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