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I had my monthly checkup with my Rheumotologist today. I was diagnosed with RA about 4 months ago, an autoimmune about 7 months ago. It has been a difficult year I won't lie but i was feeling somewhat better the last month and a half. I was alittle surprised to see that i haven't made as much progress as i thought. Although im not in constant pain, my joints lock here and there. He said that my inflammation level is at 27 and it should be at 20 or below. I started at 29 so there is some progress. He wanted to increase my dosage of Methotrexate from 5 to 10 tablets. Im not too crazy about this as this is life long and I want my body to fight on its own if anyone can understand. Mayb im being naive but i don't want to lose hope of being med free some day. I brought my concern to him about my dipping blood pressure. I always had a normal pressure of 116/70 and now its 100/52 and 98/64. I don't feel any signicant symptoms except for slightly dizzy yesterday. I think its the Methotrexate. He says no. Has any one expierenced low blood pressure with this medicine? Is this affecting my heart? I just developed Raynard's and am afraid to take those meds as it supposed to lower my pressure even more. Any advise would be great. Thanks and God bless.
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