Hello! I've recently been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis & my Dr wanted to put me on Remicade but I said no to that. It just seems so extreme. So I've started methotrexate & that sounds like poison! The side effects are frightening. But reading through all the med forums it sounds like these are the most effective meds on the market for this disease. I am just so anxious about taking this stuff as not having to take anything in my life other than pain killers otc & prescriptions, and antibiotics. I'm 53 & devastated I have to use this stuff! Plus, it seems I can't have my glass of wine at night! lol I know, pain or wine, which to choose. Do I go with the flow or are there other choices without such severe side effects? Should I get a second opinion on meds? How confusing! I should say I've had psoriasis for more than 10 yrs. on my palms & scalp & recently developed severe pain in hands, shoulders & feet. Thank you for any thoughts on this matter.
dx: undifferentiated spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, spinal stenosis, depression, migrains, ulcerative colitis
rx: folic acid 1mg, synthroid 0.05mg, dipentum 500mg, ovcon (BC), toprol 100mg, effexor 225mg, nulev(as needed), Vicoden 750mg, Remicade 400mg 4 hrs, vitamins B, C, and potassium