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Hi there, I'm coming up to my fifth week on methotrexate after my RA diagnosis. The plan is to start me on hydroxychloroquine at end of this month as well (staging the drugs in order to identify side effects).
But I'm struggling a fair bit with the methotrexate. Extreme fatigue which is leading to some nasty depressive thoughts and an uncomfortable nausia. At the end of the day, I could probably live with these side effects if I really had to (I.e introduce more rest time into routine etc), but it's not nice and I could be on this for a long time.
I'm guessing all the DMARDS have unpleasant side effects but I'd love to hear from people as to what they've got on with the best? (My consultant said we have options and I can try different drugs).
I know people react differently to things, but it would be interesting to hear if there's a drug that seems to be the most popular / the most preferred by RA patients.
Thanks in advance!
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