Hi all! I've just been recently diagnosed with RA. Still very mild symptoms, most of my pain and swelling is in my hands and feet. I was started on Plaquenil, which didnt help much. After a month Sulfasalazine was added to the mix. Still not much of a change after 6 weeks. 2 weeks ago I was started on methotrexate 12.5mg (with plaquenil). I feel like I have more energy since coming off the Sulfasalazine actually. I've taken 2 doses of MTX. Last week wasnt too bad, tired and a little nauseous. I took the 2nd dose yesterday. Minimal side effects except this itching that is driving me insane today! No rashes, just itching that moves from one spot to another. Has anyone else experienced this? I am currently taking folic acid daily as well.
On a side note, I am also on Isoniazid and vitamin B6 for an apparent case of latent tuberculosis
. Found out about
that with the blood tests prior to starting MTX. I've been taking that for a week now (will be on it for 6 months total). I am doubtful that is causing my itching at this point. The only thing different has been the MTX....