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I was recently diagnosed with RA. I was first put on methotrxate and folic acid. I was on it for about a month and developed a dry hacking cough as well as horrible acne on my face, neck and chest. I freaked out and stopped taking the meds. I waited a month and went to another Dr because with my luck the first Dr I saw no longer accepted my insurance. When I went to the new Dr. I told her what happened and she said I may be allergic to the Methotrexate. She said the only way to know for sure is to try it again. And I did. About a week and a half later the acne came back but with a vengeance. I once again stopped it. She said I would have to go on Humira. I'm nervous about that. So many side effects. Anyway I chose to wait a bit before I go on it which is where I am now. But I have noticed in the past three weeks that my hands, shoulders and feet are hurting a ton. Heck they never even hurt before it was my elbows that hurt and they still do. My hands are killing me the most. It hurts to even wash dishes or type on the keyboard . Is this normal? Can my joints start going bad that fast? I mean from just my elbows to now my hands, shoulders and feet? I have a Drs appointment set up for Saturday because I can't deal with it anymore and I need to know can I really be getting worse this fast. Any thoughts you guys and gals may have would be awesome. Thank you in advance.
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