She's a Super Sjoggie. Just like our friend Super Hydrating Nixie.
I received a letter from a reader recently in which she voiced some concerns about taking methotrexate, which was newly prescribed for her.
"Now that I have picked up the meds... Read through the patient information... I must admit I was afraid to start it today.........I feel like a big wuss."
Aww. Girl. You're not a big wuss. You're not even a little wuss. You're a Super Sjoggie just being cautious about taking medications with potential side effects. You can read more about methotrexate here.
I came across this blog post written two years ago by Dr. Irwin Lim and thought it may be of interest to those taking this drug. The comments that follow the post are interesting as well.
By Dr Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist
Methotrexate is a very useful medication. Rheumatologists would all agree. We use it for rheumatoid arthritis and many other types of autoimmune conditions.
I’m comfortable with it and have hundreds of patients on this medication. Everyday, I spend a proportion of my time looking at Methotrexate-monitoring blood tests for patients using this medication. Every week, I would write a number of prescriptions.
It’s also true that I would regularly spend a lot of time allaying patient fears about this drug.
Bad press. And misinformation. Lots of it. Continue reading here.
Do you take methotrexate? What has been your experience with this DMARD?