Hi Canyon -- No, it's not the Folic Acid or the MTX (or the Remicade). Folic Acid is absolutely necessary for those taking mtx since it is a chemo drug. While we certainly don't take MTX in high chemo doses, we do on occasion suffer the same side effects: hair loss, nausea, fatigue, etc. The Folic Acid in small doses counterbalances the side effects of the MTX without lowering the effectiveness of the MTX.
I was taking the MTX (and FA) for a very long time (for my RA & AS) before I started having problems with what I think is my gallbladder.
I appreciate your thoughts on this, but I don't think this is it... Thanks though.
"My "Trifecta" - CD, AS & RA... What a long, strange trip its been!Co-Moderator Crohn's ForumRemicade every 6 weeks, Methotrexate weekly, Folic Acid daily
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