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My mother suddenly contracted polymyalgia rheumatica which has led to onset of rheumatoid arthritis. She was put on prednisolone which reduced the pain and swelling and made life more comfortable. The consultant now wants to put her on methotrexate and she says steroids have bad side effects for the long term. She is 86, partially sighted and hard of hearing - all of which affects her mobility. Have researched the side effects of methotrexate and am horrified and worried to death! Seems to me the prednisolone has less bad side effects that the methotrexate. Can anyone advise me. She is due to start this toxic medication on Monday.
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