Hope you are feeling better...don't imagine carpal tunnel surgery is alot of fun, you poor thing. I'm loopy and I don't even have an IV to blame it on lol! Do you have help with the kids while your recuperating?
Don't know too much about the Arava, or however you spell it, but I think CaMama takes that. I'm sure she'll come on when she can to share her experiences. Not too sure, but I think it's similar to mtx?? Sorry they never told you about the folic acid, I got a script for that right away, but I haven't been too faithful about taking it, got to get back on the ball.
Take care and feel better!
I have taken Arava in combination with Methotrexate and Rituxan for several months now. I must say that the Arava was a very good addition and I would be afraid to lose it. Right now I think I can safely say my RA is in remission. Stiff in the AM and sore for no more than 10 minutes.... evenings aren't bad at all. I am very pleased with this drug and can't say that I go any side effects from it at all not even in the beginning. They start you off at half dose for a few days before taking the full dose.
Good Luck with the new medication.