Post Edited (ericsmom) : 6/29/2008 3:14:04 PM (GMT-6)
I'm sorry you lost your plaquenil and I can't get by without it either and will have to soon go down to 200mg on my next visit, but I"m also on Enbrel. It took me a long time to get used to the MTX and I take the folic acid every day.
My doctor is really stingy with the pred but will give out pain meds if I am in severe pain. I'm sorry you are not having good luck on the mtx. I know for me the first time I was supposed to decrease my plaq, I didn't listen to my doctor becuase I couldn't get up my stairs, and I just told him I really needed it. Also for the pain meds, I had to tell him my pain level was a 10 was on a scale of 1-10. I have been going there for almost 3 years and he finally listens to me.
As far as the drinks, you can just not on the day of your dose, like Ducky said, it can make you really sick but a few days after or before it is usually not harmful.